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  1. How FUJIFILM's new X-PRO2 is made. A visit to FUJIFILM's Taiwa factory (3 of 4)

    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!

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    Updated 27th January 2016 at 12:48 AM by Cactus jACK

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  2. How FUJIFILM's new X-PRO2 is made. A visit to FUJIFILM's Taiwa factory (2 of 4)

    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

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  3. How FUJIFILM's new X-PRO2 is made. A visit to FUJIFILM's Taiwa factory (1 of 4)

    [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.

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    Updated 24th January 2016 at 01:47 PM by Cactus jACK

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  4. Interview with Leica, Dr.Andreas Kaufmann (Chairman) and Oliver Kaltner (CEO)

    Interview with Leica, Dr.Andreas Kaufmann (Chairman) and Oliver Kaltner (CEO)
    Interviewers: Trevor Tan (ST), Jeremy Gopalan (August Man), Maina Anoop (Indonesia Tatler), Eduardo Pata Concengco III (Vault Magazine), CJ (ClubSNAP)


    Extracts from the interview…

    Q: Why does Leica see the need for the new SL and what is the target audience?
    Kaufmann: Historically, you could compare ...

    Updated 23rd January 2016 at 06:57 PM by Cactus jACK

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  5. Canon Photomarathon 2015 NEXT weekend 22 Aug - Clubsnap Interviews Judge Jeremy Lee

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    Clubsnap had the opportunity to interview one of its judges for next weekend's Canon Photomarathon.... Jeremy Lee

    The Canon Photomarathon 2015 will bring together photography enthusiasts from Singapore and around the region for a chance to pit their skills against some 3000+ shutterbugs on 22 Aug.

    One of the judges for this pressure-packed annual competition is sports photographer
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