Fujifilm X-PRO2: Standby Mode

Battery life for mirrorless cameras is dismal, especially when comparing with DSLR cameras. My Canon 7DMkII does easily 1200 exposures on one battery charge and I have had times with 2000+ exposures. My X-Pro2 with the Optical Viewfinder and no image display after taking the image gives me:

  1. The original Fujifilm battery: NP-W126S: 290 exposures
  2. The no-name brand battery: NP-W126: 180 exposures

BTW, these are my numbers, from …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Godox Flash Firmware

Godox is on fire. Their sales are skyrocketing. Every photo bulletin board talks and asks about Godox flashes. I use Godox flashes and I’m extremely satisfied. I love them, they are fantastic.

Why? Here’s my experience:

  • They are cheap! I have 3 flashes that support both TTL and HSS for less than the cost of a “real” Canon flash (600ex-RTII) or the cost of a “real” Nikon …
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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Slow AF when using the ERF

First let’s clarify a few abbreviations:

  • AF: Auto Focus
  • ERF: Electronic Range Finder
  • OVF: Optical View Finder
  • AE: Auto Exposure

The X-PRO2 and the X-100 serie starting with the X-100T and now the X-100F have an Electronic Range Finder. It’s at the bottom right of the Optical View Finder.

The problem is that the AF is very slow when you use the ERF and showing an enlarged …

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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 …

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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 …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: the Electronic Range Finder

The Electronic Range Finder (ERF) is only available on the X-PRO and X100 cameras. The ERF gives the dual display of the optical viewfinder and the electronic range finder in the bottom right corner.

It displays an area that is magnified and that is close to the focus point.

It is controlled by the lever at the front of the camera:

X-PRO2/X100T/X100F front lever

The lever can go right or left:

  • left …
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