Fuji preps diopter correction lenses for X-Pro1


posted Monday, July 30, 2012 at 11:37 AM EDT

Fujifilm's X-Pro1 digital camera. Click for our Fuji X-Pro1 review!Announced last spring, the Fujifilm X-Pro1 is the company's first mirrorless, interchangeable-lens model. It's proven popular for its combination of great image quality, and a high-quality body that handles like cameras of days gone by. The design doesn't include a built-in diopter correction, though, and the 19mm diopter correction lenses used by its viewfinder aren't the easiest to find. That's left X-Pro1 owners hunting for alternatives from the likes of Cosina Voigtländer.

An announcement from Fujifilm Australia suggests that situation might be about to change, in some markets at least. Fuji Australia has revealed that it will begin shipping a selection of six own-branded diopter correction lenses for the X-Pro1 next month. The lenses will cover a range of -3 to +3 diopters, in one diopter steps, and they'll be manufactured in Japan, just like the X-Pro1 itself.

Australian pricing for the new lenses is set at about AU$19 apiece, equating to about US$20 at current exchange rates. No word yet on whether the Fuji X-Pro1 diopter correction lenses will be offered in other markets.

Press Release

Fujifilm introduces Diopter Correction Lenses as an accessory for the X-Pro1

July 27, 2012--Fujifilm has announced that it will introduce Diopter Correction Lenses as an accessory for the X-Pro1.

Fujifilm is developing its own brand of Diopter Correction Lenses to accommodate near and far sighted customers who use the X-Pro 1 camera.

The Fujifilm Diopter Correction Lenses will enable these customers to view and enjoy the X-Pro1 Hybrid Multi Viewfinder more effectively.

Manufactured in Japan, Fujifilm’s specially designed 19mm Diopter Correction Lenses are packaged individually in the following six strengths:  +3, +2, +1, -1, -2, -3.

Lens strength is expressed as diopters whereby the higher the diopter, the stronger the lens. The plus (+) or minus (-) sign before the diopter strength indicates the type of lens.

Fujifilm Senior Category Manager - Imaging, Daniel Paul, said the new Diopter Correction Lenses will be a handy and practical accessory for those X-Pro1 customers with prescription glasses.

“The Diopter Correction Lenses will help to improve focus when capturing photos using the Fujifilm X-Pro1,” Mr Paul said.

The RRP for each Fujifilm Diopter Correction Lenses is $18.95. They are expected to be available in August 2012.