ClubSNAP was at the soft launch of the new, ruggerized outdoor camera from Leica, the X-U Outdoor camera featuring capabilites to dive down to 15m up to 60 minutes, is dust-sealed and shock-resistant. Needless to say, part of the X-U's highlights are also the large APSC sensor size for an underwater camer, and the fast Summilux 23 mm f/1.7 ASPH. lens (equivalent to 35mm FF).
Before the cameras and lenses were ready to be packed and shipped out, they have to go through the packaging and shipping process. This includes the capturing of the serial numbers of each unit, the laser engraving of the serial number and “Made in Japan” marking, and the final inspection.
If the above is not enough to convince you that your new Fujifilm X camera or XF lens will arrive in
Updated 24th January 2016 at 02:27 PM by Cactus jACK
For cameras, they go through 4 key sections - Assembly, Adjustment, Inspection, and Leather Assembly. The assembly of the bodies were all done by hand, combining circuitry from the front plate (with the sensor) together with the rear plate (with the LCD), top plate, and the bottom plate. While this may sound like a trivial process, just consider that just the top dial of the X-Pro2 comprises of 23 different pieces!
Updated 27th January 2016 at 12:48 AM by Cactus jACK
The assembly of the lenses were almost entirely by hand, with some assistance from machine aided adjustment (calibration & testing) and automated UV cementing. It takes 80mins to assemble a XF 35mmf/2 R WR, and 220mins to put together the more complex XF 100-400mmf/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR.
Assembly line checks made on the XF 35mmf/2 R WR
Once the lenses were assembled, they were put
Updated 24th January 2016 at 01:52 PM by Cactus jACK
[Jan.2016] ClubSNAP was invited to FUJIFILM’s Taiwa factory in Sendai (Japan) earlier this year. This is currently FUJIFILM’s only factory that assembles the recently launched new flagship X mirrorless camera, the X-Pro2. The Taiwa factory also assembles a number of XF lenses and X cameras (not limited to the list below). We were brought down to view the assembly lines of the new XF 100-400mmf/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR and the XF 35mmf/2 R WR, as well as the X-Pro2 and the X-T1.
Updated 24th January 2016 at 01:47 PM by Cactus jACK