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FUJIFILM X-T4 The X-T4 is a camera blessed with outstanding skills and a great specification to satisfy still and movie content creators of all levels. At its heart is Fujifilm’s X-Trans CMOS 4 26.1-megapixel sensor and the X-Processor 4 image engine.

XF56MM F/1.2 R This telephoto lens excels when the light levels are low, but it also has huge creative potential when you want very shallow depth-of-field and smooth, blurred backgrounds in your portraits.

XF16-55MM F/2.8 R LM WR With its fast, constant f/2.8 aperture, handy focal length range, robust build and outstanding performance, the XF16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR has all the credentials to be the ideal standard zoom.

ABOVE Mary shot her ballerina image one Sunday morning at 8am in Leadenhall Market in London. Fujifilm X-T2 with a Fujifilm XF16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR and off-camera flash, 1/160sec at f/4, ISO 200

priority AEmode and autofocus. However, I know I have to practise more withmy X-T4 and get more familiar with it so I can quickly change settings. One of the many things I like about Fujifilm cameras is that you don’t always need to go into the menu to change something. It’s all right there on the camera. If I want to change the aperture, it’s there on the lens. With dials for the ISO and shutter speed, you canmake changes pretty much instantly. I have just started using back-button autofocusing, too. All these things need practice, so I’m practising so I can shoot quickly with whatever settings I want. My Nikon stuff is still sitting at home, but since I bought the X-T2 – and then the X-T4 – I haven’t even dusted it off.

I really likedmy X-T2 outfit, but when the X-T4 came out with in-body image stabilisation, I thought, ’Yes, that’s for me.’ I do all the right things, like elbows in, steady breathing and all that stuff, but I’mnot the steadiest person and when you’re out doing street photography, I just want the shot – there’s no time to think about all the things you have to do. When camera shops had ’hands on’ days with the X-T4, I went along to check it out and I was impressed. That was in February 2020, so before lockdown started, and I didn’t get to own one until May. I haven’t looked back since, and I’ve just bought an XF56mm f/1.2 R, too! I’m really pleased with how my Fujifilm kit works. I am still experimenting with set-up on the X-T4, but I generally use aperture-

XF23MM F/2 R WR Compact and lightweight, the XF23mm f/2 R WR gives a 35mm focal length equivalent in the 35mm format and is the ideal lens when you want to travel light or shoot discreetly.

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