Fujifilm X-T2 i X-H1 – video and power

Actualization – at the end I have added what I discovered the day after πŸ™‚

In the X-T2, and even more in the X-H1, we can find lots of features, allowing for use of these great cameras not only for stills, but also for video. Let’s name just a few: 4K or ability to use external recorder, recording through HDMI interface. And in case of X-H1 in addition F-log, touch screen, allowing for silent operation during recording or IBIS – image stabilization inside the body, what allows for use of plenty of lenses which have no stabilization built-in.

But both bodies have hidden issue, being a huge problem for many film makers: power.

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Fujinon XF 80mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro

At the beginning, there was no macro lens for Fujifilm X. Then one half of the macro lens has appeared, namely XF 60mm with reproduction ratio of just 1:2. Because of that, the macro photographers either didn’t take Fujifilm X into account, or, like me, used third party lenses with converters, like AF Micro Nikkor 200mm f/4. Suddenly, Fujifilm management promised a real macro lens. Initially rumors were about 120mm, but soon it turned out to be 80mm more probable. We were waiting long time, new dates and deadlines suggested by oracles were passing, and finally it is! So long promised and even longer awaited real macro lens for Fujifilm X!

Fujinon XF 80mm F/2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro
Fujinon XF 80mm F/2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro

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