19 Feb My Fujifilm Journey (so far), the X-T2…. – Alan Hewitt: Wildlife and Conservation Photographer

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Towards the end of 2017 I bought a Fujifilm X-T2 and 18-55mm ‘kit’ lens as a replacement for my increasingly unreliable Nikon 28-70 f/2.8. It’s not the obvious alternative, nor is it absolutely comparable. I’m not going to bore anybody with my full detailed reasoning, other than saying I am very keen to lighten the weight of my camera bag when I am travelling back and forth between the UK and Africa. I always take a wide angle / mid-range zoom lens for ‘wildlife in the landscape’ photography.

Despite hearing a fair bit of negativity from photographers who pontificated about unresponsive and slow autofocus, poor ergonomics, unintuitive menu systems and dreadful battery life, I continued with my own research and decided to find out for myself. As always, the good people at the Newcastle upon Tyne branch of London Camera Exchange were very helpful and offered a good trade in price on some of my older unused gear. I also attended a Fujifilm evening at Digitalab in Newcastle upon Tyne with Fujifilm ambassador, Matt Hart and Technical Specialist, Nathan Wake which was very interesting and useful.

This blog post isn’t intended as a formal review, it’s more of an evolving account of my experiences and thoughts.

First Impressions

With the battery and memory card in place and the 18-55mm f/2.8-f/4 lens attached, the first thing to put a smile on my face is just how light it feels. In fact, it is lighter than just my Nikon 28-70mm lens alone! Despite this, the X-T2’s magnesium alloy body construction feels solid, as does the metal bodied 18-55mm lens….

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