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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Chinese Crested Doing an Agility Race

This Chinese Crested dog wasn’t rushing during his agility race, to the great dismay of his owner. He was taking his time and he was strutting his stuff with elegance.

No race, no going crazy…

Earlier I saw his owner applying what looked like sunscreen. Since he doesn’t have any fur, he gets sunburns just as easily as we human do.

Chinese Crested dog doing an agility race

Chinese Crested Dog Doing an Agility Race

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Cyclists: Amsterdam, NL

I was in Amsterdam for a couple of days as a layover between flights. Millions and bazillions of cyclists, but very few dogs. I only saw about a dozen dogs during my 2 days. Either there are very few dogs in Amsterdam, or the people hide their dogs indoor, or I was in the wrong area of town…

To bring a dog into the Netherlands, the dog needs a microchip, a vaccination against rabies and finally it also needs a EU pet passport!

How does a cat or a dog get a passport? I don’t know, may be with a bark or a meow. How do they do the finger prints used in many European passports?

cycling with a dog in Amsterdam

Cycling with a Dog in Amsterdam

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Nikki: Vancouver, BC

Nikki was supposed to be a Labradoodle, a mix between a Labrador and a Poodle. Something went wrong, she’s mostly a Labradoodle with some Terrier mixed in. (Her owners must have got her genetically tested).

Nikki was too busy to slow down, but somehow I managed in having a conversation with the husband. By the time they found out, they could sent her back to the breeder…

Nikki, a Labradoodle

Nikki, a Labradoodle: Vancouver, BC

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Jogging, Winter 2014: Vancouver, BC

The 2014 winter has been an interesting winter. It’s been cold. January has been extremely dry, but in February, the snow came back with a vengeance. Since the weather was so dry, many, many people have been jogging with their dogs.

Often the dog and the owner jog in sync, like in this photograph where both have the left legs in front.

Maybe I could create a group of photos of dogs jogging…

Dog jogging in the winter

Dog jogging in the winter

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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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On a Diet: Vancouver, BC

She’s tired and doesn’t really want to run after the ball, but she’s on a diet and she needs to exercise.

Tired black lab

Tired Black Lab

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Worried Dodoïte: Vancouver, BC

This is my dog, Dodoïte (pronounced: Dodo ïte). He’s a half Basset Hound, half Australian Shepherd, and half Corgi. He’s not doing well.

He’s becoming more and more frightened by the city noises. Airplanes, helicopters, trucks, buses… Pretty much any unexpected noise, even the rain dripping on metallic things. One day it’s no problem and the next day he’s afraid of it.

He grew up in the mountains and I’d be surprised if he saw more than a couple of people a day and maybe one car per day… My current therapy is to go for long walks (and I make him work) so he doesn’t have the time to think about the noises.

Dodoïte, my dog, worried

Dodoïte, my dog, worried

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Rottie Carrying Her Won Food: Whistler, BC

She was a rambunctious puppy (btw, I forgot her name, her owner told me her name but I trusted my memory instead of writing it down and I was wrong).

So she started carrying stuff, food, water bottles… Dogs can only do one thing at a time. When they are working, they can’t do something else like running around… So now, where ever they go, she has to carry her own food and her own water.

Rottie mix carrying her own food

Rottie mix carrying her own food

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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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She’s Late: West Vancouver, BC

This Golden Retriever likes to ‘dilly-dally’. She sniffs around, she looks at other dogs, she turns around, she sniffs some more and then she looks around if there’s something that she missed.

Meanwhile her owner is gone! He’s walking fast and she has to really run to catch-up…

Golden Retriever running to catch-up

Golden Retriever running to catch-up: West Vancouver, BC

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