Fujifilm Announces X-Pro2 Graphite Edition Kit and X-T2 Graphite Silver Edition Body

Fujifilm Announces X-Pro2 Graphite Edition Kit and X-T2 Graphite Silver Edition Body

Now available for pre-order, Fujifilm announced an X-Pro2 Graphite Edition kit that comes with a matching 23mm f/2 lens as well as a standalone X-T2 Graphite Silver Edition body to complement the standard black bodies of the brand's flagship cameras. The X-Pro2 features a darker, gunmetal-like grey color, while the X-T2's graphite silver color is more reminiscent of the standard metallic of classic film cameras. The new editions promise to add increased protection to the body and unsurprisingly come at a couple-hundred-dollar premium over their standard-edition counterparts.

As far as colored editions go, these certainly look pretty darn good. Thankfully, they also seem well done in the sense that this isn't some cheap paint added to the exterior of the product to make it more attractive to kids. These coatings are multi-layered and likely do contribute more than marketing appeal when it comes to protection of the aesthetic aspects of the bodies' exteriors.

While each camera has its own version of grey coating, I personally find it hard to assign a personal preference to one over the other in terms of color. The graphite color of the X-Pro2 seems refreshingly modern and looks nice with the 23mm f/2 WR kit lens matched to it, while the X-T2 has an undeniably classic look. However, dropping an extra $200 or so for a special color will always be difficult for me, especially when considering that if you really do care about looks so much, nearly all of the lenses you'll ever attach won't match.

Fujifilm still went the extra mile to provide value with its editions, however, with the creation of the new 23mm X-Pro2 kit (of which the lens hood also matches) and with the inclusion of a premium leather strap, aluminum hot shoe cover and matching EF-X8 hot-shoe mount flash with the X-T2 Graphite Silver Edition. When considering the lens value with the X-Pro2 kit and the X-T2's included accessories, there is some added value if these looks work for you.

Fujifilm also announced the XP120 – a small, waterproof, dust-proof camera with a 5x zoom lens.

The X-Pro2 Graphite Edition kit is available for pre-order for $2,299, the X-T2 Graphite Silver Edition for $1,799, and the XP120 for $229. What do you think of the new metal finishes?

 

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Simon Patterson's picture

Wake me when they release one that can be used as a ping pong bat. 😁