IR Fujifilm Manager Interview: Fujifilm X-H2, X-H2S, GFX, GF20-35mm, XF56mm V2, and More

Image Resouces has a lengthy interview with Managers from Fujifilm that you can read in full here, or you can check out our bullet points from the interview below to save time:

  • SNR and Dynamic Range of X-H2/X-H2S
    • SNR  was improved by rearranging the pixel layout so that the pixels can hold more electrons before being saturated
  • 1/180,000 second shutter speed
    • The new sensor allows for precision electronic shutter control rest and readout
  • HR pixel-shift
    • High-resolution pixel shift photos can only be assembled on the computer at this time.
  • Fujifilm X-H2/X-H2S Processor
    • The Fujifilm X-H2 and X-H2S use exactly the same processor
  • Blackout-free EVF without stacked sensor
    • The X-H2 displays live-view images at 120 fps using skipped reading and the X-H2S can display 120 fps full pixel count
  • Why no 8k 60P?
    • The sensor Fujifilm is using is limited to 8k 30p
  • Frame cropping when shooting 20fps
    • Shooting at 20fps requires a 1.29x crop that provides a 24MP image
  • Digital IS crop
    • The X-H2 crops 10% for digital IS
  • Every lens released in 2021 was designed for 40MP (XF18, XF23, XF33)
  • XF56mm f/1.2 V1 70cm focus distance
    • Fujifilm could have made the V1 lens match the V2 lenses 50cm focus distance, but the image quality wouldn’t have been up
  • XF56mm f/1.2 v2 Improved Bokeh
    • The new optical design might have had an impact on bokeh, but the main goal was to reduce aberrations and increase sharpness, but the 11-blade aperture was designed to create pleasing bokeh
  • XF56mm f/1.2 v2 aperture and focus element movement
    • The elements and aperture move in unison which improves minimal focus distance and image quality at close range
  • XF56mm f/1.2 v2 120-gram focus group and AF speed
    • The AF speed of the new lens is the same as the old due to newer more powerful DC motors and a better lens drive algorithm
  • Fujifilm’s original lenses were not weather-resistant, but all of their modern lenses have been and will continue to be
  • How is the GF20-35mm so light and compact
    • Fujifilm used the same small-size optical system in the GF35-70mm to achieve the lightweight
    • The internal zoom design also made it easy to carry
    • The single complex cam design also allowed for the reduction of weight and diameter
  • 110mm tilt-shift surprise
    • Fujifilm’s research found that there was a need for longer focal-length tilt-shift lenses so they decided to work on one
    • The GF30mm tilt shift is great for architecture and the GF110mm is good for fashion

Fujifilm X-H2:
B&H Photo / Amazon / Moment / Adorama
Fujinon XF56mm f1.2 MKII:
B&H Photo / Amazon / Moment / Adorama
Fujinon GF20-35mm f/4:
B&H Photo / Amazon / Moment / Adorama

Fujifilm X-H2S:
B&H Photo / Amazon / Moment / Adorama
Fujinon XF18-120mm F4.0 LM PZ WR:
B&H Photo / Amazon / Moment / Adorama
Fujinon XF150-600mm f/5.6-8 R WR:
B&H Photo / Amazon / Moment / Adorama

Fujifilm X-T4:
B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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