Fujifilm: The Magic of OIS

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Assistance Dog in Training

This image was taken indoors, with me bent over to lower the camera to the Labrador Retriever’s eye level. The camera is hanging down in my hands with the LCD is angled so I can frame the photo.

One nine’s of a second and it’s more than acceptably sharp. This is the magic of image stabilization. Could I have used a higher shutter …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Simple Video Settings

category Cameras • hashtags Fujifilm, X-PRO2, X-T2, X-T1, X-T20, X-T10 • 1 min read

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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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Display Shutter Speed & ISO

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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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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Sensor Cleaning

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Fuji, like most of the other cameras has a sensor self-cleaning mechanism. Since the only Fuji camera with IBIS (In Body Image Stabilization) is the X-H1, the self-cleaning for the other cameras is done by creating static electricity on the sensor and stopping the static electricity and hoping that the dirt will get off the sensor.

With IBIS, the sensor self-cleaning is a two-step process. First the camera creates static …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Firmware Updates

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One of main reason, I bought into the Fujifilm system is that the “Kaizen”, the continuous quality improvements through the numerous firmware updates. Fujifilm does regular updates not only for for the cameras but also for the lenses, although less frequent for the lenses.

Make sure that the camera’s battery is fully charged before updating your camera’s firmware.

If the battery dies in the middle of the firmware …

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Fujifilm: Quick Operations

category Cameras • hashtags Fujifilm, X-PRO2, X-T2, X-T1, X-T20, X-T10 • 1 min read

Fujifilm cameras like X-PRO2, the X-T20 and the X-T2 have a whole bunch of shortcuts. In the computer lingo, they would be called macros, they provide direct access to menu items without having to go through the menu system.

Function Keys

  • To see where the Fn buttons are located and what is assigned to each of function key, press and hold the DISP/BACK button.
  • Press and hold any …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Optical Image Stabilization

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Fujifilm have never been big with image stabilization. Only some zoom lenses and now the X-H1 has a built-in image stabilization.

BTW, Fuji people, when asked about why they didn’t include it in the XF 16-55 f/2.8 lens, have said that stabilization degrade the optical quality.

There are two optical image stabilization options with the zooms:

  • Mode 1: Continuous image stabilization on
  • Mode 2: Shooting only image …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Memory Cards Myth

category Cameras • hashtags Fujifilm, X-PRO2, X-T2, X-T1, X-100T, X-100F, X-T10, X-T20 • 2 min read

This applies to all digital cameras including: Fujifilm, Canon, Nikon, Sony…

Myth #1: Do not erase images from the camera

Deleting images while reviewing is supposed to corrupt the memory card. Why don’t you try it yourself:

  • reformat the card in the camera
  • take a dozen photos of whatever is in front of you, your window, your desk, the wall…
  • start reviewing the images and delete image #3, image …

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