The Fujifilm X-T10
115 X-Pert Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Camera
In this book, popular Fuji Rumors "X-Pert Corner" columnist Rico Pfirstinger teaches about the little-known capabilities of the X-T10, which he’s discovered through months of in-depth research and experimentation with the camera. After a brief overview of the camera’s basic functions, Rico cuts to the chase and provides a plethora of tips and practical instructions not found in the user's manual. With this knowledge, you will be able to fully exploit the capabilities of the X-T10.
The Fujifilm X-series cameras have amazing features but may require an adjustment period for those new to using these cameras, even photographers who have been lifetime DSLR shooters. This guide will help you to quickly feel comfortable using your camera so that you can achieve excellent results.
Topics covered include:
Menu shortcuts Long exposures Firmware upgrades Hybrid autofocus system Auto and manual focusing Face detection ISOless sensor Dynamic Range expansion Film simulations Custom settings RAW conversion Panoramas Movies Self-timer Flash Adapted lenses And much more…
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
1. Your X-T10 System
1.1 The Basics (1): Things You Should Know About Your Camera
Tip 1: RTFM! Read The Fuji Manual! It is included with your camera. You have a choice between the printed version and the PDF version on the CD that comes with the camera.
Tip 2: Get a few spare batteries. You can buy suitable batteries either from Fujifilm or from a third party.
Tip 3: Get a suitable battery charger and a travel adapter.
Tip 4: Make sure that your camera and lenses are running with the latest firmware.
Tip 5: Things to remember when updating your firmware
Tip 6: Use fast memory cards with at least 80 MB/s write speed.
Tip 7: Your camera is automatically numbering your images. With a little trick, you can reset the frame counter and even assign a new starting number.
Tip 8: Always use High Performance Mode!
Tip 9: Keep the camera sensor clean!
Tip 10: Do-it-yourself sensor cleaning for tough sensor spots
1.2 The Basics (2): Things You Should Know About Your Lenses
Tip 11: XC or XF? Zoom or prime?
Tip 12: X-mount compatible Samyang lenses are just like adapted lenses!
Tip 13: Zeiss Touit lenses
Tip 14: Decoding XF18–135mmF3.5–5.6 R LM OIS WR
Tip 15: The optical image stabilizer (OIS) has its quirks!
Tip 16: OIS and motion detection: what’s going on?
Tip 17: XF23mmF1.4 R, XF16mmF1.4 R WR and XF14mmF2.8 R are different beasts!
Tip 18: Use the Lens Modulation Optimizer (LMO)!
Tip 19: Things you should know about digital lens corrections
Tip 20: Use the included lens hood!
Tip 21: Lens protection filters—yes or no?
Tip 22: 39mm filters can be tricky!
1.3 The Basics (3): Useful Accessories
Tip 23: Optional handgrip
Tip 24: Off-camera TTL flash with a Canon OC-E3 TTL extension cord
Tip 25: Remote shutter release: three options for the X-T10
2. Using the Fujifilm X-T10
2.1 Ready, Set, Go!
Tip 26: AUTO mode: two cameras in one body
Tip 27: Scene Position modes comparison—ready-to-use recipes for less experienced users
Tip 28: Recommended settings for your X-T10
Tip 29: Avoiding the camera menus: practical shortcuts for your X-T10
Tip 30: Suggested Fn button assignment
Tip 31: Always shoot FINE+RAW!
Tip 32: Pick a suitable image format!
Tip 33: The magical half-press
2.2 Monitor and Viewfinder
Tip 34: Make use of the eye sensor!
Tip 35: Instant review
Tip 36: The DISP/BACK button can be tricky!
Tip 37: WYSIWYG – What You See Is What You Get!
Tip 38: Using the Natural Live View
2.3 Exposing Right
Exposing correctly—how does this work?
Tip 39: Choosing the right metering method
Tip 40: Linking spot metering to AF frames
Tip 41: Using the live view and live histogram
Tip 42: Auto exposure (AE) with modes P, A, and S
Tip 43: Using manual exposure M
Tip 44: Using aperture priority A
Tip 45: Using shutter priority S
Tip 46: Using program AE P and program shift
Tip 47: Playing it safe with auto exposure bracketing
Tip 48: Long exposures
Tip 49: Long exposures in bright daylight
Tip 50: ISO settings—what’s the deal?
