Sergey, where did you see the price of the camera …

ЭТО – КОММЕНТАРИЙ К СТАТЬЕ: My friend used to shoot on the full-frame Nikon D800 and now he starts to use the Fujifilm X-T2. What is the result?, оставленный читателем (нажмите на ссылку, чтобы почитать саму статью) Paul Chertalev.

Sergey, where did you see the price of the camera 145’000 rubles? I bought it as a new one at a decent store of 109’000 rubles, and there are also stocks that allow buying the Fujifilm X-T2 cheaper.

– Canon EOS 7D M2 – 1’499 $ or 94’990 rubles;
– Fujifilm X-T2 – 1’669 $ or 109’990 rubles. (where did you find 145,000?);
– Fujifilm X-T20 – $ 899 or 57’990 rubles.
– Nikon D7200 – $ 997 or 69’990 rubles.
– Nikon D500 – 1’996 $ or 149’990 rubles.

The difference in price between the Fuji X-T20 and the X-T2 is about 50 thousands rubles, this is the payment for the following features:
– 1/8000 shutter speed, when shooting portraits on f1.4 in the afternoon it is very useful;
– weather protection – for me, living in St. Petersburg and constantly taking pictures in the conditions of rain, it is very important;
– Ergonomics: in the X-T2 controls are much more convenient (for example, the ISO disk, the presence of a focusing joystick – very convenient… etc.);
– 2 card slots – saved me recently when shooting a video; one of the slots X-T2 supports UHS-II – for fast cards, which is good for serial shooting (although I do not really need it);
– the flip-up screen in the vertical position of the camera is a convenient thing when shooting portraits from the bottom position;
– a larger viewfinder magnification of 0.77x versus 0.62x; and still the viewfinder X-T2 operates at 100 fps versus 60 fps on the X-T20 – this really makes it very smooth, close to the optical one;

– presence of flexible adjustment of the tracking system of objects with continuous focusing, on the X-T20 is absent, and is satisfied only with the available ones;
– The best quality 4k video and the ability to record F-log – I think, will appreciate the pro videographers, I did not appreciate;

– The presence of a battery grip with a burst mode – I think for a professional shooting of weddings the thing is indispensable, at least one battery lasts for 3 continuous shooting hours and I would not refuse it; say the truth the price of the booster is too high.

I calculated that all these pieces cost 50 thousand. Mainly, for me, weather protection, shorter shutter speed, viewfinder and 2 card slots are important, and in the future – the possibility to buy a battery grip. Whether it is worth to pay so much money or not – everyone decides for himself. I believe that the Fuji X-T2 is worth its money and works it off with a vengeance.

The camera is great: during the test drive I compared the paired pictures of the Fujifilm X-T2 + the Fujinon 35mm 1.4 and the Nikon D800 + the Nikkor 35mm 1.4 and I did not see much difference in the photos. Unless, in the color rendering: I liked Fujifilm X’s one more. Well, the weight of the Fuji X set is 2 times smaller. Also, I noticed the smart work of Fujifilm X-T2 autofocus, especially the cool thing “exact focus on the eyes.”

Nikon here is behind – honestly speaking, I’m tired of his constant misses, especially when shooting portraits on f/1.4… It tired me out: you make a picture of a person not moving, aiming precisely at the eye – and beside the mark… Another frame – beside the mark… Another – beside the mark… One time from the 5th – hurray, hit! I do not know what it depends on, perhaps on the quality of lighting. In short, with the Fujifilm X-T2, I forgot about it.

Question to readers: do not you think that my photos made with the X-T2 lack the magic of a full frame?

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My friend used to shoot on the full-frame Nikon D800 and now he starts to use the Fujifilm X-T2. What is the result?
Nik, I do not have the battery grip on my Fuji X-T2, so the duration of continuous video shooting in 4K is limited to 10 minutes. But I used my camera to take a dance concert. Dynamics video about this: a dance turn for 3-5 minutes, then – pause about 30-60 seconds and 3-5 minutes continuous recording again.

In this mode, when recording movies in 4K, the X-T2 works for about 4 concert turns (i.e. approximately 15 minutes of continuous recording), then overheating lamp will light and the camera can be turned off. Frankly, it’s annoying.

I do not know if the battery grip helps to reduce heating not. So, if you want to shoot long videos, you have to move to Full HD – in this mode, the camera does not overheat.

But, as Sergey said, the need to capture longer clips is rare. To create an interesting video you need to record many scenes from different angles, with different content, and then assemble them into a single movie.

My friend used to shoot on the full-frame Nikon D800 and now he starts to use the Fujifilm X-T2. What is the result?
Alexander, mom bought images from the pros, who shot pictures at the concert at the full frame Nikon D4. There, with the skin tone is much worse. 🙂 I have, incidentally, calibrated monitor Benq SW2700PT. These pictures (33rd onwards) was not color managed – in my opinion, I have chosen just one of Fuji color profiles.

You have to understand that at a concert colorful lights pour on a stage – if we would talking about shooting in natural light or in the studio, it would be possible to argue. By the way, Sergey did not set the task to convince someone of the advantages of the Fujifilm X-T2. This is just an overview of the technical characteristics with examples of photos.

My friend used to shoot on the full-frame Nikon D800 and now he starts to use the Fujifilm X-T2. What is the result?
Hello, Sergey.

1. The sound on the video is recorded on the built-in microphone Fujifilm X-T2. In conditions of concert performance, when the speakers rumble and the audience rustle, nothing is audible when shooting with any lens. In my video, the shooting of the performance where a camera microphone was used was executed on the Fujifilm 16-55mm f/2.8 lens. This lens has a perfect noiseless autofocus motor, so that even in complete silence nothing is audible.
2. Video footage of the performance shot from a tripod, the rest of the cutting was shot on the hands of different lenses. Than they were stabilized in a special video converter, and finalized in Pinnacle.
3. I did not notice the bands during the installation – then it was already late to change something. In short, I realized that with a certain exposure, somewhere around 1/50-1/60 seconds, in the light of luminescent lamps, flickering bands appear. When the shutter speed is increased above 1/60 (for example, to 1/80 and 1/100), this flicker disappears on the video. Moreover, the higher the shutter speed, the less noticeable the flicker. Perhaps this is the effect of the electronic shutter.