22 Nov The Fujifilm X-T2 Review

Having introduced their next-generation sensor technology with the X-Pro 2, Fujifilm doubled down on their quest to kill the DSLR.

With image quality in the bag, they focused their efforts on speed, and specifically the speed and accuracy of continuous autofocus — the last bastion of DSLR superiority.

The result is a camera that succeeds not only in granting the wishes of existing Fuji users, but also in attracting an entirely new set of customers for whom the final barrier to entry has been further eroded.

But it doesn’t fully deliver on its promises, and even though it seems more desirable on paper than the X-Pro 2, my time with the X-T2 convinced me that I was right to purchase the Pro instead.

Flagship Design & Build

For the past year or so, I’ve been very happily shooting with an X-Pro 2 for all my work and personal assignments. While I came to Fuji from a DSLR and am thus more used to that form factor, I’ve come to appreciate the rangefinder-style layout. I even prefer it in a lot of ways.

I tend to agree with the notion that the X-Pro 2 is the camera Fuji wants to make, and the X-T2 is the camera they need to make. I say this because the X-Pro 2 feels tuned for pleasure. The X-T2 seems more utilitarian….