Fujifilm X-PRO2: Dynamic Range Settings

The Fujifilm cameras like the X-T serie (the X-T10, X-T20, X-T1, X-T2) and the X-PRO2 have the concept of the Dynamic Range. (BTW, I’m not sure about the X-E1 and the X-E2, since I haven’t had any of these cameras).

  • All photo sensors including those on smartphones and tablets have some dynamic range to capture both the highlights and the shadows.
  • The Dynamic Range goes from a low of 8EV to a …
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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Shortcuts (continued)

Rear command dial

  • In AF mode: press the rear command dial briefly to get the magnified view.
  • In MF mode: press the rear command dial briefly to get the magnified view.
  • In MF mode: press the rear command dial for a full second and it will toggle though the 3 focus assist modes (standard, split, and focus peaking).

Q button

  • In shooting mode: press the Q button for a full 2 seconds to get to …
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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Rear Dial

The rear command dial only adjusts the shutter speed in either:

  • When the shutter speed dial (on top of the X-PRO2, the X-T2, the X-T20, the X-T1, or the X-T10) is set to T, then the rear command dial will select any shutter speed.

  • When you choose a shutter speed with the shutter speed dial (on top of the X-PRO2, the X-T2, the X-T20, the X-T1, or the X-T10), using the real command …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Shortcuts

Formatting the SD card

  1. Push Trash button for 2 sec
  2. Press the rear command dial.

This will bring the format menu asking for which slot, even if you have only one card in the camera.

View the battery status

Either:

  • Press the PLAYBACK button. Then either press the up or down button of the D-Pad. You will see the image and the battery status at the top right.
  • Press the DISP/BACK button, until you …
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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: 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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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Flash Not Working

Both Godox and Cactus are coming with Fujifilm compatible flashes. But let’s agree that up to now, flash has not been a strong suit of Fujifilm X cameras. That’s why I still use my Canon set because I need to do events and it’s almost impossible to make photos quickly without a reliable TTL functionality.

Many people have problem with the flashes not working. The same happens in both TTL modes and …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Battery Status

Fuji uses the Li-ion battery NP-W126 for the X-PRO2 (like the X-T1 and the X-T10) and the Li-ion battery NP-W126S for the X-T2/X-T20. The main difference between the 2 models of the battery is one of the chemical component is slightly different and doesn’t heat as much especially during the 4K video recording.

Fuji has an almost quick way of checking the percentage of the power left in your battery …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Focus Check

Fuji has a quick way. You need to chimp.

  • In the play mode
  • Press the rear wheel
  • The image will zoom to the focus point, even if the focus point/area is not in the middle
  • You can move around with the joystick
  • To get out of the zoomed mode, to go back to the full view, press the rear wheel again
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