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#1 FX Admin

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 02:11 PM

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Fuji has today launched the new Fuji X-H1 - Fujirumors has all the details:

 

What's your opinion about the new flagship?

 

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#2 Patrick FR

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 02:21 PM

High time that Fujifilm came with a IBIS camera.

 

IBIS is a strong seller just like the words "weather sealing". Fujifilm needed this camera like bread! And good that they made it so beefy and big. There are already lots of small cameras in the line-up


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 02:44 PM

11 (eleven) seconds handheld shot in review by Keith Wee is just mind blowing! 

https://www.fujirumo...-live-blogging/

 

I hope IBIS will find its way into other X-cameras as well.


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 03:31 PM

This is an important day in Fujifilm's history, as IBIS is a really new and solid chapter in technical progress. Of course there are pros and cons and most of us have a pretty good idea about the "pros", but we should also discuss the "cons". The price, could be one of the consequences of having such a different and powerful camera in Fujifilm's line-up.

 

One quick technical question comes to mind:

 

How IBIS will affect battery life? By how much? Tips to maximize the batter life (excepting turning IBIS OFF - can we turn it OFF, by the way?)?

 

Interesting and useful things to know.

 

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 03:46 PM

Well, it´s just right for me, the ergonomics being in first place because of my use of large and heavy lenses, and to have a stabilized 16-55 for very dark indoors (where tripods and flashes are forbidden) will be a great thing, so I already preordered. Czech users who already tested the X-H1 extensively say that the battery life is very similar to the X-T2, also with use of the IBIS. Also the viewfinder looks very similar. It´s definitely a great step forwards to a really complete digital camera ecosystem, I only hope that the X-T line stays by it´s smaller form factor and the X-T3 doesn´t get this large grip, a more compact but powerful flagship is needed too.


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 04:10 PM

The X-Hi has lots of great features, but suffers from size-creep; how many models from now until Fuji's flagship camera is as big as a Canikon?


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 04:20 PM

The X-Hi has lots of great features, but suffers from size-creep; how many models from now until Fuji's flagship camera is as big as a Canikon?

They will still be more compact and lighter than a mid-end DSLR and you cannot expect a FLAGSHIP camera to be something like the X-E3.


Edited by duncansebastian, 15 February 2018 - 04:20 PM.

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 04:51 PM

For stills, this would be a fantastic, if pricey, upgrade from my X-T1.

 

But my real interest is video. While the footage looks fantastic (indeed, as it did/does with the X-T2), for practical use the camera dies the death of a thousand cuts: no zebra or waveform, reportedly unimpressive AF, lack of headphone jack, record times limits, file spanning (Fat32 4GB limit). And in the Cinema5D overview, a number of flat out bugs that, while hopefully fixable through firmware, don't inspire much confidence.

 

And then there's the ongoing lack of updated lenses. A nice feature of the X-H1 is the though put into silent operation; ironic, given the noisiness of some of their nicest lenses.

 

If I were to buy for video, it would probably be and X-T2 with grip (much cheaper now), but most folks who've gone that route have moved on to other brands.


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 04:58 PM

Those that do video or sport seem to have wanted this so fair enough but there's nothing of much interest for me (mostly landscape pics). It'll be interesting to see how well it sells. 



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Posted 15 February 2018 - 05:37 PM

Not interested. I am not a video person!


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 06:23 PM

Stabilization was due for a long time, it's here that's lovely, at last !

 

I appreciate very much Fuji for its film like ergonomics, all you need being straight away visible, there nothing better and it is THE criteria of choice....SIMPLICITY !

 

And this camera is by far too complicated.

 

 



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Posted 15 February 2018 - 08:27 PM

The dimensions of the X-H1 are not a problem for me. I like them  I would  have liked that the shutter button had  saved the form and position of X-T2 with the wheel of over/under exposition


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#13 Larry Bolch

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 09:10 PM

Stabilization was due for a long time, it's here that's lovely, at last !

 

I appreciate very much Fuji for its film like ergonomics, all you need being straight away visible, there nothing better and it is THE criteria of choice....SIMPLICITY !

 

And this camera is by far too complicated.

 

Fuji has simplicity well covered with their entry-level cameras. This camera is anything BUT entry-level. It is intended to carve out a spot in the ever more important video/stills field. It is a fully pro-level camera and makes no excuses about it. Any commercial videomaker will feel completely at home in the complexity of the video menus.

 

You may have noticed that they also announced the MK lenses in X-mounts. These are lenses designed for commercial use, with all the necessary bells and whistles. At $4kUS, they are not by any stretch of the imagination entry-level or even for enthusiasts. This is in keeping with Fuji's traditional industrial-level clients. At the moment, B&H lists 87 different pro-video Fujinon lenses ranging in price from $4,000 to $233,490.00. During the film era, their large format lenses were considered state-of-the-art and their medium format SLR—GX680—was the envy of Hasselblad users. With the X-cameras, it is somewhat of a new venture for Fuji entering the retail commercial market. 

