Fujifilm Philippines recently held an event called Synergy: Photography, Music and Community where it had also launched the new breed of Fujifilm X-series cameras and lenses, specifically; the X100T, X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition and X30 Cameras and the XF50-140mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR and 56mm F1.2 R APD lenses. During the said launch, there was an open forum and Q and A with Fujifilm Ambassadors, collectively known as the X-Photographers namely; Rommel Bundalian, Randall Cipriano, Niko Villegas, Jan Gonzales and Lito Sy.
The said evening launch was also graced by world-renowned street photographers Vineet and Rohit Vohra who also gave a few Manila tour masterclasses and photo walk with Fujifilm users and other participants who had enrolled for the two-day masterclass.
Later that same evening, there was live performances from Kamikazee, Eevee, Letter Day Story and the band Lucille. Fujifilm also raffled off two units of the X30, Fujifilm digital and Instax cameras.
World renowned Stret Photographers Vineet and Rohit Vohra
Fujifilm X Photographers
For camera enthusiasts, here's the specs of the newly launched Fujifilm cameras:
X30--The X30 features the newly-developed Real Time Viewfinder-the largest, fastest and highest resolving viewfinder in its class--a large 2/3-inch X-Trans CMOS II sensor (12 megapixel with no optical low pass filter), EXR Processor II image processing engine and a new 'Classic Chrome' film simulation mode. Further additions include a new control ring along with extra dials and function buttons for more control and a tilting 3.0-inch 920K-dot premium clear LCD monitor. Battery performance has also been improved, with the X30 capable of shooting approximately 470 photos on one charge because of its capacity which is approximately 1.8 times greater than its previous models and a new energy saving design.
XF50-140mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR
The FUJINON XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR has a focal length equivalent to 76-213mm and a constant F2.8 aperture throughout the range. With lens construction of 23 glass elements in 16 groups, which features five ED lens elements, and one Super ED lens element with low dispersion characteristics comparable to a fluorite lens, chromatic aberrations have been substantially reduced. Furthermore, the use of a new Nano-GI (Gradient Index) coating technology ensures this high-performance optic delivers results befitting its flagship XF telephoto zoom lens status. The length barrel remains constant throughout the entire zoom range, and it features a weather resistant and dust-resistant finish that can also work in temperatures as low as -10 degrees Celsius. Thanks to its high-performance gyro sensor, a unique image stabilization algorithm and the bright F2.8 aperture hand-holding is possible in range condition while the world's first Triple Linear Motor allows comfortable shooting with fast, quiet autofocusing.