After my purchase recently of the Fuji X-T2 – I bought a new lens this last week – the 16-55 F2.8. My first zoom. It’s stunning.
I had a studio shoot, and although I took along my Canon Camera, it wasn’t long before I switched over to the lightweight Fuji.
It performed beautifully, with only one menu item that had to be changed. Shooting in manual mode, with studio lights being fired from a trigger on top of the camera, I had to turn the preview exp/WB in Manual Mode off. This is under Tools, and Screen set up. Other than that – it was good to go right out of the box. (Thanks to Richard Egan for giving me that information).
With the camera’s 24M pixel count, the image sizes are much larger than I’m used to – 6000×4000, leaves plenty of room to crop if you need to with no loss of image quality.
The viewfinder is different too. Mirrorless means electronic, but there’s no lag to notice, and I found I quickly got used to the look. 325 focus points means no searching for the right place to lock on to, and it’s easy to move the focus point around with the control stick.
I’ve never had a tilting display either – the Canon DSLR’s that I own don’t have it – The X-T2 display rotates up, down and pulls out sideways too for ease of use, and has a great resolution of 1.04 million dots.
I did the firmware update this week. This allowed more options on ISO, and a very pleasing addition was the ability to record information onto files. Useful when I have to remember how to spell names, and refer back to locations. It’s something I used a lot with the Canon DX.
So far, I have not used their 4K video, but I’m looking forward to giving it a go.
There’s another firmware update scheduled for May! Two inside 3 months – I think Canon had one update over a 4 year period. Maybe they think they’ve nothing to prove, and nothing to improve on.
Ultimately the conversion so far, to Fuji has been a seamless one. All I need now is a long lens….. and I’m set to go……
Oh, and if anyone is interested. I’ve got a Canon 1D MK4 body for sale…….. Message me on here if you are interested, or see my Facebook page for more information and a price.
Thank you for reading…… more on this topic to follow