Fujifilm X100F Release Date & Specifications

Fujifilm X100F Release Date & Specification

Today, Fujifilm have confirmed that they will be releasing the Fujifilm X100F which will replace the X100T.

Fujifilm’s X100 series was first launched in 2011, featured an APS-C sensor, high performance Fujinon lens and was the world’s first hybrid Viewfinder that could be switched between an optical and electronic viewfinder. This was replaced in 2013 with the X100S with an updated sensor and then updated again in 2014 with the X100T which featured Fujifilm’s renowned X-Trans II sensor, faster focusing and the world’s first electronic rangefinder.

The X100F will be available from 16th February 2017

X100F New Features?

The X100F will maintain its Fujinon 23mm lens but has had a sensor upgrade taking it from 16.3 MP to 24.3 MP X-Trans CMOS III. The updated sensor means the X100F has a 1.5 higher pixel count over the previous X100T but controls noise a lot better.

The X100F doesn’t have a low pass filter which gives it more performance over its previous models. The X100F will have the latest X-Processor Pro high-speed image processing engine which will give it the colour reproduction and graduation tones for both stills and video. Because the X100F has Fujifilm’s X-Trans CMOS III sensor, the camera can operate at higher ISO with lower noise. The camera can operate at ISO12800 as standard whereas this was only available as an extended ISO setting.

Like the X100T, the X100F will continue to have film simulation modes with the addition of ACROS mode and the X100F will also be able to simulate grain which can be applied as Strong or Weak. Grain can be combined with any of the film simulation modes.

X100F Focusing:

The X100F focusing system takes it from 49 focus points up to 91 (up to 325 points). 49 points at the centre area will feature phase detection AF which should create a fast and precise phase detection AF area.

The phase detection has been improved to pick up on more fine detail such as bird feathers etc. and 85% of the contrast AF detection image area has been improved. The speed at which data is read has doubled which should improve AF performance and accuracy. Accurate focus can be achieved at -3EV.

Depending the type of scene you are in, the X100F will have 6 AF modes you can choose from. The X100F will have AF-S and AF-C. In these modes you can set the camera to use Single Point focus or Zone focus. There is also Wide/Tracking mode which camera selects multiple areas for focusing.

X100F Controls:

The X100F will include addition of an ISO dial combined with the shutter dial, this further gives the X100F an old classic camera film. Also included with the X100F is a focus lever (joystick) which instantly allows you to move the focus area without having to remove your eye from the viewfinder. It also has a C position which allows +/-5 stops of exposure compensation.

Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder:

Combining both an Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) and an Optical Viewfinder (OVF), the X100F has a switch on the front of the camera which is used to switch between EVF & OVF modes.

Like the X100T, while in optical viewfinder mode, you can engage Electronic Range Finder mode (ERF) which created an electronic display in the bottom right of the Optical viewfinder which assists with accurate focusing, peaking and digital split image. The small EVF can display 100% field of view as well as being able to zoom in 2.5x and 6x the magnification. It also can be used to check exposure and white balance. The screen has no time lag and the screen has been upgraded to 60 fps which means it should display a smooth image when in use.

The viewfinder offers automatic real-time correction of parallax, the gap between the guide frame and actual shooting range when shooting close up.  This Real Time Parallax Correction function is now applied to the focus area in addition to the guide frame to enable assured framing and focusing in the Manual Focus mode.

Design and Positioning:

The X100F maintains a similar design form factor to the previous X100T but it now supports a combined ISO and Shutter dial, the rear of the camera has been overhauled to make sure that the most frequently used buttons and dials are to the right of the camera to make it easier for the photographer to carry on looking through the viewfinder but be able to access the most frequent buttons to the right.

As previously mentioned in this article, the dials feature new settings which allow options to be controlled by the command dial. By setting the ISO dial to A and select Command in the ISO dial setting in the camera menu setting will allow quick access to ISO adjustments with the command dial on the front of the camera within the range of regular sensitivity levels from ISO200 to ISO128000 in increment of 1/3 steps.

Exposure compensation dial now the command dial position which when set to C allows this to be controlled by the command dial on the front of the body. Compensation works at -/+5 stops.

