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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Fujifilm X-PRO2: PRE-AF

By having the PRE-AF on, the camera continuously focuses. As long as the power switch is on, it will focus. So you do not need to press the shutter button halfway down for focusing.

The PRE-AF speeds up the lag in the focusing of the time it takes to half-press the shutter button.

Menu > AF/MF setting tab > PRE-AF > ON | OFF

The PRE-AF uses about 40% more power than not having …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: AF & the Electronic Shutter

The purpose of AF-C (continuous) is to focus between the shots, so the focus can be continuous. But…

The camera will not focus between each shot when electronic shutter is enabled either the ES mode (electronic shutter mode) or MS+ES modes (mechanical + electronic).

In burst mode, focus and exposure are fixed at the values for the shot in each burst.

— Fuji manual: shutter type

BTW, this also applies to all the other Fujifilm …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Face Detection

  1. Face detection controls both focus and metering. It disables all the photometry choices.
  2. In the face detection mode, the AF-L (auto-focus lock) does not work.
  3. In the face detection mode, the AE-L (auto-exposure lock) does not work.
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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Hyperfocal

In the “good old days”, long before AF system would allow to track people and animals while focusing, photographers figured that physics could do the job for them.

Kodak created the first camera with a rangefinder in 1916, long before the first Leica. The rangefinder is a small eyeglass that allows people to find the distance (actually the range because it’s not accurate enough to give an actual distance).

Leica made the rangefinder famous …

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