Am I doing something wrong? To show you that this configuration works equally well for portraying people other than fashion models, I’ll use, for this time, portraits I’ve taken of my daughter during these months with the X100T. SILENT MODE: OFF (I have manually switched off the sounds and the AF illuminator, so this feature is redundant, plus setting it on ON would deactivate the flash). I didn’t see a response to his inquiry so thought I’d as as well. Great info you have here John, Thanks for that. *You can also adjust the power mode in the settings to conserve energy. Good news though, I don’t think it’s a bug in your camera! A piece here, a piece there, there’s a lot of a photographer in how he prepares for a shooting. See more ideas about fuji, fujifilm x100t, fujifilm. Next, I’m going to assume you know your way around some sort of post processing program like Lightroom. While the exact specifications vary between the particular models, all of these 10 tips apply to all of the current Fuji cameras, from the X-Pro 2 to the X70. Just an added note. Nor does it talk to you about aspect ratios and which is best for photography. This was wonderfully helpful. The lever is located on the front, top of the camera right below the shutter speed wheel. [All images made with the X100t] I want to thank Olivier Duong for allowing me to … 1.) For example. The items in the quick menu are not as quick to access that the ones assigned to the Fn buttons, but are close. Shutter button will set exposure and expose. First, I’m going to assume you want the highest quality images the X100T is capable of outputting. If you choose to turn it on this is how: Set-Up Menu (with the wrench) – Power Management – OVF Power Save Mode – On. You mention that it’s possible to set the four directional buttons to select focus area directly (without first setting one up as a function button), thereby saving a click. Then you will see both your RAW and JPG images side by side in your library. Just love the camera . The live-view image magnification makes manual focusing easy and precise, so I never miss a shot when in tricky conditions. When purchasing the X100T I bought another extra battery for a total of 4 batteries (for those of you keeping count). This is superb. Portraits can be made with any equipment you choose. 5) AF MODE: mf. I can’t seem to find a way, and Fuji tech support didn’t know either. You can always hit the preview button (second button down on the right side of the LCD screen) to review images. My set up for the three auto ISO options were as follows: Auto 1 (Bright Day/No Shadows) – 200 – 1600 ISO with a minimum shutter speed of 1/60, Auto 2 (Daytime/Shadow/City) – 200 – 3200 ISO with a minimum shutter speed of 1/100, Auto 3 (Early Day/Evening/City) – 200 – 6400 ISO with a minimum shutter speed of 1/100. Also, I’ve imported a set of shots into Lightroom (convert to DNG) and I’m only seeing the .dng files. Did I understand that correctly? I shoot videos very, very rarely, but when it comes the time I don’t want to mess with the menu and have to remember how to switch it on). I’ll be honest, I had the x100s and now the x100t and I’ve never come across a setting to change the menu’s background color. If so, I was hoping you could tell me how to do that. Hope this helps. Consider this a walk through my journey with the Fuji… 4) INSTANT AF SETTING: af-s (it uses less battery and allows for re-composing the frame after focusing). When I bought my X100s I also bought an extra battery to go with it…  That was not enough. Just Street Photography. It is a beautiful Sunday here in Dubai, and it is my day off “work”. Plus, the flash doesn’t work with the ES, so this setting switches automatically to MS when using the flash). Some of you may not know it, but Fujifilm assigned special functions to some of the camera’s buttons, which are activated by keeping them pressed for a long time or by pressing them during “play-mode” (that is, after pressing the play button to review the last photographs). Another series of photos taken with the Fuji X100t and the focal converter TCL – X100. *It comes set to WiFi, I don’t use this so I changed mine to ND Filter because I like to shoot with a wide aperture in bright light. Whit this setting, if you need to quickly change the function of Fn1, Fn6, or Fn7, you just need to keep them pressed long enough to open the “button setting” menu. LANG: unrelated. The new Fujifilm X100T is the third generation of Fujfilm's wildly popular 35mm f/2 fixed lens compact camera. If you shoot in JPEG you could put it on auto. One question, I was shooting in a studio with strobes yesterday. 