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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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Easy Access to Format Menu

  1. Hold the delete button down for a full 3 seconds
  2. After the 3 seconds, keep the delete button pushed in
  3. Push in the rear dial

The format menu will pop-up asking for slot 1 or slot 2

Do not keep the rear dial pushed in

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: My Settings for the function buttons

  • Fn1: not currently used
  • Fn2: Face detect
  • Fn3: Photometry (Multi, Center-weighted, Spot, Average), aka in plain English: metering
  • Fn4: Auto ISO 1,2,3
  • Fn5: not currently used
  • Fn6: AF Mode (Single-point, Zone, Wide/Tracking)

The nice thing about the Fujifilm X-PRO2 is that it’s right handed camera. All buttons, except for the focus M,S,C selector, are on the right hand-side, so it can operated with one hand.

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: BBF, aka the Back Button Focus

Canon, Nikon and other camera manufacturers have the Back Button Focus. It allows to disengage the focus from the shutter button.

Why? By remove the focus from the shutter, you can control when you want the focus to happen. Often you want/need to focus when you press the shutter, but there are plenty of times when you don’t want to focus when pressing on the shutter. Like when you focus and re-frame, or …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: ISO & the DR

The DR (Dynamic Range) determines the lowest ISO possible:

  • The lowest ISO is ISO 200 when the dynamic range is set to DR100
  • The lowest ISO is ISO 400 when the dynamic range is set to DR200
  • The lowest ISO is ISO 800 when the dynamic range is set to DR400
  • The lowest ISO is ISO 200 or ISO 400 when the dynamic range is set to DR-Auto depending on the contrast of the …
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Most Stolen Cameras of 2015

2015 — stolen cameras

Most Stolen Cameras of 2015

This infographic is published by Lenstag: https://www.lenstag.com/ a company that register cameras, lenses… The registry is free. It’s also possible to use Lenstag when buying used equipment on Craig’s list or eBay to see if it was stolen.

“I’m much more interested in solving the problem of camera and lens theft with Lenstag than making money,” Trevor Sehrer (Lenstag founder) said. “The site doesn’t cost a lot of time or money to operate since users only need it when their set of gear changes and the verification system can scale quickly to as many verifiers as I need to get through any backlog.”

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