Photography News Issue 32

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Photography News Issue 32 absolutephoto.com

1 FUJIFILMXF100-400MM F4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR BEST CSC TELEPHOTO ZOOM LENS AWARD The furthest reaching lens in the Fujifilm mirrorless XF range, the XF100-400mm opens up a wealth of photo opportunities that had previously been unachievable. Sporting action and timid wildlife are now well within reach, with the weather- resistant design helping to ensure this pro quality optic can be used all-year round whatever the conditions. “Yielding an equivalent 152-609mm focal length range, this lens is constructed with 21 elements in 14 groups and includes five ED lenses and one Super ED lens. It is water and dust resistant; a fluorine coating has been added for further protection in outdoor shooting conditions,” agreed the TIPA jurors. “The FUJINON XF100-400mm is designed for handheld shooting with a five-stop image stabilization system and twin linear motors for fast AF. It features a rounded nine-blade aperture and is compatible with the XF1.4x TC WR teleconverter.”

2 FUJIFILMX-PRO2 BESTMIRRORLESS CSC EXPERT AWARD The jewel in the X-series crown, the launch of the X-Pro2 kicked off the range’s fifth anniversary in spectacular style earlier this year. Aimed at dedicated enthusiasts and professionals its rangefinder style design is perfect for portrait and landscape work. It is also the first Fujifilm camera to use the new 24.3-megapixel X-Trans III sensor. “This rangefinder style camera features an Advanced Hybrid Multi Viewfinder that allows users to instantly switch between optical and electronic finders,” said the TIPA jury. “The camera has a new 24.3-megapixel X-Trans CMOS III sensor that teams with a new X-Processor Pro to deliver an ISO range up to 12,800, extendable to ISO 100 and 51,200. The X-Pro2 has a weather resistant body with 61 points of weather sealing. The camera delivers Full HD video at 60fps with a bit rate of 36Mbps plus various other framing rates for special effects and worldwide compatibility. For stills, phase-detection AF and predictive AF deliver continuous shooting up to 8fps.”

3 FUJIFILMX-T10BEST MIRRORLESS CSC ENTRY LEVEL AWARD Perfectly targeted at the first time compact system camera user, the X-T10 packs a real punch despite its compact dimensions. It features the same APS-C sized X-Trans sensor as in most other X-series models, an advanced AF system and an impressive Real Time EVF. “With many of the features of higher-end X-series cameras, the X-T10 is a viable option for hobbyists and creative photographers who want to become involved in quality imaging and extensive lens offerings at an affordable price,” confirmed the TIPA judges. “The X-T10 has a 16-megapixel X-Trans CMOS II APS-C size sensor and Fujifilm’s EXR Processor II inside its magnesium alloy body. Native ISO is 200 to 6400, expandable to 100/51,200. Viewing options include a 2.36 million dot OLED EVF and a tilting three-inch 920k dot LCD. The camera can record Full HD videos and has a built-in stereo microphone, plus Wi-Fi connectivity and the option for remote control operation from a smartphone or tablet.”

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