Fuji® X-T2 Fast Start

Lesson 22 of 37

Camera Menu Overview

 

Fuji® X-T2 Fast Start

Lesson 22 of 37

Camera Menu Overview

 

Lesson Info

Camera Menu Overview

A long list of stuff to go through here. So when you press the menu button on the back of the camera, there will be several tabs where they have pretty logically grouped the different features of the camera. So we're gonna go through each of these in order of course, and go through and see what there is to do in here. Now, if you recall from earlier, there is a secret menu, and the secret menu is the playback menu, and the way you get to it is, you press the playback button, and then hit the menu button and then you have access to the playback functions. Now there's a lot of things in here, and as I mentioned before, there's the handout, which has the full list on a single page, and I wanted to show you how to get into that. As far as navigating this menu, you can use either the focus stick or the up-down-left-right controls, you'll hit OK or you go to the right to enter its option, and then you'll hit the back button to back out of it. And anytime you wanna return to shooting, you are...

in a menu system and you just want to take a photo, press down half-way on the shutter release, and it will kick you out of the menu system. Now, as I said, there's a lot of different things in the menu, and I wanted to, kind of, put together a map of everything in here. This is something that I call the subway map, and if you've ever been on the subway, it's things aren't to scale, they just wanna show you where all the stops are. And so, this is gonna start up here in a moment, it's a rather intense little thing going on behind the scenes, but in just a moment we're gonna see what all the pages and items are. So, for instance, under image quality, that first right there, that's a page of items, and that's another of items, and then we've got a few more things on a third page. And so, auto focus has a couple of pages of information and what's this? Ooh, that is a sub-menu, that is a menu within a menu, and we're gonna see a lot more of that. So, this is just to give you an idea of how many items are in the menu, where they are, and how many sub-menus are within there. So, for instance, flash and movie, there's just not that much in there. In the set up menu, which is the wrench, everything is a sub-menu, and those sub-menus sometimes have more than one sub-menu within them, especially when you get in to the wireless sections, it gets to be a lot of menus and menus, menus buried within menus, so there's a lot in that set up menu. My menu has two pages of information where you get to choose your own items that are in there, that are somewhere else, and then the playback menu has its own couple of menus in there. So, each one of those dots is a place that you get to make a decision about something being turned on or off, or some setting being there. So all of these are the options that we're gonna be going through, obviously there's a lot of them, but we want to get our camera set up properly, and that's what we're gonna do here.

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-T2 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 fast start class, you’ll learn: 
  • How to use the exposure control system 
  • How to understand and use the autofocus system for great photos 
  • How to maximize the use of the Wifi remote control system 
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-T2’s settings to work for your style of photography.

Reviews

John Simpson
 

I highly recommend this class! Been shooting Nikon for 40+ years and decided to give my Nikon gear to my daughter and go the smaller and lighter Fuji X-T2 for travel. Excellent camera and this course was outstanding in helping me learn how to use the camera. I have watched a number of Nikon oriented instructional videos. This video by John Greengo is the best organized and informative presentation I have ever watched.

Monroe Nevels
 

We all learn from different methods. I, for one, learn best by watching you while teaching, and being able to work along side you, with my camera in hand, and then follow you. I highly recommend this class if you really want to know how to use your camera. Thank you John for helping me to relive my film days, and integrating into Digital. I now have my Fujo X-T2 programmed and I LOVE IT!

a Creativelive Student
 

Really appreciate John putting these Fast Start Series together. Went through part of the training waiting on my Fujifilm X-T20 to arrive, which did today. That allowed me to dive into the menu settings and get the camera ready to use. I found that we are on Firmware 3.0, so, I have some updates to get installed. The training was great and informative as always. Don't hesitate to look for his Fast Start for your particular camera, and the in-depth training on Photography Fundamentals. It is well worth your time and money to get this training, especially if you are an amateur like myself, but, thanks to John Greengo I am quickly learning to use my camera in Manual Mode, most of the time.