Fujifilm X-PRO2: Simple Video Settings

Fuji cameras are not known for their video. Now the Fuji X-T3 has the “video chops”, but the rest of the Fuji cameras? It’s so, so. With these settings, you can get more than “decent” videos.

The simplest video settings are

  • set the ISO to auto
  • set the shutter speed to auto
  • set the aperture to auto
  • set the film simulation to whatever you like
  • set the focus to …
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The Dog Bar: Mont Tremblant, Quebec

the dog bar

The Dog Bar

I have never heard this expression before either in French or in English.

This is a running water tray for dogs in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec. This fire hydrant/water dish is at the front of a pet store that sells treats/biscuits and pets toys, mostly for dogs.

This was in June and Mont Tremblant wasn’t busy, it’s still just a ski destination, they haven’t …

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Snootsy: Vancouver, BC

15 years old Dachshund

Snootsy: a 15 years old Dachshund

Snootsy is a 15 years old ‘sausage’, aka a Dachshund.

Snootsy looks very goods for a 15 years old dog. He goes around and on occasion he still runs. We are not talking Speedy Gonzales (this is a reference to a Loony Tunes cartoon character from the 1950s), but a 15 years old dog.

Snootsy’s main problem is eating his food. If the …

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Saluki Soaking the Sun

saluki: hadden park — vancouver, bc

Saluki

This Saluki was born in Afghanistan, he’s not very happy in Canada, the weather’s not very warm,, so whenever he comes to the beach, he lays in the warm sand and soaks the sun.

The guy said, that it was a street dog and his wife, working as part of a NGO in Afghanistan, brought him to Canada.

When I asked about his dog being so skinny …

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Harley: Vancouver, BC

big and rambunctious dog running

Harley is a Big and Rambunctious Dog

Harley is a big and rambunctious dog. He’s big and he knows it. He uses his size to get what he wants.

Larry, his owner actually it’s more the other way around and Larry is Harley’s property, is not allow to talk to me, because when he talks to me he can’t throw the ball.

When Harley came back …

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Waiting @ Granville Island

dog tied to pole waiting at granville island

Dog Waiting at Granville Island

Granville Island is one of the top touristic destination in Vancouver, BC. Before, “in the good old days”, it was mostly locals that went to Granville Island to do their grocery shopping. Nowadays, it’s mostly tourists especially in the summer.

This was in September and somebody brought their dog, went in to do some shopping. Usually most of the dogs are very unhappy, either …

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It’s Not Her Dog

person holding and hugging a french bulldog

It’s Not Her Dog

This person works in the cafe, Elysee Coffee. One of the customer left her French Bulldog, aka a Frenchie, outside so she went out and starting hugging the Frenchie. When she saw me kneeling to take the photo, she turned the “beast” around and ta-dah…

BTW, you can see my dog’s reflection in the window on the right side as he waits patiently for …

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The Lion in Winter: Vancouver, BC

copcker spaniel in need of a hair clip

Cocker Spaniel or Lion?

This Cocker Spaniel is in serious need of a good clip. Sam hasn’t had his (I think that’s it’s a him) hair cut in quite a few month, but he’s well kept. Everyday, he get a vigorous raking. The rake is stronger than a brush and it has only one row of “teeth”.

Sam, the cocker spaniel, reminds me of the movie …

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Whippet: Born to Run

whippet running on the Vancouver seawall

Whippet Running on the Vancouver Seawall

Whippets are born to run.

Whippets used to be the runt of the litter of the Greyhounds. The nobility would order the “peons” to kill them. The “peons” almost rebelled and decided to keep them. Then the “peons” bred them together because they had such a good character and they were excellent runners. They don’t eat much, they don’t take too much …

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Pug at the Beach

pug at the beach

Pug at the Beach

Nowadays, pugs are very popular dogs. They are small, they do well in apartments, they not high activity dogs and have good personalities. Pugs were very popular dogs in the 1850s but lost their popularity at the beginning of the 1900s.

In 1997, the movie, Men in Black, marked the “relaunch” of the Pugs. Now, pugs are a top 10 breed.

Technical

Camera: Pentax K20D ISO …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Display Shutter Speed & ISO

Normally, the Fujifilm cameras do not display the shutter speed and the actual ISO if the camera is set to:

  • DR-Auto
  • Auto-ISO

On the other hand, if the Auto-ISO is enabled but the DR-Auto is disabled and the camera is in the P mode (Auto: for the shutter dial and A for the lens), then both the shutter speed and aperture will be displayed correctly so …

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