Camera & Lens

Fuji X-T2

My latest project is investigating if any of the various manufacturers have a mirrorless system which will be able to give me the same quality of image and speed of autofocus as my Canon gear, in particular Sony Alpha 7R II which looks interesting but we will see. There aren’t many longer lenses available yet so I am investigating using Canon glass with Sony cameras with the Metabones adaptor. My conclusion as far as Sony is concerned is that Sony lenses are expensive, there are not many options especially for wildlife photographers and the Canon lenses don’t consistently perform as you would like. There seem to be quite a few other photographers out there looking to do a similar thing. Now with the Canon 1DX II released it may be time to change from my 1D MKIV to the 1D X MKI!!

However with the imminent release of the Fuji XT-2 I may have to rethink this – the Fuji range of lenses is second to none and superb glass as well.I am currently waiting for my XT-2 with 18-55mm lens and battery grip – will report back when I have had chance to use it.

First Impressions – have now had the Fuji X-T2 for a few weeks and I have to say that after a few initial misgivings I have got more used to it and have discovered that the image quality from the 24 mega pixel sensor is superb, the camera handles brilliantly and although a steep learning curve most of the controls seem to be very intuitive.

It came with the 18-55mm lens (although a kit lens it is superb) and I have now also purchased the 100-400mm with extender and also the 10-24mm zoom.

There is a lot of information on the web regarding processing of the X trans sensor files (and I have looked at Iridient Developer) but my Lightroom seems to be fine although the jpg files the camera produces are so good that I am thinking of not using the raw files at all!

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