Fuji X-T2 "Still Relevant in 2021"

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JackEtweather
JackEtweather Junior Member • Posts: 37
Fuji X-T2 "Still Relevant in 2021"
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- as some YouTubers would put it. I had "moved up" from the X-T2 to the X-H1 – which, in turn, I sold in order to help defray the purchase of the X-T4. It became apparent that I needed another body to take to work with me to use at my product-photography job, as a sort of "beater" for that purpose, but which I could also rely upon as a back-up to the X-T4 or use as a second camera in shooting video. I found one in great condition for $600, tax and shipping included (Roberts/UsedProPhoto absolutely rocks).

Between the X-T2 and the X-T4, the X-T3 seems redundant. One wants to ask it, "Why are you still hanging around at new-retail price, when the X-H1 was treated like a foster kid?" Compared with the X-T4, the X-T2 is "lacking" some features, but for how I'm using the latter, they're either not missed or I can work around them (i.e., 1/50 shutter speed, not 1/48, for 24fps video; I know what I'm in for with the smaller-capacity battery; the situation allows incomplete redundancy between the two SD cards).

There is one glaring preference that I have of the X-T2 over the X-T4: the two-way tilting screen, instead of the "flippy" screen. The X-T2's screen configuration is so much more appropriate for product photography and for candid shooting. The X-T4's "flippy" screen is prone to breakage at the joint (ever worked in camera repair?) and is unwieldy and cumbersome, taking too long to set for a shot in some cases. That Fuji had let the vocal minority of vloggers dictate product design was stupid, flouting their own ingenuity demonstrated in the design of the two-way tilting screen on previous models. The narcissism of people who just have to capture images of themselves – or, just of YouTubers in general – should not be enabled. (Suggestion to camera manufacturers: modular, replaceable screen assemblies of different configurations.)

To me , the X-T2 was Fuji's "sweet-spot" camera. There doesn't seem anything awkwardly intermediary or developmental about it, as opposed to the X-H1, X-T3, or even the X-T4 (which I hope gets upgraded by firmware in ways that I'd like).

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Fujifilm X-T2
24 megapixels • 3 screen • APS-C sensor
Announced: Jul 7, 2016
JackEtweather's score
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Average community score
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Kids / pets
mediocre
Action / sports
bad
Landscapes / scenery
excellent
Portraits
excellent
Low light (without flash)
great
Flash photography (social)
excellent
Studio / still life
excellent
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lexvo Regular Member • Posts: 408
Re: Fuji X-T2 "Still Relevant in 2021"
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I don't do video and shoot AF-S 99% of the time. Those were the reasons I didn't upgrade from my X-T2 to the X-T3. The X-T4 has IBIS as an interesting feature for me and probable some others as well, but I don't feel like spending $$$ as the X-T2 still suits me well.

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yardcoyote Forum Pro • Posts: 13,347
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I bought an X-T2 last summer and it's an awesome camera. Much more relevant to my needs that an X-T3 or 4. I considered both and felt all the "improvements" either didn't matter much or would be an active impediment to the way I like to work. It really seems to hit that sweet spot for me.

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TonyGN10 Regular Member • Posts: 393
Re: Fuji X-T2 "Still Relevant in 2021"
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Love my X-T2 - tempted by X-T4 IBIS - but not succumbed...yet!!

Seriously, it is a great camera. When I feel the need for IBIS, I whack up the ISO a bit.

Glass is a bigger priority for me.

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Chris Dodkin
Chris Dodkin Forum Pro • Posts: 13,683
X-T2 is a beast of a camera
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Great workhorse - extremely adaptable, and great image quality.

Mine has been well used!

No issues doing a double page magazine spread from the X-T2.

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mandodon Forum Member • Posts: 51
Re: Fuji X-T2 "Still Relevant in 2021"
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I'm very happy with my X-T2, my only Fuji body. I'll be keeping it till it doesn't work any more. Such a pleasure to use.

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Antal I Kozma
Antal I Kozma Veteran Member • Posts: 3,419
Re: X-T2 is a beast of a camera
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Chris Dodkin wrote:

Great workhorse - extremely adaptable, and great image quality.

Mine has been well used!

No issues doing a double page magazine spread from the X-T2.

Man, never mind the X-T2...... I couldn't use any camera in this setting........ 

Best, AIK  

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Chris Dodkin
Chris Dodkin Forum Pro • Posts: 13,683
Re: X-T2 is a beast of a camera
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Antal, it's just work for everyone, and everyone is professional.

If it looks hot, then that's good because that is the intention of model, photographer and stylist.

But the seconds either side of the hot look are people moving arms and legs to look better, changing lighting and reflectors, pulling creases out of clothing - anything but hot in fact. 

The trust bond between everyone in the room is reflected in the final image - that's what helps generate a great look.

