Fujifilm X-T2 Roundup :: Video, Sports and Stills… the Best Mirrorless Allrounder?

X-T2: Joe Ng x Sports at Fujifilm

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Lot’s of great feedback about the Fujifilm X-T2 so far. The Stills are great (no surprise), the Autofocus Tracking and Accuracy seems to be vastly improved (see TCSTV Video Review) and big surprise… 4K shooting works. No moiré, no overheating, sharp and nice images.

The Fujifilm X-T2 is Fujifilm’s most complete camera… and if all the initial excellent feedback will get confirmed in future reviews, then it might be one of the best mirrorless allrounder out there… if not the best. And if only the X-Pro2 could get those AF tracking custom settings, too….

So let’s continue our X-T2 Coverage:

  • STILLS: Concentration Camp Theresienstadt, Fujifilm X-T2 at Rico’s Flickr – Series of images, not a Review
  • SPORTS: Welcome to my Fujifilm X-T2 Initial Excitement & Thought at joengphotography + Sports: Cycling Event captured with the Fujifilm X-T2 at flickr
  • VIDEO: Shooting Video with the Fujifilm X-T2 at the Red Bull Ring at macleancomms
  • VIDEO: Fuji X-T2 is serious video tool with 4K and F-LOG at eoshd. NOTE: Videographer eoshd didn’t shoot with the X-T2 so far, but he collects some videos we have already shared in the past here on FR, puts them together into one post and shares his thoughts.
  • X-T2 Release in August? 24 hours with Fujifilm’s X-T2 mirrorless camera at engadget (at the end of the article they say the X-T2 will hit stores in August)
  • X-Pro2 or X-T2? Fuji X-T2 or X-PRO2? Dilemma Solved at ipcloud (NSFW)
  • & More: A day with the X-T2 at dphotographer / Fujifilm X-T2 in Black and White at spark.adobe / X-T2 in Le Mans at focus-numerique (tranlsation) / Fujifilm X-T2 in the Real World at bryanminear / Fujifilm X-Pro2 versus X-T2: Seven key differences at dpreview / My Fujifilm X-T2 experience at williamchua

Klaus Bo and the new X-T2 at Fujifilm Nordic

Vertical Booster Grip: USA: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / CANADA: AmazonCA / EUROPE: AmazonDE / AmazonUK / AmazonITA / AmazonFR / AmazonESP / PCHstore / WexUK / AUSTRALIA: CameraPro

Fujifilm X-T2 Vs. X-Pro2 :: Autofocus Differences… And Why the X-T2 is (and Will Always Be) Better for Sports!

X-T2 Vs. X-Pro2 AF-speed

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X-T2 Vs. X-Pro2 AF-speed & features

We just heard it form TheCameraStoreTV here: the Fujifilm X-T2 is, along with the Sony A6300, the only mirrorless camera that can compete with DSLRs (that’s their opinion). And in some cases it also tracks better than the Sony A6300.

So what happened to Fujifilm? Where does this AF-speed boost come? Is AF-tracking now really more accurate and C-AF faster? And especially… will the X-Pro2 ever catch up to the level of the X-T2 via Firmware Update?

There is quite a bit of confusion regarding this, just read the comments to this facebook post on FR, so high time to say a few things:

  1. Customizable AF-tracking: everyone out there, who’s going to test the X-T2 AF-tracking, should study and get familiar with the new customizable AF-tracking options. As demonstrated in the TCSTV Video, they really seems to work great. It’s a huge bonus of this camera compared to its direct competitor, the Sony A6300… and also compared to the X-Pro2.
    And the X-Pro2?: Will the X-Pro2 get these new AF-C Custom Settings functions? The Answer is: NO. Fuji said it clearly. The X-Pro2 Firmware 2.00 Update in October 2016 will implement the new AF-algorithm, but not the custom settings functions.
  2. The Magic Algorithm: The first reviews seem to indicate, that the X-T2 focusses faster than the X-Pro2. Is it really like this? Actually not. The fastest AF is still 0.06 sec. So what… just a Placebo? Not really. The algorithm has been improved, so that the X-T2 now uses phase detection 2/3 of the time, whereas phase detecion usually works only 1/3 of the time on the X-Pro2. More at fujifilm-x.
    And the X-Pro2?: The improved algorithm is the main course of the meal in the upcoming Fujifilm X-Pro2 2.00 Firmware Update (scheduled for October 2016). So yes… your X-Pro2 will get the new algorithm. Official announcement at fujifilm
  3. The Vertical Booster Grip – shorter Blackout & 11fps: the performance of the X-T2 is split between camera and grip. To take the most out of the camera, use the X-T2 with the grip attached. The booster grip reduces the EVF blackout time and allows you to shoot at 11fps.
    And the X-Pro2?: No Booster Grip for the X-Pro2 :( . Of course you can use the OVF (no blackout time at all), but OVF might not be your preferred choice in case you use longer zoom lenses.

So, if you plan to buy an X-camera and shoot also a lot of sports, then consider the 3 points mentioned above. The overall AF-experience will be better with the X-T2, because of the added AF-tracking features, the shorter blackout time and, in case you need it, you can shoot at 11fps.

