X-H1, X-T2, X-Pro2, X-E3 & X100F firmware updates

Fujifilm have announced a new round of Firmware updates for the X-H1, X-T2, X-Pro2, X-E3 & X100F.

Firmware Version

FUJIFILM X-E3 (Ver.1.2.0) - due late April 2018

 1. Supports “FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO”

After connecting a camera to a computer via USB cable, the “FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO” enables users to convert RAW files with X Processor Pro. Fast batch processing will also be available. The “FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO” can be downloaded from the FUJIFILM website for free.

 

  1. Support for backup/restore of camera settings via FUJIFILM X Acquire

Once connecting a camera to a computer via USB cable, the “FUJIFILM X Acquire” allows users to backup/restore camera settings to/from a file. Copying all camera settings from one camera to another is available.

 

  1. 3. Compatible with the newly developed FUJINON XC15-45mmF3.5-5.6 OIS PZ lens

The upgrade will add compatibility for the newly developed FUJINON XC15-45mmF3.5-5.6 OIS PZ lens.

 

1) MF ring can be used as zoom ring

2) Maintain the lens zoom position during interval shooting

3) Maintain the lens zoom position in playback mode to shorten the startup time for the next shooting

 

4.Improve radio flash controller usability

The upgrade allows users to shoot with compatible third party studio flash in high speed sync. or TTL mode via their radio controllers.

 

5.Enlarged and customizable indicators or information

The upgrade allows users to enlarge indicators and information in the viewfinder and/or LCD monitor.

This upgrade will also enable users to customize the location of where the information is shown on the display.

 

6.Enhanced Bluetooth®* connectivity via FUJIFILM Camera Remote app.

The upgrade allows users to utilize the following functions with the latest “FUJFIILM Camera Remote” app.

 

1) The upgrade allows users to select multiple smartphones or tablet devices by paring the cameras.(Up to 7 devices)

2) Update the firmware** of compatible cameras that offer Bluetooth® capability via smartphone or tablet devices.

3) It supports Bluetooth® wireless remote control camera shutter release** for cameras that offer Bluetooth® capability.

*The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by FUJIFILM Corporation is under license.

**An upgrade to the “FUJIFILM Camera Remote” that will be available in May 2018 is required to operate firmware update and camera shutter release.


FUJIFILM X100F (Ver.2.1.0) - due late April 2018

1.Enlarged and customizable indicators or information

The upgrade allows users to enlarge indicators and information in the viewfinder and/or LCD monitor.

This upgrade will also enable users to customize the location of where the information is shown on the display.


FUJIFILM X-H1 (Ver.1.1.0) - due May 2018

 

  1. Addition of “Focus Bracketing”

The update will enable the photographer to shoot focus distance bracketing up to 999 frames. When the photographer begins shooting, the focal location is shifted with each activation of the shutter by the step of focus shift set from 1 to 10.

 

2.Compatible with the newly developed cinema lens FUJINON MKX18-55mmT2.9 lens and FUJINON MKX50-135mmT2.9 lens

The upgrade will add compatibility for the newly developed FUJINON MKX18-55mmT2.9 lens and FUJINON MKX50-135mmT2.9 lens

 

1) Aperture information can be displayed on the monitor. The upgrade allows users to select T-stop or F-stop.

2) The upgrade allows users to check the focus distance with the distance indicator shown on the monitor.

3) Automatically corrects the distortion and the color/brightness shading.

4) Camera automatically calculate the White Balance based on the lens position and deliver the color expressions with Film Simulation modes.

 

3.Enlarged and customizable indicators or information

The upgrade allows users to enlarge indicators and information in the viewfinder and/or LCD monitor.

This upgrade will also enable users to customize the location of where the information is shown on the display.

 

  1. Enhanced Phase Detection AF during movie recording

Enabled phase detection AF at smallest area size when in single point AF, making phase detection AF active all 6 area sizes both in AF-S/AF-C mode.

 

  1. Expanded Phase Detection AF Area options during still shooting

Phase detection AF is now available in the smallest size single AF point when shooting in AF-S and AF-C modes.  This takes the total phase detection AF areas to 6.

 

6.Enhanced Bluetooth®* connectivity via FUJIFILM Camera Remoteapp.

The upgrade allows users to utilize the following functions with the latest “FUJFIILM Camera Remote” app.

 

1) It synchronizes "date and time" and/or "location information" of smartphone and tablet devices when used with cameras with Bluetooth® capability

2) The upgrade allows users to select multiple smartphones or tablet devices by paring the cameras.(Up to 7 devices)

3) Update the firmware** of compatible cameras that offer Bluetooth® capability via smartphone or tablet devices.

4) It supports Bluetooth® wireless remote control camera shutter release** for cameras that offer Bluetooth® capability.

 

  1. Addition of Fn button support for “IS Mode”

The upgrade allows users to set the Fn button as “IS Mode” for quicker setting changes.

 


FUJIFILM X-T2 (Ver.4.0.0) - due May 2018

  1. Addition of “Focus Bracketing”

The update will enable the photographer to shoot focus distance bracketing up to 999 frames. When the photographer starts shooting, the focal location is shifted with each activation of the shutter by the step of focus shift set from 1 to 10.

