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Fujifilm X-Pro2 Fast Start

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Fuji Lenses Overview

John Greengo

Fujifilm X-Pro2 Fast Start

John Greengo

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16. Fuji Lenses Overview


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1 Class Introduction Duration:06:38
2 Camera Overview Duration:07:20
3 Photo Basics Duration:06:33
4 Top Deck: Overview & ISO Duration:07:37
5 Top Deck: Exposure Control Duration:18:50
6 Top Deck: Overview Duration:02:47
7 Viewfinder Display Duration:14:49
8 Back Side: Buttons Duration:12:32
9 Back Side: Quick Menu Duration:29:26
10 Back Side: Play Back Duration:06:30
11 Back Side: Format Memory Card Duration:03:29
12 Back Side: Drive Mode Duration:10:00
13 Left & Right Side: Overview Duration:06:22
14 Bottom Side of Camera Duration:05:01
15 Front of Camera Duration:05:35
16 Fuji Lenses Overview Duration:07:47
17 Camera Menu Overview Duration:03:01
18 Image Quality Menu Duration:14:14
19 Autofocus & Manual Focus Menu Duration:13:58
20 Shooting Settings Menu Duration:15:39
21 Wi-Fi Settings Menu Duration:06:07
22 Flash & Movie Menus Duration:04:23
23 Set Up Menu Duration:16:38
24 Custom Display Settings Menu Duration:18:50
25 Play Back Menu Duration:04:58
26 Camera Operation Overview Duration:16:24

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Fuji Lenses Overview

we have lens contacts, which will communicate with the lens contacts on the lenses themselves, the lens release and let me just give you a quick little demo on lens release. I've every once in a while I find people who are new to photography. They're very scared about taking lenses on and off, and it's not a big deal at all. I wouldn't want to leave the sensor exposed for a long period of time, especially in a dusty environment, because that's the sensor right in there. And so you're gonna have a little orange mark over there. You'll see the accompanying orange mark on the lens. Line them up, give them a little turn, wait for the click and then you know you have it properly aligned on there. Every once in a while, I find somebody that has ah lens that is not seated properly on there, and it's because they turned it, but they didn't quite get that final little click of their of it being put on. And so you've got to get to that collect to make sure that there's a full line of communicati...

