Fujifilm is pleased to announce the launch of the TCL-X100, a tele-conversion lens designed specifically for the Fujifilm X100 and X100S cameras.
The lens attaches directly onto the camera and increases picture taking versatility by multiplying the fixed focal length by approx. 1.4x, converting it from 23mm (35mm in 35mm equivalent) to a 33mm fixed focal length (50mm in 35mm equivalent).
The TCL-X100 delivers high image quality even at the F2.0 wide aperture setting, retaining the original optical characteristics.
In practice, the TCL-X100 enhances the functionality of the Fujifilm X100/X100S. The auto focusing speed remains the same, the 14cm macro distance still applies and it is also compatible with the Fujifilm
X100/X100S’s hybrid viewfinder. With the optical viewfinder (OVF) selected, icons showing the edge of the frame are displayed, while selecting the electronic viewfinder (EVF) gives users a 100% field of view.
Achieving the very best results from the TCL-X100 is simple; just select the ‘Tele- Conversion Lens’ option in the Fujifilm X100/X100S’s shooting menu. To enable this extra functionality, the camera must updated with the latest firmware (X100 : ver2.10 or later / X100S : ver1.20 or later) which also allows the option to be selected via the function (Fn) button.
The TCL-X100 will be available in silver or black from May 2014. Pricing is yet to be announced.
Fujifilm also announced new accessories for the X-T1, including large and small hand grips, an X Series Grip Strap, extended eyecup and X-T1 Cover kit, all of which should be available from May 2014.
For more information, take a look at the Fujifilm website