 2.Compatible with the newly developed cinema lens FUJINON MKX18-55mmT2.9 lens and FUJINON MKX50-135mmT2.9 lens

The upgrade will add compatibility for the newly developed FUJINON MKX18-55mmT2.9 lens and FUJINON MKX50-135mmT2.9 lens

1) Aperture information can be displayed on the monitor. The upgrade allows users to select T-stop or F-stop.

2) The upgrade allows users to check the focus distance with the distance indicator shown on the monitor.

3) Automatically corrects the distortion and the color/brightness shading.

4) Camera automatically calculate the White Balance based on the lens position and deliver the color expressions with Film Simulation modes

3.Enlarged and customizable indicators or information

The upgrade allows users to enlarge indicators and information in the viewfinder and/or LCD monitor.

This upgrade will also enable users to customize the location of where the information is shown on the display.

  1. Addition of F-log SD card recording

The upgrade allows users to record F-log movie data into their SD card.

 

  1. Addition of 1080/120P high-speed video mode

The upgrade allows users to shoot 1080/120P high-speed video (1/2, 1/4 and 1/5 speed slow motion), ideal for recording spectacular slow-motion footage

 

  1. Enhanced Phase Detection AF

Latest updates to the AF algorithm provide the following performance enhancements:

 

(1) The low-light limit for phase detection autofocus has been improved by approximately 1.5 stops from 0.5EV to -1.0EV, raising the precision and speed of autofocus in low-light environments.
(2) The range at minimum aperture has been expanded from F8 to F11. For example, even when using the XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR with the tele converter XF2X TC WR, phase detection autofocus can now be used.
(3) Major improvements have been made to the AF-C performance while operating the zoom, which provides major benefits when shooting sports and other scenarios in which the subjects moves unpredictably.
(4) Finely-detailed surface textures of wild birds and wild animals can now be captured at high speed and with high precision as a result of improvement in phase detection autofocus.

 

  1. Addition of “Flicker Reduction”

For enhancing the quality of indoor sports photography, the upgrade allows users to reduce flicker in pictures and the display when shooting under fluorescent lighting and other similar light sources.

 

  1. Addition of “Select Folder” and “Create Folder”

Enables the user to choose the folder in which subsequent pictures will be stored. And also enable to enter a five-character folder name to create a new folder in which to store subsequent pictures.


FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (Ver.5.0.0) - due May 2018

 

1.Enlarged and customizable indicators or information

The upgrade allows users to enlarge indicators and information in the viewfinder and/or LCD monitor.

This upgrade will also enable users to customize the location of where the information is shown on the display.

 

  1. Enhanced Phase Detection AF

Latest updates to the AF algorithm provide the following performance enhancements

 

(1) The low-light limit for phase detection autofocus has been improved by approximately 1.5 stops from 0.5EV to -1.0EV, raising the precision and speed of autofocus in low-light environments.
(2) The range at minimum aperture has been expanded from F8 to F11. For example, even when using the XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR with the tele converter XF2X TC WR, phase detection autofocus can now be used.
(3) Major improvements have been made to the AF-C performance while operating the zoom, which provides major benefits when shooting sports and other scenarios in which the subjects moves unpredictably.
(4) Finely-detailed surface textures of wild birds and wild animals can now be captured at high speed and with high precision as a result of improvement in phase detection autofocus.

 

  1. Addition of “Flicker Reduction”

For enhancing the quality of indoor sports photography, the upgrade allows users to reduce flicker in pictures and the display when shooting under fluorescent lighting and other similar light sources.

 

  1. Addition of “Select Folder” and “Create Folder”

Enable to choose the folder in which subsequent pictures will be stored. And also enable to enter a five-character folder name to create a new folder in which to store subsequent pictures.


Switching to Fujifilm - Lee Glasgow

Lee's background:

13 years ago I purchased a Canon 300d, what a wonderful camera it was in its day, then I upgraded every 2-3 years ending with the Canon 5D Mark three, there is no denying these are great camera’s !

7 years ago I decided to focus on weddings and my kit replicated most other wedding photographers equipment ! A couple of years ago i realised my bones were taking a battering from carrying around two full frame camera bodies and 4 heavy lens’s for 12 hours at a time!

I then purchased the little Fuji X100t after reading the reviews from a couple of well known fuji ambassadors, now i have to say this was a perfect travel camera/gig camera/family camera, I love it, but I never really had much success with it at weddings!

My Canon gear that had served me well but was looking battered and it was obvious that it would soon need replacing. Once again I started following the blogs of the Fujifilm  ambassadors and started to get excited with the  Fujifilm X-Pro2 and the new The Fujifilm X-T2! Lets fast forward as I’m boring myself!

dscf5176

Lee's current kit:

My kit now includes 2 Fujifilm X-T2’s  a 50-140mm 2.8, the 56mm 1.2 and the 16mm 1.4 lens (i will be adding a lens to bridge the gap between the 16mm and the 56mm in time)

So what have I learnt in changing over?

Well firstly, Im now carrying around 2.5kg less equipment than before, I really can feel huge difference!
I shoot always in manual for everything, so shooting in manual on the Fujifilm X-T2 came so natural, there was little or no learning to be done! The tilt screen is a God send.

