Tony Northrup: “IBIS and APS-C F1.8 Zoom Lenses Would Put Fujifilm in the Same League as Full Frame”


Tony Northrup shared his camera gear predictions video, and it includes also the Fujifilm X-H1.

Now, much has been written here on FujiRumors about the Fujifilm X-H1, and we have a vast number of specs already leaked, including accurate sketches and renderings of the real Fujifilm X-H1 camera (last rumors here).

So in this article I would not like to focus on the X-H1, but on another suggestion that comes from Tony.

Tony is a big IBIS fan, and he can’t wait to see Fujifilm launching the X-H1.

IBIS is, in his opinion, one of the two big things still missing on Fujifilm cameras. He says Fujinon lenses are very good and sharp, but lenses without OIS need IBIS.

The second big lack, always according to Tony, are APS-C F1.8 zooms. He says:

If you do that [F1.8 zooms] and give me a sensor stabilized camera, that would put you in the same league as Full Frame Canon, Nikon and Sony and we can see a lot of professional photographers switching over to your bodies.”

So what do you guys think? Now that Fujifilm will release the X-H1 with IBIS, is the lack of F1.8 zooms the last thing that is missing to make Pros switch to Fujifilm APS-C?

Check out Tony’s video here.


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