Photography News issue 28

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Fujifilmkicks off X-series’ 5th anniversary in style New flagship X-Pro2 with 24-megapixel sensor takes starring role among a raft of exciting launches

Five years after the launch of the X100, Fujifilm has lifted the covers on four additions to the X-series line-up. Top of the tree is the X-Pro2 that, on first glance, looks remarkably similar to the X-Pro1 it replaces, yet in reality has a whole host of under-the- bonnet modifications. These include a new 24-megapixel sensor, a faster processor and an enhanced hybrid viewfinder. The X-Pro2 also comes furnished with a new Film Simulation mode – ACROS –

which is inspired by a Fujifilm Neopan black & white film of the same name, has a weather-resistant body and now offers a maximum shutter speed of 1/8000sec and a flash sync speed up to 1/250sec. Joining the X-Pro2 is the X-E2S, which replaces the X-E2. Key improvements include the Real-Time Viewfinder from the X-T1, an improved AF system with Zone and Wide/Tracking options and an enhanced body shape that improves handling.

Fans of Fujifilm’s fixed-lens compacts with APS-C sized sensors are sure to find the new X70 appealing. Created as a result of customer feedback on the X100 series, the small, lightweight model offers a 28mm wide-angle lens (35mm equivalent) with digital teleconverter and is the first Fujifilm camera to offer touchscreen functionality. Finally, the XF lens range now reaches further than ever thanks to the XF100- 400mm F4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR super-

telephoto zoom, which delivers the 35mm equivalent of a 152-609mm zoom. The weather-resistant zoom features a five-stop image stabilisation system and is set to further broaden the appeal of the X-series, with sports and wildlife photographers the most likely to become converts. Turn the page to find full details and images on all these latest launches. The X-Pro2, X-E2S, X70 and XF100-400mm will all be on sale in the UK this February.

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