I went on a training day with Chris Chambers Photography, I felt smug as the other members lay on the floor getting muddy and damp, i simply crouched down and tilted the screen, I shoot low, high and waist height now, why? because I can!, this is not really possible without the tilting screen because of seeing whats in the frame and focusing, well not for me anyway!

Lee Glasgow

Lee's go to lens:

My lens of choice for when I’m taking portraits at the wedding or capturing guests chatting, is the 56mm, with its 1.2f stop i simply love the results it achieves.

So is the Fujifilm X-T2 a wedding camera?

For all the reasons I’ve mentioned if you were to give me two 5d mark 4’s right now, hand on heart, I would not trade these fuji’s in! Why would I? They have the focusing I require and the speed shutter rate I require, even without the booster grip! Yes its a cropped sensor, but connect a prime lens to this you have an amazing fast, light, versatile camera, and we have not even gone into Video in camera options!

Lee Glasgow

The support I have received from the Fuji community has been amazing!

Here is the cheese folks!

I became a photographer because I fell in love with a camera!

and now?

I guess, Im a born again Fujiholic!

 

Lee Glasgow
www.leeglasgowphotography.co.uk

[wdi_feed id="8"]

 


Fujifilm XT-2 - The perfect wedding camera?

I’m not much of a gear head, but when I was given the opportunity to try out a pre-production X-T2 I couldn’t resist. I’ve shot this entire wedding season on the fantastic X-Pro2’s, the image quality and high ISO performance of the latest X-trans sensor is phenomenal. The focusing system of the X-Pro2 was also a huge leap forward from the XT1 so I had high expectations of the X-T2 and it didn't disappoint.Read more


Photowalk around Liverpool with Matt Hart and the NEW Fujifim X-T2

Rob Sanderson takes a look at Fujifilm's new X-T2 mirrorless camera while on a photowalk with X Ambassador Matt Hart. For most, this is the first time they got to see Fuji's new camera in the flesh and more importantly get their hands on it.Read more


FUJIFILM announces the ultimate mirrorless digital camera!

X-T2_BK_18-55mm_FrontRight_WhiteFUJIFILM announces the ultimate mirrorless digital camera: the FUJIFILM X-T2 that delivers creative perfection.

 

The X-T2 offers outstanding image quality with FUJIFILM’s colour reproduction formulated over 80 years, advanced autofocus functions and 4K high definition video.

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) has announced that, on September 8, 2016, the company will release the FUJIFILM X-T2 - the ultimate mirrorless digital camera that uses advanced technologies to achieve premium image quality, outstanding operability and beautiful design reminiscent of traditional cameras.

 

The X-T2 combines the sensor and image processing engine developed by Fujifilm, with an ultra-sharp range of FUJINON lenses for excellent image resolution.  Fujifilm’s colour-reproduction technology, formulated over 80 years, delivers images of unparalleled quality and realism, recording a subject’s textures, three-dimensional feel and even the atmosphere surrounding it.

 

The X-T2’s compact and lightweight camera body is also dust-resistant, water-resistant and capable of operating at temperatures as low as -10°C.  Its autofocus and electronic viewfinder performance have both been substantially improved, making it more adaptable than ever before at shooting a moving subject under difficult conditions, such as sports or wildlife photography, which had previously been considered difficult with mirrorless cameras.

For the first time in the X Series, the X-T2 supports 4K video recording.  The Film Simulation modes, used for still images, can be applied to video to easily produce premium-quality footage.

 

 The X-T2’s design is modelled after the central viewfinder style of the FUJIFILM X-T1, which has been popular since its launch in 2014.  This proven stable form factor provides a camera that is perfectly sized with ergonomic dials laid out exactly where they are needed for excellent, intuitive operability. Couple the X-T2 with the optional grip to provide a superior balance, especially when mounted with a telephoto lens.  Immerse yourself in photography through the large viewfinder with the magnification ratio of 0.77x.  The sense of perfect alignment from the centre of your body to a subject through the lens creates an illusion that you have become one with the camera for the ultimate photographic pleasure.

 

 The full line-up of 22 FUJINON lenses covers a wide range of focal lengths from ultra-wide angle to ultra telephoto.  The compact and lightweight lenses are all optimally designed for APS-C sensors, and incorporate standout features including large maximum aperture and powerful image stabilisation to meet photographers’ diverse demands.

 

 The X-T2 is to become the X Series’ flagship model along with FUJIFILM X-Pro2, the world’s only rangefinder-style camera with the Hybrid Multi Viewfinder, released in March this year.  The two models deliver unparalleled performance in their distinctive fields, with the X-T2 excelling in portraiture, nature and sports photography, and the X-Pro2 ideal for snapshots and discreet documentary photography.

 

Highlight features of X-T2

 

  • FUJIFILM’s excellent reproduction of colours and gradation of tones capture premium image quality in both stills and video recording 

The X-T2 features the 24.3MP X-TransTM CMOS III*1, an APS-C sensor with no low-pass filter boasting the highest performance in the history of the X Series, as well as the X-Processor Pro high-speed image processing engine to deliver outstanding colour reproduction and gradation of tones in both stills and videos with high ISO sensitivity and low noise.  The Film Simulation modes, developed with Fujifilm’s philosophy of colour reproduction nurtured in over 80 years of photo film research, have further evolved to capture a subject’s textures, three-dimensional feel and even the atmosphere surrounding it.

