Fujifilm X-PRO2: Voice Memos

Did you know that you can attach voice memos to you images (max 30 seconds)

  1. Play button
  2. Menu: for the play, page 2 of 3: VOICE MEMO SETTING > ON (need to be done only once)
  3. Select the image to add the voice memo
  4. Press and keep the center of the front command dial pressed until you see the orange color: voice recording

to play the memo:

  1. Play button
  2. Select the image with the microphone icon …
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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Screen Setup: round 2

WRENCH > SCREEN SET-UP

PREVIEW EXP./WB IN MANUAL MODE

  • Do you want to preview the exposure and the white balance when in manual exposure mode?
  • PREVIEW WB previews only the white balance …
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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Screen Setup: round 1

WRENCH > SCREEN SET-UP

EVF BRIGHTNESS

This adjust the brightness of the display in the EVF (electronic viewfinder) only. This doesn’t affect the Optical Viewfinder of the X-PRO2.

  • AUTO for automatic …
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Fujifilm & the Image Numbering

The Fujifilm cameras numbering is:

  1. Folder: The folders are numbered and start at 100, then 101, 102…
  2. Frame number: Each folder can have up to 9999 images

Reformatting or changing the SD memory card may not reset the frame numbers. The keyword here is “may” It depends on the settings of:

SETUP > SAVE DATA SET-UP > FRAME NO

There are two options:

  1. CONTINUOUS: The image number continues in the same folder as before and it continues …
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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Auto Power Save

One of the weakness of the mirrorless cameras is what has become the “poor battery life”. In the “good old days of 2010/2012” if the battery life of a DSLR was 300 exposures, it was rated as OK to Good. In 2017, a battery life of 300 exposures is rated as poor. So all the mirrorless Are trying every trick in the book to squeeze more life out of the battery.

The AUTO POWER …

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Fujifilm: Lens Modulation Optimizer

The Fujifilm lens modulation optimizer’s job is to:

  1. Adjust for image for the diffraction that happens when closing the aperture.
  2. Fix the loss of focus at the periphery of the lens (which is different from vignetting) by reconstructing some of the lost details.

This works only with the modern Fujifilm lenses, the XF and the XC serie of Fujifilm lenses.

  • The Lens Module Optimizer only operates in the Fujifilm cameras only.
  • The Lens Module …
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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Viewing in the Dark

One of the biggest benefit of mirrorless cameras is the WYSIWYG. WYSIWYG stands for: what you see is what you get. Changing the exposure make the image in the viewfinder brighter or darker at the correct aperture and depth of field…

The problem with “what you see is what you get” cannot anticipate extra lights like flash or or lights that will be turned on…

Most of the time with flash, the EVF or the …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: The Battery Charger

Fujifilm uses the NP-W126 Li-ion battery for most of its X serie cameras, and like all camera manufacturers they provide a battery charger the BC-W126.

It charges the NP-W126 in about 2½ hours. It’s a good charger, kind of, that does a reliable charge. Works every time. I like it except for the plug-in cord.

What’s with that plug-in cord? It’s bigger than the charger and it doesn’t …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Tips (continued from shortcuts)

  • If you assign the ISO, film simulation, white balance… to function keys or to the command dial, you will have a live-preview of the particular effect
  • If you press and hold the DISP/BACK button while in shooting mode, it will open the Fn/AE-L/AF-L BUTTON SETTING panel, where you can see the buttons and their assignment. You will also be able to change the assignment.
  • You can add your copyright information …
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Fujifilm: When Was Your Camera Manufactured?

At the bottom of your Fujifilm camera (X-PRO2, X-PRO1, X-T1, X-T10, X-T2, and X-T20) usually on the battery compartment, there’s the serial number printed on the label attached to the bottom of the camera.

Mine starts with 63xxxxxxx

  1. The first digit is the year of manufacturing: 6 → 2016, 7: → 2017…
  2. The second digit is the quarter of the year: 3 → 3rd quarter, meaning between July and September.

This means that my Fujifilm …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: the Electronic Range Finder

The Electronic Range Finder (ERF) is only available on the X-PRO and X100 cameras. The ERF gives the dual display of the optical viewfinder and the electronic range finder in the bottom right corner.

It displays an area that is magnified and that is close to the focus point.

It is controlled by the lever at the front of the camera:

X-PRO2/X100T/X100F front lever

The lever can go right or left:

  • left: OVFEVF
  • right: OVF → Electronic …
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