I believe i can fly Fuji X-T2 and Motocross | Michael Schaake

We photographers often stay to long in our comfort zone. In my case this means photographing landscapes and wildlife. But leaving the comfort zone and shooting something we normally don’t often has very positive effects on our overall photographic capabilities. I went out to a motocross race the other day to get even more familiar with the new AF system the new Fuji X-T2 offers. After the dogs this was the second chance to test the new AF system and see how it performs. For motocross I choose to set the AF-tracking to option 4, suddenly appearing subjects…..

Source: I believe i can fly Fuji X-T2 and Motocross — FlipBook

Fuji X-T2 AF-C Test & Sample Pictures | Kevin Mullins

During our summer vacations, the family and I usually end up in Andalusia. This year is no different and I thought I’d do a Fuji X-T2 AF-C Test under pretty harsh conditions. The following video is very simple; its 14 frames (no sound) showing the Fuji X-T2 AF-C Test that I did. One of my requests during the planning of the X-T2 was to enable the opportunity to have custom tracking settings and I was really pleased to see that Fuji incorporated this into the camera. My understanding is the firmware update that is coming for the X-Pro2 will not have these AF-C Custom Setting options, but it will have the additional Auto Focus module and speed added. I think using the 56mm 1.2 lens in this test, rudimentary that it is, through an ND filter and at f1.2 – the camera has performed admirably……

Source: Fuji X-T2 AF-C Test & Sample Pictures

Evolution of autofocus for X-T2 and X-Pro2 Ver. 2.00 | FUJIFILM

We will talk a little more on the evolution of autofocus for X-T2 and X-Pro2 Ver.2.00 by comparing it to the AF performance of X-Pro2 Ver.1.00. First, there are more AF points. Take a look at the screenshot below. You will notice that there are two additional lines of AF points at both right and left end of the display. The number of AF points for the phase detection pixels remains the same. They are for the contrast AF, but with the 384fps readout capability of X-Trans CMOS III, the fast processing power of X-Processor Pro, and the newly designed lens range will make the contrast AF fast enough that we are certain you will see the difference. X-Pro2, Is the AF faster? This will especially be valuable if your style of photograph is to have the camera on a tripod and compose your picture carefully before deciding on the focus point…….

Source: Evolution of autofocus for X-T2 and X-Pro2 Ver.2.00 | X Stories | FUJIFILM X

Testing the X-T2 Autofocus System on Bass Rock | Jeff Carter

The main advantage of the Fujifilm X-T2 is the new continuous autofocus system that the brand new camera has. I have used it extensively over the past three months on motorsport subjects and I also ran a test on the Isle of May a few weeks ago, follow focusing the small and agile Atlantic Puffins in flight around the island.Last Tuesday I was able to further test the Continuous AF on on the X-T2 by photographing the Gannets flying around Bass Rock. Now Gannets are much larger and are easier to track than the small Puffins, but because there are so many birds in a relatively small area, following these seabirds presented several challenges for the X-T2.Now the X-T2 has a customised AF-C function where you can select one of five presets in the menu and also have a sixth custom function where you can override the presets if you wish……

Source: Testing the X-T2 Autofocus System on Bass Rock

Fuji Xpro2 Auto Focus review | Michael Gane

Ladies and gentlemen, I’ve had the Xpro2 for about a week now and I’m still doing lots of tests around the lanes close to my house here in somerset. Ive been a Fuji fan for about 5 years now and as I’ve mentioned in other blogs, I have owned every Fuji X camera. They all have their quirks and they do take a different style of photographer, not every one will like these cameras. My last perchance was the XT1 after selling my Xpro1, the reason! Well I loved the retro style of the Xpro1 but I did miss the occasional photo, now I know the only person that knew this, was me but isn’t it frustrating when you see a shot opening up in-front of you, fire the shutter only to see later that this mind blowing image was blurred or missed completely! Well, I decided I would pass the Xpro1 on and look to the XT1 and I was very pleased however I missed the retro look of the Xpro1 so I eagerly waited the Xpro2 as I mentioned, I have owned this camera for about a week now…..


