Fujifilm X-T2 vs Nikon D750 AF Comparison


Fujifilm’s AF system has grown by leaps and bounds since the Fujifilm X100 and X-Pro1 launched. FStoppers has a decent write up about the history of Fujifilm’s AF past and how firmware 4.00 changed Fujifilm AF for the better. Yet the most compelling part of their article is probably the AF videos they produced.

The Fujinon XF35mm f/2 R WR is widely believed to be the fastest XF lens at this time, but specialty lenses like the XF90mm f/2 are much faster. It was believed to be the first lens from Fujifilm to provide DSLR type performance. Today, many meet or beat their DSLR peers in AF performance and quality.

Fujifilm X-T2 + Fujinon XF35mm f/2 R WR

Nikon D750 + Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G

The Fujinon XF56mmF1.2 R is a little bit older than the Fujinon XF35mm f/2 R WR, but it was also designed to be a portrait lens first. In my experience this lens is very fast for an 85mm equivalent and it can even be used very successfully in AF-C, when there isn’t a lot of available light, which other 85mm lenses can’t or have great difficulty.

Fujifilm X-T2 + Fujinon XF56mmF1.2 R

Nikon D750 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G

You can read the entire FStoppers article here.

Fujifilm X-T2: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Fujinon XF 35mm F2 R WR: B&Hphoto / Amazon / Adorama
Fujinon XF 56mm F1.2 R: B&Hphoto / Amazon / Adorama

Nikon D750: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

Via FStoppers

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  • Mattia Baldi

    i’m a X-T owner and i don’t see here where exactly the Fuji prevail over the Nikon, sorry.

    • The videos are just interesting and not authoritative. Some photographers have bad memories of Fuji AF pre FW4.00. Nikons 50mm 1.4 would be a better comparison and the Nikon 85mm is moving less glass and less capable. The 85mm 1.4 would have been better to compare.

    • Nick05

      I think the videos confirm that focus is very lens dependent. The second thing to keep in mind is the the D750 shares its AF with the D4s and D810. Only the D5 and D500 have a better AF system in Nikon’s lineup so this test also shows how far Fujifilm’s AF has come.