|ISO 200, f5.6, 1/250s, 140mm on XF 50-140 f2.8 lens|
|ISO 800, 3 different shutter speeds, f11, 11mm on XF 10-24 f4 lens|
|ISO 200, 1/100s, f9, XF16mm f1.4 lens|
|ISO 400, 1/750s, f11, 347mm on XF 100-400 lens|
ISO 400, 1/250s, f13, 400mm on XF 100-400 lens
|ISO 200, 1/140s, f9, 360mm on XF 100-400 lens|
I shot the camera in harsh desert conditions; strong winds with blowing sand and temperatures over 40C, with absolutely no problems.
|ISO 320, 1/160s, f14, 55mm on XF 16-55 f2.8 lens|
ISO 400, 1/160s, f10, 400mm on XF 100-400 lens
The previous generation X-Trans II sensor images, with a lot of foliage, could sometimes be a challenge to develop to its full potential in Lightroom. The new sensor does not seem to suffer from the same problem. Check out the aerial image below to see the amount of detail.
|ISO 1000, 1/3800s, f5.0, with XF90mm f2.0 lens|
When the X-Pro2 was announced in January 2016, some photographers were sceptical about the high ISO performance of the higher megapixel sensor. In my X-Pro2 review, I concluded that the X-Trans III sensor has about one stop advantage over the X-Trans II and that seems to hold true as well for the new X-T2 sensor. I will happily shoot at ISO 6400, even 8000 with the new camera as long as the image is correctly exposed.
|ISO 3200, 1/160s, f11, 100mm with XF 100-400 lens|
|ISO 6400, 1/350s, f5.6, 16mm with XF16-55 f2.8 lens|
|ISO 400, 1/60s, f5.6, XF 35 f2 lens|
ISO 400, 1/800s, f5.6, XF 35 f2 lens (Acros R)
The First Look review of the X-T2 has been largely based around the differences between its older brother. It is important to know that the camera has many more features that are not mentioned here; items like the built in WiFi or great film simulation modes have been part of the Fujifilm X-series for a while.
Negative points on the X-T2 were very hard to find; there were a few smaller items with regards to the battery grip (see part 1 Battery-Battery grip), which I suspect will be solved by the time the cameras becomes available. Yes, a touchscreen would have been nice, but that would have undoubtedly increased the price point. Beside the new "joystick" is working great, almost making a touchscreen just a gimmick. Still on the LCD, I have liked to see the screen rotate to the 180 degree mark, something that video shooters love.
I stated before that the camera I used for the review, was a very early pre-production copy, which I got more than 2 months ahead of the announcement date. Given the firmware was not final when writing the review, I was not able to go into detail of the new updated autofocus tracking system and other new features. I will therefore blog again about the missing items before the camera becomes available in September 2016.
What I do know is that I really believe the X-T2 will be another "high flyer" for Fujifilm. No, I'm not paid to make that statement, but I'm confident that this camera will pull even more DSLR shooters over to the mirrorless camp. Even without having seen the full potential of the X-T2, I'm sold. For 1600,-USD I want one!
|ISO 200, 1/100s, f5.6, 39mm on XF 16-55 f2.8 lens|