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13 Sep New York with the Fuji X-T2 – Some initial observations

It didn’t take me long to press my new Fuji X-T2 into service photographing around New York. I already knew what to expect in terms of image quality because I have been using the X-Pro2 since it came out, and the results are similar except for the improved video capabilities of the X-T2. More on that in a future post.

Both the X-Pro2 and X-T2 have two SD card slots but only one of these is UHS-II on the X-Pro2 while both are UHS-II on the X-T2. This is more of a necessity on the X-T2 considering its 4k video capability up to 30fps.

Shooting 4k also necessitated supplying additional power to the X-T2. A new Fujifilm NP-126S battery supplies more power, increases speed, all with less heat than the standard NP-126 battery. An auxiliary Vertical Power Booster Grip can hold two of these batteries, for a total of three supplying the camera with much needed power while increasing shooting speed to 11fps, improving shutter release time lag, and limiting blackout time. It also allows almost a half hour of 4k recording, a substantial increase over the 10min recording time with one battery.

The new Fuji X-T2 outfitted with one of my favorite lenses, the Fuji 16-55mm f/2.8 zoom.

Another difference between the two cameras is the locking mechanism on the shutter speed dial and a similar lock on the ISO dial. Pressing the center button on either dial will pop it up and allow the dial to spin freely. To lock…