I'm having a problem with my Fuji X-T2; it doesn't make pictures anymore. When I try to press the shutter, it will focus and it makes the focus sound but then it does nothing when I press the shutter button. I've already looked through the manual but none of the problems listed there seems to be happening. I've already tried a different card and placed it in the other slot but the same thing happens. Also in recording mode or any of the other modes it will only focus but not record/click.

As far as I can recall I didn't change anything in the settings (or at least not on purpose). Yesterday it was still working, then this morning I took the pictures of the SD card on my laptop and now suddenly it doesn't work anymore…

The weird thing is that the camera doesn't give any error message or anything (which I think should be happening if there's a problem with the SD card or battery or something like that). In the picture below I've got the shutter button pressed fully down, you can see it's focused and as far as I can see, nothing is weird?

Thanks in advance if someone know what's going on!!

when camera shutter is pressed

  • Have you tried reformatting the card in the camera? (Note: Everything on the card will be erased. Be sure you've transferred everything on it that you wish to keep.)
    – Michael C
    Nov 24, 2020 at 15:37
  • Have you tried resetting the cameras to factory defaults? Nov 24, 2020 at 20:19
  • What mode is the drive dial (the one on top at the left) set to?
    – inkista
    Nov 25, 2020 at 2:45
  • – Michael C - Yep, but nothing changed.. – ben rudgers - No I haven't yet tried that, maybe I'm gonna do that when I really don't know anymore what to do.. Because then I also lose all my other settings. But good one thanks! – inkista - It's set to S (and the top one to 6400 because it was pretty dark there) but changing both of them doesn't change anything.. it won't click or record in all the different modes or different ISO's...
    – Roos
    Nov 25, 2020 at 8:34
  • Which would you rather have... all your settings saved, or a camera that actually takes photos? Is it worth trying with a different lens?
    – osullic
    Nov 25, 2020 at 10:43

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Thanks for your all these very good tips! I'm sorry I haven't reported earlier in the answers but as I said in the last comment above; I took it to the camera shop and turns out the button is broken! They said it was probably due to wear. So I've send it back to Fuji and they're repairing it right now. Thanks for all the other tips, things like this makes problem solving easier in the future.

Best regards and happy holidays!

  • could You please update how the story has been finished? Has the service repaired it? Was it really shutter button, or any other reason? I have the same problem, and looking for solution. Thank You in advance. Grzegorz (Poland)
    – Grzegorz
    Jun 5, 2021 at 19:51
  • X-T200 here, same problem. I resorted to shooting via display or remote cable. So I'll quote @Grzegorz, did service repaired it?
    – AleG
    Aug 4, 2021 at 9:00

Some things to check

  • Does it have a memory card? While at it also enable the warning for use without memory card in the menu. I do think it does trigger without card though. If it has a card try another card.

  • What lens is mounted? For non Fuji lenses you need to enable shooting without lens. Also for use without lens that is (duh). Plus a "broken" not recognized lens can have the same effect without expecting it. Also try another lens.

  • Check what the setting is for the trigger button in the custom buttons menu. Not completely sure what the options are but could be that you can disable the shooting part and only use it for focus and then assign shooting to another button. Sounds plausible so just check and you'll know for sure.

  • With any of these problems it's always a good idea to perform a factory reset. That way you're sure you disable any of the options you might have set.

  • You could also try a firmware update. There was an update that caused some lock up issues in the past. Do this only if all other options failed.

Good luck and make sure to report back what the issue was.

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