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The Fujifilm X-T10

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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

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Table of Contents
  5. 1. Your X-T10 System
    1. 1.1 The Basics (1): Things You Should Know About Your Camera
      1. 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.
      2. Tip 2: Get a few spare batteries. You can buy suitable batteries either from Fujifilm or from a third party.
      3. Tip 3: Get a suitable battery charger and a travel adapter.
      4. Tip 4: Make sure that your camera and lenses are running with the latest firmware.
      5. Tip 5: Things to remember when updating your firmware
      6. Tip 6: Use fast memory cards with at least 80 MB/s write speed.
      7. 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.
      8. Tip 8: Always use High Performance Mode!
      9. Tip 9: Keep the camera sensor clean!
      10. Tip 10: Do-it-yourself sensor cleaning for tough sensor spots
    2. 1.2 The Basics (2): Things You Should Know About Your Lenses
      1. Tip 11: XC or XF? Zoom or prime?
      2. Tip 12: X-mount compatible Samyang lenses are just like adapted lenses!
      3. Tip 13: Zeiss Touit lenses
      4. Tip 14: Decoding XF18–135mmF3.5–5.6 R LM OIS WR
      5. Tip 15: The optical image stabilizer (OIS) has its quirks!
      6. Tip 16: OIS and motion detection: what’s going on?
      7. Tip 17: XF23mmF1.4 R, XF16mmF1.4 R WR and XF14mmF2.8 R are different beasts!
      8. Tip 18: Use the Lens Modulation Optimizer (LMO)!
      9. Tip 19: Things you should know about digital lens corrections
      10. Tip 20: Use the included lens hood!
      11. Tip 21: Lens protection filters—yes or no?
      12. Tip 22: 39mm filters can be tricky!
    3. 1.3 The Basics (3): Useful Accessories
      1. Tip 23: Optional handgrip
      2. Tip 24: Off-camera TTL flash with a Canon OC-E3 TTL extension cord
      3. Tip 25: Remote shutter release: three options for the X-T10
  6. 2. Using the Fujifilm X-T10
    1. 2.1 Ready, Set, Go!
