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    Default Useing the Fujifilm XT2 day in and day out

    I have recently switched and just curious if there any Fujifilm users on the Forum? I have had some mixed experiences up until now. While the camera it is in my hands I absolutely love it ... The issues I have are with the auto focusing system, its far more complex and advanced then what you expect from a mirrorless. But by far the biggest issue is how Adobe products are playing with the X-trans RAF files ... sharpening is a bit of an issue ...

    I have shared a few more thoughts on the XT2 here: http://blog.etienneoosthuizen.com/20...phy-again.html

    But would love to hear thoughts about the camera from other users ...

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    Default Re: Useing the Fujifilm XT2 day in and day out

    Not sure what to make of the silence from other users. Based on the long waiting list for the X-t2 there should be quite a few Fuji users...
    Just unwrapped the cameras and have used them a few times albeit in dismal weather.
    I have restricted my use to testing the various Film simulations but will check on the RAW output this month. I also use Lightroom so hope this issue is / will be resolved. I read that the clarity slider works better than the sharpening tool.
    The Fuji has fulfilled my desire to have a smaller kit. I have had a year of experience with the X-t1 and as you have noted , find myself enjoying the set up of the camera.
    I have noted a significant improvement in the auto focus speed moving to the X-t2. I still need to test the accuracy but was able to easily track flying vultures in dim light (iso 6400). I used the default focus menu 1. I will work through the other focus modes. I was used to this from Canon so I dont forsee any issues provided the camera responds as expected.
    I have now invested in a couple bodies and 4 lenses. I have also found myself drawn more to composition and learning use of filters and other photographic dimensions from previously just trying to seek out large fanged furry creatures trying to sharpen their teeth on Bambi and co. This will obviously be alot of change and I am realistic at this stage that my abilities and not the camera are the limiting factors.
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    Default Re: Useing the Fujifilm XT2 day in and day out

    Hi Shane,

    I suspect there is a realization from the great DSLR community that the XT2 is a "proper" camera and it can do anything that a DSLR can do and in most cases much better, what has struck me is exactly what you have pointed out ... it has made me fall in love with the act of taking a photograph and I am thinking of each image individually ... where with a DSLR you setup a camera and for that light and scene you just blast off frames now worrying about the images as the exposure has been set (with the buffer being aperture or shutter priority) ... with the fuji I am thinking alot more which is challenging ... which is ultimately fun and the images carry alot more rewarding feel to them.

    The focusing is lighting quick, I have done alot of testing with my staffy, and its tracking is good with the dog running striaght towards me I ... I a better hit rate shooting with less focus points and at 8 fps, it seems to offer the camera a better oppertunty to think and focus between frames, but I was more than happy with the 14fps as well, but those extra frames just adds alot more work to your editing workflow. so I am happy at 8fps ...

    I dont apply any sharping in Lightroom to the RAF file and actually remove the default shapring that LR adds on upload, The NIK output sharppening has giveing me the best results for web ... if I intent to print large, then I may use Capture One (version 9) to edit the image.

    REgards
    Etienne

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