Fujifilm X-T2 + 90mm f/2

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I read in the week that some people do not trust the reviews by the Fujifilm Ambassadors.

I started to question my own thoughts. I decided however that I have always given an open and honest view of the Fujifilm X series. I am not one for long reviews anyway so most of my thoughts and feelings about the X Series are from hands on demonstrations and talking to people out and about on the streets on workshop days and events.

I have also never been the pessimistic type and always see the good in all the gear I use and only use very limited functions on the camera so it’s not easy for me to start pulling something apart I am passionate about.

I was asked by Fujifilm UK to be an Ambassador because of my work and because I had already adopted the Fuji X Series in to my workflow and was enjoying the refreshing change from DSLR to mirrorless. So I was already a fan you could say, but if you know me you will know I am quite blunt and honest about most things and if I did not like the X Series I would have moved to a different brand by now.

My blogs are few and far between and as you all probably know by now I am dyslexic and find sitting down to write a blog as about as exciting as sticking pins in my eyes.

Kevin Mullins has by far the best blog on the Fuji X system that I have seen as a Fujifilm Ambassador and he gives a real honest review. Although Kevin and myself both love the X Series, we have both pointed out issues and faults in some of the past X Series cameras and lenses and say so in public.

When I moved over from the Nikon system to X100,  XPro1 the 18mm and 35mm lens after using a Nikon D3s, I was under no illusion the Xpro1 was better I just wanted a change and I was making a leap of faith that Fujifilm would catch up with the mirrorless system and make an amazing camera one day to match their sensors and lenses.

Well I am so glad I took the leap of faith, I have been using the X-T2 now for a couple of months and can honestly say it’s a game changer. If this is what they can come up with in 5 years, I can’t wait for the next 5 !!!

I am not going to go into all the technical mumbo jumbo as most of you know I just use the exposure triangle and go out and shoot. So I will leave you to read Kevin’s review or even better take a look at and independent review like Cameralabs Gordon always gives a fair and honest review on most camera systems and lenses.

For me though the proof of the pudding is in the images and the X-T2 is stunning not just the images but in its handling and focus speed. I still prefer the XPro2 for Street photography but that’s just because I love the rangefinder style of  camera for shooting people in my candid style. But the X-T2 is a killer camera for my Gig and Event work as well as my Landscape work. They are diferent animals as far as I am concerned.

Today I went out for a quick meeting in town, I decided to take the X-T2 and one of my favorite lenses the 90mm f/2 and see if I could grab a couple of Street shots on my route.

I remember shooting this image below a couple of weeks back with the same set up and wanted to see if I could shoot a moving target with me moving and the focus keep up.

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X-T2 90mm f/2 Iso 400 1/1250sec f/4

I walk at quite a pace when I am out and about, even though you can learn to compensate for slow autofocus by standing still zone focusing if you need to. You don’t need to do this with the X-T2 this thing nails the shots, that some of the previous X Series bodies might have missed. The XPro2 I would say is just as good but the the X-T2 gives you a little more confidence. It just has that positive feel about it.

The next two shots with me walking towards the two subjects at quite a pace and just lifting the camera up to shoot as they walked towards me.

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X-T2 90mmf/2 Iso200 1/350sec f/4
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X-T2 90mm f/2 Iso200 1/250sec f/4

 

I was blown over when I reviewed these images over a coffee before my meeting. BOOM was the word that came in my head. I thought wow Fuji you have done it you have made the camera for all the people that doubted the Mirrorless System.  I am quite sure this camera is going to sell like hot cakes. I will just say that this 90mm lens is amazing on this camera. I love to shoot wide and long when I am out on my own and this lens has just the right reach to compliment the 16mm f/1.4 out and about.

Someone commented the other day that I used to sing the praises of the 27mm and the X-T10 and thats very true and I still have the 27mm on my X-T10 and there it stays.

I have to spend some time getting used to the new Cameras Fuji asks us to Test and the X-T10 still has a big place in my heart and a small space in my camera bag.

It all comes down to the right tool for the job and I am lucky enough to have a large toolbox to select my tools from.

At the moment as I write this the X-T2 and the 90mm f/2 are a perfect match for Street style candid portraits…

 

8 thoughts on “Fujifilm X-T2 + 90mm f/2

    Victor Rakmil said:
    September 16, 2016 at 10:44 am

    I am new to Fuji, got the x2 with an 18,35 and90 mm lenses. Have not had a chance to see how Lightroom handles the files, but I am enjoying the camera a lot very different from my Nikon gear. Any tips on processing?

      matt6t6 responded:
      September 16, 2016 at 10:47 am

      I just use Lightroom and Silver Efex Pro for Black and White. The same as I did with my Nikon files.

        Victor Rakmil said:
        September 16, 2016 at 11:03 am

        Excellent! Thanks

    Fujifilm X-T2 + 90mm f/2 | Fujifilm X Series AP... said:
    September 16, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    […] I read in the week that some people do not trust the reviews by the Fujifilm Ambassadors. I started to question my own thoughts. I decided however that I have always given and open and honest view of the Fujifilm X series.  […]

    lefey said:
    September 17, 2016 at 6:46 am

    I think you are right. You should have a positive outlook on the gear you own whilst at the same time a healthy understanding of the limitations. I know my Xpro1 chugs along with the XF35 1.4 but live with it. [still it is brilliant to have gear that improves on every aspect too!]

    Al said:
    September 17, 2016 at 7:45 am

    A review is not about simple trust in the reviewer. I find most of the “ambassadors-reviews” I read (a couple of days after its official announcement) sort of boring and not providing much information about the product. They are all very simple and positive. Few critical points. Usually when I want a new camera, lens or whatever, I look for what people are complaining about and not happy with. I sort out myself what to trust and what not to trust. Also, I guess everybody have a few reviewers they trust more than others. It’s also useful to know what other gear the tester use.

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    September 17, 2016 at 1:20 pm

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    September 17, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    […] I read in the week that some people do not trust the reviews by the Fujifilm Ambassadors. I started to question my own thoughts. I decided however that I have always given an open and honest view of the Fujifilm X series. I am not one for long reviews anyway so most of my thoughts…  […]

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