Zeiss Touit Lenses for Sony NEX and Fuji XF-Mount Now Available for Pre-Order

Touit 2.8 12mm

The new Zeiss Touit lenses are available for pre-order in both Sony NEX E-mount and Fuji XF-mount flavors. The Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 lens runs $1250, while the Touit 32mm f/1.8 lens is $900. B&H currently lists availability at 6-8 weeks – so, hopefully, by the end of June.

Check out all the options here at B&H Photo.

Fuji XF1 Retro Compact Officially Unveiled

Fuji XF1

Fuji has taken the wraps off of its latest X-series camera, the XF1 compact camera.

The new XF1 is a retro take on the compact camera – styled much like the current X100, X-Pro1 and X-E1.

The Fuji XF1 features a 12MP 2/3-inch CMOS sensor and optical image stabilization on its 4x zoom lens (25-100mm equivalent).  The lens offers a variable aperture of f/1.8-4.9 and a manual zoom ring.  Other features include full HD video capture and 360-degree panoramic images.

 Fuji XF1 Key Features

  • 12MP EXR CMOS 2/3-Inch Sensor
  • High Quality Fujinon 4x F1.8-4.9 Manual Zoom Lens
  • 3.0-Inch LCD (460k-dot res)
  • Full HD Video Capture
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Full Manual Controls
  • ISO 100-12800
  • Macro Shooting to 3cm
  • Motion Panorama 360-degree
  • In-Camera RAW Converter

The Fuji XF1 should be available in October for $499.95.  It is currently available for pre-order here at Amazon.com.

Fuji X-S1, New X-Series Superzoom

Fuji X-S1

Fuji X-S1

The Fuji X-S1 is a new ultrazoom model that takes a place next to the Fuji X10 and Fuji X100 in the premium X-series line.

The Fuji X-S1 features a 12MP EXR CMOS sensor that is a larger 2/3″ format.  The X-S1 features a manual 26x zoom lens (24-624mm equivalent) at f/2.8-5.6 and 2x enhanced digital zoom, which Fuji claims offers expanded reach with minimal quality loss.

The Fuji X-S1 captures full resolution images at 7 fps and will record 1080p HD video.

The X-S1 should be available later this month at $799.95.  Check availability at Amazon.com.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]