The X-T2’s video function supports 4K video recording, which is the first in the X Series of cameras.  Approx. 1.8 times the amount of information needed to produce a 4K video file (3840x2160) video is captured to create stunning image quality.

  • Fast response to capture a decisive moment with any type of subject 

    Basic response specifications, such as start-up time, shooting interval and shutter release time lag, have all been improved to the extreme in pursuit of a camera that operates exactly as the photographer demands.

    The high-speed processing power and the use of improved algorithms have significantly improved the basic autofocus performance, improving the focusing performance on points of light, low-contrast objects and subjects with fine and delicate textures such as bird feathers and animal fur, which have previously been the weakness of phase detection AF.

     

    The X-T2 also features AF-C Custom Settings for even higher accuracy in focus-tracking moving subjects.  You can customize settings to optimize AF characteristics according to the type of subject movements.

    The electronic viewfinder, which is used to continuously track a moving subject, is capable of displaying up to 100 frames per second, while also maintaining the magnification ratio of 0.77x and the display time lag of 0.005 seconds.  The duration of the viewfinder blackout, in which the live view display blacks out temporarily while the camera reads picture data, has been reduced by more than half, enabling up to 5fps, instead of 3fps in previous models, during continuous shooting in the Live View mode, a better option to ensure tracking subject movements.

     

  • A perfectly balanced, compact, lightweight and rugged body, made possible with the APS-C sensor 

    The X-T2’s compact and lightweight body, weighing just 507g (including memory card and battery), is dust-resistant, water-resistant and capable of operating at temperatures as low as -10°C.  The use of the APS-C sized sensor means the camera body mounts more compact and lightweight lenses, so that you only need a small camera bag to head out for all types of field photography.  Fit the optional Vertical Power Booster Grip (VPB-XT2) to shoot up to approx. 1,000 frames per charge.

     

  • Practicality-oriented design that brings back the operability of traditional cameras

Mechanical dials are provided for intuitive operation of all basic camera settings, including the shutter speed, ISO sensitivity, exposure compensation, drive modes and metering modes.  The settings can be instantaneously adjusted even when the camera is turned off, so that you can be always ready for the next shot.  The rear panel of the camera body features the Focus Lever.  This can be moved up / down, right / left and diagonally to make quick changes to the focus area for accurate focusing.  The rear LCD screen is the X Series’ first three-direction tilting display, which tilts up and down when shooting in landscape, and upward when shooting in portrait.  The screen remains positioned on the optical axis of the lens even when tilted, facilitating easy high-angle and low-angle shooting.  When not tilted, it fits flush to the body to maintain its streamlined design.

  • Supporting an appealing line-up of lenses, and perfect match for Fujinon Red Badge zoomsOf the diverse line-up of FUJINON lenses, the Red Badge zooms, namely XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR, XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR and XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR, are the perfect fit for the X-T2.  Add the Vertical Power Booster Grip to the body for a more comfortable grip, while making additional features available for the entire system such as higher-speed AF and faster continuous shooting.

     

    *1 X-Trans is Fujifilm’s trademark and registered trademark.

     

     

    Product features

    Integrating the image sensor boasting the highest resolution in the X Series, the high-speed image processing engine “X-Processor Pro” and image design technology developed from over 80 years of photo film production to achieve ultimate image quality in both stills and videos

  • The X-T2 features Fujifilm’s 24.3MP X-TransTM CMOS III APS-C sensor.  Its highly random pixel array effectively reduces moiré and false colours without the use of an optical low-pass filter.  The elimination of the low pass filter, which is attributed to loss of image resolution, makes it possible to draw out FUJINON lenses’ true capabilities to the maximum extent.  Coupled with the high-speed image processing engine “X-Processor Pro,” the X-T2 produces image quality comparable to that of cameras equipped with a larger sensor with higher pixel count, while also supporting 4K video recording.
  • Fujifilm’s proprietary image design technology, produced through the development of photographic films, helps to reproduce warm skin tones, bright blue skies and rich green foliage in beautiful colours, just as you remember seeing in real life.
  • The Film Simulation function now features the ACROS mode. Using X-Processor Pro’s advanced processing capability; the mode offers smooth gradation, deep blacks and beautiful textures to create monochrome images that far outperform the previous Monochrome mode.
  • The X-T2 also has the Grain Effect function for reproducing distinctive graininess seen in photographs taken with film cameras.  The function is available in “Strong” and “Weak,” and can be combined with any of the Film Simulation modes.  You can easily obtain the effect of film-based photos, notable especially when the image is printed out.
  • Despite having the pixel count 1.5 times that of the X-T1, the new device and its enhanced signal processing technology have successfully controlled digital noise even further.  Improved ISO sensitivity means ISO12800, which was part of extended ISOs in X-T1, is now available as a regular ISO option.  Even at ultra-high ISO settings, the camera produces low-noise images, reproducing deep blacks and smooth gradation of tones, capturing beautiful images even in low light conditions.
  • X Series’ first support for 4K video recording
  • Approx. 1.8 times the amount of information needed to produce 4K video (3840x2160) or 2.4 times required for full HD video (1920x1080) is captured to create premium image quality with low moiré or artefacts. The X-T2 supports high video bitrate recording of 100Mbps for both 4K and full HD video, enabling high-resolution footage with minimal compression artefacts.

