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Mastering the Fujifilm X-Pro 1

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Mastering the Fujifilm X-Pro 1 provides a wealth of experienced-based information and insights for owners of the new X-Pro 1 camera. Readers will learn about the features and capabilities of the X-Pro 1 and will discover numerous tips and tricks for how to maximize its potential.

With the X-Pro 1, Fujifilm released the first mirrorless camera with an APS-C sensor. The successful combination of high-end retro design and state-of-the-art digital camera technology, originally seen in the X100 viewfinder camera, has been pushed even further to achieve this interchangeable-lens camera. The X-Pro 1 offers three FUJINON interchangeable lenses.

In a layout suitable to the camera's attractive design, this manual presents imagery that attests to the fun you will have as you begin to push the envelope of your Fujifilm X-Pro 1.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. FOREWORD
  5. Contents
  6. 1 AN OVERVIEW OF THE X-PRO1 SYSTEM
    1. INTERCHANGEABLE LENSES
    2. FLASH UNITS
    3. ACCESSORIES
    4. 1.1 THE CAMERA
      1. OVERVIEW OF THE CONTROLS
      2. COLOR CODES FOR THE LED INDICATOR LAMP
      3. CAMERA MENUS
      4. HIGHLIGHTED VS. SELECTED
      5. THE QUICK MENU (Q BUTTON)
      6. UPDATING FIRMWARE
      7. RESTORING THE FRAME COUNTER
      8. SD MEMORY CARDS
      9. LONG START-UP TIMES?
      10. BATTERIES AND CHARGERS
      11. DIOPTER
      12. THE X-TRANS-SENSOR
      13. CLEANING THE SENSOR
    5. 1.2 THE LENSES
      1. FUJINON XF18mmF2 R
      2. FUJINON XF35mmF1.4 R
      3. FUJINON XF60mmF2.4 R MACRO
    6. 1.3 SYSTEM FLASH UNITS AND PRACTICAL ACCESSORIES
      1. REMOTE FLASH
      2. ADDITIONAL HANDGRIP
  7. 2 SHOOTING WITH THE X-PRO1
    1. 2.1 HERE WE GO!
      1. RAW OR JPEG?
      2. SETTING THE IMAGE SIZE AND FORMAT
    2. 2.2 HYBRID VIEWFINDER AND MONITOR
      1. THE OPTICAL VIEWFINDER (OVF)
      2. THE ELECTRONIC VIEWFINDER (EVF)
      3. THE LCD MONITOR
      4. LCD/EVF BRIGHTNESS
      5. IMAGE PLAYBACK
    3. 2.3 EXPOSURE AND METERING
      1. EXPOSURE CONTROL
      2. PROGRAM AUTOMATIC, P
      3. APERTURE PRIORITY WITH AUTOMATIC SHUTTER SPEED, A
      4. SHUTTER PRIORITY WITH AUTOMATIC APERTURE, S
      5. MANUAL MODE M
      6. COLOR CODES AND EXPOSURE CONTROL
      7. METERING
      8. MULTI METERING
      9. AVERAGE METERING
      10. SPOT METERING
      11. SELECTING A METERING METHOD
      12. EXPOSURE COMPENSATION
      13. EXPOSING CORRECTLY WITH THE LIVE HISTOGRAM AND EXPOSURE COMPENSATION
      14. AUTOMATIC EXPOSURE BRACKETING
      15. HDR EXPOSURES
    4. 2.4 FOCUSING WITH THE X-PRO1
      1. FUNCTIONALITY
      2. TEN PRACTICAL AUTOFOCUS TIPS
      3. SINGLE AUTOFOCUS (AF-S)
      4. CONTINUOUS AUTOFOCUS (AF-C)
      5. THE AE-L/AF-L BUTTON
      6. FOCUSING IN THE DARK
      7. MANUAL FOCUS (MF)
      8. DISTANCE AND DEPTH OF FIELD INDICATORS
      9. CLOSEUPS (MACRO MODE)
      10. FOCUSING ON FAST-MOVING OBJECTS
      11. OPTION 1: THE AUTOFOCUS TRICK
      12. OPTION 2: PREFOCUSING ON THE ACTION
      13. OPTION 3: ZONE FOCUSING
    5. 2.5 ISO, DETAIL, AND IMAGE NOISE
      1. ISO SETTING AND IMAGE QUALITY
      2. PRACTICAL ISO TIPS
      3. AUTOMATIC ISO
      4. ISO BRACKETING
    6. 2.6 EXTENDING THE DYNAMIC RANGE
      1. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT THE DR FUNCTION
      2. TIPS FOR HANDLING THE DR FUNCTION
      3. DR BRACKETING
    7. 2.7 WHITE BALANCE AND JPEG SETTINGS
      1. SETTING THE WHITE BALANCE
      2. AUTOMATIC WHITE BALANCE
      3. WHITE BALANCE PRESETS
      4. MANUAL WHITE BALANCE
      5. WHITE BALANCE COLOR SHIFT
      6. FILM SIMULATION
      7. COLOR FILMS
      8. BLACK-AND-WHITE CONVERSION
      9. FILM SIMULATION BRACKETING
      10. COLOR
      11. CONTRAST
      12. CONTROLLING THE HIGHLIGHTS
      13. CONTROLLING THE SHADOWS
      14. SHARPNESS
      15. NOISE REDUCTION
      16. CUSTOM SHOOTING PROFILES
      17. DEFINING AND CHANGING CUSTOM PROFILES
      18. RECALLING A CUSTOM PROFILE
      19. EXAMPLES OF CUSTOM PROFILES
      20. A JPEG PROFILE FOR RAW SHOOTERS
      21. INTERNAL VS. EXTERNAL RAW CONVERSION
      22. OPTICAL CORRECTIONS
      23. COLOR SPACE
      24. WORKING WITH THE INTERNAL RAW CONVERTER
    8. 2.8 CONTINUOUS SHOOTING, PANORAMAS, MOVIES, DOUBLE EXPOSURES, AND THE SELF-TIMER
      1. CONTINUOUS SHOOTING (BURST MODE)
      2. TIPS FOR WORKING IN BURST MODE
      3. PANORAMA IMAGES
      4. TIPS FOR USING THE PANORAMA FUNCTION
      5. MOVIES
      6. DOUBLE EXPOSURES
      7. SELF-TIMER
    9. 2.9 FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY WITH THE X-PRO1
      1. AUTOMATIC FLASH
      2. FORCED FLASH
      3. SLOW SYNCHRO
      4. SYNCHRONIZATION TO THE SECOND SHUTTER CURTAIN
      5. SUPPRESSED FLASH
      6. RED-EYE CORRECTION
      7. FASTEST FLASH SYNC SPEED
      8. FLASH EXPOSURE CORRECTION
      9. CONTROLLING THE AMBIENT LIGHT
      10. TIPS FOR EXPOSING WITH FLASH
    10. 2.10 USING THIRD-PARTY LENSES
      1. CONNECTING AND RECOGNIZING THIRD-PARTY LENSES
      2. FOCUSING WITH THIRD-PARTY LENSES
      3. EXPOSING CORRECTLY WITH THIRD-PARTY LENSES
      4. SPECIAL FEATURES OF THE FUJIFILM M ADAPTER
    11. 2.11 SOURCES AND LINKS
      1. FORUMS
      2. DETAILED REVIEW
      3. OFFICIAL SOURCES
      4. VIDEOS FROM THE FUJI GUYS
      5. ACCESSING EXIF DATA AND MAKER NOTES
    12. 2.12 Firmware Version 2.00
  8. Index