However, if you don’t shoot much sports and you are mostly a single AF-shooter, then you will get the same improved AutoFocus algorithm of the X-T2 also on the X-Pro2 with the Firmware 2.00 Update in October. This means, the X-Pro2 will use phase detection more often.

Fujifilm X-T2: USA: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / CANADA: AmazonCA / EUROPE: AmazonDE / Calumentphoto DE / AmazonUK / AmazonITA / AmazonFR / AmazonESP / PCHstore / WexUK / AUSTRALIA: CameraPro

Vertical Booster Grip: USA: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / CANADA: AmazonCA / EUROPE: AmazonDE / AmazonUK / AmazonITA / AmazonFR / AmazonESP / PCHstore / WexUK / AUSTRALIA: CameraPro

Fujifilm X-Pro2: USA: BHphoto / AmazonUS / FocusCamera / AdoramaPictureline / BestBuy CANADA: AmazonCA / EUROPE: AmazonDE / AmazonUK / WexUK / PCHstore / AmazonITA / AmazonFR / AmazonESP /   AUSTRALIA: CameraPro

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Fuji X-T2 Vs. Sony A6300: “Fantastic Autofocus. Can compete with DSLRs. In some cases tracks better than A6300” – TheCameraStoreTV

Episode recorded on X-T2… the A6300 was just overheating too much

TheCameraStoreTV tested a pre-production X-T2… so take it with a grain of salt for now. But it really seems that Fuji vastly improved Autofocus.

Chris tested the Fujifilm X-T2 against the Sony A6300, and says that the performance is “very comparable to the Sony A6300, in some cases it actually tracks better.” Also because, unlike the Sony A6300, the Fuji gives you more customizability on controlling how the camera tracks subjects. And you can see in the video how well it really works.

Chris says that there are now 2 mirrorless camera contenders, who can handle anything a DSLR can handle for Sports: the Fuji X-T2 and the Sony A6300.

Video Guy Jordan tested the 4K features and says there is no overheating when shooting 4K (even longer videos) and no Moiré.

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Fuji Guy Billy: “For Sports, X-T2 closing gap to DSLRs” :: Fuji X-T2 meets the World… and makes an Awesome Video!

X-T2 Films the World

X-photographer Daniel Malikyar traveled the world with his X-T2 and captures it in HQ. What we get is a short and beautiful video, that not only demonstrates the massively improved image quality compared to X-TransI/II cameras, but also an invitation to travel and meet the beauty out there that is waiting to be captured with our X-series cameras. Check it out on youtube.

miXed links

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The X-T2 is here… and now? X-T2 or X-T1? The answer in Spanish at fuji-xperience (translation) / Lab Samples at imaging-resource / Fuji Announces the New X-T2 and I’ve Been One of the Lucky Testers at christinalauderportraits / Field Test in Spanish at Le Mans at dslr-magazine (translation) /

X-T2 Sport Photography – Fuji Guy Billy

As Fuji’s Vice President, Fuji Guy Greg does not really have much time anymore to make the Fuji Guy videos with Billy. But for the X-T2 launch, we can see them together again. Greg introduces, and Billy goes over the X-T2 features.

And Billy also makes a bold claim regarding the Fuji X-T2 Sport Photography capabilities. I quote:

Our Top Selling camera, the X-T1, really did lot of good things […] but when it came to sports the C-AF wasn’t there yet. […]

When it comes to professional sports photography, the mirrorless cameras will be the future. And we are kind of closing that gap today with the Fujifilm X-T2.

And how should the X-T2 achieve that?

  1. AF-algorithm: The X-T2 will always try to use the fast phase detection to focus. But when it can’t get focus, it quickly switches to contrast detection and as soon as possible jumps right back to phase detection. This algorithm improvement reduces the “wobbling effect “(the images coming in and out of focus when you use the continuous AF features). Moreover, when shooting birds for example, the algorithm is able to ignore the background and track the bird.
  2. AF-C custom settings: For example, you can now tell the camera to keep tracking one subject at least for 1.5 seconds before looking for another focus.
  3. EVF black out time. Especially at 5fps the black out time is that short, that you can easily track your subject and the camera can better focus between each shot.

Interesting note: Fuji Guy Billy says that they improve their cameras not only based on feedback from X-photographers, but they look also at what people say in the internet (I think he ment also you guys :) ) – but that’s not a surprise

Video here.

Fuji X-T2 + 4K Video: “There is no Moiré. Sharp and more cinematographic than GH4. I can use it 100% for Video”

Fujifilm X-T2
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X-Trans and Video never were good friends.

Both, the X-TransI and X-TransII sensor had some serious issue with moiré in videos. However, already the X-Pro2 dramatically improved the Video Quality of Fuji Cameras.

But what about the 4K on the Fujifilm X-T2? Videographer Emmanuel Pampuri says:

Picture quality is amazing. […] It’s more cinematographic than the GH4 […] We don’t have the f-log on firmware right now, Fuji is still working on it. […] Picture quality is very sharp. There is no aliasing, no moiré… it’s beautiful. […] I can use it properly 100% for the Video […] Fuji is still developing the firmware. I get a new firmware every two days […] Battery life is not so good if you don’t use it with vertical grip […] It’s still a CMOS sensor, so there is still an issue with the rolling shutter.

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