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Curious, why not much mentioning of Fuji XT2 here on RFF ?
Old 12-07-2016   #1
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Curious, why not much mentioning of Fuji XT2 here on RFF ?

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Just curious, I just rented a Fuji XPro2 for a week, But ALMOST rented the XT2 because of the reviews of the EVF (really nice EVF and tbh I use EVF 90% on my x100 versus Hybrid)-seperate ISO dial versus combined shutter/ISO dial though not big for me and XT2 has very quick AF.... but again, for street, the XT2 looks nice- again just curious why I have not seen many comments here re XT2....
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I have both. The X-T2 is indubitably the better camera.
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Old 12-08-2016   #3
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I have both. The X-T2 is indubitably the better camera.
Depends on how you define "better". If you don't need the 4k video (I don't), the enhanced AF-C (I don't), or the flippy screen (I prefer the more solid feel of the fixed LCD) then it comes down to ergonomics mostly. I own the Xpro2 but have owned the XT1 and tried the XT2. The RF style body just fits my hand and face much better than the SLR ones. I shoot weddings and events part-time as well as personal work with my gear and the Xpro2 has been the best experience out of all the bodies I've owned (almost every fuji body and quite a few nikon dslrs).

I'm not saying the XT series is bad in any way.
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I have both. The X-T2 is indubitably the better camera.
I have both as well and prefer the X-Pro2. X-T2 may be better on paper, and it certainly is the more popular camera, but the rest is subjective. I don't think you can go wrong with either.
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This may interest you: https://fujilove.com/fujifilm-x-t2-v...er-vs-hipster/
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In some important ways these cameras are identical. In other ways they are very different.

The fact is very few people in the market place value an optical viewfinder.
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Has anyone a practical experience with M-lenses on the X-Pro2 and focusing?
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I wear glasses, so would I be better off with the XT2? I've read that the viewfinder on the XT2 is about 30% bigger than on the XPro2. If true, that would be very significant.

I've used the XT1 and the XPro1 in the past, but I don't recall there being a big difference in the viewfinder between those two. However, I used the XPro1 quite a long time ago, so maybe I've just forgotten.

I know ... I should get to a camera store and compare them side by side.
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Has anyone a practical experience with M-lenses on the X-Pro2 and focusing?
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Not specifically M lenses bt I have used many manual focus lenses on my xpro2 and I prefer autofocus but it's not bad by any means. I just ordered an m42 shift adapter to use with my helios 44-2 which has been modified to have faux anamorphic bokeh. Should be neat for one off portraits.


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I wear glasses, so would I be better off with the XT2? I've read that the viewfinder on the XT2 is about 30% bigger than on the XPro2. If true, that would be very significant.

I've used the XT1 and the XPro1 in the past, but I don't recall there being a big difference in the viewfinder between those two. However, I used the XPro1 quite a long time ago, so maybe I've just forgotten.

I know ... I should get to a camera store and compare them side by side.
I am completely blind without my glasses and have no issues with the eyepoint of the xpro2.
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each cameras cater to different photographers, casual and/or prime shooters will enjoy the X-Pro2 more but landscape, sport/wildlife shooters will benefit more with the X-T2.

I'm a big X-Pro fan, more than the X-T line but between the 2 I decided to go with the X-T2 for a couple of reasons
-EVF bigger on the X-T2 allowing me to manual focus easier
-tilting LCD screen convenient for landscape photography
-separate ISO dial more convenient

but when Fuji releases the X-E3, I will downgrade to it.
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Not specifically M lenses bt I have used many manual focus lenses on my xpro2 and I prefer autofocus but it's not bad by any means. I just ordered an m42 shift adapter to use with my helios 44-2 which has been modified to have faux anamorphic bokeh. Should be neat for one off portraits.
Of course I agree the best would be to use native AF lenses, but (I still shoot film mainly) having already Nikon and Leica lenses I need I wouldn't like to start a new lenses collection.

Therefore the idea of an X-Pro 2 with a native prime (23 F2 ?) and eventually using some of my other lens when needed, sporadic uses, just an idea...

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I wear glasses, so would I be better off with the XT2? I've read that the viewfinder on the XT2 is about 30% bigger than on the XPro2. If true, that would be very significant.
The size difference is real and you'd notice if you look through both. However, I wear glasses and I use both without any issue. The VF of the X-Pro2 is still very good. And of course the OVF comes in handy in certain situations.
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XT2 looks nice- again just curious why I have not seen many comments here re XT2....
Perhaps because you are looking in the "Xpro" sub-forum?

I see several XT-2 threads in the "XT/XT/XA/XM" sub-forum, here:

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/foru...play.php?f=211
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