Fujifilm X-PRO2 & the ERF

The ERF, aka the Electronic Range Finder, is the mini-screen at the bottom right of the OVF, the Optical View Finder for the focus preview.

The ERF only works in the Optical View Finder mode, it doesn’t work in the Electronic Viewfinder mode. You select it by turning the Viewfinder selector, located on the upper front of the Fujifilm X-PRO2.

When you are in the single AF focus point, it will show the …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Flash Not Working

Both Godox and Cactus are coming with Fujifilm compatible flashes. But let’s agree that up to now, flash has not been a strong suit of Fujifilm X cameras. That’s why I still use my Canon set because I need to do events and it’s almost impossible to make photos quickly without a reliable TTL functionality.

Many people have problem with the flashes not working. The same happens in both TTL modes and …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: ISO High and Low

With firmware v3.0 on the X-PRO2 and v2.0 on the X-T2, Fuji announced that ISO L would provide ISO 125 and ISO 160 as selectable.

It doesn’t always work. BTW, the same thing also happens with the ISO 25600 or ISO 51200 of the ISO HIGH.

This is due to the fact that ISO HIGH or ISO LOW does not work if the Electronic Shutter (ES) is enabled. It could be …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: New Firmware v:3.0/3.1

Shooting RAW in Bracketing and Advanced Filters

The update enables you to use the RAW format when shooting not only in AE Bracketing but also in other Bracketing modes (ISO, Dynamic Range, White Balance, Film Simulations) and also in Advanced Filter modes.

This creates 3 raw files and then 3 converted jpegs with the correct simulation: We are talking 6 files: 3 @average: 48Mb (the raw) and 3 @average: 13Mb (the jpegs). The raw files …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Battery Status

Fuji uses the Li-ion battery NP-W126 for the X-PRO2 (like the X-T1 and the X-T10) and the Li-ion battery NP-W126S for the X-T2/X-T20. The main difference between the 2 models of the battery is one of the chemical component is slightly different and doesn’t heat as much especially during the 4K video recording.

Fuji has an almost quick way of checking the percentage of the power left in your battery …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Electronic Range Finder

How to set the Electronic Range Finder on the Fujifilm X-PRO2?

  1. Switch from any AF mode to the single point mode.
  2. Push the viewfinder selector lever (at the front of the camera) to the left (as when you are looking through the viewfinder) to the Digital viewfinder and the X-PRO2 will display the Electronic Range Finder in the bottom right of the viewfinder.
  3. You can change the magnification of the section of the …
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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Focus Check

Fuji has a quick way. You need to chimp.

  • In the play mode
  • Press the rear wheel
  • The image will zoom to the focus point, even if the focus point/area is not in the middle
  • You can move around with the joystick
  • To get out of the zoomed mode, to go back to the full view, press the rear wheel again
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Fujifilm X-PRO2: PDAF

The PDAF is the Phase Detect Auto Focus. This the fast AF and it’s located in the middle of the sensor. The larger squares in the selection matrix shows the PDAF capable cells. The smaller squares near the edges are the CDAF (contrast detect autofocus) cells.

The phase-detect AF points need a vertical edge to focus on. If there is no vertical edge, there is no focusing in PDAF and the camera reverts to …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: AF Priority

When pressing on the shutter, what’s more important?

  1. Making sure that the focus is done
  2. Take the photo as quick as possible even if the photo is “not in focus”

The Menu > AF: AUTOFOCUS SETTINGS > RELEASE/FOCUS PRIORITY

then you can decide:

X-PRO2/X-T2 autofocus setting

This is for both the X-PRO2 and THE X-T2.

What makes it different from Canon is that you can set the Release/Focus Priority for AF-S and AF-C separately …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Memory Cards Speed

These are not all the SD memory cards available, but the ones tested with the Fujifilm X-PRO2.

SD Memory Card USB3 Read USB3 Write X-PRO2 Write
UHS-II
Lexar 64GB 2000x UHS-II 272.7 MB/s 244.5 MB/s 108.35 MB/s
Toshiba 64GB UHS-II 258.8 MB/s 226.5 MB/s 102.80 MB/s
Transcend 64GB UHS-II 290.2 MB/s 182.1 MB/s …
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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Improve the Autofocus

  1. Only use the mechanical shutter (MS). The camera will NOT do AF-C with the electronic shutter enable. The camera (X-PRO2, X-T2, X-T1, X-T10) does not focus between each shot when the electronic shutter is enabled.
  2. Set the High Performance Mode to ON. The High Performance Mode is part of the Power Management Settings. The CPU will run at full speed but will decrease the battery life by about 20%.
  3. Turn of the Face …
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