 

DSLRs will be around for the foreseeable future, but with diminishing sales. Fuji is wisely laying the groundwork for fully pro-level mirrorless cameras with the GFX50S medium-format and the X-H1 in the video field. Working photographers demand fully featured cameras and take the time to learn the complexities. When CaNikon finally builds pro-level mirrorless cameras, Fuji will already be there.


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#14 Bobthedog

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 11:20 PM

Not for me. I am not a video shooter and, perhaps not a sensible approach, but aesthetics play a large part for me in my camera choice. I find the design and shape pretty ugly.


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 12:30 AM

I tried the Fuji XH1 today in Park Cameras, London , a pre production model of course . I'm a press photographer and have owned an original X100 and currently use an XPRO2 along with my Canon dslrs .

 

The body felt nice and solid, but appearance is more akin to the GFX than the XT2 with an LCD display on top which I personally don't care for. The exposure comp has gone and now there's a little button to be pressed down and a move of the rear dial which is a bit lame .

 

Autofocus felt good and is allegedly faster than previous X models , the shutter button is way too sensitive though . I kept accidentally taking pictures when trying to half press, the Fuji rep assured that I'd get used to it though I'm not convinced . Cameras need to have a similar feel, and this is more sensitive than any camera I've ever used, I think he said it was " soft touch " .

 

I honestly didn't really notice the stabilising though i was using the 100mm 2.8 , so can't really make a judgement .

 

I'm sure it'll sell very well though the top plate led, exposure comp and soft touch for me are a little off putting . Having several more stops with the stabiliser could be massive though, being able to occasionally use lower ISO's in difficult lighting conditions where movement isn't a problem  .


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 01:06 AM

Hello,

I have been closely following and anticipating the release of the X-H1 to complement my GFX-50s.  However, the information currently available makes no mention of the presence or absence of exposure aids, such as a histogram display.  Does anyone know if the X-H1 has a histogram, RGB or otherwise?

Thank you in advance,
Ron



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Posted 16 February 2018 - 08:59 AM

I don’t understand the soppy shoulder lcd, why?
X-H1, 16 1.4, 23 1.4, 35 1.4, 56 1.2, 80 2.8 + 10-24, 18-55, 18-135, 55-200, 50-140

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 08:38 PM

There’s way more to the H than just video. In fact “Billy” of the Fuji Guys (he’s Fuji manager in Canada) went to some length to explain H as High Performance rather than hybrid as many pundits are saying.

More robust body - 25% thicker magnesium alloy and stronger structure.
8H powder coat finish for much better durability.
Higher resolution EVF.
Larger buttons on back. Relocated rear AF button.
Electronic first curtain shutter. (Zero blackout at 7 FPS.)
More robust (strengthened) lens mount w/ improved weather sealing.
Better low light AF capability. -1 EV
Improved AF and AFC performance.
Dual processors.
Improved grip depth.
Improved weather sealing.
.... and the IBIS.

My take is that this is the rumored high-end, more bullet-proof professional body that was rumored quite a while back and then went silent.  I like the new implementation of the EC (it was too often bumped with the dial location).  You can set the EC button to either be "on while pressing" or to "toggle off and on."  I think this will work out really well in practice and with "toggle off and on" and the front command wheel as the default, it seems it will be a very natural way to implement with the camera to the eye, rather than the awkward thumb movements required to move the EC dial while the camera is at my eye on the T-2.

 

And I like the fully customizable top LCD.  It is "sticky" (don't know the proper terminology) so that it is visible when the camera is off.  So, rather than a take-down, I see it as an increase.  Battery charge, what auto ISO mode I'm in, how many frames remaining, etc., before I even turn the camera on.

My pre-order for body w/ grip is in!

Rand


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Posted 19 February 2018 - 12:54 AM

Great for wildlife and sports photographers who want a well-balanced camera for big lenses that’s a little smaller than a comparable DSLR. Not so great for people who value the lightweight compactness of the XPro and XT cameras. I won’t be buying one - but I will buy the XPro3, 4, 5...


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#20 bralk

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 01:18 PM

Not for me. I am not a video shooter and, perhaps not a sensible approach, but aesthetics play a large part for me in my camera choice. I find the design and shape pretty ugly.

I am a stills/video shooter and it this price level I would have expected better video specs:

ND filters

Zebra

Audio monitor out

10 Bit 4:2:2 recording (this is a must for serious grading)

 

It looks promising as a high grade stills camera though (looking forward to try it out)