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The X-Pro2 is a pleasure to use for general point-autofocus-click usage. There are valid reasons for disagreement among users, but my own preference is for the Sony A7R II control layout. Still, it shoots well and the EVF is excellent.
Ergonomics aside, there are two time-wasting usability issues when shooting with the X-Pro2, both of which have existed since the X-Pro1 in all Fujifilm X camera bodies, and both of which could be fixed with a firmware update.
Self timer reset
The self-timer resets to off every time the camera is powered off. When I hike, I constantly turn off the camera to save power and yet I usually shoot on a tripod. This behavior means hundreds of unnecessary button presses to restore the self timer over the course of a day, each and every time the camera is turned on, even if a button is programmed to bring up the self-timer menu option.
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