Shooting Tethered with the Fujifilm X-T2 Mirrorless Digital Camera

Posted by: on Jul 25, 2016 | 4 Comments

Tethering a Fujifilm X-T2 to your computer couldn’t be easier with the help of Tether Tools gear! Shoot tethered with the Fujifilm X-T2 using our TetherPro USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Micro-B Cableand be sure to add a TetherBoost Pro Core Controller to your shopping cart to avoid dropped signals.

Please note: According to Fuji, Remote shooting with USB and Wi-Fi connectivity will be supported in a future firmware update.

The TetherBoost Pro System provides consistent power to maintain a stable connection for tethered image transfer when using a DSLR or medium-format digital back system connected to a computer via USB 3.0 cables – now at distances up to 65 feet. This streamlined solution alleviates current frustrations among photographers experiencing dropped signals when shooting with USB 3.0 cameras and computers.

The Camera – Fujifilm X-T2

Offering a more conventional form factor and packing in UHD 4K video recording, Fujifilm’s X-T2 Mirrorless Digital Camera certainly aims to fill the needs of many working professionals. Equipped with a 24.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III image sensor and the X-Processor Pro Engine, users will be able to capture finely detailed imagery quickly and with low noise at sensitivities up to ISO 51200. The powerful combination permits rapid image capture at up to 8 fps with full AF tracking or at up to 14 fps using the silent electronic shutter. In terms of AF, the X-T2 uses an Intelligent Hybrid system with 325 points that ensure accurate, fast tracking of subjects in all modes. This version also comes bundled with a versatile 18-55mm zoom lens that will help capture a wide range of subjects.

For video, the X-T2 offers internal UHD 4K video as well as an 8-bit 4:2:2 HDMI output. The internal recording offers 100 Mbps bitrate for capturing fine details with ease. Along with this an F-Log Gamma setting will be available for capturing a flat picture best used in serious grading applications. Fuji’s array of Film Simulations and Grain Effects can also be used here, for both photo and video shoots.

Improved handling is a key upgrade in the X-T2, incorporating a larger grip, locking dials, raised buttons, and more to make operation smoother. The weather-sealed body also sports a 0.5″ 0.77x 2.36m-dot OLED EVF with a larger eyecup for comfortable composition and a base refresh rate of 60 fps, which can be boosted to 100 fps. There is also a 3.0″ 1.04m-dot three-way tilting LCD screen for alternative viewing options. This screen has a unique tilt that permits shooting at odd angles, including in the portrait orientation. Additionally, it has a focus lever joystick that allows for rapidly adjusting and changing the selected AF point or area.

  • 24.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III Sensor
  • X-Processor Pro Engine
  • 0.77x 2.36m-Dot OLED Viewfinder
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot 3-Way Tilting LCD Screen
  • Internal UHD 4K Video & F-Log Gamma
  • 325-Point Intelligent Hybrid AF System
  • Up to 8 fps Shooting and ISO 51200
  • Weather-Sealed Body; Two UHS-II SD Slots
  • XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS Lens
The Software – What software should you use to shoot tethered with the Fujifilm X-T2?

The best option for Fujifilm shooters is using Adobe Lightroom with the Fujifilm Tethered Capture Plug-in. Learn more here.

The Gear – Tether Tools Pro Tethering Kit for Fujifilm X-T2


  • Tether Table Aero Traveler
  • TetherPro USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Micro-B Cable, 15’ Cable
  • JerkStopper Tethering Kit
  • Aero ProPad
  • SecureStrap
  • AeroXDC
  • StrapMoore Extender
  • Tether Tools Cable Organization Case (Standard)
Powering Your Fujifilm X-T2

Fuji cameras have exceptional image quality, impressive auto focus for a compact system, an exemplary viewfinder setup, and a state-of-the-art build quality. If there’s one place that’s a sticking point on the cameras, it’s the battery life. Fuji’s high-performance mode is a notorious battery drain, and if you’re marathon shooting and plan on taking more than 200 shots expect to stress mightily about your battery life.

Instead of purchasing multiple expensive proprietary camera batteries, or just want peace of mind knowing that your camera won’t die during a long shoot take a look at the Case Relay Camera Power System from Tether Tools. It can provide uninterruptible power for your camera using any standard 5V USB battery pack or a wall outlet.

The Fujifilm X-T2 utilizes the Relay Camera Coupler CRW126.

Case Relay Coupler Bundle

To learn more about shooting tethered including how to create better images and work more efficiently while keeping your files safe and secure by incorporating an archival tethering system into your workflow download the Ultimate Tethering Guide – FREE from Tether Tools and the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP).

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4 thoughts on “Shooting Tethered with the Fujifilm X-T2 Mirrorless Digital Camera”

  1. receiving “A camera is connected, but the the USB MODE is selected is not a PC SHOOT mode…..” when using the X-T2. Can’t find a USB MODE.

  2. Hi Jesse, great question. Tethering is currently available on the XT-2 but is included in an upcoming firmware update.

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