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First Impressions: Fujifilm X-T2

For the past three months, I’ve been testing the new Fujifilm X-T2, which in the mirrorless camera world, has been one of the most highly anticipated cameras to be released this year.

Announced in July, the X-T2 is the latest addition to Fujifilm’s X Series lineup and as I’ve found out through initial real-world testing, is a significant leap forward, not only on the company’s flagship X-T1 model, but also the recently released X-Pro2.

While the X-T1 and X-T2 may look nearly identical side-by-side, there have been some massive upgrades made “under the hood” that has put the X-T2 in a league of its own.

The X-T2 utilizes a 24.2MP X-Trans CMOS III sensor, and while the same sensor and processor from the X-Pro2, it’s the first X Series model to feature 4K video recording, at speeds up to 60fps.

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X-Pro2 with XF 50-140
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My Entry into the Mirrorless World

While I’ve long been a DSLR shooter, having invested tens of thousands of dollars into Canon gear, recent advancements in the mirrorless camera industry has made me take a closer look at some alternatives to help fulfill my day-to-day work requirements as a photographer.

I first purchased a Fujifilm X-T1, along with a small assortment of wide to medium-range lenses in January 2015, after recommendations from fellow motorsports snappers, and  X-Photographers, Jeff Carter and Andrew Hall.

Having used the camera for general travel photography purposes for the better part of a year, I was intrigued at its potential in the high-speed motorsports environment, particularly if it’s able to keep up with the established gear that’s currently on the market.

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