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Fujifilm launches the FUJINON XF1.4X TC WR Teleconverter for X Mount lenses

21.10.2015

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) is proud to announce that a new "FUJINON TELECONVERTER XF1.4X TC WR", will be added to its premium mirrorless camera "X-Series" interchangeable lens line-up in November 2015. The "FUJINON TELECONVERTER XF1.4X TC WR" is a high-performance teleconverter capable of multiplying the focal length of compatible lenses*1 by 1.4x. When mounted, the teleconverter increases the lens’ aperture by one f-stop, however its sophisticated optical design constructed of 7 elements in 3 groups maintains the optical performance of the original lens. Additionally, thanks to the unified design when mounted to a compatible lens*1, the teleconverter is weather and dust-resistant and operates at temperatures as low as -10°C. This ensures it can be used with confidence outdoors with the weather and dust-resistant X-T1 camera body and XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR lens.
  • *1 Compatible lenses (As of October 21st, 2015)
    XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR ? 70-196mmF4 with teleconverter mounted (Equivalent to 107-299mm on a 35mm format)

1.Main Features

High image quality design which maintains the optical performance of the original lens

The teleconverter’s construction of 7 elements in 3 groups maintains the optical performance of the original lens By using the optimum image quality parameters for the overall characteristics of the original lens and 1.4x teleconverter, an excellent imaging performance with great aberration suppression can be achieved even when the focal length is multiplied by 1.4x. The camera displays and records information reflecting the change in aperture and focal length when the teleconverter is mounted.

The camera’s autofocus performance is unaffected by the addition of the teleconverter

An AF speed equivalent to that of the lens by itself is still achieved when the teleconverter is mounted. Thanks to mirrorless cameras’ “Live View” Contrast Detection autofocus, shooting at minimum aperture values is still possible despite the f-stop being increased by mounting the teleconverter. Also, accurate focusing at super-telephoto focal lengths with shallow depth of field is possible thanks to the AF performed by the image sensor.

Weather and dust-resistant and -10°C low-temperature operation

Using the teleconverter with a weather-resistant camera and lens, such as the "FUJIFILM X-T1" premium mirrorless camera and the "FUJINON Lens XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR", does not affect the weather resistance of the system.

High-grade subtle appearance

The teleconverter’s high grade metal exterior has been designed with the X system in mind. When attached to a compatible FUJINON lens, the two products appear as one single lens.

2.Main Specification

Type

FUJINON LENS XF1.4X TC WR

Lens construction

7 elements 3 groups

Focal length

1.4x that of original lens

Max. aperture

1 additional stop

Min. aperture

1 additional stop

Focus range

Approx. same as that of original lens

Max. magnification

1.4x that of original lens  

External dimensions Diameter x Length(distance from camera lens mount flange)

Approx. F58mm x 15mm

Weight (excluding lens caps )

Approx.130g

3. Support Information

A firmware update is required for the camera body as well as the "XF50-140mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR" lens in order to provide full compatibility. This firmware is planned to be available on October 29th 2015. Please note that when updating firmware, make sure you update the camera firmware before updating the lens.

Please click here for information on how to confirm your firmware version and its update methods.
For updated information regarding compatible lenses please click here.

X-Photographer Chris Weston - Beyond Limits with the XF1.4X TC WR Teleconverter

For more information on the XF1.4X TC WR Teleconverter click here.

- ENDS -

UK AVAILABILITY AND PRICING:
The FUJINON TELECONVERTER XF1.4X TC WR will be on sale in the UK from mid-November 2015. The Suggested Retail Price will be £329.00.

For UK MEDIA ENQUIRIES/REVIEW SAMPLES please contact:
FUJIFILM UK Digital Camera Press Office
Email: katie@teesdalepr.co.uk
Tel: 07557 140268

For UK CONSUMER ENQUIRIES please contact:
FUJIFILM UK Digital Camera Customer Service
Email: fujitec@fuji.co.uk
Tel: 0344 553 2321

ABOUT FUJIFILM:
FUJIFILM Corporation and its group companies develop, produce and market products in the Imaging Solutions business (colour films, digital cameras, photofinishing equipment and colour paper, chemicals and services for photofinishing) and Information Solutions business (equipment and materials for medical diagnostics and life science, equipment and materials for graphic arts, flat panel display materials, recording media, optical devices, electronic materials and inkjet materials). The company employs more than 80,000 people worldwide, with 282 subsidiaries all over the world.

Uniquely placed to be a market leader in digital imaging, Fujifilm develops and manufactures its own sensors, lenses and processing technology. In addition to its production plants and R&D operations in Japan, the company has key manufacturing facilities in Europe and the USA for core products such as colour film, colour paper, single use cameras and CTP printing plates, and has further factories in Brazil and China. It has a global turnover in excess of ¥114 billion (around £795 million).

In the UK, Fujifilm has been supplying the imaging, printing and graphics industries, as well as consumers, professional and enthusiast photographers, with high quality, innovative products and services for over 30 years. Fujifilm UK currently employs more than 390 people and is one of the country's most popular photographic and imaging brands.

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