Fujifilm X-PRO2: AF Box Size

One of the nice thing about the new Fujifilm cameras is that you can control the size of the autofocus box.

The size of the focus box, which is set with the wheel, controls the size of the area where the camera is targeting for focusing.

I control the location of the autofocus box with the joystick. Before, on my X-T10, sometimes I was using the D-pad but most of the times, I was using …

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Debunking Unit: APS-C and the equivalency hoax

The Internet is a very good at propagating hoaxes and transforming them into so-called facts (let’s not go into tweets and “fake-news”). The APS-C and the equivalency factor is just one of these hoax floating around the Internet.

Some people claim that a 23mm f/2 lens on a APS-C camera is in fact a 34.5mm with an f/stop of 3.2.

So at great expense and a lot of …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Slot #2

When setting the camera to save the RAW images in slot #1 and JPEG images in slot #2, by pressing the PLAY button, the images are low resolution and it’s not possible to zoom to 100%.

It’s because you are viewing the embedded previews within the RAW images of slot #1.

There are two ways of accessing the slot #2 when reviewing the images:

  1. While viewing the photo from slot #1, press the …
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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Metering Modes Not Changing

Why isn’t the metering mode not changing with the X-PRO2, X-T2 or the X-T20?

  • Check the settings for the face detection, it should be disabled.

This is a decision made by Fuji.

It’s not possible to change the metering modes or the focus settings when using the face detection.

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Display Function Buttons

One of the thing you are spending a lot of money with on a Fujifilm X-PRO2 or a Fujifilm X-T2, is the customization.

So many buttons with so much customization.

I usually set the base customization when I get the camera. By now, I know what I want to access quickly without having to dig through the menus. Then with time, I will change things a little bit.

My main problem is: how to …

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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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