Fuji X-Pro2 — Day 2

Well, I discovered another area that Fuji cheaped out on the X-Pro2 — wi-fi. I tried transferring some of the images to my iPhone 6s Plus today, and using the full resolution photos, it was painfully slow to transfer the files. When I got home, I decided to look at the specs of the iPhone 6s Plus and it has the following wi-fi ability: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi‑Fi with MIMO. Then, I looked at Fuji’s website for the X-Pro2 and looked at its wi-fi capability — 802.11b / g / n. That didn’t mean much to me, but then I googled the difference between the two and found this article — http://www.trustedreviews.com/opinions/802-11ac-vs-802-11n-what-s-the-difference. Guess what? The iPhone can transmit and receive data faster than the Fuji camera. Like I said in my previous Fuji post, I would have rather paid a little bit more for better and faster performance. The technology exists, why not just take that extra step. We are talking about their flagship unit after all.

Today, I had a chance to test the weather resistance of the camera along with the 16–55mm f/2.8 lens. It was pouring down rain here in Seattle, and I had the combo exposed to the elements for about 10 minutes. I’m happy to say that it worked fine before, during, and after. These first two shots were taken with the 16–55mm lens, raw edited in Lightroom, and then ran through Athentech’s Perfectly Clear.

Bruce and Brandon Lee’s Gravesite

Volunteer Park Conservatory

These next eight shots were all done with the Zeiss Touit 50mm f/2.8 Macro lens. The family portrait was edited from the raw file, but the rest were JPEGs. All of them were then ran through Perfectly Clear.




After the conservatory, we decided to walk a few minutes through the deluge to the water tower in Volunteer Park. It’s a really neat place to walk up and look around, but it was closed today (hence no pics). On the way back to the car we got soaked, it was past lunch time, and we needed to warm up. Ramen to the rescue! Like the above shots, this was shot in JPEG and ran through Perfectly Clear.

The X-Pro2 is a lot of fun to use and the images are quite easy to work with. I found myself not worrying about the ISO at all and just shooting. The images are all quite useable.

On a side note, I haven’t had the camera reset on me since the first day I had it. Perhaps the internal battery is charges and all is good.

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I cancelled my Fuji X-Pro2 order and bought a Canon 7D Mark II.

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