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: 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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Fujifilm X-PRO2: PDAF

The PDAF is the Phase Detect Auto Focus. This the fast AF and it’s located in the middle of the sensor. The larger squares in the selection matrix shows the PDAF capable cells. The smaller squares near the edges are the CDAF (contrast detect autofocus) cells.

The phase-detect AF points need a vertical edge to focus on. If there is no vertical edge, there is no focusing in PDAF and the camera reverts to …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Improve the Autofocus

  1. Only use the mechanical shutter (MS). The camera will NOT do AF-C with the electronic shutter enable. The camera (X-PRO2, X-T2, X-T1, X-T10) does not focus between each shot when the electronic shutter is enabled.
  2. Set the High Performance Mode to ON. The High Performance Mode is part of the Power Management Settings. The CPU will run at full speed but will decrease the battery life by about 20%.
  3. Turn of the Face …
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Fujifilm X-PRO2: PRE-AF

By having the PRE-AF on, the camera continuously focuses. As long as the power switch is on, it will focus. So you do not need to press the shutter button halfway down for focusing.

The PRE-AF speeds up the lag in the focusing of the time it takes to half-press the shutter button.

Menu > AF/MF setting tab > PRE-AF > ON | OFF

The PRE-AF uses about 40% more power than not having …

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