So the time came for an upgrade this year, it wasn't planned, as I was happy with the performance of the XE2 but I was looking to make some changes to my gear setup and what the future holds for my work, so on to the scene came the XT2. Well two XT2's to be exact.
I decided to jump up to the XT2 after longing for a few more features as well as wanting to streamline my shooting process and just make the whole thing easier.
I'll keep this review fairly brief and image heavy, below is what I think makes the XT2 stand out for me, and after that a little on how I've got the cameras set up for my work, I hope you enjoy.
Duel SD Card Slots
This feature is a no brainier, and if I had to pick just one reason for the upgrade, this would be it. Having the ability to have an instant backup of all my images for the day is invaluable. I now shoot onto 2 64gb SD cards (in backup mode) compressed RAW means I don't have to change cards at all through the day, at the end of shooting I take one card out of each camera and these stay on me, the others stay in the camera as a backup.
This also makes the process of backing up photos when I'm home much quicker, simply copy over 2 cards instead of the usual 8 I would end a day with. All cameras should have this feature.
Flip Out Screen
I love to shoot from the hip, and this just makes it all so much easier, pop out the screen and I'm good to go, it also saves my knees as if I want a low shot I don't have to crouch down. A welcome feature.
Not crucial but it does help in the post processing to give more options when it comes to cropping.
A nice pairing with the 16mm and it takes the worry out of being caught in light rain.
Faster and More Responsive
Focus and shooting speed are much quicker, actually pressing the shutter is more 'DSLR like' and getting to shoot at a speed which I'm happy with.
Video work is something I'm keen to learn, another string to the bow, and having a much more supported video function with the XT2 is great. I've shot a little 4K footage and it looks great, more on this in the future as I develop my skills, so stay tuned.
I'm still keeping a limited setup with my gear, it's now the 2 XT2s with the 16, 23 and 56mm lenses. The x100t is now gone as I'm favouring the duel bodies and the added features that make XT2 so good. Feel free to see more about my gear bag here!
I hope you enjoyed the review, here are some images from recent weddings and trips out which I've shot with the XT2, it really is a great camera and a huge upgrade from the XE2.