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Fujifilm Announces the XF18mm f/1.4 R LM WR Lens

Fujifilm has announced the new XF18mm f/1.4 R LM WR lens made exclusively for the X Series family of mirrorless digital cameras. The company says that its lightweight, portable design makes it ideal for a wide range of uses, from landscapes to portraiture. The 39th lens in…
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Fujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 R WR pre-production sample gallery

We’ve been shooting for a few days with a pre-production copy of Fujifilm’s new XF 18mm F1.4 R WR lens, which offers a 27mm full-frame equivalent field of view, and optically, we’re impressed. It offers excellent sharpness wide open, minimal distortion, and good control of flaring and aberrations; The sunstars at F16 are quite nice, too. Additionally, this 18mm is fast-to-focus…
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Fujifilm announces XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR prime lens

Fujifilm has introduced the XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR wide-angle prime lens, which is equivalent to 27mm when mounted on an X-mount body. This compact lens is surprisingly light given its fast maximum aperture, weighing in at 370 grams (13.1 ounces). The lens has a total of 15…
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Sony’s Xperia 1 and 5 Mark III introduce variable optical zoom and 4K 120Hz OLED

Sony has just announced the Xperia 1 Mark III, its flagship smartphone with camera technologies borrowed from its Alpha line of cameras, as well as display, cinema and audio capabilities built from the know-how of the broad divisions within Sony Electronics. The ‘zoom’ allows the Xperia 1 and 5 Mark III smartphones to optically achieve both 70 and 105mm equivalent focal lengths with…
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Sony Xperia 1 III and 5 III Launch with First-Ever Variable Telephoto Lens

Sony has announced the Xperia 1 Mark III and Xperia 5 Mark III smartphones that it claims come packed with some of the most advanced features available not just in any smartphone that it makes, but across its entire suite of consumer electronics products. Sony has packed two “world’s first” features into the Xperia 1 Mark III: the first 4K 120Hz display in a smartphone and the first…
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