I always wanted to buy a Fujifilm camera – preferably the X-T2, X-T3 or X-T4 – for two reasons.
First of all, I was very interested in working with manual controls again. Ever since I moved to digital cameras (Nikon, Olympus and Panasonic), I have been using the PASM wheel, but really missed the possibility to set my shutter speed and aperture directly and manually.
The second reason was that all reviews I read were lyrical about the colors straight out of the camera.
The reason I did not buy a Fujifilm camera until now, was that I already invested in Nikon full-frame and Olympus MFT equipment for photography and Lumix (S5) for videography.
Buying my X-T2
That all changed a couple of months ago however, when I was strolling with my son through the center of the Hague (the Netherlands). There, in the window of a photo store, I saw a second-hand X-T2 in combination with the lens I was looking for (the Fujifilm Fujinon XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4.0 R Lm Ois). After a swift negotiation process with the sales person, I stepped out of the store with my dream combination.
When I came home, the first thing I was very pleasantly surprised about how quick and intuitive it was to set-up the menus. Having had experience with Nikon, Olympus, and Panasonic menus, I was not really looking forward to learning yet another menu system. However, I was very pleasantly surprised by how intuitive the menus were.
The second pleasant surprise was the quality of the pictures straight out of the camera. In the afternoon I took a couple of pictures of my wife because she needed some pictures for an official document. When I uploaded the pictures in Lightroom, I was fully ready to start working with the sliders to correct the exposure, highlights, clarity, etc. However, apart from some cropping, there was absolutely no post processing I needed to do!
A couple of weeks ago, in the autumn, I went to Grindelwald (Switzerland). In Grindelwald, I decided to hike from Moos (1300 meters) to the Grosse Scheidegg (1962 meters). An excellent opportunity to take my Fujifilm X-T2 for a spin.
In Moos it was sunny and warm, however, the higher I came, the colder it became. I also came across the first snow of the season, so the path was quite icy at times.
Below you can see the pictures I took. All straight out of the camera! Do you want to see the pictures in high resolution? Then click on this link to see them on Flickr.
All pictures taken with the Fujifilm X-T2 camera and Fujinon XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4.0 R Lm Ois lens