Here’s the camera photographers have been eagerly waiting for, but does the Fujifilm X-T2 have what it takes to be a DSLR killer? Michael Topham puts it to the test
Fujifilm X-T2: AF-C Custom Settings
We were impressed by the X-Pro2’s ability to focus faster and more accurately than any other X-Series model we had tested before. With the X-T2, Fujifilm has gone one-step better to ensure it satisfies action photographers who demand that their camera is capable of capturing the fastest of subjects sharp at any split second. For tracking focus on moving subjects, the X-T2 introduces five presets in the AF-C custom settings. These can be used to fine tune how the camera reacts to the way in which the subject moves within the frame, how fast the subject moves and where in the frame the camera prioritises focus. They are purposefully designed to enable the AF to perform at its best in a host of different circumstances.
While Set 1 is the standard multipurpose mode that’s used by default when there is no specific AF-C custom setting selected, Set 2 is designed to ignore obstacles that come between a subject that’s in the process of being tracked. Set 3 is proposed for focusing on subjects that accelerate or decelerate toward the camera, while Set 4 should be used for erratic subjects that suddenly enter in the frame. Set 5 is intended for obtaining optimum settings for accurate subject tracking, and Set 6 is a custom setting that puts manual control in the hands of users. Three factors: tracking sensitivity, speed-tracking sensitivity and zone area switching can all be adjusted to personal preference using the front and rear scroll dials.