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PROFILE: Bob Baker

Living near the coast and the moors, I generally shoot landscapes and the local harbour. But we also have rare- breed sheep, and a number of show and working dogs that I photograph. Currently, I have three Canon EOS DSLRs. I came along because I wanted to try a mirrorless system, and the Fujifilm X-S10 is the first I have used, although I’ve read reports of other models. The X-S10 is very light and easy to use, and I found the menu intuitive – actually more so than Canons. If anything, I thought the X-S10 was maybe too small for me, and a couple of times I hit a button by accident. But perhaps once I get used to the camera that won’t happen. I’m looking to retire in a couple of years, so going mirrorless is something I want to do when there’s more time on my hands. The Fujifilm X Series is definitely an option when the time comes.

FUJIFILM X-S10 A great option for DSLR users looking to switch to mirrorless. It has all the advanced tech expected from Fujifilm, including the 26.1-megapixel X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor, with excellent high ISO performance, 6EV benefit in-body image stabilisation and 20fps burst shooting – or 30fps with a crop.

BRIGHT LIGHTS Shot on a Fujifilm X-S10 with an XF55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 R LM OIS, using an exposure of 1/70sec at f/10 and ISO 800

XF10-24MM F/4 R OIS WR Perfect for dramatic scenics and interiors, this is an update of one of the system’s most popular zooms. Key improvements include an advanced optical design featuring four aspherical and four extra-low dispersion elements, and an even more effective OIS.

HEADS UP Shot on a Fujifilm X-S10 with an XF55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 R LM OIS, using an exposure of 1/70sec at f/22 and ISO 800

XF33MM F/1.4 R LM WR A new focal length in the Fujifilm X Series, the XF33mm f/1.4 R LM WR is an ideal standard lens. Its autofocus is silent and fast, and a construction of 15 elements in ten groups – including five advanced lenses – ensures high-flying optical performance.

CAROUSEL CLOSE-UP Shot on a Fujifilm X-S10 with an XF18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS at 24mm, using an exposure of 1/60sec at f/8 and ISO 1600

IN FINE VOICE Shot on a Fujifilm X-S10 with an XF18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS at 55mm, using an exposure of 1/70sec at f/5.6 and ISO 1600

PROFILE: John Slaytor

like the idea of mirrorless, because there is no image

I like doing street photography with my Canon EOS 6D and several lenses, including the 24-105mm and 50mm f/1.4. I have only ever used Canon kit, but was keen to try the Fujifilm X-S10 because it is a much lighter camera. I am quite old-fashioned and like to focus manually, especially when working on a tripod, taking control of the aperture and depth-of-field. Usually, I would choose a lens with an actual aperture ring; the Fujifilm X Series gives me that option. I also

XF16-80MM F/4 R OIS WR This compact 5x standard zoom is the perfect walkaround lens, with a focal length equivalent of 24-120mm in the 35mm format. It features OIS with 6EV benefit, 35cm minimum focus over the whole zoom range and silent autofocus.

blackout, or covering the eyepiece when shooting long exposures. The X-S10’s image quality was impressive. I thought the difference would be greater because I’m used to full-frame, but liked what I saw. When switching, I think I will go for an X-T3 or X-T4 – smaller than my Canon, but not too small, and also great value.

LIVE LEARNING Fujifilm product specialist Carl Hare walks readers through the camera’s many functions

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