Fuji X-Pro2 Graphite and X-T2 Graphite Silver Edition Launch

Fuji X-Pro2 Graphite and X-T2 Graphite Silver Edition Launch:

Fujifilm have finally released an X-T2 Graphite Silver Edition.  But what is surprising is that Fuji also released a graphite version of their X-Pro2.  It looks different than the X-T2 Graphite Silver Edition, and in my opinion, it’s really a fantastic color for the X-Pro2.

Starting with the X-T2, Fujifilm states that the X-T2 Graphite Silver Edition is treated with a triple baked multi-layer coating.  The first layer, which is a matte black undercoat, is applied to the magnesium top cover. According to Fuji, this undercoat produces deeper blacks in shadow areas making highlights stand out. The second layer uses Thin-film Multilayer Coating Technology to give the graphite silver a smooth, luxurious finish. The third layer is a clear varnish, which gives it a glossy finish.

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The X-Pro2’s graphite color is also created through a multilayer coating process but Fuji increased the amount of black pigment component of the top coating compared to the X-T2 Graphite Silver Edition giving the camera a more rich metallic texture.  What’s really cool is the camera is sold with a MATCHING XF 23mm F2 R WR lens, and LH-XF35-2 lens hood in the same graphite color.

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Image From Fujifilm.

We’ve seen the X-T series get the graphite silver color, and it’s definitely a nice color but I have to say, I absolutely LOVE the X-Pro2’s darker graphite color.  It’s such a cool color for that camera.  The matching lens is just the icing on the cake.  It looks really good, and I’ll even admit that I’m a little tempted to trade my X-T2 in for one ;).  I don’t have the XF 23mm f2 either so, having a lens in that color makes the X-Pro2 even more tempting :).  The X-Pro2 set retails at $2,299, while the X-T2 is $1,799.  Both these cameras are up for pre-order now:

Fuji X-Pro2 Graphite Edition set: B&H Photo or Adorama

Fuji X-T2 Graphite Silver Edition: B&H Photo or Adorama

3 comments… add one
  • Jed Orme

    Hello Patrick,

    I agree that these are both very attractive bodies being offered by Fuji, but that the XP2, combined with a black 23mm & its graphite hood, is the far more appealing one. As you know, I just got the XP2 at the tail end of the last rebates, so now paying $750 more to get this body & lens package would be a little too much for my budget, particularly since I also got a Zeiss Touit 12mm for less than this amount of difference. But if you do decide to get this new XP2, please let us know what you think of it. And hats off to Fuji for continuing to create alternatives like this.

    • Patrick

      HI Jed,

      Sorry for the late reply! I won’t be getting this body :). It’s nice but as you know, I bought a new SL system last month, and the X-T2 fits me best. Still, it’s really nice, and if Fuji made an X-T2 with this finish, it would probably be harder to say no :).

      Best,

      Patrick

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