on between the body and the lens. The front dial of the camera. We were using this for changing a variety of shutter speeds. Exposure, compensation. We can change program, shift with it, and so remember it is a push button as well, and we were pushing it back and forth to change back and forth between our shutter speeds and our exposure compensation on. So just be aware that there's little secret buttons there that you gotta press to change in certain amounts. The self timer assist lamp is a light that comes on. It is essentially a flashlight, which turns on to help illuminate subjects that are close by that are really dark. This is in one ways it's kind of cool that it does this, but in another way, it's very, very distracting to subjects that you may be shooting. It may get in the way. You wouldn't want to do it with a speaker in front of a group, for instance, a Zeiss A. It could be very, very distracting on them. So this is something that you can turn off by going into the menu system and selecting to turn that off, talk for a quick moment about some of the different lenses as I mentioned at the beginning of the class. A lot of the lenses that have variable apertures on them will have a little aperture. Switch lenses that have more of a fixed aperture will have a setting on the aperture that will put it into the automatic aperture mode. A number of their lenses, not all of them, will have a image stabilization mode. Built into the lens will be a switch on the side of lens for turning that on and off their lenses. Most all of them will have an aperture ring so that you could do a very traditional style way of changing the aperture on this particular lens. Zoom, ring, focus ring. And then we have a hood mount, and the hood is designed for blocking light that is coming from various angles that are striking the front of the land. So any sort of light that hits the front of the lens is gonna cause, ah, loss of contrast and so light from whether it's the sun or bright light here in the studio. By putting on ah hood, we're gonna be blocking as much of that light as possible so that we get the cleanest type of light coming in without any of those flare or loss of contrast problems used in. So I highly recommend using your hood as often as you can. Each of the lenses has their own different filter size as far as what filters they use. This particular lands, which is the 18 to 55 uses 58 millimeter threads. And so, if you want to use the protection filter, just take a look on the front of the lens, and it will tell you what size filter system it uses as faras lenses. I'm not going to mention all the lenses, but the lenses that you probably want to be aware of with this type of camera is the prime lenses. There's a lot of people who really like the Fuji Prime lenses. They have a good collection and it's growing and they're expanding, and they have a road map at their website that shows you where they're going with their new lenses. Their new 35 to is a very popular lands. They said it was designed in concert with the camera. I don't know about that, but they did come out at the same time and It looks very nice on the camera, and so each of the letters means something different. I'll show you here in just a moment. But all of these lenses air good lenses, great lenses, in fact. And if you're wondering about all the different letters they do, like their letters, and so each other letters is a designation about something that lends, does or is capable of. For instance, WR means it's a weather resistant lens, and I talked about the camera being weather resistant. So if you want a weather resistant lens, you want to look for those W R. Lenses, which is some of the lenses, but definitely not all of them. You can use zoom lenses with this camera very, very easily. The 18 to 55 is a great lands, the standard 55 to 2 hundreds, very good, and they're full, you know, Super Zoom 18 to 1 35 is also pretty popular lands for those who want, you know, really the top of the line stuff. You want to look for the red badged lenses, so these air lenses that have the red badge on them they're going to be zoom lenses that usually have fixed apertures, usually, but not always. And so the 16 to 55 50 to 1 40 those air kind of your standard professional tools of your standard wide angle lands versus standard white angle telephoto and then your telephoto zoom. They also have a very nice 10 to 24 if you want something for landscape or architectural photography. And then they recently introduced a larger zoom for sports wildlife or anything longer wide open big rangelands of 100 to 400. And this is another one of their red badged zoom lenses. You can also use Zeiss lenses that are designed for the Fuji system on this camera, so they have a number of lenses that are extremely good in optical quality, little different design style cause they're coming from a different company, but they can fit some people's needs quite well. And if you want to hook up like a lens is, you can use like a lens is on this with a Fuji M Mount adapter, which does include a function button on the lens adapter itself that could be reprogrammed in the camera. And so, if you want to hook up those manual. Beautiful like a lens is, you can do so very easily, and there is a little bit of control over this if you get into the menu setting. So each of the lenses also has firmware with it, along with the firmware in the camera. And so, if you do a little Google search for Fuji Firmware Table, it will take you to a page that shows you what the current firm where is. And so this is the current firmware of all the different lenses that are available, at least at the day of recording of this class. And occasionally they make updates, and the updates usually take two forms. One form. Is it simply a combative compatibility issue? As far as a camera and a lens, they're just making sure that they communicate properly together. And then other times there is an improvement. They figure out how to make it a focus faster or more accurately, or in better concert with a particular camera. And so you would update the firmware for the for the lens the same way that you update the firmware for the camera. But you can only do one at a time, so If your camera has an old firmware and your lens has an old firm where you'll update one, you'll reform at the memory card. Put the new firmware for the lens, perhaps then on the card, put that in and then update the firmware for the lands and so one firmware update at a time.

Class Description

We know what it’s like to dive right into taking pictures with your new camera. But dense technical manuals make for a terrible first date. Get the most out of your new Fuji X-Pro2 with this complete step-by-step walkthrough of the camera’s features.

Join expert photographer John Greengo for a fast-track introduction, and unlock your camera’s full potential.  In this class you'll learn:

  • How to work with a mirrorless camera
  • How to master the improved video features
  • How to use and customize the menus
John is a CreativeLive veteran instructor and an experienced photographer. He has extensive experience teaching the technical minutiae that makes any camera an effective tool: aperture, ISO, the Rule of Thirds, and the kinds of lenses you’ll need to suit your camera body. This Fast Start includes a complete breakdown of your camera’s exposure, focus, metering, video and more. John will also explain how to customize the Fuji X-Pro2’s settings to work for your style of photography.  



WOW how I wish I had this to begin with!!!! Between manual and smart tip overload via books and U Tube, as well as, class instructor snafus I pretty much felt like an idiot. After this class not so much. Great job .

a Creativelive Student

I have the X Pro 2 for over a year and I thought that I might get more information on how to use it more efficiently. Boy this is a great course! I learned a lot and I loved the hidden feature :) Highly appreciated John and CL!

Jon Wiggens

A comprehensive walk through of the X-Pro 2. John did a great job of going through each and every setting on the camera and gave lots of helpful tips and tricks that I never would have known about had I relied solely on the manual.