Today was a very windy and rainy day thanks to the outer bands of Hurricane Matthew. Since my spouse had work to do, and I didn’t want to be in the way I decided to head out to the shore and see if I can capture some of the action.
I took my X-T2 with the 18-55 mounted as I did not want to be swapping lenses in the rain on a beach, in a storm. So I worked with what I had, even though I had all my lenses in my backpack.
The X-T2 performed flawlessly. No complaints whatsoever. I will mention here the X-T1, which has served me so well since early 2014 would have worked in the same, perfect way.
What I found out to be the biggest asset today was the flip-out LCD when the camera was in the vertical orientation on the tripod! That was fantastic! Just great. The second amazing item was the battery life; I shot a total of 370 images, all tripod, most between 6 to 29 seconds, with long-exposure noise reduction on, AND, every single image using the rear LCD, plus, at least for me, an inordinate amount of chimping as I wanted to make sure the image was sharp due to the heavy winds. I just checked and I still have TWO bars left! Much, much better than my X-T1 would have done under the same circumstances.
All-in-all the X-T2 came through with flying colors, as did the 18-55 even though it spent several hours in rain from a slight drizzle, and a downpour towards the end of my day. I was soaked, and tired, the camera could have kept going.