Fuji® X-T2 Fast Start

 

Lesson Info

Left & Right Side of Fuji X-T2

Moving over to the left side of the camera you can get a better view of our Diopter adjustment so make sure that you get that adjusted to your eyesight. Just adjusting the viewfinder of course on the camera. And then we have our door on the left side which gives us access to a lot of ports. And the top one is for a microphone, and you can hook in any microphone that uses the three-point-five millimeter mini-stereo jack. If you like Fuji, you can use Fuji products. They have a MIC-ST1 that you can find, it's not too much money, I think it's around 100-125 dollars. And then you can mount that on the Hochu. There's other ones from Sennheiser and Rode which are really good as well. Next up is the Micro USB, and this is usually how you would connect up to the computer. So if you're gonna download from the computer, you would plug in a cord from there and download it to your computer. You can also charge the batteries in the camera itself by plugging into a USB port. It's gonna be slower cha...

rging, it's gonna take about five hours, so it's double the time to charge, but it can be done. And so if you're traveling with your laptop, you don't have an outlet source to plug into, you can pull the power from your computer, and put it onto your camera. Now the Fujifilm RR90 Remote is an electronic cable release. So if you wanna trigger the camera without touching the camera, this is probably the best remote to get. Now I was wondering when I saw this, how does this plug in, because the Micro USB port is about twice the size? Well the RR90 Remote has a little plug in that plugs into the bottom half of that kind of double port of the Micro USB. So it will work in there. Next up is the Micro HDMI port. So this is sending the video signal out of the camera. It's a type D remote and so if you're gonna use an external monitor or an external recording device, it's gonna go out through that and that's where the F log is gonna go out. The Remote on the bottom is a two-point-five millimeter, it's kind of a generic remote. In fact, as far as I know, Fuji does not make a remote that fits in here, but other manufacturers do. You can stick in a Canon remote, or a Vello remote, there are tons and tons of cameras that use this little two-point-five millimeter remote. And so if you want an electronic cable release, that's pretty cheap. Look for one of these two-point-five millimeter remotes cause they're gonna be much less money than the Fujifilm RR90. So it just gives you a lot of options, and if you recall, the third option was the mechanical cable release which actually screwed into the shutter release on the top of the camera. Working our way around over to the right-hand side of the camera, of course we have our door for our memory cards. Now both of these slots are UHS2 compatible, so if you have the newer, faster cards, it'll work with them. You should use slot one if you are doing a firmware update. Don't ask me what happens if you try it in card slot two, I'm going with the recommendations, you can tell me what happens to you. Whatever card is in white, as we mentioned before is the card that is being written to. It'll have an arrow below it. And sometimes it might even have a letter below it telling you whether it's shooting raw or jpeg depending on how you have these cards set up. And so in the Setup menu, under Save Data Setup, Card Slot setting for still image, you can choose to have your images on card slot one or card slot two. And then the same thing for movie file destinations, you can choose to have movies on one card or the other in the Setup menu. Now there is a shortcut for playing back of cards by simply pressing the playback, you can switch back and forth by holding that down for two seconds. To switch which card you're recording to, you're gonna need to go into the Setup menu in order to do that. The Secure Digital cards are available in a UHS1 or UHS2 option. So if you are gonna be shooting sports, action, you wanna be able to read and write data as fast as possibly from those memory cards. The UHS2 has two lines of contacts so it can get information passed back and forth even more quickly. Talking about the memory cards, we have a little lock switch. Be careful if you lock this, you will not be able to write information to that card. There is different sizes of cards, which will be classified by the SD or HC or XC options. They may, you may see them as UHS1 or two, and simply being UHS2 doesn't make the card faster. It makes it capable of being faster, but on its own it doesn't make it faster. You'll wanna look at the specific maximum speed ratings at either how many megabytes per second, or an X rating on it. For those of you shooting video, you'll wanna pay attention to the minimum speed. And Fuji recommends a... Where is it? Should be coming up here in a second. A UHS Speed Class three, which is among the fastest cards currently available. Because this camera shoots 4K, that is a lot of data to record in a very short period of time. And so if you're gonna be shooting standard HD videos, you probably don't need that Class three card you can work fine with the Class one card. So pay attention to what cards you get. If you shoot a lot of action then you wanna get the faster speed cards. If you're shooting just basic travel photography, general pictures here and there, you don't need to spend double the money to get a faster card. It's not gonna change the performance of the camera for somebody using it in that manner. For downloading, yes you can download straight from the camera to the computer, but it's just a little bit on the slow side, and it's a little bit cumbersome as well. So I often recommend getting a card reader, or either using the computer itself for downloading. The images will get to the computer a little bit faster, and the camera can off be doing other things and you don't need to have that around your computer at the time. Now if you do need to format your card, you will see that in the Setup menu. And that is something that I try to do after I have downloaded my images and I have backed them up. I like to go out on new shoots with a completely fresh, emptied card that has no data, no data directories, no file folders, nothing else on them. And so you should format your card on a regular basis. Don't do it right now if there's pictures on it, you wanna make sure you get those downloaded first.

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Reviews

  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.