In this book, popular Fuji Rumors "X-Pert Corner" columnist Rico Pfirstinger teaches you about the little-known capabilities of the Fujifilm X-T3, 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 take full advantage of the capabilities of the X-T3.
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 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
- • Movies
- • Self-timer
- • Flash
- • Adapted lenses
- • Taking Videos
- • And much more!
Table of contents
- Table of Contents
1. Your X-T3 System
1.1 The Basics (1): Things You Should Know About Your Camera
- Tip 1: RTFM! Read the Fuji Manual!
- Tip 2: Spare batteries and third-party knock-offs
- Tip 3: Battery chargers and travel adapters
- Tip 4: Where to find the latest firmware
- Tip 5: Updating your firmware
- Tip 6: Wireless firmware updates using Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
- Tip 7: Which memory cards to use
- Tip 8: Working with dual card slots
- Tip 9: Resetting the frame counter and assigning a new image starting number
- Tip 10: Use Boost mode!
- Tip 11: Keeping the camera sensor clean
- Tip 12: Do-it-yourself sensor cleaning
- Tip 13: Pixel Mapping
1.2 The Basics (2): Things You Should Know About Your Lenses
- Tip 14: Samyang lenses aren’t native!
- Tip 15: Zeiss Touit lenses
- Tip 16: Viltrox autofocus lenses
- Tip 17: Decoding XF18–135mmF3.5–5.6 R LM OIS WR
- Tip 18: Using the optical image stabilizer (OIS)
- Tip 19: How the XF23mmF1.4 R, XF16mmF1.4 R WR, and XF14mmF2.8 R differ
- Tip 20: Using the Lens Modulation Optimizer (LMO)
- Tip 21: Things you should know about digital lens corrections
- Tip 22: Using teleconverters
- Tip 23: Use the included lens hood!
- Tip 24: Lens protection filters—yes or no?
- Tip 25: 39 mm filters can be tricky!
- Tip 26: Switch off the camera when changing lenses!
- 1.3 The Basics (3): Useful Accessories
- 1.1 The Basics (1): Things You Should Know About Your Camera
2. Using the Fujifilm X-T3
2.1 Ready, Set, Go!
- Tip 29: Recommended default settings for your X-T3
- Tip 30: Avoiding the camera menus: practical shortcuts for your X-T3
- Tip 31: Suggested Fn button assignment
- Tip 32: Recommended My Menu and Quick menu configuration
- Tip 33: Always shoot FINE+RAW or NORMAL+RAW!
- Tip 34: Compressed or uncompressed RAW files?
- Tip 35: Picking a suitable image format
- Tip 36: The magical half-press
- 2.2 Monitor and Viewfinder
2.3 Exposing Right
- Tip 43: Choosing the right metering method
- Tip 44: Linking spot metering to focus frames
- Tip 45: Using the live view and live histogram
- Tip 46: Auto exposure (AE) with modes P, A, and S
- Tip 47: Using manual exposure M
- Tip 48: Using aperture priority A
- Tip 49: Using shutter priority S
- Tip 50: Using program AE P and program shift
- Tip 51: Playing it safe with auto exposure bracketing
- Tip 52: Long exposures
- Tip 53: Long exposures in bright daylight
- Tip 54: ISO settings—what’s the deal?
- Tip 55: What you should know about extended ISO
- Tip 56: Auto-ISO and minimum shutter speed
- Tip 57: Auto-ISO in manual mode M: the “misomatic” mode
- Tip 58: Extending the dynamic range
- Tip 59: Extending the dynamic range for RAW shooters.
- Tip 60: JPEG settings for RAW shooters
- Tip 61: Extending the dynamic range for JPEG shooters.
- Tip 62: High-contrast scenes: Using the DR function to the benefit of RAW shooters
- Tip 63: DR versus DR-P
- Tip 64: Dual Conversion Gain and how to use it
- Tip 65: Creating HDR images with the X-T3
- Tip 66: HDR: the handheld way
- Tip 67: Electronic shutter (ES), electronic first curtain shutter (EFCS) and flicker reduction
2.4 Focusing with the X-T3
- Tip 68: CDAF and PDAF: what’s the difference?
- Tip 69: AF-S or AF-C?
