There is little doubt that mirrorless is the big thing currently happening in photography. Even Nikon and Canon are finally starting to seriously (we hope) make the switch. One of the main names in mirrorless, Fujifilm, seems to be struggling to cope with the demand. So, they’re expanding their Taiwa factory in Japan to increase production.
Fujifilm says that the new facilities at the Taiwa factory in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan will go into operation in September. These new facilities will include a new “cutting-edge” cleanroom analyser and optical adjustment equipment that utilises AI.
This will enable the production of interchangeable lenses at high quality and efficiency, resulting in advanced productivity in manufacturing ultra wide-angle lenses and large-diameter lenses, which require a high level of image resolving performance.
They go on to say that this will boost the production capacity by around 70% in 2020 when the new facilities are all fully operational. This production increase will affect the lenses in Fuji’s lineups for both X series and GFX series cameras.