Fujifilm X-T2 compact system camera is a
vocational photographer's dream,
this is a camera that is designed to handle beautifully and
photographer with the manual controls and viewfinder that facilitate the
composure of an image whilst the eye is up at the viewfinder - 'what you see is
what you get'.
If you want to put aside a touch screen and a Smartphone and get
back to the 'Purism
in Photography' the Fujifilm X-T2 is the camera for you.
I have long recognised Fujifilm as a manufacturer
that will concentrate on producing
cameras and lenses for 'stills photography' which will deliver the very best
image quality, even at high ISO levels. My
Fujifilm X100s compact camera is a
'classic' example with it's retro style body and excellent manual controls.
the establishment of Vocational Guidance in 1908 by the engineer
Frank Parsons, the use of the term
“vocation” has evolved, with emphasis shifting to an individual's development of
talents and abilities in the choice and enjoyment of a career. This semantic
expansion has meant some diminishment of reference to the term's religious
meanings in everyday usage".
'first and foremost' is a vocation for those photographers who strive to
develop their skills,
therefore in the main, a dedicated camera system is more desirable.
X-T2 compact system camera has
an APS-C 1.53 x crop sensor which is smaller than a 35mm 'full frame' camera
the Fujifilm X-T2 does not disappoint. Fujifilm are renowned for excellent
customer support and the steadfast constant development and upgrades of their
The Fujifilm X-T2 (camera body) is due on the shelves in September
is available for pre-order costing £1,399.00 vat inclusive in the UK.
Most photographers require a 'positive' reason to purchase a new
I have thought long and hard about the X-T2 because it's not a Canon or
even a Fujifilm 35mm
'full frame' upgrade.
You can use virtually any camera for
Photography and I have used a
variety of cameras and lenses in all different sizes and weights.
I have shot images at 24mm field of view all the way to 600mm field of view and
enjoyed the experience. Henri Carter-Bresson, the famous street photographer
used a 35mm 'full frame' camera with a 50mm prime lens with it's native 50mm
field of view. This set the standard for street photography but with the advent
of new technology in the 21st century, zoom lenses of all focal ranges have
become very popular.
Fujifilm already produce excellent
Fujinon X Mount Lenses
and probably the very best prime lens for 'The Purist Photographer' and the 'Henri Cartier-Bresson' street
Fuji 35mm f1.4 R Lens
with it's 53mm field of view
and which costs £358.99
vat inclusive in the UK.
has now more seasons
with heavy rain
for prolonged periods
(including the winter months) and this
trend has been maintained over the last
few years. The winter (even into the spring) is
the worse period for my photography and the continual
rain or snow
virtually brings it to a stop.
So, a Fujifilm X-T2 system that is
and can be used in virtually all weathers (within
reason) is to be welcomed - along with weatherproofed lenses.
I like the idea
of a camera
and lens combo that has excellent manual controls
and is weatherproofed. So for low light photography in all weathers on the
Fujinon 35mm f2 R WR Prime Lens with it's
53mm field of view
to be a serious consideration. This 35mm 'weatherproofed' lens is currently available for around
£289.00 vat inclusive in the UK.
However, I also like a zoom lens which can shoot reasonably wide and yet bring in those important head shots of characters on the
I like the weatherproofing of the
Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5/f5.6 R LM OIS WR Zoom Lens
with it's 27.5mm - 206mm field of view and it's 5.0 stop image stabilisation.
This zoom lens is currently available for around £549.00 vat inclusive in
are certain APS-C suitable lenses in the
range that are particularly attractive.
One of those lenses is the
56mm f1.2 R APD Prime Lens
(85mm field of view)
which is ideal for portraits, pulling in landscapes
street photography. This is an expensive prime lens which costs £989.00
vat inclusive in the UK, compared to the standard
Fujinon 56mm f1.2 R Lenswhich costs
The Fuji 56mm f1.2 R APD XF Fujinon Lens is a fast prime
lens with a durable,
metal construction and bright f1.2 aperture.
The lens fits
X-series compact system
cameras and delivers beautiful bokeh and fast, quiet autofocusing making it
particularly suitable for high quality portraits.
It's a large-diameter medium-telephoto prime lens
with a fast f1.2 aperture, which produces creamy bokeh and it's 56mm focal length, equivalent to 85mm in 35mm film format, offers a comfortable shooting distance from the subject.
X-Series cameras have won a solid reputation for their faithful reproduction of skin tones and combining them with this lens delivers the ultimate portrait photography results. The built-in APD filter, the pinnacle of Fujifilm's nanotechnology, produces even smoother bokeh, making the subject stand out even more and enhances creativity, not only for portraits, but also on a wide range of other subjects.
The Fuji 56mm f1.2 R APD lens is ideal for capturing a variety of topics,
including low light photography.