During our summer vacations, the family and I usually end up in Andalusia. This year is no different and I thought I’d do a Fuji X-T2 AF-C Test under pretty harsh conditions.

NOTE: It’s early August 2016 and the Fuji X-T2 will be made available publicly in September. The camera I’m using is a pre-production Beta camera with Beta firmware. This means that the features and functionality, as well as image quality I am getting may well be different when the retail camera hits the stores.

The following video is very simple; its 14 frames (no sound) showing the Fuji X-T2 AF-C Test that I did.  The relevant configuration is:

  • Fuji X-T2 using the XF56mm F1.2 Lens
  • Aperture set to F1.2 to test the tracking as much as possible.
  • A 4 Stop ND Filter to allow me to keep the aperture set to F1.2
  • ISO 200
  • 1/2,200th Second shots.
  • In this case, I set the AF-C Custom Setting to Set 3:  For Accelerating / Decelerating Subject

One of my requests during the planning of the X-T2 was to enable the opportunity to have custom tracking settings and I was really pleased to see that Fuji incorporated this into the camera.

My understanding is the firmware update that is coming for the X-Pro2 will not have these AF-C Custom Setting options, but it will have the additional Auto Focus module and speed added.

I think using the 56mm 1.2 lens in this test, rudimentary that it is, through an ND filter and at f1.2 – the camera has performed admirably.  What do you think?

In comparison, I also tested a similar scenario with my X70, X100T and also my X-T1 and of course, the X-T2 was the clear winner.

These are just holiday snaps of course, and no doubt I’ll put another post up with some more of my favourites from the trip.  I’ve been shooting a lot with the Fuji X70 and also the GoPro Hero 4 in the pool.

Anyway, here are a couple more snaps from my vacation so far (I’m still there….):

Fuji X-T2 AF-C TestFujifilm X-T2 XF56mm F1.2 Lens – 1/3,000 Second at f1.2, ISO 100 Fuji X-T2Fujifilm X-T2 Samyang 12mm F2 NCS Lens – 1/200 Second, ISO 640 (don’t worry, this isn’t where we stay 🙂 )Fuji X-T2Fujifilm X-T2 Samyang 12mm F2 NCS Lens – 1/1,250 Second, ISO 400Fuji X-T2Fujifilm X-T2 XF14mm F2.8 Lens – 25 Seconds at f2.8, ISO 2,000

You can pre-order the Fuji X-T2 from Castle Cameras where I get my cameras in the UK right now.

Also, please do checkout my latest two workshops that I have scheduled for October and December this year.  One Business and one Street Photography:




    Hi Kevin,
    Thank you for the review! Concise and relevant, as usually! Rosa seems to enjoy being tracked by daddy as well (so far 🙂 ) I think if @ 1.2 it is this accurate, you can confidently call it reliable. I also love the Samyang shots. Would you say there is a significant difference in the perceived field of view between this lens and the xf 16 f1.4? I really love manual focus and I am quite tempted to get the samyang, even if I still keep the 16mm.
    I hope you keep enjoying the time off with your amazing family! Take care!

    • Thanks Eddie! There isn’t too much in the difference of DOF that I can see between the 16mm and the 12mm Samyang. The power of the Samyang is in the fact its 12mm I guess. Its a really useful lens and I’m hoping to shoot the Milky Way some more tonight but with the Samyang.

  • Rex Adams

    Any reason why you didn’t use the Samyang for the Milky Way?

    • Maybe I’ll use it tonight. I’ve used it on and off for different things. Just depends which lens I’ve had at hand when coming up to bed really.

  • I am so happy that I found your site. I had purchased a new Pro 1 after the Pro 2 came out. I had shot with Nikon for over 35 years and m 4/3 for 10 or so and when I first started using the Pro 1, I wondered if I had made a mistake. I followed your settings, and I like the look, but I just couldn’t see how to get it to focus with one of the two lens that I bought. I bought the 27mm on sale before I owned a Fujifilm camera committing to Fuji. I was looking to purchase the XT 1, saving for it when the Pro 2 was issued and the Pro 1 dropped to around $500. While the 27mm focused somewhat ok, the 35mm f/2.0 failed several times. I figured out it must be user error. I found my answer in you blog and on a Youtube video explaining how the focus is different from what I had been using in the past. All is well now.
    Chuck Pike


  • David Jones

    Fantastic detail on the kids jumping into the pool. the colours on the rubber ring in bright conditions are superb, not to mention the various skin tones which are perfect (brown arms, white chest)

    As an owner of the X-pro1 and the XT1 Im ever tempted to upgrade but still love the jpegs the older versions produce. Parting with old camera equipment which is so personal is hard for me.

    As always, great content and fabulous pictures. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us, its so refreshing.

  • Sorry to nit-pick Kevin..made, in the context that you are using is spelt ‘made’..not maid!


  • Roman Kampa

    Hey Kevin! First I would like to thank you for sharing these great advices. The x70 gave me back the fun in shooting and your settings really helped me.

    Also have seen you at Photokina; great job! Thanks a lot!

    Furthermore I need your help ; next time i wann to change my 6D against a x-t2. I like to shoot only jpeg (as you also told) ;

    How Do you manage to use acros and costume chrome at a time while shooting jpeg? Is there a solution for only 2 kinds of jpegs at a time ?

    Thank you in regard!

    • Hi Romn – you can shoot in film bracketing mode which means the camera will record three different jpegs, in the film simulations of your choice.

  • JJK Hammer

    Hello Sir

    re: the photos of the AF-C test on the X-T2,

    I understand all the settings but am wondering did you use Single or Zone? and what are your recommendations about using either Single or Zone when in AF-C?

    I am not having the success like you or others users are getting.

    Thank You for creating and having an informative site.



    • I typically use centre and single. Zone I’d use if I was trying to track a car or train for example.

  • JJK Hammer

    Thank you

  • Such beautiful images as always Kevin. LOVE the story night! I think this may well be my next wedding camera!