Fujifilm X-PRO2: Simple Video Settings

Fuji cameras are not known for their video. Now the Fuji X-T3 has the “video chops”, but the rest of the Fuji cameras? It’s so, so. With these settings, you can get more than “decent” videos.

The simplest video settings are

  • set the ISO to auto
  • set the shutter speed to auto
  • set the aperture to auto
  • set the film simulation to whatever you like
  • set the focus to …
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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Display Shutter Speed & ISO

Normally, the Fujifilm cameras do not display the shutter speed and the actual ISO if the camera is set to:

  • DR-Auto
  • Auto-ISO

On the other hand, if the Auto-ISO is enabled but the DR-Auto is disabled and the camera is in the P mode (Auto: for the shutter dial and A for the lens), then both the shutter speed and aperture will be displayed correctly so …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Sensor Cleaning

Fuji, like most of the other cameras has a sensor self-cleaning mechanism. Since the only Fuji camera with IBIS (In Body Image Stabilization) is the X-H1, the self-cleaning for the other cameras is done by creating static electricity on the sensor and stopping the static electricity and hoping that the dirt will get off the sensor.

With IBIS, the sensor self-cleaning is a two-step process. First the camera creates static …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Firmware Updates

One of main reason, I bought into the Fujifilm system is that the “Kaizen”, the continuous quality improvements through the numerous firmware updates. Fujifilm does regular updates not only for for the cameras but also for the lenses, although less frequent for the lenses.

Make sure that the camera’s battery is fully charged before updating your camera’s firmware.

If the battery dies in the middle of the firmware …

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Fujifilm: Quick Operations

Fujifilm cameras like X-PRO2, the X-T20 and the X-T2 have a whole bunch of shortcuts. In the computer lingo, they would be called macros, they provide direct access to menu items without having to go through the menu system.

Function Keys

  • To see where the Fn buttons are located and what is assigned to each of function key, press and hold the DISP/BACK button.
  • Press and hold any …
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The New Nikon Z6 & Z7

Everybody and their dog is reviewing the new Nikon mirrorless cameras, the Z6 and the Z7. The main problem is that very few people have seen one, let alone used one.

31-Aug-2018: Google search:
nikon z6 review
About 650,000 results (0.59 seconds)
— Google

Very few people have received it, definitely not 650,000 people. So people look at some the technical specs and decide if this is a …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Optical Image Stabilization

Fujifilm have never been big with image stabilization. Only some zoom lenses and now the X-H1 has a built-in image stabilization.

BTW, Fuji people, when asked about why they didn’t include it in the XF 16-55 f/2.8 lens, have said that stabilization degrade the optical quality.

There are two optical image stabilization options with the zooms:

  • Mode 1: Continuous image stabilization on
  • Mode 2: Shooting only image …
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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Memory Cards Myth

This applies to all digital cameras including: Fujifilm, Canon, Nikon, Sony…

Myth #1: Do not erase images from the camera

Deleting images while reviewing is supposed to corrupt the memory card. Why don’t you try it yourself:

  • reformat the card in the camera
  • take a dozen photos of whatever is in front of you, your window, your desk, the wall…
  • start reviewing the images and delete image #3, image …
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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Where are the blinkies gone?

  • The blinkies are not on any of the menus.
  • The blinkies are (kind of) shown on the info display of the playback mode.
  • Press the DISP/BACK button until you cycle through the various display modes. With the thumbnail and the info the screen will show:
    • blinkies
    • a green cross indicating the focus point used

The problem is that the blinkies are displayed on the thumbnail and that’s extremely …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Flash & TTL

Fuji is not known for its flash system. The only reason I can use the Fujis for work is the Godox flash system that works very well with Fuji. I need wireless remote.

My main setup is the Fuji X-PRO2, the Godox X1T-F as the master on the camera and a combination of Godox flashes with TT385 and TT685.

People who want to impress other photographers will say …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Select the Size of the Focusing Area

When using the single focus point, I often have to change the size of the focus area. Fuji has some quick way of bypassing the menus which is:

AF/MF SETTING > FOCUS AREA

Instead of that you can (my preferred method)

Single Point AF

  1. Press the joystick in.
  2. Use the rear dial to select the size of the focusing area/frame.
  3. Press MENU/OK to enable the new setting.

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