The Lens:

The X100F maintains the Fujinon 23mm f2 lens as used in previous models. This lens is roughly 35mm in the 35mm format. The lens will produce sharp images from the centre to the edge of the frame.

The lens is made up of 8 pieces of glass elements in 6 groups with one high-performance doubled sided aspheric lens and a convex lens made of high refractive glass so this should mean that you get minimal aberrations, high levels of sharpness and excellent colour reproduction you expect to find with Fujifilm X series cameras.

On the outside of the lens there is an aperture control ring.

The lens also has a built in 3 stop ND filter which cuts down the amount of light that it allows in.

Shutter and Shooting Modes:

The X100F maintains its electronics shutter for silent shooting and this can operate up to 1/32000sec. This means that photos such as a snow scenes can be shot with a very shallow depth of field with the aperture wide open or while on a bright beach with clear skies.

For those who want a bit of fun or get creative, the X100F maintains the Advanced Filter Functions which offers modes like Fun, Colour pop, Toy Camera, Miniature, Dynamic Tone, Partial Colour (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple), soft focus as well as High and low Key.

The X100F supports multiple exposure, in which you can take two exposures in single frame.  It can display the first shot on the LCD monitor, so that you can check how it would blend together while composing and shooting the second frame.  This function creates an artistic effect, different from regular single-exposure shots.

For those who like to do time lapse, the X100F can be set with intervals of 1 sec to 24hrs upto infinitive frames.

Video Recording:

For those who are interesting recording video, the X100F will have extended full HD recording. There is a choice of 6 frames to choose from, 59.94p / 50p / 29.97p / 25p / 24p / 23.98p.

Like in still mode, the film simulations can be applied to video footage and with further fine tuning such as highlight tone, shadow tone, colour and sharpness. Manual exposure can be set during filming as well as the ability to change ISO and aperture. Intelligent hybrid AF will switch between phase and contrast modes according to the scene which works during video recording to ensure you maintain fast and accurate focusing.

 

Additional Features:

Conversion Lenses:

New conversion lenses are optically designed to draw out the maximum performance of X100F’s built-in lens, delivering premium picture quality without having to change the F stop value. The camera body automatically recognizes it when a conversion lens is mounted, and displays a guide frame indicating the shooting area when in the OVF mode.

 

・ Wide Conversion Lens 「WCL-X100 II」

The “WCL-X100 II” is a dedicated wide conversion lens that multiples the fixed focal length by approx. 0.8x, converting it to 28mm (35mm format equivalent). Not only does this lens emphasize perspective, it's also perfect for when you want to capture a broader view such as when shooting in tight spots or landscapes.

When the WCL-X100 II is mounted on the X100F, the camera automatically recognizes the conversion lens and corrects aberrations.

 

・Tele-Conversion Lens 「TCL-X100 II」

The “TCL-X100 II” is a dedicated tele-conversion lens for narrowing the field of view by multiplying the fixed focal length by approx. 1.4x, converting it to 50mm (35mm format equivalent). This lens can be used in a variety of situations, such as portraits taking advantage of a natural perspective, or close-up photography from as close as 14cm.

When the TCL-X100 II is mounted on the X100F, the camera automatically recognizes the conversion lens and corrects aberrations.

 

Model name FUJIFILM X100F
Number of effective pixels 24.3 million pixels
Image sensor 23.6mm x 15.6mm [APS-C] X-Trans CMOS III with primary color filter.
Storage media SD Card[ - 2GB]/SDHC Card[ - 32GB]/SDXC Card[ - 256GB] UHS-I*1
Lens Name of Lens FUJINON single focal length lens
Focal length f=23mm (35mmformat equivalent : 35mm)
Full-aperture F2
Constitution 6groups 8lenses [1 aspherical glass molded lens included]
Aperture F2 - F16  1/3EV step [controlled with 9-blade aperture diaphragm]
Focus distance Approx. 10cm to infinity / 3.9in. to infinity
Sensitivity Standard Output AUTO1/AUTO2/AUTO3[up to ISO12800]/ISO200 - 12800 [1/3EV step]
Extended Output ISO100/25600/51200
Shutter speed Mechanical Shutter:

4sec. to 1/4000sec.[P mode]、30 sec. to1/4000 sec.[All modes]

Bulb mode[up to 60min.]、TIME:30sec. to 1/4000sec.

