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Viltrox lenses can damage Fuji X-Pro3 camera model

If you own Fuji X-Pro3 camera model, do not pair it with three of Vitrox lenses as they can damage the camera's bayonet mount.

Pavni Jain   New Delhi     Last Updated: May 14, 2020  | 21:09 IST

Highlights

  • Viltrox just released an official statement for Fuji X-Pro3 users.
  • Viltrox warns that 3 of its lenses can damage the Fuji X-Pro3 camera.
  • Viltrox 23mm, 33mm or 85mm X mount lens shouldn't be paired with Fuji X-Pro3.

Viltrox, that's known for designing camera accessories, released an official statement recently. The Chinese manufacturer, Viltrox drops a kind reminder for all the Fuji X-Pro3 camera users. Viltrox says that photographers who own Fuji X-Pro3 should avoid using three of Viltrox X-Mount lenses: 23mm f/1.4, 33mm f/1.4, and 85mm f/1.8.

"For the sake of your camera, it would be better not use Viltrox 23mm, 33mm or 85mm X mount lens onto Fujifilm X-PRO3 model in case it will damage your camera", reads the message.

But the question is why? According to Viltrox, all these three lenses can damage the FujiFilm's X-Pro3 model because of the "structural conflict". Basically, it's due to the X-Pro3 camera ergonomics. The location of the lens release button on the Fujifilm X-Pro3 is too close to the bayonet mount.

Vitrox says: "Due to the structural conflict, they will scratch a little bit against each other." Read on to find out:

If you still use these particular Viltrox lenses with your Fuji X-Pro3 model, you could witness a slight damage. The lens shouldn't break the electronic contacts of the bayonet mount but it is advisable to not experiment. Especially when Viltrox has stated it officially.

So, keep your X-Pro3 and Viltrox X-Mount 23mm, 33mm, and 85mm lenses safe and stop using them together from now on.

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