Fujifilm will release an M-Mount Adapter for its X-Pro1 interchangeable lens camera to expand the number of lenses the camera can use, thereby providing photographers with greater shooting versatility.


The M-Mount Adapter is engineered to meet the exacting standardsof the Fujifilm X-Pro1 and features an aluminium mount for the body and centraltube plus a stainless steel mount for the lens. It is built to ensure anaccurate distance of 27.8 mm is maintained from the lens mount to the sensor,which is crucial for delivering high quality and high resolution images. Thecamera side of the M-Mount Adapter features an array of electronic connectionsthat automatically pass information to the Fujifilm X-Pro1 based on pre-registeredlens profiles.

With firmware version 1.10 or later, this information istransmitted by pressing the Function button on the side of the adapter, openingaccess to the M-Mount Adapter Settings menu on the rear LCD. The M-MountAdapter is compatible with the Hybrid Multi Viewfinder on the X-Pro1. TheElectronic Viewfinder (EVF) and LCD monitor offer a 100% field of view, whilethe Optical Viewfinder (OVF) displays a bright frame corresponding to the focallength in use.

Up to six lens profiles can be accessed through the MountAdapter Settings menu on the X-Pro1. There are four pre-sets for 21mm, 24mm,28mm and 35mm lenses, plus two optional settings for additional optics. User-definedprofiles can be based on distortion, peripheral illumination and colour shadingcorrections. Threelevels of distortion correction are available, along with peripheralillumination correction across 11 levels from  +5 to -5 (including 0). Colour shadingcorrection is also available, with adjustment of red/ cyan colour shading andblue/yellow colour shading from -9 to +9 relative to the green channel.

The Fujifilm M-Mount Adapter has a recommended retail priceof $279.00 including GST. It is expected to be available in July 2012. For moreinformation, visit www.fujifilm.com.au.