 

Electronic Shutter:

30sec. to 1/32000sec.[P/A/S/M modes]

Bulb mode:1sec. fixed、TIME:30sec. to 1/32000sec.

 

Mechanical + Electronic Shutter:

4sec. to 1/32000sec.[P mode]、30sec. to1/32000sec.[All modes]

Bulb mode[up to 60 min.]、TIME:30sec. to 1/32000sec.

Flash Auto flash [Super Intelligent Flash]

Effective range:[ISO 1600] approx. 30cm - 9.0m/1.6ft. - 29.5ft.

Guide Number: approx. 4.6[ISO100・m]

Viewfinder Optical viewfinder Reverse Galilean viewfinder with electronic bright frame desplay

0.5x magnification, Coverage of frame area vs. capturing area : approx. 92%

Electronic viewfinder 0.48-in., approx. 2,360K-dot color LCD viewfinder,

Coverage of viewing area vs. capturing area : approx. 100%

Eye point : approx. 15mm, Diopter adjustment : -2 to +1m-1[dpt], Built-in eye sensor

LCD monitor 3.0-inch, aspect ratio 3:2, approx.

1040K-dot TFT color LCD monitor [approx. 100% coverage]

Movie recording Full HD 1920 x 1080 59.94p / 50p / 29.97p / 25p / 24p/23.98P, 36Mbps Continuous recording : up to approx. 14 min.

HD 1280 x 720 59.94p / 50p / 29.97p / 25p / 24p/23.98P, 18Mbps Continuous recording : up to approx. 27 min.

* Use a card with SD Speed Class with Class 10 or higher

Power supply NP-W126S Li-ion battery [included]
Dimensions / Weight 126.5mm [W] x 74.8mm [H] x 52.4mm [D] / 4.98in. [W] x 2.94in. [H] x 2.06in. [D]

[Minimum Depth : 32.0mm / 1.26 in.]

 

Approx. 469g / 16.5 oz. [including battery and memory card]

Approx. 419g / 14.8 oz. [excluding accessories, battery and memory card]

Battery life for still images*5 Standard : Approx. 270 frames [EVF] / 390 frames [OVF] *5
Accessories included Li-ion battery NP-W126S, Battery charger BC-W126, Shoulder strap, Lens cap, Metal strap clip, Protective cover, Clip attaching tool, USB cable, Owner's manual

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Edinburgh Street Photography with Matt Hart and Ami Strachan

There are only 8 places available on this workshop.
The cost is £120 per person but early bird tickets are £99
This workshop will encourage debate about Street Photography and help the participants to be more critical about their work.
The workshop is suitable for professional and amateur photographers of all levels. We ask you to familiarise yourself with using your camera and learn how to change settings quickly before attending the day, this will enable you to enjoy the experience fully.
The day will start at 10.30am and conclude at 16.30pm with a break for lunch and plenty of comfort breaks throughout the day, most of the day will be out on the streets. There is a lot of walking during the day and the event may take place in inclement weather so come prepared.
You will spend the day with Fujifilm X Photographer Matt Hart and the Edinburgh Street Photographer Ami Strachan exploring the streets picking up tricks and tips on Matt's and Ami’s styles of Street Photography.
Matt’s Street photography workshops and courses are fun, informative and relaxed. They are both challenging and highly enjoyable and designed to stretch your imagination.
Ami's Street photography workshops are also relaxed and very entertaining.
Together Ami and Matt have contrasting styles of Street Photography but they work very well together, so you get the best of both worlds.
Matt uses the Fuji X100F and XPro2 with a 23mm or 16mm Prime lens.
Ami uses the X100T
You can bring any DSLR or mirrorless camera on this course; fixed lens compacts are also welcome. If you are wondering what lenses to bring 50mm is ideal for full frame and 35mm film uses. APSC size sensors 35mm is ideal or lenses around the normal focal length.
The day normally starts at 10.30am with a coffee introductions and a discussion about the day. Matt will be giving a two hour talk on Street Photography in the morning and will touch on the ethics and law and how to deal with challenges in this area.
Next he will discuss camera set up for the day and the best set up for street photography with a practical demonstration of street camera technique.
Matt will cover what Street Photography is, and show you some of his favourite Street Photographers images. He will also show you the best way to approach his style of Street photography.
We normally spend around two hours covering these subjects then around 12.30am we head straight out on to the streets where you can watch the way Ami and Matt work and try out some of the tips and tricks that they share with you.
We break for lunch around 1.30pm where we can find a quiet place for a snack to discuss the mornings work and share our experiences.
We then go back out on the streets to practice your new street techniques and try and find your street rhythm and look for some interesting characters or great light!
We stay out shooting until about 4pm, we then find a quiet place to sit as a group to discuss the day and this will include lessons learnt. Matt will share his processing techniques and preferred software. Matt and Ami will give you their views on Critique and show you how to review your own work.
You will be able to post your work and talk to Matt and Ami after the event through his Social Media pages or by e mail, this includes a social media link to upload and share your best work.
Full details of the day will be sent by e mail one week prior to the event.