- Tip 70: Single Point AF vs. Zone AF vs. Wide/Tracking AF
- Tip 71: Selecting an AF frame or AF zone
- Tip 72: Choosing a suitable AF frame or AF zone size
- Tip 73: Manual focus and DOF zone focusing
- Tip 74: Manual focus assistants
- Tip 75: Using the Focus Check magnifier tool
- Tip 76: Using Instant AF-S and Instant AF-C
- Tip 77: Using AF+MF
- Tip 78: Pre-AF: a relic of the past
- Tip 79: Using face detection, eye detection and Face Select
- Tip 80: Using AF-Lock and AE-Lock
- Tip 81: Using AF-ON (back-button focusing)
- Tip 82: Focusing in poor light
- Tip 83: Macro: focusing at close distances
- Tip 84: Focus Bracketing
- Tip 85: Focusing on moving subjects (1): the autofocus trick
- Tip 86: Focusing on moving subjects (2): the focus trap
- Tip 87: Focusing on moving subjects (3): Autofocus tracking using Single Point AF, Zone AF, or Wide/Tracking AF
- Tip 88: Using AF-C custom settings
- Tip 89: Focus Priority vs. Release Priority
- Tip 90: Using Pre-Shot ES
- Tip 91: Using Sports Finder Mode
2.5 White Balance, JPEG Parameters, and RAW Conversion
- Tip 92: Custom white balance: a little effort can go a long way.
- Tip 93: Changing color tints with WB SHIFT
- Tip 94: White balance and monochrome images
- Tip 95: Using film simulations
- Tip 96: Using the GRAIN EFFECT
- Tip 97: Contrast settings: adjusting highlights and shadows
- Tip 98: Color saturation
- Tip 99: The COLOR CHROME EFFECT
- Tip 100: B&W ADJ.: adding color tints to monochrome images
- Tip 101: Color space: sRGB or Adobe RGB?
- Tip 102: Using custom settings (usage profiles)
- Tip 103: Working with the built-in RAW converter
- Tip 104: Working with X RAW STUDIO
2.6 Shooting Video with the X-T3
- Tip 105: What you should know about the codecs of the X-T3
- Tip 106: Compression: ALL-Intra Versus Long GOP
- Tip 107: 24p, 25p, 29.97p: choosing your frame rate
- Tip 108: Picking an aspect ratio
- Tip 109: Full-HD high speed recording
- Tip 110: Aperture, shutter speed, and ISO in movie mode
- Tip 111: Finding the correct video exposure
- Tip 112: JPEG settings for video
- Tip 113: JPEG settings for a post-production workflow
- Tip 114: Maximizing dynamic range during video recording
- Tip 115: Noise reduction and interframe NR
- Tip 116: Using F-Log
- Tip 117: How to use HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)
- Tip 118: Setting up the autofocus for video
- Tip 119: Pulling focus using autofocus
- Tip 120: Using face and eye detection
- Tip 121: Using manual focus
- Tip 122: Suggested Fn button assignment and menu options for video
- Tip 123: Movie Silent Control
- Tip 124: Limitations of XF and XC lenses for video use
- Tip 125: MK cine-zoom lenses
- Tip 126: Useful video accessories
- Tip 127: External recorders
- Tip 128: Increasing your recording time
- Tip 129: Pros and cons of using the Camera Remote app
2.7 Flash Photography
- Tip 130: Flash photography in modes P and A: slow shutter speed limits
- Tip 131: Controlling the surrounding-light component
- Tip 132: Controlling the flash-light component
- Tip 133: Front- versus rear-curtain flash synchronization
- Tip 134: Flash synchronization: what’s the limit?
- Tip 135: Red-eye removal: a two-step affair
- Tip 136: Using TTL-Lock
- Tip 137: Tiny slave: the Fujifilm EF-X20
- Tip 138: Grand master: the Fujifilm EF-X500
- Tip 139: A good alternative: the Metz M400
- Tip 140: Generic third-party flash units
- 2.8 Using Adapted Lenses
- 2.9 Wireless Remote Control and Tethering
- 2.10 Anything Else?
- 2.1 Ready, Set, Go!
- Online References
- Title: The Fujifilm X-T3
- Release date: November 2019
- Publisher(s): Rocky Nook
- ISBN: 9781681984902
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