|Fujinon XF56mmF1.2 R
|Fujifilm VPB-XT2 Vertical Power Booster
|Patchworks ITG for Fujifilm X-T1 X-T2 LCD - Glass is product of Japan, Finished in Korea, Impossible Tempered Glass Optical Screen Protector
The FUJIFILM X-T2 is the ultimate mirrorless digital camera. The X-T2 is a splash-resistant premium interchangeable lens camera with a large OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF). The X-T2 houses the latest generation 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III with an APS-C sensor with no low-pass filter, boasting the highest performance in the history of X Series. The new X-T2 produces crisp image resolution comparable to that of cameras equipped with larger sensors and higher pixel counts, all in a more compact and classically-designed body. And for the first time, the new FUJIFILM X-T2 now supports 4K video recording that can use each available Film Simulation mode, including ACROS, to easily produce premium-quality footage that is as unique as the photographer behind the viewfinder.
Most helpful customer reviews
236 of 242 people found the following review helpful.
My absolute favorite camera (sorry, Canon)
By Kevin Kleitches
First off, this is (according to my failing memory), the only Amazon review I've ever felt compelled to write, so that should give you a pretty good idea on just how amazing this camera is.
Quick backstory: I've only been shooting for a couple of years. In 2014, I picked up my first DSLR, a Canon T3i. Within a few months I graduated to the Canon 6D, and a year or so later, the 5D Mark III. Canon has served me well over the years, and I've been fortunate enough to make a solid side-income from this hobby-turned-profession. I wouldn't be writing this review right now, let alone know what a mirrorless camera is, if it weren't for my friend, Jahns. We made plans to shoot some street photography one day and he showed up with a small little camera that looked more like a point-and-shoot rather than a DSLR. Turns out, it was neither. It was the Sony a7, and I quickly became enamored with its convenient portability and nifty features, like its electronic viewfinder, focus peaking, and advanced focus system. Suddenly it became clear: mirrorless was the future. I knew I had some research to do.
I had my work cut out for me. There are plenty of mirrorless options on the market, so deciding which one I wanted proved to be a difficult task. Initially, I thought my choice was clear: The Sony a7rII. It boasted everything I would ever need in a camera. But the price tag ($3,198) was hefty, and I started to question whether I really needed all those megapixels. Surely, there was a more affordable alternative. Enter the Fuji XT-2. I'm actually not sure how I stumbled upon this marvel of a machine, but I'm so glad I did. After reading glowing review after glowing review about the X-series, it became obvious the XT-2 was for me. So I ordered it.
Five Reasons Why I'm in Love with This Camera:
This camera along with the 35mm f/2 (the only lens I have for it) weighs 1.5 pounds. That's including the battery and lens hood. The Canon 5D Mark III with the 85mm f/1.2 weighs well over three times that much. The difference in weight is not just noticeable, it's dramatic. You can wear it around your neck or slung over your shoulder and you'll barely feel it.
2) Superior focus system
"Superior to what?" you might be asking. While I don't know if the XT-2's focus system beats out other mirrorless cameras (it might, I just haven't done the research), I can say with certainty that it's light years ahead of any DSLR I've shot with. DSLR cameras use what's called phase detection autofocus, while mirrorless systems use what's called contrast detection autofocus. What's the difference? Phase detection is generally a little faster, but it has one huge drawback: it can be pretty inaccurate. With contrast detection, on the other hand, the camera looks at the point on the sensor that's supposed to be in focus and adjusts the lens accordingly until everything looks sharp. Since getting the XT-2, my "throw-away" rate has been cut down significantly. So many images are in focus, and if they aren't, it's generally because I'm not shooting at a fast enough shutter speed.
3) Articulating Screen
If you're a street photographer, you're going to be in absolute heaven. This camera is already discrete with its small form factor, but when you couple that with the ability to pull out the LCD screen, you have the superpower of going around virtually unnoticed. Using live view, I can look down at my camera's LCD screen that's flipped up and focus more on composing my shot rather than worrying about if people are noticing me. This means capturing more real-life moments and less time planning out *how* you're going to capture those moments.
