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FUJIFILM X Series Unlimited

Book Description

FUJIFILM X Series Unlimited teaches you everything you need to know in order to achieve mastery with your FUJIFILM camera, gaining maximum performance and total creative liberation with your photography…no matter what FUJIFILM X Series camera you use. Written by professional photographer, expert Fuji user, and X Series ambassador Dan Bailey, you'll learn every feature and every menu item, button, and function of the FUJIFILM X Series lineup. More importantly, you'll learn how to use these features and settings in actual shooting situations out in the world in order to capture great photographs.

Dan has shot with X Series cameras for nearly six years, and he’s worked closely with the FUJIFILM tech reps and product managers. He knows these cameras inside and out. He knows how they function out in the real world, and he's tested them with a wide range of subject matter, often in extremely challenging conditions, environments, and shooting situations. FUJIFILM X Series Unlimited teaches you everything he’s learned along the way.

In this book, you'll learn all the camera settings, how to use autofocus, how to use and customize the film simulations to create your own “look,” how to set up the camera for maximum image quality and performance, and many other features such as bracketing, exposure modes, the ADV mode filters, how to update firmware, and how to optimize your Fuji to match your style and subject matter. The book is organized into the following chapters:

    • Chapter 1: The Really Important Stuff
    • Chapter 2: Image Quality (I.Q.) Settings
    • Chapter 3: Focus Menus—AF/MF (Autofocus/Manual Focus) Settings
    • Chapter 4: Shooting Settings
    • Chapter 5: Flash Settings
    • Chapter 6: Movie Settings
    • Chapter 7: Set Up Menus
    • Chapter 8: Playback Menu
    • Online References

