28 Jul Capturing Puffins in Flight with the Fujifilm X-T2

Since the launch of the Fujifilm X-T2 I have been asked many times how good the Auto Focus system is compared to the X-T1 and X-Pro2 and also compared to a pro level Nikon or Canon DSLR.  

The question regarding the X-T1 and X-Pro2 is easy to answer because it is a huge step up from the X-T1 and a definite improvement on the X-Pro2s excellent AF system which I have used for shooting motorsport and international rugby.  

Now the second question regarding the comparison between the X-T2 and pro level DSLR is harder to answer because I haven’t used a DSLR since I sold my Nikon gear in 2014.  The X-T2 is definitely on a par with the D800 / D700 / D300S I used but how it compares to a Nikon D5 or D500 or Canon 1DX MkII or 5D MkIII is difficult for me to answer.  

All I can say for definite is that the AF-C tracking on the X-T2 allows me to take shots of moving subjects with ease and the images are crisp and sharp, and that is all that really matters.  

So the X-T2 can track a moving race car and produce a sequence of images all sharp and technically perfect.  This is great news but race cars are predictable and fairly large objects to lock on to.  The only downside to a race car is they are shiny and sometimes in bright sunlight the AF can lose the lock, but this has only