Fujifilm X-T50 Debuts with Fujinon XF16–50mm F2.8–4.8 R LM WR Lens

Fujifilm X-T50 Debuts with Fujinon XF16–50mm F2.8–4.8 R LM WR Lens

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Valhalla, NY—The Fujifilm X-T50 mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera (ILC) is designed with similar manual controls and the styling of the Fujifilm X100VI and other X100 series fixed-lens cameras. However, the new camera offers photographers the ability to change lenses and is compatible with all X series lenses. Moreover, the everyday carry camera debuted with the Fujinon XF16–50mm f/2.8–4.8 R LM WR lens.

“Passionate creatives are ready to grab their gear and create content at any given moment,” said Victor Ha, vice president, Electronic Imaging Division and Optical Devices Division, Fujifilm North America Corporation. “X-T50 and XF16–50mm are made to be everyday-carry items; lightweight, comfortable tools that can be thrown in a bag for folks that are on the move. X-T50 is a great example of how we are keeping creativity top of mind for our users. From the dedicated Film Simulation dial to AI-based subject detection autofocus, X-T50 is more than ready the moment inspiration of any kind strikes.”

Fujifilm X-T50 Details

For the first time on any X series camera, the X-T50 features a dedicated film simulation dial for fast access to a variety of Fujifilm film simulations. Furthermore, there are a total of 20 film simulation modes available. They include the recently introduced Reala Ace mode, which combines true-to-life color reproduction and crisp tonal gradations. What’s more, the new film simulation dial is incorporated on the top plate, for easy access.

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Fujifilm X-T50

Notably the X-T50’s compact, lightweight body weighs approximately 15.45 ounces. It features a back-illuminated 40.2-megapixel X-Trans CMOS 5 HR sensor as well as an X-Processor 5 image-processing engine. Fujifilm engineered the fifth-generation processor to deliver high resolution while maintaining a high signal-to-noise ratio. The sensor’s pixel count of 40.2 megapixels is maximized by a digital teleconverter function. It magnifies the count by either 1.4x or 2x. And with ISO 125, the electronic shutter can be set to a shutter speed of up to 1/180000 second. Fujifilm also equipped the camera with a 5-axis in-body image stabilization (IBIS) function with a maximum of 7.0 stops.

The camera also employs an AI-based subject detection autofocus (AF) system developed using deep learning technology. Consequently, the X-T50 detects animals, birds, cars, motorcycles, bicycles, airplanes, trains, insects and drones. Further, when in auto mode, the camera detects the subject and tracks it while keeping it in focus. Fujifilm-X-T50-lifestyle-2

In addition, for video creators, the ILC records 6.2K/30P video with tracking AF functionality. And its 13+ stop dynamic range on F-Log2 facilitates color grading.

Additional Features

Other features are a 1.8-million-dot, tiltable rear LCD monitor inside a new, rounded body and grip as well as a pop-up flash integrated into the viewfinder. Moreover, the X-T50 offers an accessory-free, native Camera to Cloud integration for Adobe’s Frame.io. This allows users to wirelessly connect any X-T50 to an active Internet connection, authenticate it to Frame.io, and automatically upload photos and videos.

Fujifilm will make the X-T50 available in black, charcoal silver and silver versions in June 2024. It will have a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $1,399.95. Additionally, Fujifilm plans to introduce a kit bundling the X-T50 and Fujinon XC15–45mm f/3.5–5.6 OIS PZ lens for an SRP of $1,499.95.

Fujinon XF16–50mm f/2.8–4.8 R LM WR Lens
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Fujinon XF16–50mm f/2.8–4.8 R LM WR

The XF16–50mm offers a versatile focal length range to make it an option for a range of applications, from wide-angle landscape and architectural photography to portraiture. The standard zoom covers a focal length range from wide-angle 16mm (24mm equivalent) to medium telephoto 50mm (76mm equivalent). It also provides a magnification of 0.3x at the telephoto end (0.45x equivalent). Thus, it enables users to get as close as 1.4 inches in minimum focusing distance throughout the zoom range and 6 inches from the front of the lens to the subject.

With a weather-resistant structure featuring weather seals at 13 areas on the lens barrel, it is also temperature resistant down to 14ºF. Additionally, it adopts a lens configuration of 9 groups and 11 elements. They include three aspherical lenses and three extra-low dispersion (ED) lenses, to suppress chromatic aberration and maintain high-resolution throughout the zoom range. Moreover, the XF16–50mm has a close-up capability equivalent to roughly half that of macrophotography in the 35mm format. As a result, the lens is a solution for photographing food, crafts, plants and everyday scenes.

With an inner-focus design and linear motor, the 8.5-ounce lens does not extend during zooming. In addition, Fujifilm achieved its high-speed, precision autofocus system through the miniaturization of the focus lens group, with AF in 0.015 sec.

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Fujinon XF16–50mm f/2.8–4.8 R LM WR

The Fujinon XF16–50mm f/2.8–4.8 R LM WR lens will also reach retail in June 2024. SRP: $699.95.

In addition, Fujifilm plans to introduce kits featuring this lens with its X-T50, X-T5 and X-S20 mirrorless digital cameras. SRPs follow:

• Fujifilm X-T50 and XF16–50mm f/2.8–4.8 R LM WR Kit: $1,799.95
• X-T5 and XF16–50mm f/2.8–4.8 R LM WR Kit: $2,099.95
• X-S20 and XF16–50mm f/2.8–4.8 R LM WR Kit: $1,699.95

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