Terms and conditions.
We are unable to give a full refund in the event of non-attendance without notice, regardless of the circumstances. We will try to find you another place on a similar course or you can nominate a friend to take your place.
In the event of sufficient notice being given (two months) we will refund 75% of your payment, the remainder will cover the administration costs of refilling the place.
We also reserve the right to cancel any of the workshops if there is insufficient demand. We will confirm the workshop is running two months before the actual date so please don’t leave it too late in booking your place.
Tickets are not transferable without first contacting us.
Tickets cannot be exchanged, transferred, or resold for commercial gain.
No food, beverages, accommodation or transport is provided unless stated.
Please note Travel and Equipment Insurance is not included, please provide your own if required, as Fujiholics cannot accept any liability for loss damage or injury to you, your vehicle or equipment.
We do not tolerate racial, sexual, religious or abusive behaviour whether it be verbal or physical from any clients, either towards our staff or other attendees, should you take part in any behaviour which is deemed unsuitable you will be removed from the workshop without a refund. In extreme cases, legal action will be taken.
Please make us aware of any medical issue that may affect your ability to take part.
Fujiholics does not guarantee the weather, temperature or photographic perfection on any workshops - they are all subject to occasional adverse weather. We aim to teach techniques and skills that can be take away and practiced.
Each participant takes part in the workshop at their own risk, we will give a safety briefing at the start of each session but it is up to the participant to decide whether they are confident enough or physically able to take part in each session. If you have any questions, please contact us directly.


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A Fujiholics Story - Matt Hart

About you

I was born in Hammersmith in London, England UK. I was born Dyslexic and I struggled at school with the more academic subjects but did very well in the Arts and Science. I found being Dyslexic more of a gift than a disability.  My Dyslexia was one of the more rare forms where two areas of the brain are not connected in the Wernicke’s area and Broca’s area so there was no hope for me to improve my academic skills. After I found out Einstein was Dyslexic and also quite a few photographers at the time there was no holding me back. I had a dream of one day becoming a photographer. I left School with average grades and started out shooting events and weddings with 35mm film. This was short lived due to starting a family so the photography was hit and miss over the years. I am now a professional photographer shooting events and street photography, as well as teaching photographers on training courses and workshops in Street photography.

I moved to the North West of England about 9 years ago to be with my girlfriend Jane, at first it was quite hard to adjust but now I find that Liverpool inspires me to take more and more images. The North West is also in a great position in the UK for me to travel up and down the country to teach courses and talk at events. 

So, you’re a Fujiholic?

I was shooting with Nikon for over 30 years but started to get fed up with the weight of the equipment. I had a fall on the Isle of Skye whilst shooting landscapes on holiday and broke a few ribs; this was down to the sheer weight of camera gear on my back.

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When I got back home I started to look for new options and bought myself a Fuji X100 wow! What a great little camera. I started to use the X100 more and more and leave the Nikon D3s in the bag.  For street photography the X100 was amazing.  Soon after that I bought the XPro1 and shot Liverpool International Music Festival with the Fuji and the Nikon D3s. Following the festival I decided to shoot Fuji only. I sold all my Nikon Pro gear! Big brave move but one I do not regret. I shoot mainly black and white and the Fuji X series are perfect for my style of shooting.

