Fuji® X-T20 Fast Start

 

Fuji® X-T20 Fast Start

 

Lesson Info

Left Side & Bottom Of Camera

Over on the left side of the camera we have a door that opens up that allows us to plug in a microphone or a remote. Fuji makes their own microphone with a 2.5 millimeter jack which is a little bit smaller than the standard. It comes with an adapter, and so if you want to use standard microphones, you'll probably need an adapter jack either from Fuji or somebody else. You can also stick in a remote shutter release. And there are generic remotes you can buy them from other manufacturers like Canon or as I said generic ones out there that will work. It's a very common style remote system. The Micro-HDMI is how you can plug in to a TV if you wanted to see images from the camera on a monitor system. And then we have a micro USB if you were going to be exporting images from your camera through a cable to your computer, and this is also where Fuji's own electronic cable release hooks up. Theirs is little bit fancier than their standard remote system called the RR90 and that will be really go...

od for anyone who likes to do night time or really long shutter speed work with their camera on a tripod. Looking into the bottom of the camera we have our standard tripod sockets. So it works with those common accessories there. Your serial number, you might want to jot that down for insurance purposes. And over on the side we have a little speaker. And so when you're playing your images back, that is where the sound is coming from. We have an alignment hole for the hand grip, and so if you find the camera just slips out of your hand a little too easily, you want a little bit more finger grip to hold on to. The hand grip from the original XT10 works on this camera, which is why they don't have a new XT20 version of this, is that it's got the same physical form factor as the XT20, and so if you like a little bit more grip, and I love this grip just because it makes the camera feel a little better in the hand, and it doesn't really bulk the size of the camera that much. We have a little card door if you want to hook up an AC adapter for continues power. This could be studio use or scientific purposes, it needs to have power all the time and it needs to have a cable running out of the camera and that's where it runs out of the battery door. We have our battery latch, of course, for getting access into our battery and memory card compartment, and so we have our standard batteries. One of the easiest batteries in the market to put in because it's got the little orange tab and it's got the little orange markings on the battery and so it's very easy to get things lined up. Now, Fuji has had a change in their batteries in the last year. The original ones had a square and the new ones have a circle, and the new ones are a little bit better at heat management. They are totally interchangeable between cameras and batteries and everything else, so chargers don't need to really worry about anything, but they just kind of wanted to indicate what are the newer ones that are a little bit better. If you do a lot of shooting at 4K with the video mode on your camera, you probably want to try to use the newer batteries more frequently that'll keep your camera from overheating. Cameras come with a charger and they have a little light on their letting you know that it's charged, it will blink if there is a problem. One of the things I don't like about the charging system is it comes with this really long cable, and I like a lot of the other chargers that are in the market that have little travel charges. It's just a little flip-plugs that come out. Well, two different options that you can get is, and these are not supplied, either a right-angle adapter or a duck-head adapter that a lot of people who use Apple are familiar with. And you can plug that into the travel charger and then you can just plug that charger directly into the wall outlet without bringing along a 4-foot long cord everywhere you go to charge your batteries. And so you can pick those up online at a variety of resellers for probably $3 to $5 apiece. Talking about the batteries, one need to know how much battery power you have left. Press the 'Display Back' button and notice the upper-right hand corner and that will give you a percentage of how much of your battery life is left on that particular battery. - Talking about memory cards, uses SD memory cards. There is a lock switch on the side which will prevent images from being read or written off that card. So watch out for that. The size of the card will be indicated by the SD, HC or XC option. Maximum speed will control how fast your camera records to the card, not really the most important thing in this particular camera. And if you shoot video, you may want to pay attention to the minimum speed of the card because they recommend a UHS speed class 3 or higher if you're going to be shooting those 4K videos because that's a lot of data for the cameras to be recording on a regular basis. You can download straight from the camera via cable to your computer but it's a relatively slow process. Most people who have been doing this for a while while end up with card readers. They're going to be a little bit faster and easier to work with and if your camera or your computer can actually take the card from your camera, then that's a good system as well. On your cards, it's highly recommended that you format your cards on a regular basis, and so once you've downloaded your images and you're ready to go out and shoot new photos. What I do as a regular practice is I format those cards, it cleans off all the old photos, the data directories, the empty ghost folders and so forth, and cleans that card up, ready to communicate with the camera going forward.

Class Description

We know what it’s like to dive right into taking pictures with your new camera. But trying to understand the manual can be a frustrating experience. Get the most out of your new mirrorless Fuji X-T20 with this complete step-by-step walk-through 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 325-point autofocus system for great photos
  • How to shoot great 4K video with full sensor coverage

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-T20 settings to work for your style of photography.