This book is absolutely packed with tons of great recommendations, advice, and insight. If you take the time to learn and master just a few of the features covered in this guide, you'll be able to take your creative and technical skills to a whole new level. Whether you have a “MY MENU” camera model (the X-Pro2, X-T2, X-T20, X-E3, and X100F) or one of the “RED/BLUE” camera models (the X-Pro1, X-T1, X-T10, X100 models prior to the “F” model, the X-E1, X-E2, X-E2S, X70, and the X-A series, as well as the X10, X20, and X30), you’re certain to learn the ins and outs of your Fuji camera in order to improve your photography.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. About the Author
  6. The Fine Print
  7. Contents
  8. Introduction
    1. The Layout of This Book
    2. Differentiating Camera Models
    3. How This Book Is Formatted
    4. As We Go to Press . . . Announcing the X-H1
  9. Chapter 1 The Really Important Stuff
    1. Camera Controls
    2. Navigating the Menus
    3. Touch Screen Controls
    4. The Command Dials
    5. DRIVE Control
    6. Exposure Compensation Dial
    7. AE-L and AF-L Buttons
    8. Function (Fn) Buttons
    9. How Should You Set Your Fn Buttons?
    10. Control Ring
    11. Q Menu
    12. MY MENU
    13. The DISP/BACK Button
    14. Exposure Modes
    15. T Mode Shutter Speeds
    16. Full Auto Switch & Scene Modes
    17. Shooting Like Film
    18. Why FUJIFILM Images Are So “Film-Like”
    19. Focus Control
    20. Tips for Shooting Fast Action
    21. Bracketing
    22. Multiple Exposure
    23. Panorama
    24. ADV Filters
    25. Firmware Updates
    26. Troubleshooting
  10. Chapter 2 Image Quality (I.Q.) Settings
    1. Image Size and Image Quality
    2. RAW Recording
    3. Film Simulations
    4. Grain Effect
    5. Dynamic Range (DR)
    6. White Balance
    7. Highlight Tone and Shadow Tone
    8. Color
    9. Sharpness
    10. Noise Reduction
    11. Long Exposure NR (Noise Reduction)
    12. Lens Modulation Optimizer
    13. Color Space
    14. Pixel Mapping
    15. Custom Settings
  11. Chapter 3 Focus Menus—AF/MF Settings
    1. Focus Area
    2. AF Mode
    3. AF-C Custom Settings
    4. Store AF Mode by Orientation
    5. AF Point Display
    6. Number of Focus Points
    7. Pre-AF
    8. AF Illuminator
    9. Face/Eye Detection Setting
    10. AF+MF
    11. MF Assist
    12. Focus Check
    13. Interlock Spot AE & Focus Area
    14. Instant AF Setting
    15. Depth-of-Field Scale
    16. Release/Focus Priority
    17. Corrected AF Frame
  12. Chapter 4 Shooting Settings
    1. Scene Position
    2. Drive Setting
    3. Self-Timer
    4. Interval Timer Shooting
    5. Shutter Type
    6. IS Mode
    7. ISO Auto Setting
    8. Conversion Lens
    9. Digital Tele-Converter
    10. ND Filter
    11. Mount Adaptor Setting
    12. Wireless Communication
  13. Chapter 5 Flash Settings
    1. Flash Function Setting
    2. Red Eye Removal
    3. TTL-Lock Mode
    4. LED Light Setting
    5. Master Setting
    6. CH (Channel) Setting
  14. Chapter 6 Movie Settings
    1. Film Simulation on Video Recording (All Cameras)
    2. Simultaneous HDMI Output to External Monitor (X-T2 Only)
    3. Movie Mode
    4. Movie AF Mode
    5. HDMI Output Info Display
    6. 4K Movie Output
    7. Mic Level Adjustment
    8. HDMI Rec Control
    9. Mic/Remote Release
  15. Chapter 7 Set Up Menus
    1. User Setting Menu
    2. Format
    3. Date/Time
    4. Time Difference
    5. Language
    6. MY MENU Setting
    7. Sensor Cleaning
    8. Reset
    9. Sound Setting Menu
    10. AF Beep Volume
    11. Self-Timer Beep Volume
    12. Operation Volume
    13. Headphones Volume
    14. Shutter Volume
    15. Shutter Sound
    16. Playback Volume
    17. Screen Setting Menu
    18. EVF Brightness
    19. EVF Color
    20. LCD Brightness
    21. LCD Color
    22. Image Display
    23. Autorotate Displays
    24. Preview Exposure/White Balance in Manual Mode
    25. Preview Picture Effect
    26. Framing Guideline
    27. Autorotate PB (Playback)
    28. Focus Scale Units
    29. Dual Display Mode
    30. Display Custom Setting
    31. Button/Dial Setting Menu
    32. Focus Lever Setting
    33. Edit/Save Quick Menu
    34. Fn/AE-L/AF-L Button Setting
    35. Selector Button Setting
    36. Command Dial Setting
    37. SS Operation
    38. ISO Dial Setting H/L
    39. ISO Dial Setting A
    40. Shutter AF/Shutter AE
    41. Shoot Without Lens
    42. Shoot Without Card
    43. Focus Ring
    44. Control Ring
    45. AE/AF-Lock Mode
    46. Aperture Setting
    47. Lock
    48. Power Management Menu
    49. Auto Power Off
    50. Power Management
    51. X-T2 Performance Modes
    52. Save Data Setting Menu
    53. Frame Number
    54. Save Org Image
    55. Edit File Name
    56. Card Slot Setting (Still Image)
    57. Switch Slot
    58. Movie File Destination
    59. Copyright Info
    60. Connection Setting Menu
    61. Wireless Settings
    62. Bluetooth Settings
    63. PC Auto Save Setting
    64. Geotagging Set-Up
    65. INSTAX Printer Connection Setting
    66. PC Shoot Mode / PC Connection Mode
    67. Backing Up Your Camera Settings
  16. Chapter 8 Playback Menu
    1. Basic Operation
    2. Switch Slot
    3. RAW Conversion
    4. Erase
    5. Crop
    6. Resize
    7. Protect
    8. Image Rotate
    9. Red Eye Removal
    10. Voice Memo Setting
    11. Image Transfer Order
    12. Copy
    13. Wireless Communication
    14. Slide Show
    15. Photobook Assist
    16. PC Auto Save
    17. Print Order (DPOF)
    18. INSTAX Printer Print
    19. Disp Aspect
    20. You’re Done!
  17. Online References