A Complete Guide to Better Focus With Fujifilm Cameras

In the past few years, Fujifilm's X Series cameras have made some major strides in autofocus performance, putting them on par with many advanced full frame bodies and positioning the series for high-speed sports and wildlife work. If you own a Fujifilm X Series camera and want to get the best possible performance out of your autofocus system, this is the video tutorial for you. 

Coming to you from Maarten Heilbron, this excellent video tutorial takes a deep dive into the autofocus system on Fujifilm X Series cameras. I recently reviewed the Fujifilm X100V, and with my last experience with the X100 series before the X100V being the X100S, I was truly blown away by the remarkable progress Fujifilm has made in its autofocus performance in just a few years, and I can see why their cameras are finding their way into the hands of more and more photographers. And when you combine that with the speedy burst rate of a camera like the X-T4, which offers an impressive 15 fps with the mechanical shutter or up to 30 fps with the electronic shutter and a slight crop, it looks like the Fujifilm system offers a capable and portable solution for a wide range of demanding genres. 

Check out the video above for the full rundown from Heilbron. 

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4 Comments

Mr Drizz's picture

You only have to be in light that is only mildly low for the AF to fall apart. Anything low contrast and you might as well give up.

I did a shoot a couple months ago and a 12 year old 5Dmk2 destroyed my XT3 in low light low contrast situation. Nailing focus on the eye every time. And the low light wasn't that low.

I love my Fuji but in the Studio unless lit like daylight the AF is useless.

Dale Karnegie's picture

The irony is that he is out of focus during the intro (at least). I haven't watched far enough to know if he's out of focus for the entire video

Rich Bind's picture

The exposure setting at f4 at 125 in the video as the reason the images not very sharp; plus zoom lens?

Rashad Hurani's picture

I though Fujifilm does not need to focus as it is already focused all the time, even when off. and the color velvia