Fujifilm X-PRO2: Dynamic Range Settings

The Fujifilm cameras like the X-T serie (the X-T10, X-T20, X-T1, X-T2) and the X-PRO2 have the concept of the Dynamic Range. (BTW, I’m not sure about the X-E1 and the X-E2, since I haven’t had any of these cameras).

  • All photo sensors including those on smartphones and tablets have some dynamic range to capture both the highlights and the shadows.
  • The Dynamic Range goes from a low of 8EV to a …
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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Shortcuts (continued)

Rear command dial

  • In AF mode: press the rear command dial briefly to get the magnified view.
  • In MF mode: press the rear command dial briefly to get the magnified view.
  • In MF mode: press the rear command dial for a full second and it will toggle though the 3 focus assist modes (standard, split, and focus peaking).

Q button

  • In shooting mode: press the Q button for a full 2 seconds to get to …
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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Rear Dial

The rear command dial only adjusts the shutter speed in either:

  • When the shutter speed dial (on top of the X-PRO2, the X-T2, the X-T20, the X-T1, or the X-T10) is set to T, then the rear command dial will select any shutter speed.

  • When you choose a shutter speed with the shutter speed dial (on top of the X-PRO2, the X-T2, the X-T20, the X-T1, or the X-T10), using the real command …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Shortcuts

Formatting the SD card

  1. Push Trash button for 2 sec
  2. Press the rear command dial.

This will bring the format menu asking for which slot, even if you have only one card in the camera.

View the battery status

Either:

  • Press the PLAYBACK button. Then either press the up or down button of the D-Pad. You will see the image and the battery status at the top right.
  • Press the DISP/BACK button, until you …
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Fujifilm X-PRO2: AF + MF

I have been getting a lot of out-of-focus images, especially with the pancake 27mm f/2.8 lens.

My setting are:

  • AF-S: priority focus
  • AF-C: priority focus

Even in AF-S, I would say that I was getting in the 20% to 30% range of out of focus images. In AF-C, it would be even more. Basically the pancake 27mm was not usable in AF-C mode.

I know that it has …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Program Shift Mode

P: The Professional Mode

With the X-PRO2 and the X-T2, when the camera is in A for the shutter speed and A for the Aperture, the camera will select the “correct aperture/shutter speed”, aka in Fujifilm speak the Program mode, aka in everyday speak the Professional mode.

  • Use the front wheel to adjust the combination of the aperture/shutter speed, but the exposure will stay the same.
  • Use the Exposure Correction wheel (on …
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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Card Slot Options

Both the X-PRO2 and the X-T2 have 2 slots for cards. The first slot is a UHS-II slot, which can record as fast as 150 Megabytes/second in full duplex mode. The second slot is only a UHS-I slot that can only record as fast as 50 Megabytes/second in full duplex mode, provided that the memory cards are rated as fast as that.

  • There is more work involved in writing to …
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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Gridlines

Setting up the gridlines

Go into the display menu and set what shows up for each viewing device:

  • ovf
  • evf
  • lcd

Setup > Screen Setup > Disp Custom Settings

Display the gridlines

Even after setting the gridlines in the setups, you will need to use the display button on the back of the camera to make that display option the active one.

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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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