15 Feb New Seeing-how I (finally) learned to love the Fujifilm X-T2 | This IS Tony Bridge

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Ahua, Rawene Fujifilm X-T2, XF 55-200 LM R OIS<p>ISO 200, 20s @f5

I don’t do tech posts much anymore, however this time I want to make an exception, because there are things I want to share, not so much why Fujifilm gear is better than any other manufacturer’s equipment, but for the new way of working it has given me.

It has taken a while, but I have finally found myself enjoying the Fujifilm X-T2. In fact it has become my go-to camera (admission through clenched teeth). There are reasons.

About 6 months ago, I bought a Fujifilm X-T2. I bought it for a commission which required the ability to deliver top-quality files in low light. I couldn’t use any form of artificial light, for artistic and cultural reasons. I considered using my Nikon D810 kit, which has been my go-to kit for professional and artistic work for the last three years. I did have an X-T1 until about 18 months ago, when it was stolen from my flat. However the files from it could never match the Nikon for subtle tonality, dynamic range and mid-tone transitions. After all, while the images from the 16MP APS-C might be sharp enough, they could never match the tonal rendition of a 36MP full-frame sensor. Furthermore, in low-light, the D810 isn’t a riveting performer. I rarely use it above 400 ISO, because the files become too noisy and beyond the ability of noise-reduction software to correct. The X-series cameras, however, are stellar up to 6400 ISO, and have been ever since the X-Pro 1, a result of the X-Trans sensor’s unique design, with its extra green pixels. Since noise builds first in the green channel, the extra green pixels hold it out for longer, and so it proved with the commission. The camera performed perfectly for the commission, delivering everything required of it….

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