Tip 51: What you should know about extended ISO
Tip 52: Stay away from ISO 51200!
Tip 53: Auto-ISO and minimum shutter speed
Tip 54: Auto-ISO in manual mode M: the ”misomatic“
Tip 55: ISO-Bracketing: it’s just a gimmick!
Tip 56: Extending the dynamic range
Tip 57: Extending the dynamic range for RAW shooters
Tip 58: JPEG settings for RAW shooters
Tip 59: Extending the dynamic range for JPEG shooters
Tip 60: Using the DR function for high-key and portrait photography
Tip 61: Creating HDR images with the X-T10
Tip 62: Using the electronic shutter
2.4 Focusing with the X-T10
Tip 63: CDAF and PDAF: what’s the difference?
Tip 64: AF-S or AF-C?
Tip 65: AF modes: Single Point AF vs. Zone AF vs. Wide/Tracking AF
Tip 66: Selecting an AF frame or AF zone
Tip 67: Choosing a suitable AF frame or AF zone size
Tip 68: Manual focus and DOF zone focusing
Tip 69: Manual focus assistants: focus peaking and digital split image
Tip 70: Focus check: use the magnifier tool!
Tip 71: One-Touch-AF (Instant AF)
Tip 72: Using AF+MF
Tip 73: Pre-AF: a relic of the past
Tip 74: Using face detection and eye-detection
Tip 75: Using AF-Lock
Tip 76: Focusing in poor light
Tip 77: Macro: focusing at close distances
Tip 78: Focusing on moving subjects (1): the “autofocus trick”
Tip 79: Focusing on moving subjects (2): the focus trap
Tip 80: Focusing on moving subjects (3): Autofocus tracking using Single Point AF, Zone AF, or Wide/Tracking AF
Tip 81: Focus priority vs. Release priority
2.5 White Balance and JPEG Parameters
Tip 82: Custom white balance: a little effort can go a long way
Tip 83: Infrared photography
Tip 84: Changing color tints with WB SHIFT
Tip 85: Film simulations: it’s all about the look
Tip 86: Contrast settings: working with highlights and shadows
Tip 87: Skin tones: smooth or with texture?
Tip 88: Color saturation
Tip 89: Choosing a color space: sRGB or Adobe RGB?
Tip 90: Using custom settings (usage profiles)
Tip 91: Working with the built-in RAW converter
Tip 92: Comparing RAW converters
Fujifilm film simulations
Extended dynamic range (DR200%, DR400%)
Digital lens corrections
Tip 93: Displaying EXIF metadata
2.6 Burst Mode, Motion Panorama, Movies, and the Self-Timer
Tip 94: Using burst mode
Tip 95: Shooting motion panoramas
Tip 96: Shooting video with the X-T10
Tip 97: Using the self-timer
2.7 Flash Photography
Tip 98: Flash photography in modes P and A: slow shutter speed limits
Tip 99: Controlling the surrounding-light component of flash photography
Tip 100: Controlling the flash-light component
Tip 101: 2nd curtain flash synchronization: what’s the deal?
Tip 102: Flash synchronization: where’s the limit?
Tip 103: Red-eye removal: a two-step affair
Tip 104: Little slave: the EF-X20
Tip 105: Silent Mode, a.k.a. SOUND & FLASH OFF
Tip 106: Using third-party flash units
2.8 Using Adapted Lenses
Tip 107: Finding the right lens adapter
Tip 108: Adapting third-party lenses: here’s how . . .
Tip 109: Exposing with adapted lenses
Tip 110: Focusing with adapted lenses
Tip 111: Using the Fujifilm M-mount adapter
Tip 112: Quality considerations
Tip 113: Speed Booster: miracle or trick?
2.9 Wireless Remote Control
Tip 114: Using the Camera Remote App
2.10 Anything Else?
Tip 115: Forums, blogs, and workshops: be a part of it!