Fujifilm has announced two macro extension tubes for its X-series interchangeable lens cameras, the MCEX-11 and MCEX-16.
The 11mm and 16mm extension tubes increase the distance between the lens elements and the sensor enabling users to focus on subjects much closer to the camera. Electronic connections automatically pass information from the Fujinon X-Mount lens to the Fujifilm X-series camera body so you can still use autofocus and control the aperture.
New MCEX-11 and MCEX-16 macro tubes are compatible with Fuji’s XF and XC lenses and they offer full AE function and are designed to ‘seamlessly blend into the original look and feel of the X-series’. The MCEX-11 and MCEX-16 macro extension tubes will be available in mid-December for $99.95.
Macro Extension Tubes MCEX-11 and MCEX-16
X-Mount Lens-exclusive accessories that expand the world of macro shooting
FUJIFILM Corporation is pleased to announce that two new dedicated X-Mount system Macro Extension Tubes; the MCEX-11 and MCEX-16, will be available from the middle of December 2014.
Macro extension tubes are inserted between the lens and the camera body and increase the distance between the lens elements and the sensor enabling users to focus on subjects much closer to the camera.
1) Two extension tubes (11mm, 16mm) will be available.
This offers users a choice of tube depending on the level of magnification required.
2) Electronic contacts allow you to shoot with AF and AE using the tube.
Electronic connections automatically pass information from the Fujinon X-Mount lens to the Fujifilm X-series camera body so you can still use autofocus and control the aperture while using the tubes.
3) Designed exclusively for the XF lenses and X-series cameras
The mount rings of both tubes are made from high-grade solid metal and are precision manufactured to suit the XF lenses and the X-series interchangeable cameras perfectly.
Fujifilm HS-V5 for Windows
Fuji also launched its “HS-V5 for Windows Ver. 1.0” software which enables PCtethered shooting for the Fujifilm X-T1 and Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition. It provides two operation modes, Camera Mode and PC Mode for making exposure adjustments either on the camera or connected computer. In Camera Mode, users hold the camera by hand or set it up on a tripod and adjust the settings on the camera itself, and the images shot are simultaneously transferred to the computer for display on the screen or saving on the PC.
Fujifilm Announces New Firmware Updates
Fujifilm has also given a December 18 release date for X-T1 firmware. The firmware v3.0 brings features such as 1/32000sec electronic shutter, ‘Classic Chrome’ film simulation mode and direct AF area selection to both original black and newer silver X-T1 models. See the details here.
The Fujifilm X-E2 also gets a December 18 firmware v3.0, adding Classic Chrome, interval timer shooting and WLAN remote control with use of the Camera Remote app. The Fujifilm X-E1 and X-Pro1 (also available December 18) are provided firmware updates adding AF+MF control for all X-mount lenses, and the X30’s update (available now) improves the autofocus lock function. See the details here.