09 Sep Fiji XT2 – the perfect wedding camera?
I’m not much of a gear head, but when I was given the opportunity to try out a pre-production XT2 I couldn’t resist. I’ve shot this entire wedding season on the fantastic XPro2’s, the image quality and high ISO performance of the latest X-trans sensor is phenomenal. The focusing system of the XP2 was also a huge leap forward from the XT1 so I had big expectations of the XT2.
Essentially the sensor in the XT1 is the same as those found in the XP2. With this in mind, I’m not going to go over old ground beyond saying the files from the 24mp sensor are simply beautiful. The colours have an organic feel to them with skin tones that look believable straight out of the box. The dynamic range is fantastic and allows me to produce files with lots of detail from the deepest shade right through to the brightest highlights with low noise even when using high ISO. Of course, you can personalise the cameras output in camera and shoot jpg or (as I prefer) within your chosen image editing software and shoot RAW.
As well as the sensor the XT2 also shares the XP2’s focusing system. The big surprise when using the XT2 is how much zippier the focusing is compared to the XP2, this is good news as Fuji are fantastic at keeping their cameras and users up to date so I’m confident this same responsiveness will find its way to my XP2’s very soon.