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  1. After moving to Fuji X system I extensively used large number of Trans-X bodies and XF lens. Most of them perform excellent optically and very good mechanically. I think Fuji is doing great job designing and supporting gear. The only thing is bothering me all the time - if the electronics is dead lens typically becomes fully unusable. There are numerous third party or adapted fully manual lens that solve that concern. But what if I want to keep using my favorite Fuji optics mechanically? I've performed numerous attempts and discovered potential of converting XF 35mm F1.4 and XF 27mm F2.8, and recently found highly satisfying result of adapting Fujinon XF 27mm F2.8 that requires relatively low effort. Here's resulting article explaining what can you do with electronically dead Fujinon XF 27mm F2.8 lens to bring it back to life in much more compact frame of Industar 50-2. Alternatively you can also use adapted Fuji XF 27mm F2.8 lens on other APS-C cameras like Sony or Canon.
  2. Davlin Fuji X-T2 (and other Trans X) is always showing shutter speed in: s.s. X (for 1/X < 1sec), e.g. s.s. 2.5 (1/2.5 seconds) s.s. X" (for X >= 1sec), e.g. s.s. 2.5" (2.5 seconds) There are no menu item to change that format. Just point attention if ["] is there - it means direct X number, if not - it is 1/X fraction of a second. Hope that helps.
  3. I was highly impressed by Fuji Support when discovered single hot pixel on X-E1 (that time no pixel remapping in firmware menu like X-T2 can now). They fixed it without question, with express return shipment.
  4. There is one more thing come to my mind. Please double check that lens is completely attached and lens lock button clicks at the end of attaching and turning lens clockwise.
  5. The last thing I'd try is to carefully clean contacts on lens. Indeed it's very bad experience. All numerous Fuji cameras/lens I purchased new or used worked flawlessly. It's strange to see lens fails after just 4 days of use. Typically if there are any defects in electronics/mechanics it unveils during first couple weeks of use. I'd return camera to seller to deal with issue, or alternatively just send lens to Fuji Service for investigation and repair.
  6. I'd try to factory reset camera, and re-connect lens after that. Also some new cameras may have still old firmware, it's good idea to dowload latest firmware versions from Fuji site and install. The issue definitely looks like camera fails to recognize the lens, so I'd try to update camera firmware first and see if that helps.
  7. I'd also use air blower on shutter button due to reason you found about release trigger. Water may be still inside.
  8. I think 24h in silica gel is not enough, you better do it for longer time. I rmrmber this article re-posted on Fujirumors: https://petapixel.com/2018/11/21/i-dropped-my-camera-in-crude-oil-and-then-saved-it-from-death/ X-T2 has Weather Protection, and that is not Water Proofing. So now your camera sealing is working against camera not allowing moisture to go out quickly and completely. Hairdryer most likely just heated up and re-distributed moisture inside, and after 24h moisture may still be there in significant quantity. I'd skip using batteries and continue demoisturing process.
  9. Modern Fujinon lens have electronical parts that may fail due to water damage or other reasons. In most cases it worths pay for repair, but sometimes repair costs are too high and its cheaper to just buy another sample. This Fujinon XF 27mm F2.8 sample was electronically broken, so I've found relatively simple way to convert it into fully manual focus lens. More details in related article: Fujinon XF 27mm F2.8 lens - true manual focus mod
  10. Thanks for sharing. It's really strange artifact, I never seen such issue while uzing dozen of Fujifilm cameras - it's definitely some firmware or hardware problem. If your camera is under warranty I'd send it to service. If not I'd return it to the seller.
  11. I had Samyang 8mm - it is great lens. Now I have 7Artisans 7.5mm - it's also optically very good. However there are some mechanical warnings. You can learn more from this article: Disassemby - 7Artisans 7.5mm F.28 Fish eye lens
  12. What lens do you use on your X-Pro2 ? If it is not Fujinon lens you need to enable "shooting without lens" in menu. Do you push shutter trigger all the way down?
  13. The EVF module ribbon cable is secured inside, though hit impact may cause it to disconnect or break without visible signs on the camera surface. I'd send it to Fuji Service if camera is still under warranty. Try to reset camera to factory settings just to make sure there are no any settings influence, though looks like you properly checked that area already.
  14. Hi Greg, that extra pixel details are typically captured by the sensor to later apply image corections. Looks like X-T2 just knows that XF 18mm F2 requires some corrections. I'd recommend to check the XF 18mm F2 lens firmware if it's the latest one. Ver 3.11 applies a fix for X-T2 for proper "Lens Modulation Optimizer". http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/firmware/lens/xf18mm/history.html Firmware difference may explain why it behaves other way than your other lens.
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