      1. Tip 26: AUTO mode: two cameras in one body
      2. Tip 27: Scene Position modes comparison—ready-to-use recipes for less experienced users
      3. Tip 28: Recommended settings for your X-T10
      4. Tip 29: Avoiding the camera menus: practical shortcuts for your X-T10
      5. Tip 30: Suggested Fn button assignment
      6. Tip 31: Always shoot FINE+RAW!
      7. Tip 32: Pick a suitable image format!
      8. Tip 33: The magical half-press
    2. 2.2 Monitor and Viewfinder
      1. Tip 34: Make use of the eye sensor!
      2. Tip 35: Instant review
      3. Tip 36: The DISP/BACK button can be tricky!
      4. Tip 37: WYSIWYG – What You See Is What You Get!
      5. Tip 38: Using the Natural Live View
    3. 2.3 Exposing Right
      1. Exposing correctly—how does this work?
      2. Tip 39: Choosing the right metering method
      3. Tip 40: Linking spot metering to AF frames
      4. Tip 41: Using the live view and live histogram
      5. Tip 42: Auto exposure (AE) with modes P, A, and S
      6. Tip 43: Using manual exposure M
      7. Tip 44: Using aperture priority A
      8. Tip 45: Using shutter priority S
      9. Tip 46: Using program AE P and program shift
      10. Tip 47: Playing it safe with auto exposure bracketing
      11. Tip 48: Long exposures
      12. Tip 49: Long exposures in bright daylight
      13. Tip 50: ISO settings—what’s the deal?
      14. Tip 51: What you should know about extended ISO
      15. Tip 52: Stay away from ISO 51200!
      16. Tip 53: Auto-ISO and minimum shutter speed
      17. Tip 54: Auto-ISO in manual mode M: the ”misomatic“
      18. Tip 55: ISO-Bracketing: it’s just a gimmick!
      19. Tip 56: Extending the dynamic range
      20. Tip 57: Extending the dynamic range for RAW shooters
      21. Tip 58: JPEG settings for RAW shooters
      22. Tip 59: Extending the dynamic range for JPEG shooters
      23. Tip 60: Using the DR function for high-key and portrait photography
      24. Tip 61: Creating HDR images with the X-T10
      25. Tip 62: Using the electronic shutter
    4. 2.4 Focusing with the X-T10
      1. Tip 63: CDAF and PDAF: what’s the difference?
      2. Tip 64: AF-S or AF-C?
      3. Tip 65: AF modes: Single Point AF vs. Zone AF vs. Wide/Tracking AF
      4. Tip 66: Selecting an AF frame or AF zone
      5. Tip 67: Choosing a suitable AF frame or AF zone size
      6. Tip 68: Manual focus and DOF zone focusing
      7. Tip 69: Manual focus assistants: focus peaking and digital split image
      8. Tip 70: Focus check: use the magnifier tool!
      9. Tip 71: One-Touch-AF (Instant AF)
      10. Tip 72: Using AF+MF
      11. Tip 73: Pre-AF: a relic of the past
      12. Tip 74: Using face detection and eye-detection
      13. Tip 75: Using AF-Lock
      14. Tip 76: Focusing in poor light
      15. Tip 77: Macro: focusing at close distances
      16. Tip 78: Focusing on moving subjects (1): the “autofocus trick”
      17. Tip 79: Focusing on moving subjects (2): the focus trap
      18. Tip 80: Focusing on moving subjects (3): Autofocus tracking using Single Point AF, Zone AF, or Wide/Tracking AF
      19. Tip 81: Focus priority vs. Release priority
    5. 2.5 White Balance and JPEG Parameters
      1. Tip 82: Custom white balance: a little effort can go a long way
      2. Tip 83: Infrared photography
      3. Tip 84: Changing color tints with WB SHIFT
      4. Tip 85: Film simulations: it’s all about the look
      5. Tip 86: Contrast settings: working with highlights and shadows
      6. Tip 87: Skin tones: smooth or with texture?
      7. Tip 88: Color saturation
      8. Tip 89: Choosing a color space: sRGB or Adobe RGB?
      9. Tip 90: Using custom settings (usage profiles)
      10. Tip 91: Working with the built-in RAW converter
      11. Tip 92: Comparing RAW converters
      12. Fujifilm film simulations
      13. Extended dynamic range (DR200%, DR400%)
      14. Digital lens corrections
      15. Tip 93: Displaying EXIF metadata
    6. 2.6 Burst Mode, Motion Panorama, Movies, and the Self-Timer
      1. Tip 94: Using burst mode
      2. Tip 95: Shooting motion panoramas
      3. Tip 96: Shooting video with the X-T10
      4. Tip 97: Using the self-timer
    7. 2.7 Flash Photography
      1. Tip 98: Flash photography in modes P and A: slow shutter speed limits
      2. Tip 99: Controlling the surrounding-light component of flash photography
      3. Tip 100: Controlling the flash-light component
      4. Tip 101: 2nd curtain flash synchronization: what’s the deal?
      5. Tip 102: Flash synchronization: where’s the limit?
      6. Tip 103: Red-eye removal: a two-step affair
      7. Tip 104: Little slave: the EF-X20
      8. Tip 105: Silent Mode, a.k.a. SOUND & FLASH OFF
      9. Tip 106: Using third-party flash units
    8. 2.8 Using Adapted Lenses
      1. Tip 107: Finding the right lens adapter
      2. Tip 108: Adapting third-party lenses: here’s how . . .
      3. Tip 109: Exposing with adapted lenses
      4. Tip 110: Focusing with adapted lenses
      5. Tip 111: Using the Fujifilm M-mount adapter
      6. Tip 112: Quality considerations
      7. Tip 113: Speed Booster: miracle or trick?
    9. 2.9 Wireless Remote Control
      1. Tip 114: Using the Camera Remote App
    10. 2.10 Anything Else?
      1. Tip 115: Forums, blogs, and workshops: be a part of it!