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Fujifilm X-T3 Fast Start

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Menu Functions: Flash Settings

John Greengo

Fujifilm X-T3 Fast Start

John Greengo

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14. Menu Functions: Flash Settings
Understand the basics of working with flash, especially the higher end flash packed with feature settings the XT-3 is designed for. John recommends a supplementary flash class for further orientation.

Lesson Info

Menu Functions: Flash Settings

Okay. Our next major tab in the menu system is dealing with flash settings. Now, the camera does not have a built in flash. So for most people, it's not gonna do anything what you said in here until you actually add a flash to it. The camera does come with a small flash, but it is limited in scope of what it can handle. This is more designed for their higher in flashes that have more complete set of features. So first up for flash function setting, we're gonna end up with this graphic display a little bit different than the rest of the menu, and we're gonna have a lot of different controls in here. The first is basically how much power is sent out, and how is it sent out through the lands is gonna be the simplest way of dealing with things. It's a through the lens automated system, which will fire out just enough power to get a proper exposure. There are a multitude of other controls. I'm not gonna go into all of these that's more part of a flash class, but you can manually control thi...

ngs doing off camera with a commander mode multi repeating flash, and you can work with them in groups as you will see as we get through this. Next up is a way to adjust the power of the flash here, and so you can either power the flash up or power it down if you would like to change the power depending on which mode you haven't set to if you haven't set to the TT L mode, there are sub versions of this mode that will work either automatically or with slower shutter speeds. The sink will synchronize the flash either to the front shutter curtain or the trailing shutter curtain for different visual effects. It's usually pretty good synchronizing with the second curtain for subjects that are moving around quite a bit. There is also an FP mode where the camera or the flash will fire repeated burst very quickly so that you can use shutter speeds faster than 1 2/50 of a second. It is all manual exposure. It's not T TL, so it is limited in what it could dio Zoom setting allows the flash to match the coverage of the lens, and so, as you move mount different lenses or Zuma lens back and forth. The flash will vary the coverage area from wide to narrow according to what you are actually seeing with the lens that you are working with. This is the only system I've seen that has an angle option in here, and it's got three different three different options here. Most cameras just have won the flash power option. What it does is it shoots with a slightly narrower beam of light so that you have a bit more power. And so if you focus that light in, you can have that light reach a little bit further. But you're not really illuminating the edges. And so if you need a little bit more power, if your subjects are a little bit further away, this might be a good option. Standard is where the flash will match the coverage of the lens, which makes sense for most people. Most of the time, however, the problem with flash sometimes is. It does get a little bit weaker towards the edge, and if you want to make sure that you have even coverage, you can put it in the even coverage priority so that it kind of overshoots where you're shooting with the lands so that it's a little bit smoother and it doesn't go is dark in the corners, their top and flash. The E FX 500 has an led light on the front, and you can designate how that light is used and for what purpose? Some cases you might have the master down here, and this is if you are working with multiple units, the master unit is the one that's on the camera that is controlling these other units, and you congrats them into different groups so that you can keep them organized when it comes to their power and or location. If you are firing a multi stroke, one of the options would be How many times do you want the strobe to fire? Could be a special effects mode if you are using multiple flashes. If you're using them around other users of Fuji cameras, you might want to select a unique channel so that somebody else is not triggering your flashes. If you are flying firing a multi flash, how quickly do you want those flashes to fire? You can go in and do some very cool special effects. Having the flash fire multiple times on subjects that are moving around and for working with groups of flashes. You might have left side right side and behind your subject, and you can adjust the power of each of these with these individual settings. Once again, you're gonna need a lot of extra equipment. And this is just to get you an idea of what these modes air doing. Not a full class on flash photography. We have the red eye removal. We talked about this a little bit before. You can remove red I automatically, either with a flash that turns on the red eye reduction lamp or removal where it takes care of it digitally after the fact. T t l lock mode. Leaving this on metering flash It's probably fine from most situations. The led light setting. Now this is the same as we saw in the flash function settings. It's here is a little bit of a shortcut to get to it and the same thing with the master setting. If you want to set up the camera so that there are different groups of flashes that you want to end individually control, you can do so here, as well as adjusting for channel settings

Class Description


  • Leverage the new viewfinder for live view and playback
  • Understand how to navigate and customize the menus, modes, and settings
  • Know when and how to use the sports mode for subject tracking and fast shutter speeds
  • How to take advantage of the film simulation and grain effect modes
  • Use the 4k film options for incredible video performance with amazing opportunities for color grading in post production


The Fujifilm X-T3 is a mirrorless digital Fujifilm camera, hauling features from the 26.1-megapixel sensor to the 4K video and up to 30 fps shutter. But the Fujifilm’s X-T3 long list of features is just money wasted if you don’t actually know how to find them and put them to use. Skip the floundering through menus and join photographer John Greengo exploring the camera’s many features, from customizing the camera to understanding subject-tracking focus.

This class is designed for photographers using the Fujifilm X-T3, from those just pulling it out of the box to photographers that just haven’t found all the camera’s features yet. The class can also serve as an in-depth look if you’re not yet sure if the Fujifilm X-T3 is the best camera for you.

This Fuji camera class covers the camera from understanding the controls to customizing the menu.

What's packed in this Fujifilm camera Fast Start? Learn the vital information in less time than it takes to analyze the menu -- and have more fun doing it too.


  • Action Photographers
  • Videographers
  • New Fujifilm X-T3 Camera owners


John Greengo has led more than 50 classes covering the in-depth features of several different DSLR camera models and mirrorless options, including Fast Starts for Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, and Panasonic. The award-winning photographer is one of the most celebrated CreativeLive instructors, leading classes covering a myriad of topics, including the previous Mark II and Mark III 5D cameras. Greengo has used the 5D series since the first 5D. He's led photographers through the ins and outs of advanced options like the EOS 80D and EOS 7D Mark II to entry-level Canon Rebel cameras like the Rebel T6i and T6.

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Justina Tumaite

Thank you it's super helpful. I loved it :)

Eric Geerts

I've been with CL for quite a while and I pretty much got used to (all of) John's top quality classes. Kinda been waiting for this one over the last months. So thanks again, John, for your consistent 5 star quality standard!!

Robert Felice

I loved this class! How much did I love this class? I loved this class and I don't even have an X-T3! I have the Fujifilm X100V, a camera similar enough to the X-T3 that this class easily covered 85% - 90% of the features on my camera. It's also a camera new enough that there isn't much available on how to use it. This class got the job done for me. Well done, John!