  • The Film Simulation modes, popular for still images, can also be applied to video recording.  For example, you can use “Classic Chrome” to add a documentary touch with subdued colours and rich tonality, or “ACROS” to produce stunning monochrome footage with smooth gradation of tones and deep blacks.  Nine different modes are available for versatile photographic expressions.

  • Footage in a Film Simulation mode can be further fine-tuned with “Highlight Tone,” “Shadow Tone,” “Colour” and “Sharpness” adjustments.

  • In response to videographers’ demand, the X-T2 supports Clean HDMI output for 4K video recording, and also offers the “F-Log” log-gamma option, which takes advantage of the sensor’s wide dynamic range to record video in wide colour gamut, facilitating video production workflow.

    Fast response to capture a decisive moment with any type of subject

  • Basic response specifications have been enhanced to the extreme in the X-T2. A start-up time of 0.3 seconds, shooting interval of 0.17 seconds*2 and shutter release time lag of 0.045 seconds*2, ensure the camera operates exactly as the photographer intends.

    Improvement in basic AF performance

  • The number of focusing points has been dramatically expanded from 49 in previous models to 91 (up to 325 points).  Approx. 40% of the imaging area (centre area containing 49 focusing points) is covered with phase detection AF pixels to form a fast and precise phase detection AF area that can be used in a variety of scenes.

  • The high-speed processing power and the use of improved algorithm have allowed the camera to refocus more frequently in the Live View mode, enabling predictive AF of advanced accuracy.

  • The X-T2 has an enhanced ability to autofocus on points of light, low-contrast objects and subjects with fine and delicate textures such as bird feathers and animal fur, which have been the weakness of phase detection AF.

  • The performance of contrast detection AF, enabled for approx. 85% of the imaging area, has also been improved.  The data read speed has been doubled compared to previous models to achieve AF performance of higher speed and precision.   Accurate focusing is obtained even at the low light condition of -3EV.

    AF-C Custom Settings

  • AF-C algorithm has been significantly improved for even higher accuracy when focus-tracking moving subjects in the AF-C mode.  According to the type of movement, you can choose individual settings for “Tracking Sensitivity,” “Speed Tracking Sensitivity” and “Zone Area Switching,” or select one of five presets that combine specific settings for these three elements.

  • *2 When using the Boost Mode with the Vertical Power Booster Grip

Electronic viewfinder that has evolved to continue tracking moving subjects

 

  • The X-T2’s 2.36-million-dot high-resolution organic EL electronic viewfinder has the magnification ratio of 0.77x and maintains the display time lag of just 0.005 seconds.  With the maximum brightness doubled from previous models, the viewfinder features the Automatic Brightness Adjustment function so that it is easy to see even in intense backlighting.  It has improved resolution in the Live View mode, and eliminates moiré or false colours to enable focusing with greater accuracy.
  • The EVF refreshes at a rate of 60fps, or as high as 100fps in the Boost mode to deliver smooth display of movements.  It can continue displaying a moving subject without interruption.  The fast rate of refresh is maintained even in low light for easy framing during night shooting.
  • The X-T2’s blackout time is less than half of that of the X-T1 due to the parallel processing of Live View display and fast shutter charging.  This has enabled continuous shooting of 5fps in Live View, giving users the ability to easily continue tracking a moving subject.

 

Compact, lightweight and rugged body in optimum balance

  • The X-T2’s body is fully made of magnesium alloy making it not only compact and lightweight, but also solid and highly durable.  The body is weather-sealed at 63 points to achieve a high level of resistance to dust and moisture and, coupled with its ability to operate in temperatures down to -10°C, is ready for full-fledged field photography.  Similar weather-sealing is applied to the dust-resistant and water-resistant lenses as well as Vertical Power Booster Grip to provide weather resistance across the entire system.

     

    Enhancement of basic performance with the use of the Vertical Power Booster Grip (VPB-XT2)

     

  • The Vertical Power Booster Grip (VPB-XT2) is released at the same time as an optional accessory.  It is dust-resistant, water-resistant and capable of operating at temperatures as low as -10°C.  It fits two batteries, bringing the total number of batteries to three, including the one on the camera, to increase the maximum number of frames that can be taken per charge to approx. 1,000 (Normal mode).  In the Boost mode, multiple batteries can operate at the same time to give a boost to camera performance in continuous shooting, shooting interval, shutter release time lag and blackout time, while also extending the duration of 4K video recording to approx. 30 minutes.  It is an accessory that can maximize the performance of the X-T2.
  • The Grip features the shutter release button, focus lever, AE-L button, AF-L button, command dials, Q button and Fn button to provide the same level of excellent operability in vertical shooting as you get in horizontal operation.
  • The Grip also features a headphone jack to enable audio monitoring during video recording.

 

 

  • The Grip itself has battery-charging functionality.  Using the AC adapter supplied (AC-9VS), you can fully charge two batteries at the same time in approx. 2 hours. 

