07 Jul First impressions of the new Fuji X-T2

Source: Ian Macdonald Photography

I have been working with a pre-production model of the new Fuji X-T2 for the last couple of weeks, and I am excited to finally be able to share my initial thoughts on it.

First, a little historical perspective…

The X-T1, originally announced on January 28th, 2014, was a breakthrough camera for Fujifilm.  It had more of a DLSR style to the body, it was weather sealed, it had an articulating screen, and its electronic viewfinder was large and beautiful to use.  Over the last two and a half years since its release it has also had multiple firmware updates, bringing a host of new features to it.

Since the announcement of the Fujifilm X-Pro2 this past January many people have been eagerly anticipating the successor to the X-T1:   A new camera that not only incorporates the technology found in the X-Pro2, but also the many suggestions for improvements made by X-T1 users over the years.  Readers of this site know that I love using my X100t and X-Pro2, but after using a pre-production model of the X-T2 for a couple of weeks I have to say that those of you who have been waiting for this camera are going to be very happy.

In this “first look” we will examine the camera’s exterior and ergonomic design, take a look at what’s under the hood, look at some sample images, and we will discuss the new grip briefly.  I’d also like to comment on the inevitable “X-Pro2 versus X-T2”

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