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Mastering the Fujifilm X-E1 and X-Pro1

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Mastering the Fujifilm X-E1 and X-Pro1 provides a wealth of experienced-based information and insights for owners of Fuji's mirrorless X-E1 and X-Pro1 system cameras. Readers will learn about the features and capabilities of these cameras and will discover numerous tips and tricks for how to maximize their potential. The book also covers lenses and key accessories, as well as various post-processing options.

With the X-E1 and X-Pro1, Fujifilm released two affordable mirrorless system cameras with APS-C sensors that rival modern full-frame cameras. The successful combination of high-end retro design and state-of-the-art digital camera technology, originally seen in the X100 viewfinder camera, has now been pushed even further. The systems offer a number of FUJINON interchangeable zoom and prime lenses, and several more have been announced.

In a layout suitable to the cameras' 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-E1 or X-Pro1.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright page
  4. Welcome
  5. Contents
  6. 1 AN OVERVIEW OF THE X-MOUNT SYSTEM
    1. INTERCHANGEABLE LENSES
    2. FLASH UNITS
    3. ACCESSORIES
    4. 1.1 THE CAMERAS
      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. BATTERIES AND CHARGERS
      10. DIOPTER CORRECTION LENSES (X-PRO1 ONLY)
      11. THE X-TRANS SENSOR
      12. CLEANING THE SENSOR
    5. 1.2 THE LENSES
      1. FUJINON XF18MMF2 R
      2. FUJINON XF35MMF1.4 R
      3. FUJINON XF60MMF2.4 R MACRO
      4. FUJINON XF14MMF2.8 R
      5. FUJINON XF18-55MMF2.8-4 R LM OIS
      6. FUJINON XF55-200MMF3.5-4.8 R LM OIS
      7. FUJINON XC16-50MMF3.5-5.6 OIS
      8. FUJINON XF27MMF2.8
      9. ZEISS TOUIT X-MOUNT LENSES
    6. 1.3 SYSTEM FLASH UNITS AND ACCESSORIES
      1. REMOTE FLASH
      2. ADDITIONAL HANDGRIP
    7. 1.4 REMOTE SHUTTER CONTROL
      1. MECHANICAL CABLE RELEASE
      2. RR-80 ELECTRONIC RELEASE (X-E1 ONLY)
      3. MICROPHONE INPUT PORT TRIGGERING (X-E1 ONLY)
  7. 2 SHOOTING WITH THE X-E1 AND X-PRO1
    1. 2.1 HERE WE GO!
      1. RAW OR JPEG?
      2. SETTING THE IMAGE SIZE AND FORMAT
    2. 2.2 VIEWFINDER AND MONITOR
      1. X-PRO1 ONLY: THE OPTICAL VIEWFINDER (OVF)
      2. X-EI AND X-PROI: THE ELECTRONIC VIEWFINDER (EVF)
      3. X-EI AND X-PROI: THE LCD MONITOR
      4. LCD/EVF BRIGHTNESS
      5. IMAGE PLAYBACK
    3. 2.3 EXPOSURE AND METERING
      1. 2.3.1 EXPOSURE CONTROL
        1. PROGRAM AUTOMATIC P
        2. APERTURE-PRIORITY WITH AUTOMATIC SHUTTER SPEED A
        3. SHUTTER-PRIORITY WITH AUTOMATIC APERTURE S
        4. MANUAL EXPOSURE M
        5. COLOR CODES AND EXPOSURE CONTROL
      2. 2.3.2 METERING
        1. MULTI METERING
        2. AVERAGE METERING
        3. SPOT METERING
        4. SELECTING A METERING METHOD
        5. EXPOSURE COMPENSATION
        6. EXPOSING CORRECTLY WITH THE LIVE HISTOGRAM AND EXPOSURE COMPENSATION
        7. AUTOMATIC EXPOSURE BRACKETING
        8. HDR EXPOSURES
    4. 2.4 FOCUSING WITH THE X-E1 AND X-PRO1
      1. FUNCTIONALITY
      2. 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. FOCUS PEAKING
      9. DISTANCE AND DEPTH OF FIELD INDICATORS
      10. CLOSEUPS (MACRO MODE)
      11. FOCUSING ON FAST-MOVING SUBJECTS
    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. 2.7.1 SETTING THE WHITE BALANCE
        1. AUTOMATIC WHITE BALANCE
        2. WHITE BALANCE PRESETS
        3. MANUAL WHITE BALANCE
        4. WHITE BALANCE COLOR SHIFT
      2. 2.7.2 FILM SIMULATION
        1. COLOR FILMS
        2. BLACK-AND-WHITE CONVERSION
        3. FILM SIMULATION BRACKETING
      3. 2.7.3 COLOR
      4. 2.7.4 CONTRAST
        1. CONTROLLING THE HIGHLIGHTS
        2. CONTROLLING THE SHADOWS
      5. 2.7.5 SHARPNESS
      6. 2.7.6 NOISE REDUCTION
      7. 2.7.7 CUSTOM SHOOTING PROFILES
        1. CREATING AND CHANGING CUSTOM PROFILES
        2. RECALLING A CUSTOM PROFILE
        3. EXAMPLES OF CUSTOM PROFILES
        4. A JPEG PROFILE FOR RAW SHOOTERS
      8. 2.7.8 INTERNAL VS. EXTERNAL RAW CONVERSION
        1. OPTICAL LENS CORRECTIONS
      9. 2.7.9 COLOR SPACE
      10. 2.7.10 USING 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 WORKING WITH THE PANORAMA FUNCTION
      5. MOVIES
      6. DOUBLE EXPOSURES
      7. SELF-TIMER
    9. 2.9 FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY
      1. AUTOMATIC FLASH
      2. FORCED FLASH
      3. SLOW SYNCHRO
      4. SYNCHRONIZATION WITH THE SECOND SHUTTER CURTAIN
      5. SUPPRESSED FLASH (X-PROI ONLY)
      6. COMMANDER (X-EI ONLY)
      7. RED-EYE CORRECTION
      8. FASTEST FLASH SYNC SPEED
      9. FLASH EXPOSURE CORRECTION
      10. CONTROLLING THE AMBIENT LIGHT
      11. 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 ADAPTOR
      5. QUALITY CONSIDERATIONS
      6. SPEED BOOSTER
  8. APPENDIX
    1. MY OWN FREE X-PERT CORNER BLOG
    2. FORUMS
    3. OFFICIAL SOURCE
    4. VIDEOS FROM THE FUJI GUYS
    5. ACCESSING EXIF DATA AND MAKER NOTES
  9. INDEX