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The Fujifilm X-E2

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The Fujifilm X-E2: Beyond the Manual provides experience-based information and insights for owners of the Fujifilm X-E2 mirrorless system camera. Fuji X-Pert series author Rico Pfirstinger teaches little-known capabilities of the X-E2 that he's discovered through several months of in-depth research. This book focuses on insights that you won't find in the manual, skipping tedious explanations of basic camera functions and operations. Instead, it cuts to the chase and provides readers with a plethora of tips and practical instructions that will enable them to fully explore the capabilities of the X-E2.

The X-E2 combines classic design with state-of-the-art digital camera technology originally seen in the X-Pro1 and X-E1 system cameras. These features have been further improved to achieve the X-E2: Fujifilm's most capable camera to-date, with an ever-growing set of already more than ten interchangeable X-Mount lenses. The Fujifilm X-E2: Beyond the Manual presents numerous tips and tricks that will maximize your ability to use the Fujifilm X-E2 to its full potential.

Table of Contents

  1. AUTHOR
  2. 1 Your X-E2 System
    1. 1.1 The Basics (1): Things You Should Know About Your Camera
      1. TIP 1 RTFM
      2. TIP 2 Spare Batteries
      3. TIP 3 Battery Charger and Travel Adapter
      4. TIP 4 Firmware
      5. TIP 5 Upgrading Your Firmware
      6. TIP 6 Memory Cards
      7. TIP 7 Reset The Frame Counter
      8. TIP 8 High Performance Mode
      9. TIP 9 Camera Sensor
      10. TIP 10 Do-It-Yourself Sensor Cleaning
    2. 1.2 The Basics (2): Things You Should Know About Your Lenses
      1. TIP 11 Samyang Lenses
      2. TIP 12 Zeiss Touit
      3. TIP 13 XF18–55mmF2.8–4 R LM OIS
      4. TIP 14 Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS)
      5. TIP 15 XF23mmF1.4 R and XF14mmF2.8 R
      6. TIP 16 Lens Modulation Optimizer
      7. TIP 17 Digital Lens Corrections
      8. TIP 18 Lens Hood
      9. TIP 19 Lens Protection Filters
      10. TIP 20 39mm Filters
    3. 1.3 The Basics (3): Useful Accessories
      1. TIP 21 Optional Handgrips
      2. TIP 22 Off-Camera TTL Flash
      3. TIP 23 Remote Shutter Release
  3. 2 Using The Fujifilm X-E2
    1. 2.1 Ready, Set, Go!
      1. TIP 24 Recommended Settings
      2. TIP 25 Practical Shortcuts
      3. TIP 26 FINE+RAW
      4. TIP 27 Image Format
      5. TIP 28 The Magical Half-Press
    2. 2.2 Monitor and Viewfinder
      1. TIP 29 Eye Sensor
      2. TIP 30 Instant Review
      3. TIP 31 DISP/BACK
      4. TIP 32 WYSIWYG
    3. 2.3 Exposing Right
      1. TIP 33 Metering Method
      2. TIP 34 Live View and Live Histogram
      3. TIP 35 Auto Exposure (AE)
      4. TIP 36 Manual Exposure M
      5. TIP 37 Aperture Priority A
      6. TIP 38 Shutter Priority S
      7. TIP 39 Program AE P and Program Shift
      8. TIP 40 Auto Exposure Bracketing
      9. TIP 41 Long Exposures
      10. TIP 42 ISO Settings
      11. TIP 43 Extended ISO
      12. TIP 44 Auto-ISO
      13. TIP 45 Auto-ISO in Manual Mode M
      14. TIP 46 ISO-Bracketing
      15. TIP 47 Extending the Dynamic Range
      16. TIP 48 Extending the Dynamic Range for RAW Shooters
      17. TIP 49 JPEG Settings for RAW Shooters
      18. TIP 50 Extending the Dynamic Range for JPEG Shooters
      19. TIP 51 HDR Images
    4. 2.4 Focusing With The X-E2
      1. TIP 52 CDAF and PDAF
      2. TIP 53 AF-S or AF-C?
      3. TIP 54 Multi vs. Area
      4. TIP 55 AF Frame Size
      5. TIP 56 Manual Focus
      6. TIP 57 Manual Focus Assistants
      7. TIP 58 Magnifier Tool
      8. TIP 59 One-Touch-AF
      9. TIP 60 Pre-AF
      10. TIP 61 Face Detection
      11. TIP 62 AF-Lock
      12. TIP 63 Focusing in Poor Light
      13. TIP 64 Macro
      14. TIP 65 The “Autofocus Trick”
      15. TIP 66 The Focus Trap
      16. TIP 67 AF-Tracking
    5. 2.5 White Balance and JPEG Parameters
      1. TIP 68 Custom White Balance
      2. TIP 69 Infrared Photography
      3. TIP 70 WB SHIFT
      4. TIP 71 Film Simulations
      5. TIP 72 Contrast Settings
      6. TIP 73 Skin Tones
      7. TIP 74 Color Saturation
      8. TIP 75 Color Space: sRGB or Adobe RGB?
      9. TIP 76 Custom Settings
      10. TIP 77 Working With the Built-in RAW converter
      11. TIP 78 Comparing RAW Converters
      12. TIP 79 Displaying EXIF Metadata
    6. 2.6 Burst Mode, Motion Panorama, Movies and the Self Timer
      1. TIP 80 Burst Mode
      2. TIP 81 Motion Panoramas
      3. TIP 82 Shooting Video
      4. TIP 83 Self-Timer
    7. 2.7 Flash Photography
      1. TIP 84 Flash Photography in Modes P and A
      2. TIP 85 Controlling the Surrounding Light Component
      3. TIP 86 Controlling the Flash Light Component
      4. TIP 87 2nd Curtain Flash Synchronization
      5. TIP 88 Flash Synchronization
      6. TIP 89 Red-Eye Removal
      7. TIP 90 Little Slave: the EF-X20
      8. TIP 91 Flash vs. Silent Mode
      9. TIP 92 Using Third-Party Flash Units
    8. 2.8 Using Adapted Lenses
      1. TIP 93 Lens Adapter
      2. TIP 94 Adapting Third-Party Lenses
      3. TIP 95 Exposing with Adapted Lenses
      4. TIP 96 Focusing with Adapted Lenses
      5. TIP 97 Fujifilm M-mount Adapter
      6. TIP 98 Quality Considerations
      7. TIP 99 Speed Booster
    9. 2.9 Anything Else?
      1. TIP 100 Forums, Blogs and Workshops