Fuji® X-T20 Fast Start

 

Fuji® X-T20 Fast Start

 

Lesson Info

Selector & Function Buttons

All right, we have our Selector and Function buttons on the back of the camera. You've already seen a bit of a preview of what these do. And so these can be controlled in a couple of different ways. The Selector buttons are particular functions, and so, they are also known as Function 3, 4, 5, and 6. So you can go into the Menu and reprogram these buttons to do almost anything you want. The other option is to not have these do functions at all. You can have them simply control the focusing area. If you're somebody that is constantly moving the focus area, you may want to just turn it into a focusing area pad, so that you can just go left and right and change your focusing area as quickly as possible. As the camera comes out of the box from the factory, they are Function buttons. And the top is the Function 3 button, which is the AF mode, and we were just looking at how we were changing the single point to zone to wide tracking on the focusing. So which zone area do you want to do? Just...

activate that by pressing up on the button. To the right, which is the Function 5 button, that's going to control your flash functions. And so if you don't use those very much, you can reprogram that Function 5 to do something else. Over to the left is our film simulations or Function 4. Don't use those? You can reprogram that button. Function 6. Another area that we've talked about is our focus area, and so, if you want to move the focusing area, you press down, and then you can navigate using up, down, left, and right to move that focusing bracket around. And remember, when you do that, you can change the size by turning the dial on the camera once you've activated that focusing box by pressing the downward arrow. If you go in and change this to the focusing area, then those change from function buttons to just simply up, down, and left, right for moving your focusing bracket. Keep in mind that those focusing squares in the middle is where you have your face detection and it's going to be the fastest in focusing and the best with moving subjects. The Menu will get you into the full list of Menu Options. We're going to do that in the second half of this class, and so be ready for that in an upcoming section. If you hold down on the menu button, another little secret shortcut for you folks, is it's going to throw in a lock on the control pad and the Q button, so that if you accidentally press those for some reason, you can press and hold down the Menu for three seconds to lock or unlock that particular feature. We've been using the Display Back button for a lot of things, but another secret function is, if you hold that down for two seconds, you're going to be able to go in and have a shortcut to reprogram all the different buttons on the camera that can be reprogrammed. And so, if you want to reprogram that control pad on the back of the camera, hold down on the Display Back for two seconds, select Function 4 or 5. And I think we have another page there of items that you can go in and change and select which items you want to be programmed to that particular button. You'll also find this in the Menu Settings, so not to worry, we will cover it in more detail later on in the class.

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.