Fujifilm X-PRO2: Aperture Rear Dial

When you place shutter switch to “A” and lens to”A”, you are in the P mode. The “Professional mode”. This means that the camera will select both the shutter speed and the aperture with a bias toward the higher shutter speed.

Do the half press on the shutter button and you will see the settings for both the aperture and the shutter speed.

If you keep your finger “half-pressing” the shutter and rotate the …

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Fujifilm: Metadata

In 2014, everybody, especially Barack Obama, was talking about metadata. The government was denying looking at emails and cellphone texts but only at the metadata.

What is METADATA? It’s data about the data.

People think that raw files are the raw data from the CMOS sensor. It’s not. It’s a structured file that is standardized and that is made of various sections:

  • A header that lists the byte-ordering of the file, the …
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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Faster Operations

There are many little things that will make the camera faster, but the two main settings are:

  1. Image display
  2. Memory card

Image Display

Menu > Wrench > SCREEN SETTING > IMAGE DISP. > OFF

When the camera’s drive mode is in STILL IMAGE (single), the camera won’t take another exposure while generating the review image.

Memory Card

The memory card speed makes a huge difference. In STILL IMAGE (single) mode, the camera won’t take another exposure …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: How to Reset the AF Position

This is only for the almost current batch of Fujifilm cameras:

  • The X-100F
  • The X-T2
  • The X-PRO2

The X-T20 and the X-E3 use the touch screen with the zooming and the pinching.

On my X-PRO2, I most often use the AF Zone and I control the position of the zone with the joystick. About half of the time, my AF Zone is not in the middle, but I prefer to start from the …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: WYSIWYG or the EVF

Almost all mirrorless cameras are WYSIWYG: “What You See Is What You Get”. That’s all the current mirrorless cameras except for two cameras: The Leica M serie and the Fujifilm X-Pro serie, but the X-Pros are both Optical ViewFinders (OVF) and Electronic ViewFinders (EVF).

WYSIWYG is a computer acronym that was first used by MicroPro for their word processor: WordStar. That was in 1981, long before the Mac or the Windows computers. They didn …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Joystick

The first Fujifilm camera with a joystick is the X-Pro2, then the X-T2… Just Fujifilm doesn’t call it a joystick, it calls it a “focus stick”.

The joystick implementation came from Canon. It’s so useful. It’s easy to use without having to take the eye from the viewfinder. The D-pad only has 4 directions: up, down, left and right. The joystick has 8 directions, up,down,left, right,up-left,up-right and down-left …

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Fujifilm: Firmware Update: 30-Nov-2017

Fujifilm has released new firmware updates for almost all of their older X serie cameras. That’s for all of the X cameras, except for the X-T2, X-T20 and the X-PRO2. The firmware updates are for:

  • X-A1
  • X-A2
  • X-A3
  • X-A10
  • X-E1
  • X-E2
  • X-E2S
  • X-M1
  • X-Pro1
  • X-T1
  • X-T10

The official reason for the updates is to improve the AutoFocus accuracy with the new Fujifilm 80mm f/2.4 macro lens. BTW, It looks like …

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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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