    Practicality-oriented design that brings back the operability of traditional cameras

     

  • Mechanical dials are provided for key operation, including the shutter speed, ISO sensitivity, exposure compensation, drive modes and metering modes.  The settings can be adjusted even when the camera is turned off, so that you can be always ready for the next shot.  For the prevention of operation errors, the dials for shutter speed and ISO sensitivity are equipped with a Lock & Release button, and are designed with extra height for operability improvement from X-T1.
  • The rear panel of the camera body features the Focus Lever.  This can be moved up / down, right / left and diagonally to make quick changes to the focus area for accurate focusing.

  • In response to requests from professional photographers, the X-T2 comes with dual SD card slots, both supporting UHS-2 for faster write speed.  The two slots can be set up for “Sequential,” “Backup,” “RAW / JPG” for recording RAW data in Slot 1 and JPEG data in Slot 2, as well as “Video Destination.”

  • The rear LCD screen is the X Series’ first three-direction tilting display, which tilts up and down when shooting in landscape, and upward when shooting in portrait.  The screen remains positioned on the optical axis of the lens even when tilted, facilitating easy high-angle and low-angle shooting.  When not tilted, it fits flush to the body to maintain its streamlined design.

Supporting an appealing lineup of lenses, and perfect match for FUJINON Red Badge zooms

The FUJINON Red Badge zooms - XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR, XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR and XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR - are the perfect fit for the X-T2. Add the Vertical Power Booster Grip to the body to hold the camera more comfortably.

Supporting tethering*3

  • Install the Tether Shooting Plug-in for Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® / Tether Shooting Plug-in Pro for Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® to tether the X-T2 to a Mac or Windows computer for remote shooting. You can automatically transfer and save images on the computer, and shoot while checking Live View images (Pro version only) to accommodate the workflow of professional photographers. 

    *3 Remote shooting with USB and Wi-Fi connectivity will be supported in a future firmware update.

     

    ”Wireless Communication” function for remotely shooting images from smartphones and tablet devices*4

  • Download the “FUJIFILM Camera Remote” app (free) onto your smartphone or tablet device and use the Wireless Communication function to transfer photos and videos to the device with easy one-touch operation, or browse photos and videos in the camera from the device to select and download specific images, without having to enter ID or password.  The app also allows X-T2 to download location information from your device and attach it to images.
  • The app’s “Remote Control” function enables wireless operation of X-T2’s shutter, exposure, etc. from your smartphone or tablet device.  The Remote Control function allows you to not only handle basic operations such as Touch AF and Shutter Speed selection, but also adjust a diverse range of shooting settings or even record video remotely.  It makes it easy to compose and take a photo from a remote location when shooting a group photo, self-portrait or even wildlife in their natural environment.
  • Wi-Fi® communication*5 is supported for easy backup of in-camera data on your computer*6. 

    *4 AndroidTM smartphones / tablets as well as iPhones and iPads

    *5 Wi-Fi® is a registered trademark of Wi-Fi Alliance®.

    *6 To use this feature, the free software “FUJIFILM PC AutoSave” must be installed on your computer in advance.

     

    Optional accessories

  • Leather Case “BLC-XT2”
  • This is a genuine leather bottom case with premium textures.  The camera can stay in the case while the battery is replaced.  The case comes with a cloth to wrap the camera in when placing it in your bag.
  • Hand Grip “MHG-XT2”
  • This hand grip makes it substantially more comfortable to hold the camera when it is mounted with large-aperture lenses, thereby reducing camera shake.  When using a tripod, having this hand grip on the camera provides additional clearance to prevent large-aperture lenses from interfering with a tripod head.  The camera’s battery or SD cards can be replaced without having to remove the hand grip.  The hand grip’s Arca Swiss plate can be used for quick release with compatible tripods.

FUJIFILM X-T2’s main specifications

 

Model name FUJIFILM X-T2

Number of effective pixels 24.3 millions pixels

Image sensor 23.6mm×15.6mm (APS-C) X-Trans CMOS III with primary color filter.

Sensor Cleaning system Ultra Sonic Vibration

Storage media SD Card (~2G) / SDHC Card (~32G) / SDXC Card (~256G) UHS-I / UHS-II*1

File format:  

Still image JPEG: Exif Ver.2.3*2, RAW: 14bit RAW (RAF original format) / RAW+JPEG

Movie MOD (MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, Audio: Linear PCM / Stereo sound 48KHz sampling)

Number of recorded pixels [ L ] (3:2) 6000 × 4000 (16:9) 6000 × 3376 (1:1) 4000 × 4000

                                                    [M] (3:2) 4240 × 2832 (16:9) 4240 × 2384 (1:1) 2832 × 2832

                                                    [S] (3:2) 3008 × 2000 (16:9) 3008 × 1688 (1:1) 2000 × 2000

Lens mount FUJIFILM X mount

Sensitivity: 

Standard output AUTO1 / AUTO2 / AUTO3 (up to ISO12800) / ISO200~12800 (1/3 step)

Extended output ISO100 / 25600 / 51200

Exposure control TTL 256-zone metering, Multi / Spot / Average / Centre Weighted

Exposure mode P (Program AE) / A (Aperture Priority AE) / S (Shutter Speed Priority AE) / M (Manual Exposure)

Exposure compensation -5.0EV~+5.0EV 1/3EV step (Movie: -2.0EV~+2.0EV)

Image Stabilizer Supported with OIS type lenses

Shutter type Focal Plane Shutter

Shutter speed:

Mechanical Shutter 4sec.~1/8000sec. (P mode), 30sec.~1/8000sec. (All modes)
Bulb mode (up to 60min), TIME: 30sec.~1/8000sec.

