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Fujifilm X-Pro2 Body Black

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I really enjoyed everything about this camera (except the short battery life) .The usability, image quality, the look and the promise of high quality, weather resistant camera , prepared for rugged use convinced me to buy it. The XPro 3's biggest point of difference is in psychology and behavioural economics, rather than technology. Viewfinder: The X-Pro2 has a hybrid electronic and optical viewfinder. You can switch between the two. Most mirrorless cameras have only an electronic viewfinder, like Fuji’s own X-E and X-T series. The optical option is …innovative and interesting and intriguing and somewhat controversial because it heavily contributes to the camera’s premium price without perhaps offering a crucial premium feature. You can use adapters to use just about any other kind of lens, but I don't recommend this since its hokey and Fuji's own lenses are so good. Don't buy this expecting to use the other lenses you already have; plan on buying all new Fuji lenses or you're wasting your time. The EVF is the weakest part of this camera, which is sad because the finder is the most important part of any camera.

Version 2 firmware (October 2016). Massively improved the camera’s autofocus algorithm. Increased the number of autofocus points from 273 to 325, and the number of phase detect points from 77 to 91. The speed benefits don’t end here and, unlike the X-Pro1 that could run at up to 6fps, the X-Pro2 is capable of shooting as many as 83 JPEGS or 33 raw files continuously at 8fps. There’s a mechanical focal-plane shutter with a 1/8000sec limit and the opportunity to shoot at up to 1/32000sec by taking advantage of the X-Pro2’s electronic shutter – a feature we’ve seen before on both the X-T1 and X-T10. The color saturation adjustment now goes to ± 4 from ± 2. I shoot at +4, and shoot my other Fujis at their maximum of +2. I seem to be able to get more vivid colors from my X-Pro2 than I can from my other Fuji cameras, all as-shot as JPGs. July 2020. It’s been over a year since the last firmware update for the X-Pro2. Now that the X-Pro3 has been available for over six months and the X-Pro2 has been officially discontinued, we can safely assume there won’t be any more kaizen goodness coming our way. The current firmware is version 5.01. Any future updates will most likely be very minor (e.g., compatibility tweaks for new Fuji lenses). But with other mirrorless cameras it's psychologically easier to use the LCD. If you want to use the viewfinder on a regular mirrorless camera, it's a conscious decision, because every time you raise the camera to your eye you have to ignore the fact that there's already a perfectly acceptable image of the scene staring you in the face on the LCD.No real preset modes; the "Custom Settings" only store and recall a very limited subset of parameters. 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 / OVF : 11x7/21x13(Changeable size of AF frame among 5 types), A year later, the X-Pro1 in many ways fulfilled that promise. The camera was essentially a beefier X100 that boasted Fuji’s new X-Trans sensor and a new interchangeable lens mount. Like a lot of enthusiasts, I became a bonafide Fuji fanatic with the X-Pro1. Sure, the camera’s autofocus wasn’t class leading by any measure, but its outstanding image quality and uniquely awesome shooting experience couldn’t be denied.

The effects of the camera’s Low Noise Reduction option can be seen in this ISO 12,800 image, but good detail has been retained in busier parts of the scene. (Image credit: Future) The X-Pro2’s metering with Auto ISO does a good job in most situations, and the reality of course is that most of us are also shooting RAW on one of the camera’s two cards: the RAW file has a decent amount of leeway if the camera just totally blows it.


It’s made of a light-weight metal that makes the camera’s own grip chunkier. Like with my old X100 and the thumb rest, I can ditch the strap and walk around all day long with the camera in one hand. Also, the camera’s battery compartment remains accessible while the grip is attached, so no need to ever really remove it if you like using one. I prefer the fixed-lens Fujis, the X100, X100S and X100T, because they're smaller and have much better flash control systems with their leaf shutters, as well as built-in flashes. They also have combined optical and electronic finders. It was a risky move to be sure, but at the time Fujifilm really had nothing to lose: its digital camera business was barely profitable; smartphones had eaten the lunch (and were getting ready to totally devour the dinner) of boring, bog-standard compact cameras; Canon and Nikon owned the DSLR market for enthusiasts and serious working photogs; Hasselblad and Phase One dominated the upscale studio market with medium format cameras. To compete again as a serious camera manufacturer, Fuji had to do something different and daring and amazing. Like a LEICA, the X-Pro2 feels great, with lovely precise knobs and controls and a nifty hybrid optical/electronic finder, but as of June 2016, its clumsy operating system, bad AF and sloppy EVF brightness control make it one of my last choices for actual shooting. Maybe Fuji will fix some of this, or maybe not, in future firmware, but that's of no help today.

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