Pro Moviemaker October 2022 - Newsletter


faster stacked sensor. Both cameras are equipped with the X-Processor 5, which features subject detection AF that’s based on deep-learning technology. This detects and tracks a range of subjects including animals and trains. As the new high-resolution sensor has a greater number of phase detection pixels, this is said to improve AF-S focus on a subject, essential for sharp 8K video. The X-H2 is also the first Fujifilm X Series camera to have a Pixel Shift Multi- Shot mode that results in 160-megapixel images. In this mode, 20 shots are taken then merged in Fujifilm’s Pixel Shift Combiner software. A five-axis in-body image stabilisation system provides up to seven stops of compensation. And the X-H2 is equipped with a high-definition 5.76-million-dot EVF with 0.8x magnification. It boasts a smooth refresh frame rate of 120fps. The body design is the same as the X-H2S, with 79 weather-sealed points. The camera costs £1899/$1999 (body only), which is cheaper than the lower- resolution X-H2S at £2499/$2499 as it includes the dearer stacked sensor. “The X-H2 is the first Fujifilm X Series camera to have a Pixel Shift Multi-Shot mode, for 160-megapixel images”

FAST COMPANY FOR X CAMERAS Fujifilm has taken the wraps off a new version of its XF56mm f/1.2 R WR short telephoto, with a reduction in minimum

Focus noise when shooting has been reduced thanks to a bearing mechanism that reduces friction when the AF motor is driving lens elements. The focusing unit is three times the weight of the unit used in the previous-generation 56mm f/1.2. A stronger actuation system had to be built to keep AF speedy and accurate. Minimum focusing distance is reduced to 50cm/19.7in, 20cm/7.9in shorter than previous models. Aspherical elements are also processed at higher precision levels. Weighing 445g/0.98lb and measuring 76mm/2.99in long, the front element is coated with fluorine to repel water and offer protection against stains.

focusing distance, but an increase in image-resolving performance and rendering of out-of-focus background. That makes it ideal for the new X-H2. The £999/$999 lens has 13 elements, including two aspherical and one ED in eight groups to reduce chromatic aberration and coma. It has a 67mm filter thread and is sealed at nine points. The 56mm focal length is equivalent to 85mm in the 35mm format, often claimed to be the perfect portrait lens. It has 11 rounded aperture blades for smooth bokeh.



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