07 Jul FIRST LOOK: FUJIFILM X-T2 camera review (part 2)

In Part 2 of my First look review of the Fujifilm X-T2, that has been released today, we will have a look at the image quality of the latest X-series camera! At the end I will give my  initial thoughts and conclusions. Part 1 can be found here.

IMAGE QUALITY (click on the image for full screen view)Since I picked up my “pre-production” copy of the X-T2 end of April 2016, I’ve been taking the camera to a lot of different places over the world. But one of the first shots I made, was this post-sunset shot below from a new project called “The Terrace- Dubai Creek Harbour” at the end of Dubai Creek. 

ISO 200, f5.6, 1/250s, 140mm on XF 50-140 f2.8 lensA second image where three images were blended together was this one of the Burj Khalifa during the blue hour from the Palace Hotel. It was made by using the new 2 stop Exposure bracketing, which a lot of photographers have been asking for, for a long time!

ISO 800, 3 different shutter speeds, f11, 11mm on XF 10-24 f4 lens

The dynamic range and especially the RAW file potential of the single files is excellent as well. The image below of a tree in Mauritius is made by adjusting shadows and highlights of a single RAW file in Lightroom. Something that definitively would have been more difficult in the previous generation of X-Trans sensors. If I have to choose, I would rather slightly underexpose and recover in post than the opposite.
ISO 200, 1/100s,  f9,  XF16mm f1.4 lensI’ve really enjoyed using the new XF100-400