2 Months with the Fuji X-T2
Finally, I can talk about it!!!! For the last two months I have been shooting the new Fuji X-T2. Today I can tell you all about it. Now, there are tons of article coming-out that review all the features and and changes so i won’t hash all that out again. What you want to know is should I buy one? The answer is YES! However there is more to it than that, so let’s get started!
Is it better than the X-T1? Absolutely. It inherits all the great advancements that came out in the X PRO 2. With a 24.3 mega pixel sensor, a much faster processor, greatly improved viewfinder and LCD, better attention to the buttons and dials, and the deal breaker, the new focusing joystick it is a must upgrade from the X-T1. Now a little love for the X-T1! It is still great camera and I would not throw mine away, (o.k. I had three and I sold two)! I plan to keep one around since I still love it and will find a good use for it! But yes, Virginia, the X-T2 is everything you hoped it would be and more!
Is it better than the X PRO 2? No, it’s just different. It is better suited for those that enjoy a SLR type camera even though it is not an SLR, it handles and operates for those that are more comfortable with that style camera. The X-T2 has a better LCD, it tilts both horizontally and vertically! It has 4K video! The electronic viewfinder has faster refresh rate, almost twice was fast, and it is much brighter, and has more magnification all great things! It is smaller than the X PRO 2, which is good or bad depending on which you prefer. It has a much faster frame rate, with the battery compartment it will do a blazing 11 frames per second!!! The battery compartment is also much improved, fits tighter, and has it’s own shutter release and joystick, much needed! If you love rangefinder type cameras, the X PRO 2 is still your cup of tea!
What am I going to do? I am going to buy one! Then I’m going to shoot it along side my X PRO 2 and decide which one will get a sibling! Don’t I already know??? Actually the camera we had the opportunity to shoot early did not have the final firmware so they were less than ready for prime time. This is normal, but I still will have to shoot a full blown production camera with the final firmware to know some of the things I need to see. I know this much for sure, it is a very worthy successor to the wonderful X-T1. I’m sure I will end up with a pair of them, and the X PRO 2 will be my other camera, but since I promised you I would always shoot straight with you, so I will tell you more after I’ve shot the production camera for a while. All indictions are it is going to be the one you will want. Dang Fuji, wish they hadn’t made the X Pro 2 so fabulous, both have there charms!!!! Stay tuned on this soap opera!
What about Image Quality? My estimation is it’s fabulous, all I could have hoped for! But I will let you decide, these are images made over the last few months with the X-T2.
While this image below was not shot with the X-T2 it was shot with the X PRO 2 in Acros monochrome mode which is also in the X-T2 and is the greatest break through in forever for monochrome shooters, it’s simply wonderful!
So, to wrap it all up; The Fuji X-T2 is a fabulous edition to the Fuji X System! It will be an even bigger hit than the X-T1 was and with good reason, Fuji did what they do best, they listened to the customer and made virtually every change we asked for and added some on top of that! I guess I will be buying a pair of them!!!
Check out Jack Graham’s excellent review as well, on our Fuji Workshop Site:
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