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CES 2014: Black Fujifilm X100S and XF 56mm f/1.2 lens unveiled

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The Consumer Electronics Show 2014, one of the largest tech-related events of the year, is now underway and Fujifilm is among the first companies to make several exciting announcements, such as the Black X100S camera.

We are kickstarting this year with one of the biggest technology trade shows in the world: Consumer Electronics Show. The 2014 edition has just begun and it promises to bring a slew of interesting products for consumers worldwide.

Our readers are looking for the latest news regarding digital imaging and CES 2014 is definitely not lacking in this department. One of the first manufacturers to show off their devices at the show is Fujifilm.

The Japanese company is well-prepared for this event and its first product is an all-black version of the popular X100S camera.

All-black Fujifilm X100S camera revealed at CES 2014, scheduled for March launch

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The Black Fujifilm X100S compact camera is identical to the original model when it comes down to specs and price. The only difference is the color option.

The compact shooter has been first introduced in January 2013 in a silver and black color combination, but Fuji has deemed it necessary to introduce a black model.

Its specifications are identical to the original version, including the 16.3-megapixel X-Trans CMOS II APS-C sensor, 23mm f/2 lens providing a 35mm equivalent of 35mm, hybrid viewfinder, EXR Processor II image processing engine, and an autofocus speed of just 0.08 seconds.

The Black Fujifilm X100S compact camera has been scheduled for a March 2014 release date with a price tag of $1,299.95 and it is available for pre-order now at Amazon.

Fujifilm  XF 56mm f/1.2 R lens introduced for X-mount MILCs

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The new Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R lens offers a 35mm equivalent of 85mm for X-mount cameras.

Fujifilm continues its CES 2014 saga with the introduction of a fast prime lens for its X-mount cameras: the XF 56mm f/1.2 R. It is marketed as a bright short-telephoto optic for portrait photography, which comes packed with a built-in focus system that provides quiet and quick autofocus.

The new Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 R lens offers a 35mm equivalent of 85mm which should provide that sweet bokeh sought-after by most contemporary portrait photographers.

The lens consists of 11 elements divided into eight groups with two ED (extra low-dispersion) glass elements and one aspherical element. Together with the HT-EBC coating they will cut down chromatic aberrations, ghosting, and flare.

Its filter thread measures 62mm and, if you want to experience the quality of this product first-hand, then you will be able to do it as of this February for a price of $999.99, said the company in a press release.

Fuji unveils updated X-mount lens roadmap for 2014-2015

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The updated Fujifilm roadmap for 2014-2015 includes five new lenses, such as the 16-55mm f/2.8 R OIS, 50-140mm f/2.8 R OIS, and 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 R OIS. (Click to make the image larger.)

Photographers who have invested in the X-mount line-up should be aware that Fujifilm has officially announced that it will continue to support this series by introducing several new lenses by the end of 2014 and in early 2015.

The company has revealed an updated lens roadmap that includes five new optics. The first to come is the XF 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 R OIS in mid-2014. The next will be the XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R OIS, which will be followed by a high-speed wide-angle lens whose focal length has not been disclosed.

The quintuplet will be completed by the XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R OIS telephoto zoom lens and a super-telephoto zoom lens.

This means that Fuji’s X-mount is about to get even more attractive to professional photographers, who will have 17 lenses at their disposal covering an extended focal range at the beginning of 2015.

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