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.
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Excellent class, well structured and easy to follow. Although following this class to get to grips with my Fujifilm X-T30, the functions and menus are near identical, so this class is perfect. As a relative newcomer to photography, the explanations are incredibly helpful and helped me to gain confidence in operating my camera. I am also following John Greengo's Fundamentals class and couldn't recommend him highly enough.
This was just what I needed to become more familiar with my xT30...cousin to xT20. Fast start is right. My mind is spinning with information, but that's OK. Very useful information here and valuable handout. Instructor is so knowledgeable and explains things well. I enjoyed his photography 101 course as well.
Would also love to have a fast start guide for the Ricoh III. PRETTY PLEASE.
Excellent classes. Well structured. Easy to follow. Great explanations and practical tips. I've learned so much about my Fuji X-T20 since watching!