Photography News issue 28

Photography News Issue 28



Muchmore fromFujifilm As well as the top-of-the-range X-Pro2, Fujifilm has announced a premium CSC, extended its reach with a zoom lens and introduced two new compacts

ISO range is 200 to 6400 with expansion possible to ISO 51,200. Superior AF performance is possible thanks to a new 77-zone AF system for tracking moving subjects. In standard use, it’s a 49 single point system. There’s eye detection and auto macro modes too. Other appealing features for shooting stills include an electronic shutter speed of up to 1/32,000sec, a multiple exposure function and Wi-Fi capability. Also new to the X-series is the Fujinon XF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR, due to go on sale this February. This zoom is the

The Fujifilm X-E2S is a premium CSC, which presents an upgrade from the popular X-E2 camera. Many features of the XE-2, such as the key top-plate controls, have been retained, but the handgrip has been improved for more secure handling. Also improved is the electronic viewfinder, which now features a 2.36 million dot organic EL screen and produces a clear and high definition image. The sensor is an X-Trans CMOS II unit with 16.3 megapixels and it works with the EXR Processor II for faithful colours and low noise pictures. The native

equivalent of 152-609mm in the 35mm format. Construction comprises 21 elements in 14 groups and includes five ED lenses and one Super ED lens to combat chromatic aberration. While the lens weighs in at 1400g, it is designed for handheld shooting and fitted with a powerful image stabilisation system claiming a 5EV benefit. Two linear motors deliver swift, almost silent AF and a focus limiter option lets you limit close focus to 5m when needed. Challenging conditions present no problems, as there's water and

dust resistance, courtesy of 13 seals in 12 positions. The front element has smudge and water-repellent fluorine coating too. Compact cameras Finally, Fujifilm has introduced two top compacts, the X70 and the XP90. The X70 is the smallest, lightest camera featuring anX-series APS-C sized sensor. It’s a premium fixed- lens compact with a resolution of 16.3 megapixels from its X-Trans CMOS II sensor, while the lens is an 18.5mm (roughly 28mm in 35mm format) with a fast aperture of f/2.8

and a minimum focus of 10cm. Other key features include eight customisable function buttons, an aperture adjustable in 0.3EV steps and a 180° adjustable monitor for easy selfie shooting. The XP90 is a rugged 16.4-megapixel compact ideal for holidays and outdoor activities, and is available in several colours. It’s waterproof down to 15m, as well as dust and drop proof (to 1.75m). It features a 5x optical zoom, advanced creative filters and optical image stabilisation.

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