I think mirrorless cameras are going to change the industry that is one reason I changed over so quickly for a DSLR to Fuji X. It’s almost like the change from film to digital. I have to admit I was late changing over from film. I did not want to miss the opportunity of changing over to mirrorless I wanted to embrace the change. Mirrorless cameras are improving all the time but the Fuji X for me are putting the passion back in my work. They are light, easy to carry and you can shoot all day without arm ache or backache from carrying the gear. You can have a bag full of lenses and not even feel the weight.  My street style is unobtrusive and discreet so the Xpro1 works like a dream.  I know they are not up to sport or wildlife quite yet but it won’t be long. I do think there is a quiet revolution going on, the DSLR has had its day! 

fujiholics-matt-hart-10I have fallen in love with Fuji like no other! My favorite camera of all time was my Nikon Fm2 I still shoot film with this camera but not anymore. I am now in love with the XPro1 with the X-T1 close behind. I found myself talking about Fuji all the time on the internet and Fuji groups were springing up all over the place. I wanted to try and pull the passion for the brand into one place and bring like minded professionals together so I started a secret Fujiholics Facebook group. Within no time I have requests to join from all over the world from photographers of every level and ability so I decided to expand the group to and include a Fujiholics open Facebook group that anyone can join and share their love for the Fuji brand and the X Series. We now have a small group of Admin, nearly all Pro Photographers and have expanded over to Google Plus and Twitter as well as Instagram. One thing that’s a stand out for me is the passion for the Fuji X series. I did not expect the group to have the interest it has had. I hope to build on that in the future. I love the Fuji brand and the amazing team behind the brand. The guys at Fuji all show real passion for the brand and this I find very refreshing.

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Which is your favourite lens? Why?

I use the Fuji X100T for about 80% of my work and this has a fixed lens. But my favorite lens for my Street Photography has to be the 35mm f/1.4 I am a prime lover and this lens ticks so many boxes for me.

When you next go travelling, what gear will you take?

I travel all the time with my work and I always have the X100T with me at all times, this camera stays in my bag and then goes in my pocket every where I go. 

If I was going on holiday to Scotland I would take an X-T1 and Xpro1 with 35mm 18mm 60mm 10-24mm 50-140mm 16-55mm but if I was going on a flight I would take the lenses that I needed to shoot that area of the world and travel with less kit. 

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When out shooting, what are your settings? Why?

My settings vary from job to job but my Street set up on my X100T is Auto ISO with Iso200 as min and ISO 6400 as max and 1/125 sec as lowest speed, I would shoot on Aperture Priority most of the time at about f4 I would also shoot a mixture of Zone focus and Auto focus.

What kind of tools do you use for post processing?

I use Adobe CC with Lightroom and Photoshop but I hardly ever use Photoshop in my Street work, I normally only use Lightroom and Silver Efex Pro.

What is your favourite Film Simulation? Why? 

I am a RAW shooter, I prefer working with RAW files and don't use any of the great film simulation modes.

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What's next?

I am in the middle of a natural light street project that is exploring movement with long exposure ! I only have limited free time and setting up and shooting LE in the street is not that easy so the project has become a steep learning curve.

http://www.matthewhartphotography.com/Available-Light-my-2015/

I have quite a few workshop planned for 2015.

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/matthew-hart-photography-ltd-6442621859

I also plan to buy the new 16mm Lens I was lucky enough to try this lens out a few weeks back and have to say its stunning! I was testing it in very low light and it was super fast and very very sharp.

I am also involved in the #StreetLife competition at with Fujifilm and Clifton Cameras, so cant wait to get out on the three amazing free Street walks with all the team and people that sign up to come out for the day to one of the great city's.

http://www.cliftoncameras.co.uk/streetlife/

I will be at Cambrian Photography for their May the 23rd show and at all the Fujiholics free events we have planned for 2015 / 2016 

Contact info

www.lighttraveler.co.uk

https://www.facebook.com/matthewhartphotography

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/matthew-hart-photography-ltd-6442621859