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Fuji Manager: “We’re not really interested in Medium Format. Focus on lenses!” :: X-Pro2 Review: “Anyone saying there’s no ISO improvement must be smoking something good”

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The Spanish site dslrmagazine (translation) met Fuji Managers at the CP+. Here some excerpts from the interview:

There is a little known fact: in Thailand, for example, X-A series outsells Canon!

We are not really interested in the medium format; our intention, for now, is to focus on the lenses. We just announced a 2x teleconverter for the X series, available for the summer.

Today, already offer 21 different lenses. According to our market research, which demand more now users of the system X is a telephoto “prime” and also other wider and more compact lenses like the Fujinon XF 35mm f / 2 R LM WR. And, who knows, maybe also a “fish eye”, and of course, some day, a Tilt & Shift.

I tell you… don’t take that “we are not really interested in medium format” too seriously ;)

X-Pro2 review

Fuji X-Pro2 initial thoughts and a model shoot at mikecroshaw:

AF speed..seemed very good, and a step in my opinion from the X-T1.  The EVF is a joy to use and so smooth now, I used it in a dimly lit pub and it was just superb. I’ve only tested AF-S and single point AF,as that is what I mostly use.  I’ll test the continuous focus when I get a chance in a week or so.

Image quality – top notch as you would expect, I’ve not really tested super high ISOs but I did accidentally shoot a shot at ISO8000 this morning and it looked a lot better than the X-T1 would have.  Anyone saying there is no ISO improvement must be smoking something good.  In terms of real life use, the improvement is totally apparent to me, I don’t care about charts and pixel peeping, if I’m shooting in a dark pub or church with the X-Pro2 using the same lenses as the X-T1 I get better results, that’s all I care about.

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