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In This Episode
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Fujifilm 16-80mm f4 R WR OIS Review: For a long time, the only standard zooms for Fujifilm X mount shooters covering wide to medium telephoto focal lengths were the 16-55mm f2.8 R LM WR and the 18-55mm f2.8-4 R LM OIS. You either had to pick weather resistance and a bright, constant maximum aperture, or sacrifice them in favor of optical image stabilization and variable maximum aperture. This all changes with the Fujifilm XF 16-80mm f4 R OIS WR. This new standard zoom lens features both weather sealing and optical image stabilization while covering an even longer focal range. It also has a constant maximum aperture as well, albeit at just f4. Is the Fujifilm XF 16-80mm f4 R OIS WR the new wide to medium telephoto standard zoom to beat for Fujifilm X mount? Join us on the next episode of The Phoblographer’s Pro Camera Reviews as we discuss everything about the Fujifilm XF 16-80mm f4 R OIS WR.
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On the Next Episode:
How to Shoot Without Image Stabilization: Editor in Chief Chris Gampat will lead a discussion about shooting without image stabilization. He was taught to shoot at 1/13th with a Leica rangefinder and he’s still incredibly steady even without stabilization. In his journeys, he’s found a lot of problems with the way people shoot. But he’s also found ways that work no matter what the person’s body type is.
The Most Forward Thinking Cameras of the Past Decade: Since the introduction of the Canon EOS 5D II, digital cameras slowly shifted towards becoming less about stills and more about video performance. A quick look at today’s camera marketing materials reveals that video specifications take precedence over still specs. While there is nothing wrong with digital cameras that can deliver the best of both worlds, hybrid cameras do introduce quite a few problems, like more complicated menus, and increased heat output. In this segment of the show, we will discuss some of our favorite digital cameras from the last decade that focus more on photographers and stills than on video and videographers.
Our Dream Cameras: With all the speculation being thrown around about upcoming camera releases, what unique features can we combine from leading camera manufacturers to create our dream camera? I.E. Canon colors, Olympus Live COmp, Sony’s advanced AF, etc