Electronic Shutter*3 30sec.~1/32000sec. (P / A / S / M modes)
Bulb mode: 1sec. fixed, TIME: 30sec.~1/32000sec.

Mechanical + Electronic Shutter 4sec.~1/32000sec. (P mode), 30sec.~1/32000sec. (All modes)
Bulb mode (up to 60min), TIME: 30sec.~1/32000sec.

Synchronized shutter speed for flash 1/250sec. or slower

Continuous shooting Approx. 14fps [Only Electronic Shutter ](JPEG: 42 frames Lossless compression RAW: 28 frames Uncompressed RAW: 25 frames)

 Approx. 11fps [with VPB-XT2](JPEG: 73 frames Lossless compression RAW: 30 frames Uncompressed RAW: 27 frames)

 Approx. 8fps (JPEG: 83 frames Lossless compression RAW: 33 frames Uncompressed RAW: 27 frames)

 Approx. 5fps (JPEG: endless Lossless Compression RAW: 39 frames Uncompressed RAW: 30 frames)

 *Recordable frames depends on recording media

 *Speed of continuous shooting depends on shooting environment and shooting frames

Auto bracketing AE Bracketing (±2EV, ±5/3EV, ±4/3EV, ±1EV, ±2/3EV, ±1/3EV)

 Film simulation bracketing (Any 3 types of film simulation selectable)

 Dynamic Range Bracketing (100%, 200%, 400%)

 ISO sensitivity Bracketing (±1/3EV, ±2/3EV, ±1EV)

 White Balance Bracketing (±1, ±2, ±3)

Focus Mode Single AF / Continuous AF / MF

Type Intelligent Hybrid AF (TTL contrast AF / TTL phase detection AF)

AF frame selection Single point AF: EVF / LCD: 13×7 / 25×13 (Changeable size of AF frame among 5 types) Zone AF: 3×3 / 5×5 / 7×7 from 91 areas on 13×7 grid Wide/Tracking AF: (up to 18 area) *AF-S: Wide / AF-C: Tracking

White balance

Automatic Scene recognition / Custom1~3 / Colour temperature selection (2500K~10000K) / Preset: Fine,Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White),Incandescent light, Underwater

Self-timer 10sec. / 2sec.

Interval timer shooting Yes (Setting: Interval, Number of shots, Starting time)

Flash modes

SYNC. MODE 1ST CURTAIN / 2ND CURTAIN / AUTO FP(HSS)

FLASH MODE

TTL (FLASH AUTO / STANDARD / SLOW SYNC.) / MANUAL / COMMANDER / OFF (When EF-X8 is set)

Hot shoe Yes (Dedicated TTL Flash compatible)

Viewfinder 0.5 inch approx. 2.36 millions dots OLED Color Viewfinder

 Coverage of viewing area vs. capturing area: approx. 100%

 Eyepoint: approx. 23mm (from the rear end of the camera’s eyepiece)

 Diopter adjustment: -4~+2m-1

 Magnification: 0.77× with 50mm lens (35mm equivalent) at infinity and diopter set to -1.0m-1

 Diagonal angle of view: approx. 38° (Horizontal angle of view: approx. 31° )

 Built-in eye sensor

LCD monitor 3.0 inch, aspect ratio 3:2, approx. 1.04 millions dots

Movie recording [4K (3840×2160)] 29.97p / 25p / 24p / 23.98p 100Mbps up to approx. 10min.

 [Full HD (1920×1080)] 59.94p / 50p / 29.97p / 25p / 24p / 23.98p 100Mbps up to approx. 15min.

 [HD (1280×720)] 59.94p / 50p / 29.97p / 25p / 24p / 23.98p 50Mbps up to approx. 30min.

 *For recording movies, use a card with UHS Speed Class 3 or higher.
*With Vertical Power Booster Grip attached, individual movie recording time is extended up to approx.30min. on both 4K and Full HD mode.

Film simulation mode

 15 modes (PROVIA/Standard, Velvia/Vivid, ASTIA/Soft, Classic Chrome, PRO Neg.Hi, PRO Neg.Std,Black & White, Black & White+Ye Filter, Black & White+R Filter, Black & White+G Filter, Sepia, ACROS,ACROS+Ye Filter, ACROS+R Filter, ACROS+G Filter)

Dynamic range setting

 AUTO, 100%, 200%, 400%
ISO restriction (DR100%: No limit, DR200%: ISO400 or more, DR400%: ISO800 or more)

Advanced filter

Toy camera, Miniature, Pop colour, High-key, Low-key, Dynamic tone, Soft focus, Partial colour (Red / Orange / Yellow / Green / Blue / Purple)

Wireless transmitter        

Standard IEEE802.11b/g/n (standard wireless protocol)

 

Encryption WEP / WPA / WPA2 mixed mode

 

Access mode Infrastructure Wireless function

 Geotagging, Wireless communication (Image transfer), View & Obtain Images, Remote camera shooting, PC Auto save, instax printer print

