When in single shot mode, or focus locked with back button or manual focus, I always been able to shoot the X-T2 as fast as I could stab the shutter button repeatedly. Several shots per second, no problem.
X-Pro2 doesn't behave like that. In the same escenario, same settings and lens, the camera makes a pronounced pause after every shot. It's shooting only on every second or third shutter button stab, approximately. It lags even at the first shot in manual focus.
I've learned that Imaging Resource calls the phenomenon "early shutter penalty". Their X-Pro2 review found that the camera suffers from it.
On burst mode it doesn't pause, after a few tests I realized its because for every shot in single shot mode, it opens aperture to its largest, making f5.6-f16 the slowest, and f2-2.8 the fastest.
I do a lot of street or documentary work and I need to shot like this from time to time. Burst mode doesn't work as I do end with a lot of almost identical shots.
Is there a configuration to fix this? or is just how the camera firmware behaves??
I normally shoot RAW+JPG and use the backup functionality of X-Pro2/X-T2 to have some peace of mind when traveling or shooting weddings. I currently have 4x32GB backed up to a 128GB card per camera, but card management had became an issue.
I was thinking in switching to a 128GB backed to another 128GB per camera, since its already backing up, I do not see a problem.... but what do you think? would I risk too much with this?
Selling my beloved X-Pro2 kit since need a little lighter set-up. Would be interested in a trade to X100F.
X-PRO2 body + metal grip (improves ergonomics)
Bought in EU, should still have a valid warranty. Light usage marks, but nothing significant. Box and all the regular stuff included.
Fujicron XF23 F2
Bought in Japan. There is a warranty card, not sure if warranty works in EU. Box, covers, and all the regular stuff included. The lens is in perfect condition, a few scuffs on the hood. I'll add an extra metal screw-on lens hood.
I'm asking for 1490€ for the set.
Located in Vilnius, Lithuania, but it's pretty cheap shipping anywhere in the world from there.
I also have an XF14 for sale for 550€, if someone would be interested.