Fujifilm X-PRO2: Aperture Rear Dial

When you place shutter switch to “A” and lens to”A”, you are in the P mode. The “Professional mode”. This means that the camera will select both the shutter speed and the aperture with a bias toward the higher shutter speed.

Do the half press on the shutter button and you will see the settings for both the aperture and the shutter speed.

If you keep your finger “half-pressing” the shutter and rotate the …

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Fujifilm: Metadata

In 2014, everybody, especially Barack Obama, was talking about metadata. The government was denying looking at emails and cellphone texts but only at the metadata.

What is METADATA? It’s data about the data.

People think that raw files are the raw data from the CMOS sensor. It’s not. It’s a structured file that is standardized and that is made of various sections:

  • A header that lists the byte-ordering of the file, the …
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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Faster Operations

There are many little things that will make the camera faster, but the two main settings are:

  1. Image display
  2. Memory card

Image Display

Menu > Wrench > SCREEN SETTING > IMAGE DISP. > OFF

When the camera’s drive mode is in STILL IMAGE (single), the camera won’t take another exposure while generating the review image.

Memory Card

The memory card speed makes a huge difference. In STILL IMAGE (single) mode, the camera won’t take another exposure …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: WYSIWYG or the EVF

Almost all mirrorless cameras are WYSIWYG: “What You See Is What You Get”. That’s all the current mirrorless cameras except for two cameras: The Leica M serie and the Fujifilm X-Pro serie, but the X-Pros are both Optical ViewFinders (OVF) and Electronic ViewFinders (EVF).

WYSIWYG is a computer acronym that was first used by MicroPro for their word processor: WordStar. That was in 1981, long before the Mac or the Windows computers. They didn …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Voice Memos

Did you know that you can attach voice memos to you images (max 30 seconds)

  1. Play button
  2. Menu: for the play, page 2 of 3: VOICE MEMO SETTING > ON (need to be done only once)
  3. Select the image to add the voice memo
  4. Press and keep the center of the front command dial pressed until you see the orange color: voice recording

to play the memo:

  1. Play button
  2. Select the image with the microphone icon …
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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Screen Setup: round 2

WRENCH > SCREEN SET-UP

PREVIEW EXP./WB IN MANUAL MODE

  • Do you want to preview the exposure and the white balance when in manual exposure mode?
  • PREVIEW WB previews only the white balance …
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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Screen Setup: round 1

WRENCH > SCREEN SET-UP

EVF BRIGHTNESS

This adjust the brightness of the display in the EVF (electronic viewfinder) only. This doesn’t affect the Optical Viewfinder of the X-PRO2.

  • AUTO for automatic …
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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Auto Power Save

One of the weakness of the mirrorless cameras is what has become the “poor battery life”. In the “good old days of 2010/2012” if the battery life of a DSLR was 300 exposures, it was rated as OK to Good. In 2017, a battery life of 300 exposures is rated as poor. So all the mirrorless Are trying every trick in the book to squeeze more life out of the battery.

The AUTO POWER …

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Fujifilm: Lens Modulation Optimizer

The Fujifilm lens modulation optimizer’s job is to:

  1. Adjust for image for the diffraction that happens when closing the aperture.
  2. Fix the loss of focus at the periphery of the lens (which is different from vignetting) by reconstructing some of the lost details.

This works only with the modern Fujifilm lenses, the XF and the XC serie of Fujifilm lenses.

  • The Lens Module Optimizer only operates in the Fujifilm cameras only.
  • The Lens Module …
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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Viewing in the Dark

One of the biggest benefit of mirrorless cameras is the WYSIWYG. WYSIWYG stands for: what you see is what you get. Changing the exposure make the image in the viewfinder brighter or darker at the correct aperture and depth of field…

The problem with “what you see is what you get” cannot anticipate extra lights like flash or or lights that will be turned on…

Most of the time with flash, the EVF or the …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: The Battery Charger

Fujifilm uses the NP-W126 Li-ion battery for most of its X serie cameras, and like all camera manufacturers they provide a battery charger the BC-W126.

It charges the NP-W126 in about 2½ hours. It’s a good charger, kind of, that does a reliable charge. Works every time. I like it except for the plug-in cord.

What’s with that plug-in cord? It’s bigger than the charger and it doesn’t …

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