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Remcodb
Remcodb Forum Member • Posts: 94
Re: Fuji X-T2 "Still Relevant in 2021"
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The real sweet spot is the X-T3

Same dream-screen, faster chip and slightly improved sensor. (latest firmwares not to forget!).

A screen that flips up when holding the camera in portrait orientation is the greatest gift in camera design for a landscaper that makes wide-angled, low-to-the-ground, tripod-mounted shots.

If I had the XT2 I probably would treat it as a sweet spot also,  no need for immediate upgrade.

Fallen Clouds

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Antal I Kozma
Antal I Kozma Veteran Member • Posts: 3,419
Re: X-T2 is a beast of a camera
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Chris Dodkin wrote:

Antal, it's just work for everyone, and everyone is professional.

If it looks hot, then that's good because that is the intention of model, photographer and stylist.

But the seconds either side of the hot look are people moving arms and legs to look better, changing lighting and reflectors, pulling creases out of clothing - anything but hot in fact.

The trust bond between everyone in the room is reflected in the final image - that's what helps generate a great look.

I know it Chris, I had my almost five decades in the trenches........ , including some along your sample image. I just never miss "being funny"............  Although my wife says that hardly anyone gets my humour.........

Best regards, AIK

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JackEtweather
OP JackEtweather Junior Member • Posts: 37
Re: X-T2 is a beast of a camera
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Thanks for the stunning landscape photo.

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JackEtweather
OP JackEtweather Junior Member • Posts: 37
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Dang! Incredible shot.

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Emile Dorkheim Regular Member • Posts: 163
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I love my X-T2 so much. As it stands, the only reason I can see for upgrading it is if it breaks. I've already broken the screen a bit, so I'm on my way! I just hope that when the time comes to update, Fuji offer something that is essentially identical to the X-T2 in terms of controls and screen.

I think a used X-T2 represents incredible value, I'd recommend it to anyone starting photography.

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Papegoye Forum Member • Posts: 87
Re: Fuji X-T2 "Still Relevant in 2021"

I love my X-T30 to death, but I'm afraid to bring it to hikes because of no WR. I've been considering a used X-T2 or X-T3 to complement it and these posts are not making it easier to resist

mandodon Forum Member • Posts: 51
Re: Fuji X-T2 "Still Relevant in 2021"

Thanks, Jack. That's my back yard, and that big old dead tree fell last week. Just doesn't look the same. Will have a lot of firewood, though.

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BadExample Regular Member • Posts: 169
Re: Fuji X-T2 "Still Relevant in 2021"

Papegoye wrote:

I love my X-T30 to death, but I'm afraid to bring it to hikes because of no WR. I've been considering a used X-T2 or X-T3 to complement it and these posts are not making it easier to resist

https://usedphotopro.com/products/usedcameras/used-mirrorless-system?manufacturer=5928

Grab one. Great people, great prices, 6 month warranty. I just snagged an X-H1 like new for a great price.

BryceM
BryceM Senior Member • Posts: 1,926
Re: Fuji X-T2 "Still Relevant in 2021"

I still love mine.  It's one of those break-out instant-classic cameras like the Canon 5D or Nikon D700 that'll still be great to shoot a few years from now.

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Tokyo_in_Pics
Tokyo_in_Pics Regular Member • Posts: 151
Re: Fuji X-T2 "Still Relevant in 2021"

I bought my X-T2 in 2017 and it is still going strong.  Currently, I'm shooting a lot of basketball and futsal with it with no problems.  From March I'll be doing cricket and rugby too.  Granted, it could do with some fast longer lenses, but it's doing the job for me at this point in time.  It is still an amazing camera.

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Sutto Contributing Member • Posts: 728
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Man, I'm with 'Remco' on this one.  I really think for the price, at the moment, that the X-T3 is the 'relevant' one.  I had two X-T2's, and yes they are great cameras.  I sold them about 2 years ago and updated to two X-H1's, which I really love and still use all the time.  However, when I recently bought a mint 16 1.4, the H-1's couldn't 'cut the mustard' for focusing on fast moving objects, with that older lens.

I was forced to upgrade just so I could focus properly with the 1.4 lens.  Prices here in Australia on 'Fleabay' for used X-T2 are still around 900 -1200 dollars.  I got a brand new X-T3 (with Fuji rebate and Boxing day specials) for 1,300 and something dollars.  The X-T3 has a real sweet spot - smaller than my H-1's, blazing fast autofocus like the T4 (and no goofy screen like the T4), and the same new backlit sensor.  All of this for not much more than a used T2.  Go figure guys!

Sutto

deepsun
deepsun Forum Member • Posts: 52
Re: Fuji X-T2 "Still Relevant in 2021"

I just bought another used X-T2 for similar reasons. Mostly I shoot travel/landscape stuff with either plenty of light or a tripod, so IBIS hasn't intrigued me. And between the X-T2 and X-T3 I was happy to save money on the X-T2 because I've always been pleased with what it can do.

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