XT-2 Comments Continued (Three Photographs)
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The autofocus on the XT deserves the credit it is getting. In single shot and continuous focusing the focus assist gives a useful close up of the image. You simply depress the back dial. In manual mode, you use split view, focus peaking or side-by-side views where one is magnified. There are more buttons that can be customized than I will ever need. I cannot say it’s been easy setting up. Like most camera manuals, there is sometimes a lack of clarity but after one incident where I shut off the auto focus completely I have learned my lesson. As set up now, I have back button focusing and shutter release focusing available, a major plus. The dials work and the locks work, I find the camera more ergonomic than I expected and comfortable to use. I am still making sense of the light metering. You can change playback to show blown out areas so it works just like a Nikon. As I said in my earlier post this is not an endorsement or formal review of the camera, only my views. I wanted a camera for the kinds of photos you see here, a camera I could take anywhere. I am increasingly of the view that mirror-less cameras will give SLRs a run for their money.