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Overview of the new Fujifilm X-Pro2 & X-T2 firmware

The Fuji Guys Canada posted a video walkthrough of the new firmware for the X-Pro2 (v3.0) and X-T2 (v2.0) on youtube.

If you own either of these cameras, it's a good way to get to know the new features, improvements, and changes.

Fujifilm's practice of constantly evolving their cameras using firmware updates is something that gives me a really good feeling as a customer of theirs. With each major update my Fujifilm cameras have gained meaningful new features, felt snappier than before, saw gains in autofocus, continuous autofocus, or reduced electronic viewfinder blackout times.

Photos May 2016

May was a month full of snapshots and test shots.
A friend of mine lent me his Fujifilm X-Pro2 for testing. I was going to go to the south-west of France for a few weeks and despite wanting a X-T2, I couldn't get the X-Pro2 out of my head. After a week of putting it through its paces, it turned out to be a love at second sight situation. I bought the camera shortly after and it's been my (daily) photography companion ever since.

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One of the things I really love about Fujifilm cameras are the film simulations — which is a fancy way of saying it has filters, just like Instagram :)
The X-Pro2 added the black & white Acros film simulation and it was one of the things I was most curious about when I was testing the X-Pro2.

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Mika, our smaller dog, was a very patient test subject, at least when she was comfortably lying on the couch (below) or in the bean bag chair (above).

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The way Acros handles shadows and noisier sections of an image really is something. Of course, I did shoot a couple of pictures in colour, too.

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The photo above is another one of those shots that just hammers home why the XF23mmF1.4 R is my favourite lens. It makes taking pictures like this effortless and fun.

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