Other functions

 PANORAMA, AF-C CUSTOM SETTINGS, 4K MOVIE OUTPUT, SHUTTER AE, SHUTTER AF, AF-ON, Exif Print, PRINT Image Matching II, Language (35 languages including JP/EN), Time difference, Exposure preview on LCD during Manual mode, EVF brightness, EVF colour, LCD brightness, LCD colour, Mode effect on monitor, Customize

Terminal:

Digital interface

USB3.0 (High-Speed) / micro USB terminal *connectable with Remote Release RR-90 (sold separately)

 HDMI output

HDMI micro connector (Type D)

Other

ø3.5mm, stereo mini connector (Microphone) / ø2.5mm, Remote Release Connector, Hot shoe, Synchronised terminal *Mechanical release: Shutter button

Power supply

NP-W126S Li-ion battery (included)

Dimensions  (W) 132.5mm × (H) 91.8mm × (D) 49.2mm (minimum depth 35.4mm)

Weight Approx. 507g (including battery and memory card)
Approx. 457g (excluding battery and memory card)

Operation Environment:

Operating Temperature -10°C~+40°C

Operating Humidity 10%~80% (no condensation)

Battery life for still images*4

Approx. 340 frames (NORMAL MODE), Approx. 1,000 frames (with VPB-XT2)
When XF35mmF1.4 R is set.

Starting up period Approx. 0.3sec.

Accessories included:

 Li-ion battery NP-W126S, Battery charger BC-W126, Shoe-mount flash unit EF-X8, Shoulder strap, Body cap, Strap clip, Protective cover, Clip attaching tool, Hot shoe cover, Vertical Power Booster Grip connector cover, Sync terminal cover, Owner's manual, Warranty+D66

 

*1 Please see the Fujifilm website (http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/compatibility/card/x/ ) to check memory card compatibility.

*2 Exif 2.3 is a digital camera file format that contains a variety of shooting information for optimal printing.

*3 The Electronic Shutter may not be suitable for fast-moving objects. Flash can not be used.

*4 Approximate number of frames that can be taken with a fully-charged battery based on CIPA standard.

Fujifilm XT-2 Product Images.

 

Fujifilm XT-2 Sample images.


A Fujiholics Story - Adam Joe Roberts

My name is Adam Joe Roberts and I’m a wedding photographer based in Widnes, Cheshire. My style of photography is more candid and natural that anything else. I’m very new to photography and only been shooting semi-professional for the last 18 months. I recently moved over to Fuji after advice from some fellow Fuji photographers and I’ve never looked back! Im hoping to learn a lot over the next couple of years and perfect my style and technique so I can make that push to full time as soon as possible.

So, you’re a Fujiholic?

Easy question, YES! I've recently moved from Canon full frame and although I loved my 5D mk3 with and the glitz and glam of L glass. I really didn't think anything could come close to the images I produced until I got hold of the Fuji X-T1. For my style of photography which is natural and candid wedding photography the X-T1 with Fujinon glass is perfect. I couldn't ever imagine moving away from Fuji now, as well as the most beautiful of cameras and lenses, it's also the community that has stood out for me. Any question, critique, review, help or advice I have is followed up by answers from some of the best photographers in the business willing to help me on my journey. Thats what makes me a Fujiholic!

Which is your favourite lens? Why?

I'm stuck on this... I have two, 16mm F1.4 and 56mm F1.2. Both amazing in every aspect, I just love how the images look. If I could imagine a picture in my head before I take the shot both lenses give me back that exact image, I've never had that feeling before. I've stopped checking images after shooting them to see if everything is correct because I trust them to perform every time. But if I had to choose one it would be the 56mm F1.2, it's unbelievable! The sharpness and out of focus areas are just perfection.

When you next go travelling, what gear will you take?

X-T1 23mm F1.4 and 56mm F1.2. simply put, that is perfect for everything. I can achieve any image I want with these lenses and camera. In my eyes, nothing else from any brand comes close!

When out shooting, what are your settings? Why?

I tend to shoot wide open on all my lenses so f1.2/1.4 Keep my shutter speed around 1/250 and change my ISO to compensate. When using flash I drop this to 160/1 and turn off the preview, flash's are always in manual. Then I check a few images to make sure my flash settings are correct.

What kind of tools do you use for post processing?

Only Adobe Lightroom. I did use Photoshop quite a bit when using Canon as I needed to remove quite a few imperfections in brides and grooms faces etc, but with the Fuji X-T1 I just love everything about the images. So adding Classic Chrome to raw files, little bit of basic editing like contrast, brightness, clarity and I'm all set! I have presets made in Lightroom with my own little bits that I add also. (Editing time is nearly halved with these little beauties!)

What is your favourite Film Simulation? Why?

Easy. Classic Chrome. Its beautiful! The shadows and highlights are just how I imagine an image should look.

What's next?

If I could persuade my wife to let me spend the extra cash I would definitely purchase the X70. If not I'll be holding out for the X-T2. Hoping that Fuji add the new improved sensor which is in the xPro2 and also dual card shots. Then my life would be complete!

Contact info

NAME: Adam Joe Roberts

WEB:  www.adamjoeroberts.com

EMAIL:  adamjoeroberts@yahoo.co.uk

TWITTER: @adamjoeroberts

INSTAGRAM: @adamjoeroberts

FACEBOOK: /adamjoeroberts