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Fujifilm X-T2 Fast Start

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John Greengo

Fujifilm X-T2 Fast Start

John Greengo

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Lesson Info

21. Q&A
Gain additional insight into the camera with common questions from students like you.


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1 Class Introduction Duration:04:48
2 Camera Overview Duration:12:06
3 Photo Basics Duration:06:03
4 Top Deck: Overview Duration:04:23
5 Top Deck: Exposure Control Duration:27:35
6 Top Deck: Metering Duration:07:17
7 Top Deck: Drive Mode Duration:21:01
9 Backside: Playback Duration:08:50
12 Quick Menu: AF Mode Duration:08:27
16 Function Button of Fuji X-T2 Duration:12:08
17 Left & Right Side of Fuji X-T2 Duration:06:51
18 Bottom of Fuji X-T2 Duration:09:40
19 Front of Fuji X-T2 Duration:05:50
20 Fuji Lenses Duration:07:37
21 Q&A Duration:02:38
22 Camera Menu Overview Duration:02:56
23 Image Quality Settings Duration:18:04
25 Shooting Settings Duration:19:13
26 Flash Mode Duration:08:18
27 Movie Mode Duration:05:09
28 Camera Menu Q&A Duration:02:53
29 Set-Up Menu: Basics Duration:01:38
30 Demo: Add Items to My Menu Duration:03:26
32 Screen Set-Up Duration:07:36
35 Playback Menu Duration:08:52
36 Camera Operation Overview Duration:14:30
37 Firmware Addendum Duration:30:43

Lesson Info


Does the hyperfocal distances work in the view finder with non-Fuji lenses? I have not had a chance to put the Zeiss lenses on. I don't know, my suspension is that they would work with the Zeiss, but for any sort of manually adapted lens, of course they're not gonna work because there's no electronics communicating. And so I apologize, I haven't had a chance to, I like the Fuji lenses so much I haven't wanted to get the Zeiss ones, I've been totally happy with the Fuji's. And so I haven't had a chance to play with that. I'll take a look at it in the future and so my suspicion is because they have the electronics communicating, is that it would do it. But you may want to confirm that if you're basing a purchase on that. Alright, lets take a look at the next one. Did I understand correctly that you can eventually get better results if you shoot at ISO 200 and then increase exposure in post production instead of shooting at a higher ISO in the camera? That isn't exactly what I said. You'r...

e pretty close to that. We were, the example that I was giving, was in a case where you were gonna blow out the highlights. And so I have tried shooting at different ISO's and just boosting it later. The problem is, is that in many software programs you can only boost it two or three, four five stops. And with the ISO we can boost things one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight stops of light from ISO 200. And so, it's not, I would say, no that is generally not true there. But you can boost things from ISO 200 by two to three stops very, very easily. I would still recommend shooting at whatever ISO you think you need and the most critical point about getting right is just don't over expose the highlights. If you do not over expose the highlights you'll be able to boost from wherever you're at. And so you may want to do a few testing on your own because if you can shoot something at ISO200 rather than it will have a little bit less noise. If you can successfully boost that 200. It's just that this camera is very, very easy at boosting those low light levels. And so I typically will be shooting at whatever ISO I need to shoot at, but I'm just gonna be watching those highlights. I'll probably be looking at that histogram to make sure it's not going up against the right hand side of that bracket. And then if you do that, I think you're gonna be golden on your exposure.

Class Description


  • Capture images on the Fujifilm X-T2 with confidence
  • Set custom controls and menus
  • Master exposure and autofocus with the X-T2
  • Easily set up the camera's Wi-Fi


The Fujifilm X-T2 is one of the best travel cameras on the market, with a large X-Trans CMOS APS-C sensor packed inside a mirrorless compact camera. But that first date with the X-T2 doesn't always go well. Skip the 356-page instruction manual and explore the X-T2's features with expert photographer John Greengo at your side.

Start with basics like setting up the camera and taking the first shot, then dive into advanced topics like using a battery grip and customizing the electronic viewfinder. Learn how to capture an accurate exposure and how to work with the X-T2's AF system. Finally, in an update to the class, find out how to update the firmware and what new features Fujifilm has added since the mirrorless digital camera's launch.

This fast start course gives you everything you need to successfully shoot with the X-T2. Whether you are just picking up the X-T2 for the first time or are self-taught, learn the X-T2 inside and out, including more than a dozen "secret" shortcuts.


  • Photographers just picking up the X-T2 for the first time
  • Self-taught photographers that want to find what they're missing
  • Photographers considering investing in the X-T2

MATERIALS USED: Fujifilm X-T2, lenses and accessories


John Greengo is an award-winning travel and outdoor photographer. Along with his creative work, he's lead dozens of classes on photography basics. He's taught Fast Start classes for dozens of different cameras, including Canon, Nikon, Sony, and Olympus digital cameras as well as Fujifilm cameras. He's lead several classes on X-Series cameras, including the Fujifilm X-T20, Fujifilm X-H1, Fujifilm X-Pro2, Fujifilm X-T1, Fujifilm X-E2, and Fujifilm X-T10. John's straightforward teaching style makes it easy to ditch the boring instruction manual to learn the ins and outs of your camera.


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.