One question I get asked on a daily basis now is how the new 24 MP FUJIFILM X-Trans III sensor performs in the hi ISO region above ISO 6400. Partner in crime was the new FUJINON Super-Zoom lens XF100-400 1:4,5-5,6 R LM OIS WR. In order to find out, I used a rainy and dark night in Hamburg’s Hafencity for a little test shooting under harsh conditions. It was super windy – even with a heavy tripod in use the camera was constantly vibrating. Being sceptic about the sharpness of my images changed to a big smile on my face, looking on the LCD-screen of the X-Pro2 : The performance of the image stabilzer was visible right away !
Shutter speeds were in the range of 1/25 up to 3 seconds here! Taking the shooting conditions into account, the image sharpness is more than impressive. In terms of noise the hi-ISO images show no unpleasant artefacts and a high amount of detail especially in the low-key areas.
All four images are straight out of camera jpg-files (with no adjustments or alterations done in Postproduction) and were only downsized in Photoshop. Next step will be a processing of the .RAF files in order to maximize the amount of detail in the final image. Be aware that the firmware is not yet final either.
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