Fujifilm Announces X-E3, XF80mm f/2.8, GF45mm f/2.8 and X RAW STUDIO

· 7.September.2017

FujiLovers, rejoice!! Big portion of significant Fujifilm gear and software announcements today. Fujifilm has just announced the brand new X-E3 mirrorless camera, the XF80mm f/2.8 LM OIS WR Macro lens for the X Series cameras, GF45mm f/2.8 R WR lens for the medium format GFX 50S camera. Fujifilm also announced that they are working on developing a new RAW conversion software called Fujifilm X Raw Studio. Let’s dive into the details!


Fujifilm will release the brand new X-E3 24.3 million pixels mirrorless digital camera on September 28th, 2017.

From Fujifilm X-E3 press release:
The X-E3 features APS-C 24.3 megapixel X-Trans CMOS III sensor and the X-Processor Pro high-speed image processing engine. The X-E3 is the first X Series model to feature Bluetooth low energy wireless communication. You can pair the camera with your smartphone or tablet device for easy transfer of pictures taken using minimal power. The LCD monitor, on the back of the camera, uses a static touchscreen panel which supports the conventional “Touch Shot”, “Touch AF” and “Focus Area Selection” capabilities. An all-new “Touch Function” feature will be available on the X-E3, which enables gesture control like flick and pinch zoom, to further enhance touchscreen operation. The AF algorithm has been updated to enhance the camera’s performance for tracking a moving subject. The X-E3’s premium exterior design, agility and functional beauty make it a mirrorless camera that is “a pleasure to own and fun to shoot with” at the same time.

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Key features of the X-E3:

  • compact and lightweight body for portability and practicality
  • outstanding image quality, high-speed response and upgrade AF tracking performance
  • enhanced connectivity with Bluetooth wireless communication
  • upgraded intuitive touchscreen operation
  • high resolution and high definition 4K video recording
  • 25 high-performance FUJINON X-mount lenses for ultimate versality


XF80mm f/2.8 LM OIS WR Macro

Fujifilm will release the new FUJINON XF80mm f/2.8 LM OIS WR Macro lens in November 2017.

From Fujifilm XF80mm press release:
The introduction of this lens will add to the X Series line-up of interchangeable lenses which are renowned of their outstanding image quality. This lens features a focal length equivalent to 122mm (on a 35mm format), a maximum aperture of f/2.8, and 1.0x magnification factor, a first in the X Series interchangeable lens range. By achieving high resolving power at the focus point and beautiful bokeh, this lens is optimal for shooting flowers and nature photos. Combine this lens with Fujifilm’s unique Film Simulation such as Velvia, for truly stunning close up images. With an optical construction of 16 elements in 12 groups, including one aspherical lens, one Super ED lens, and three ED lenses, along with a Floating Focus System, this lens is capable of achieving high-quality macro shooting from close-up too far away. This lens supports hand-held shooting thanks to Optical Image Stabilizer system suppressing shift shake. The lens also provides a fast and silent Auto Focus system by adopting linear motors. The exterior design is luxurious yet robust, so you can get premium feel. The aperture and focusing rings have been designed to be comfortable and easy to use. The lens is also weather and dust resistant and can operate in temperatures as low as -10°C, so it is suitable for use in a wide range of outdoor shooting conditions. A fluorine coating has also been applied to the front lens element to repel water and dirt, further improving the toughness of the lens.

FUJINON XF80mm f/2.8 LM OIS WR (Image Courtesy of Fujifilm Canada)


GF45mm f/2.8 R WR

Fujifilm will release the FUJINON GF45mm f/2.8 R WR lens, the sixth lens in the GF Lens Series, in November 2017.

From Fujifilm GF45mm press release:
The FUJINON GF45mmF2.8 R WR is a highly versatile wide angle lens with a focal length equivalent to 36mm (on a 35mm format) and maximum f/2.8 aperture. Thanks to its compact and lightweight design (weighing only 490g), this lens is ideal for street and documentary photography. Like the other GF Lenses, the GF45mmF2.8 R WR is equipped with resolving power to support further enhancement in future. Thanks to the Nano GI coating, this lens offers clear depiction performance with reduced ghosting and flare. Weather and dust resistant, the lens can be used in temperatures as low as -10°C. The GF45mmF2.8 R WR lens combines high performance with high reliability, making it an ideal photography tool for professional photographers. Because it’s compact, lightweight and portable, it’s also an optimal lens for snapshots and documentary photography, enabling photographers to shoot natural photos without intimidating their shooting subjects.

FUJINON GF45mm f/2.8 R WR (Image Courtesy of Fujifilm Canada)



Fujifilm is developing a new RAW conversion system called FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO.

From Fujifilm X RAW STUDIO press release:
FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO enables users to quickly and easily convert RAW files with outstanding image quality, once a camera is connected to a Mac or PC via USB cable. Exceptional image quality is retained, as the X RAW STUDIO system utilizes the X Processor Pro in the camera instead of the CPU in the computer. Due to the increasing size of RAW files, users have found batch conversion to be an issue, as it takes more and more time as a result. However, using the high performance “X Processor Pro” processor, this batch conversion is handled far more efficiently as a result. This new software is due to be available from late November 2017.

Main features of X RAW STUDIO:

  • convert RAW images on the computer (Single / Batch Process)
  • preview converting images
  • save, load, or copy conversion profiles

X RAW STUDIO will be compatible with GFX 50S, X-T2, X-Pro2, and X100F running their latest firmware version, which will be available in late November (GFX 50S, X-T2) and late December (X-Pro2, X100F) 2017.


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