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Possible IBIS Solution?

This guest post has been written before we broke the IBIS rumor yesterday here.

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For quite some time I’ve seen the IBIS on Fuji discussion being brought to light and the conclusions always seem to be that either it is impossible or it would come at a image quality cost, one can tell that Fuji won’t compromise image quality and it would be obvious that that reason alone would stir a change to Fuji’s current IS system out of question.

I’m aware that moving the sensor on a Fuji X camera would cause heavy and harsh vignetting and clearly Fuji thinks that far outweighs any quality gain on the center of the image, but the IBIS advantages over OIS systems were enough to feed a long discussion, for instance IBIS:

  • Stabilizes in more axis than optical technology (more effective at mitigating twisting motion);
  • Accomplishes stabilized footage on all lenses;
  • Enables the implementation of Pixel-Shift technology, a solution that was already implemented by Olympus and Pentax, it gives the user the possibility to take super high resolution images.

Until now nothing I said is new, before the Fuji X-T2 came out I wouldn’t even bother writing this article, but Fuji began taking video seriously and what I’ve noticed is that IBIS is particularly useful for video. Why is this relevant? When recording video the camera only reads out the information from the inner part of the sensor thus allowing room for the sensor to be shifted without the risk of affecting the video quality near the edges of the frame.


Bayer array                                                          X-Trans array

Pixel-Shift could also be a possibility, Fuji glass is sharp and I’m confident it can resolve more than 24MP, but due to the nature of the X-Trans pixel array the process wouldn’t be quite as simple as with the Bayer sensors, the problem is that Pixel-Shift shifts the sensor by half-pixel length in four different directions and, while on a Bayer array it places a red a blue and 2 different green photo-diodes in the same place thus creating a virtual pixel, on a X-Trans array there is always one place in the nine photo-diode array that is overlaying 4 green photo-diodes, for example track the place of the upper-left green photo-diode in the 4 green group as the sensor shifts up-left-down-right. I suppose a image processing algorithm could correct this.

Also IBIS could be adapted for stills as an hybrid system, the OIS would take care of the up-down and left-right stabilization while IBIS takes care of the other 3 axis. By doing so the vignetting would only be an issue in the corners of the image.

As you can see I’m speculating but I’m under the impression that I’m not thinking nonsense. What do you think?

The Pleasure and Pain of Fujifilm Lenses!

Everybody - once in their lives - should ride the circular train in Yangon. There is no experience like it! Yangon, Myanmar, 2017. X-T1 and 35mm F2 lens!
Everybody – once in their lives – should ride the circular train in Yangon. There is no experience like it! Yangon, Myanmar, 2017. X-T1 and 35mm F2 lens!

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guest post by Philip Sutton: philipsuttonphotography website + Instagram @finartfoto

Previous guest posts of Philip Sutton

  • Fuji X-T1, X-T2 – A New Way of Seeing! – Read here
  • Fuji X-T2 and X-T1 – a New Perspective on Myanmar in 2017 – Read here
  • Fuji X-T2/X-T1 – Recce in Bali – Read here

When I harken back to the dim dark ages when I was a young wastrel, I can remember some of the silly old ‘good news, bad news’ jokes that were floating around at the time. The prison warden stands aloft the exercise yard and castes his gaze toward the assembled throng of disheveled, motley prisoners. “I have good news and bad news, he roars”, silence befalls the boisterous crowd as they await with bated breath – he continues – “The good news is that you will all get a change of underwear today ….”. A gigantic roar erupts from the hapless throng – “…… the bad news is that group A will change with group B …………”. A muffled silence envelopes the assemblage of miserable creatures.

The news or announcement of a new Fuji lens is akin to this story. A whisper or hint will come out on FR or some other website. There is a big figurative cheer over the net as optimistic fanboys and others wait with bated breath. Then as the technical data is finally released with the details of the lens, a blanket of silence spreads over the ether as fans realise here is another lens that could have been magical.

Before I continue any further, I wish to add a small disclaimer in here.

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Nikon to Fujifilm X-T2 Switchers Guide


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Switching systems is a big step no matter how well you know photography. Reviews do a good job of explaining how good the camera is, but they aren’t very good at explaining the learning curve which may or may not be painful coming from one system to another.

For Nikon switchers, I’ve tried to cover the differences in article. It’s written primarily coming from a full frame Nikon (or the D750 in my case) so it may not be applicable to all Nikon’s. It’s a little long but hopefully I’ve covered it in enough detail to keep everyone happy.

What this article is not:

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Fujifilm X-T2 Settings for Wedding Photography

andrea bagnasco fuji x-t2 weddings

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Guest Post by Andrea Bagnasco – Website / Facebook / Instagram. ​

​This brief article is to share my Fuji X-T2 settings for wedding photography and I hope you’ll find it useful.

I switched from Canon to Fuji for my wedding work because I was looking for a lighter, more portable alternative to my DSLR’s that wouldn’t wear me and my back out during the marathons that have become wedding shoots. Weight was becoming a serious issue for me with my Canons and thankfully this last generation Fuji APS-C X-Trans sensor seems to perform well enough in terms of resolution, noise (lack of), latitude and high ISO capabilities to output excellent results in a light and compact package: small sensor means small lenses and all that comes with it. Also, with this last iteration Fuji X cameras have gotten a lot better in terms of controls (exposure compensation dial and focus point selection joystick above all), features (double memory slot) and software and have become great tools suitable for professional use during weddings.

What happened then is, I switched for the size and weight and got hooked by the shooting experience. These Fujis are really fun to use and – once you get used to them – they are also practical and quite functional. These cameras are very versatile and offer a lot room for customization. Depending on your style of shooting and type of photography, there’s a lot to work on as far as setting up the cameras to get them to perform in a way that is suitable to you, your work flow and the results you’re after.

My wedding photography gear

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A Commercial Shoot with Fujifilm X-T2

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Guest post by Nate: indianapoliscorporatephotography.com

Senate Portraits

For the portrait session part of the day I was set up in the hallway outside the chambers so we could have easy access to the senators as they roamed the halls to and from meetings. I used a clamshell set up with a light on a boom, a reflector under for fill and a background light to brighten the background. The lights I used were Flashpoint 360ws Streaklights with Bowens adapters. The background light used a gridded hair light from LA softbox to avoid light spill. I used the Fujifilm X-T2 with the XF 50-140mm at f/8. This camera and lens combo is the sharpest I’ve ever shot with, its truly an amazing combo although I am falling in love with the XF 16mm f/1.4 macro.

Senate Chamber Group Panorama

This is my 3rd panorama and 2nd portrait session with the Indiana senate. The senate is all about business so making sure I was doing things quickly and efficiently is very important. I was able to get into the senate chamber 20 minutes before the scheduled group photo so I was able to get a plan worked out. There were several obstacles to overcome to biggest being where to take the photo. The further back I go the more of the front desk is in view (which means more photoshopping) but I get a better picture with less distortion. I tethered my Fujifilm X-T2 camera to my laptop so I could get a better idea of what the final composite would look like and decided the further back I go the better.

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