4) Film Simulation
The film simulations are a big part of what swayed me to Fuji instead of Sony. And they definitely do not disappoint. I'm particularly fond of the "Classic Chrome" simulation; its soft and muted tones makes images so pleasing to look at. I generally will color correct images on my own, but I've been surprised at how many images are shareable right out of the camera. Especially for random outings and trips, this is such a welcome feature. No longer do you have to spend hours culling and editing every individual shot.
One other thing to note about the film simulations: they can be applied to video too, although I haven't thoroughly tested this yet. It's nice to know that you can choose to forgo color grading if you're happy with what the simulation gives you. (Fuji also has a flat video profile called F-log, though I think that can only be utilized when using an external 4k recorder.)
5) Sex Appeal
Looks aren't everything, but they sure do help, and the XT-2 is a damn sexy beast. With its three dials on the top of the body, it deceives many into thinking it's a film camera. That is, until they see the LCD screen or hear the sound of its delicious (and silent!) mechanical shutter. The XT-2 is the perfect marriage of nostalgia and technology, and is sure to be a conversation piece among friends and strangers alike.
The Bottom Line: No piece of gear will make you a better photographer on its own, but this camera certainly makes shooting hella fun. If you're considering making the leap from a DSLR to mirrorless, this is a fine choice. Get it! You won't regret it. :)
I hope you all find this review helpful. Thanks for reading, and happy shooting!
Kevin Titus Photo
104 of 111 people found the following review helpful.
I have several. Absolutely a professional level camera!
Pictures say it all. This camera can do anything my full frame cameras can do and I like it better. Im a pro wedding photographer who covers about 40-50 weddings at my current rate. This camera is essential to my workflow. I can do great shots with much less global editing.
- Pro Quality
- Lighter than my DSLR
- Smaller than my DSLR even with a grip
- high fps
- AMAZING jpeg files
-easiest camera Ive ever owned when it comes to shoot in full manual and not accidentally messing up a shot.
- best wifi experience of any pro camera I know of
- can print directly from camera with instax eich my brides love
- low light focusing can be kinda slow or miss but its the best mirrorless Ive had for low light focusing.
- need battery grip to do long events
All shots attached are jpegs straight from the camera
23 of 24 people found the following review helpful.
By RAFAEL POGGI
I am an enthusiast photographer interested in macro and nature photography in general. The first camera I used, was a Nikon D300 with the 18-200mm. After some years, decided to have a new camera and made a lot of internet research, and I mean A LOT. I wanted the best quality images I could get that my wallet could afford. I started to see full frame bodies as an option, but price was a restrictive issue considering the whole package including good glass for a macro, a wide angle and a telephoto. While “surfing”, I started to read about Fujifilm, there were interesting opinions about the great image quality and the amazing color rendering they produce, but not so many about its autofocus. Besides this, everything else was somehow aligned with my requirements. Then the X-T1 was announce and immediately grab my attention for the autofocus speed upgrade they introduced in this model and maybe because of my DSLR background that it is reassembled on this lineup, finally I jumped to the Fujifilm with the X-T1. Really a new hole dimension on image quality and color rendering. Loved the camera, and after a couple of years later saw myself fully committed to this Fuji ecosystem having great glass for all my interests.
Then the X-T2 was announced, with a bigger sensor, better autofocus, better ISO, better shutter speed, with a very useful focus stick selector, double memory card slots, grip with 2 additional batteries, and more. I immediately sold the X-T1 in order to have cash and order the X-T2 that I have for a couple of months now. The bigger knobs are also a great addition, such a pleasure to use the dials, and I did not start using film cameras, it just make more sense than Aperture and Shutter priority.
The Cons, still waiting for good lighting system, still waiting for a better macro lens (picture of butterfly taken with the Zeiss 50 f/2.8), no touchscreen yet, still pricy, software support still behind canikon, still waiting for tethering support.
(Picture of butterfly taken with the Carl Zeiss 50mm f/2.8, the toucan with the XF 100-400).