Is the X-Pro2 AF Faster? | X Stories | FUJIFILM X

The truth about the „Fastest“

„The AF is faster“. That is the impression that many users are left with, when they test the new X-Pro2 that are now being displayed in many showrooms and in stores. It is not hard to imagine that many of those that are eager to test the X-Pro2 are the X-Pro1 users. X-Pro2 has seen a major improvement in AF performance compared to the X-Pro1. So the above impression is in fact „true“. But if you are comparing the speed with the X-T1, X-E2 or X-T10 (cameras with phase detection AF), then your impression is „wrong in terms of numbers, but true feeling-wise.“ „The fastest AF speed“of the X-Pro2, measurement based on the CIPA guideline, is same as other cameras with the phase detection AF. X-Pro2 is not breaking the record of the AF fastest speed of the X Series. „The fastest AF speed“ is a bit tricky one. This measurement is conducted under a particular environment specified by the guideline. So the shooting scene inevitably gets detached from the real shooting environment. The score of the AF speed isn’t necessarily what the users experience in reality. Therefore we say it is „wrong in terms of numbers, but true feeling-wise“……..


Back Button focus | Jay Farrell

Today, we are going to touch on back button focus, otherwise known as AF lock. The AF lock button is on the back of most modern SLR and mirrorless camera bodies, like on my Fuji XT-1. Image compliments of Fujifilm. So, what is AF lock / back button focus? I will explain it’s basic function and purpose without pixel peeper lingo (which is why I don’t do many photography articles anymore, and that seems to be the norm lately, lol) If you hit the AF lock button with your thumb, it’s the same thing as holding the shutter button down halfway to set your focus point. But it separates the Auto focus activation from the shutter button, by locking the focus point you select. This means that if you are taking possible multiple photographs of that subject, you can act in those decisive moments by only recomposing if needed, and not having to hunt for a new focus point. Simply hit the shutter button when ready to take the shot…….


Fuji X-Pro2 Review Part Two: Low light autofocus and high ISO performance | Ian MacDonald

The day after I received my review copy of the Fuji X-Pro2 I was off to photograph one of Vancouver’s best local bands at a country cabaret.  The combination of low light, changing light, and moving subjects always presents a great challenge to photographers, and I knew this would be a perfect opportunity to test the  autofocus and high ISO performance of this new camera….


I am very pleased with these images, and with the performance of the X-Pro2 in a difficult lighting situation.  I’ve known some of the members of this band for a long time, so I had carte blanche to shoot from anywhere:  The dance floor, behind the stage, above the stage, on the stage, etc. The camera performed beautifully throughout the night, and I was free to focus on creating images without worrying about the technical side of photography.  It felt great…….


Understanding AF and MF: focusing aids tested | Ming Thein

Right after the question of ‘what X should I buy?’ comes ‘how do you manually focus your lenses?’ in popularity. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to dismiss everything under the sufficiency banner; contrary to the trends in image quality, we’ve gone the opposite direction away from sufficiency. There used to be a time when viewfinders were actually very good for acquiring focus manually; there was no choice because there was simply no other way to focus, either. That required a few things: firstly, a focusing screen with adequate coarseness (sometimes also referred to as ‘snap’); the same distance between flange and focusing screen and flange and imaging plane; adequate magnification, and fast lenses – to compensate for the coarseness of the focusing screen making it somewhat dark. Looking through the viewfinder of an F2 or a Hasselblad is a revelation compared to the drinking straws of modern finders. It seems we barely have the latter these days. So what can we do? ……


Fuji X-T1 Graphite Silver

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The New Autofocus System and the X100T | Fuji vs. Fuji

Fuji’s new Autofocus System is sure to be a big hit with X-T10 owners, and sooner or later, X-T1 owners and even X-E2 users. The next obvious question in my mind is, what about the X100T? What I’ve heard so far is that nothing has been announced or even talked about yet, but it “probably will come.” The reason comes down to how Fujifilm operates. Each camera moniker (X-E, X-T, X-Pro, X100, etc.) has its own team, so the feature set of the X-T10 and X-T1’s firmware are done by the same team, whereas the X-E2’s firmware update would be implemented by another. Originally I thought the optical viewfinder might be the reason for the delay, but apparently that’s not the case. There does seem to be some technical limitations to the OVF,1 however multi-point AF, Zone, Tracking/Wide are not among them. If Zone and Tracking/Wide are going to be added to the X100T though, the number of selectable AF areas should also be increased. Currently, only a 5 × 5 grid is selectable for autofocus in the optical viewfinder as compared to the EVF/LCD, both of which offer a 7 × 7 grid of AF points. In both cases, the central 3 × 3 grid of AF areas are Phase Detect enabled…….


Fuji X100T

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