7) Fn7: macro (If I am shooting a detail and find myself I need that extra macro vicinity I can switch it on with my left hand, being the last button it is easy to find it, without having to leave the eye from the viewfinder nor changing my grip or stance). This saves power but slows down the auto-focus of the camera. Tips, tricks, and tools of the trade. While on play-mode, press it to zoom in the photo, rotate it to change the zoom level. I’m not sure if it is, I just did some digging in the menu. It’s not the best way to explain how I work, I know, but I feel that once you’ll get to the end you’ll have, besides an X100T perfectly configured, a precise idea of how I approach my shootings. Do not reproduce content from DecisiveShot.com without permission. 1080p 60fps etc video 8. "My photography is a good mix between inspiration, planning, and good old fashioned improvisation. Menu 1 – Image Size – L3:2 (L means large), Next: Menu 1 – Quality – F (I’m fairly sure F means fine, it’s the best quality), You can skip Image Size for this and go straight to Image Quality. I’d try that before sending it off to Fuji. I’ve used this combination to take the fashion portraits at Pitti Uomo in Florence (you can see the pictures here and here). 2-1) CONVERSION LENS (crucial if you have a converter lens, futile otherwise. I am about ready to send the camera back. : OFF (when I want to see a shot I can press play, but I don’t want anything getting in the way of a possible shot). Choose your JPEG format and size as I showed you above. 6) EVF COLOR: 0 WIRELESS SETTINGS: unrelated. Any help would be greatly appreciated. When I bought the X100T I got immediately the TCL-X100 to get an equivalent 50mm. 3) Q button: keep it pressed for a couple of seconds and the EDIT/SAVE QUICK MENU will show up. 99.9% of my personal photos are shot with it (the other 0.1% are shot with my iPhone 6 Plus). 1) AUTO1: 200-6400 1/100 (this is my preferred approach for everyday use, it keeps the ISO as low as possible while still providing a shutter speed good for landscape, street and posed portraits). I use my X100T at f/2.8 with 1/125th second set with auto ISO. 4-2) DYNAMIC RANGE What this does is if you are in a setting where there is a wide dynamic range the camera will underexposed the image and apply a custom tone curve to try to increase the dynamic range. The Fujilim X100T Review Can Be Seen Here (click this link), Check Out The X100T Extensive Testing Teaser (click this link), Lawerenceville Memorial Day Parade – Street Photography, Strengthening Street Photography Composition With Open Interpretation, How Urban Landscape Photography Can Improve Your Street Photography, The Importance Of A Viewfinder In Street Photography, The Streets Of Pittsburgh Through A Medium Format Yashica-D Viewfinder, The Art Of Superimposition By Alessio Trerotoli. Thanks much! I find that the camera provides good results until ISO6400. This month I’ve been asked by Tomash to write about my favorite X100T settings for portraiture. The Fuji X100F is the fourth in Fuji’s line of X100 cameras – the X100, X100S, X100T, and X100F. Thanks for the feedback, it’s much appreciated. For a start, the 35mm field of view is not the best focal length for portraits (unless you're aiming for environmental portraits of course). My favourite subjects are portraits which tell dream-like stories; places which seem daydream scenarios; and surrealistic concepts created in my studio. I always have to go back to the regular menus. 1-2) AF MODE (this works only if the AF switch is set on S or C). This is if you want to capture both a RAW image file and a JPEG at the same time. ND FILTER: off I think three would be enough to get you through your day. MF ASSIST: PEAK WHITE (HIGH) (I prefer focus peaking, I’m usually quicker in manual focusing this way, and the white set on high gives me clear and strong information). Thank you for taking the time to post this mini instructional setup. I have only about 300 actuations, and most of those have been tests in my home. Built-in intervalometer 9. 5) Fn5: AF I left this at 100% since I shoot primarily in RAW. INSTAX PRINTER CONNECTION SETTING: unrelated. John founded PhotolisticLife.com, a website focusing on all things photography with the purpose of educating and inspiring readers, and DecisiveShot.com, a website about Street Photography. EDIT FILE NAME: unrelated. SAVE ORG IMAGE: OFF In that piece I mostly covered the Jpeg settings that I used on the camera such as the shadow and highlight tone and so on. Enter your email address to subscribe to this site and receive notifications of new posts by email. does the x100T still have option to change Background Color under Screen Set up on your camera…I can not find it on mine…seems strange that Fuji would eliminate option…either that or it is buried somewhere else or I have a bug ?? 8) AF ILLUMINATOR: off (in my experience AF illuminators are rarely useful, but always bothering!). For each item I will describe how I set it and why. i want to change it to VELVIA setting and turn off the advance filter but it does not want to save??? 4-4) SELECT CUSTOM SETTING, 1) AUTO POWER OFF: 2 MIN (the shortest, for longest battery life). If pressed while on play-mode it will open the raw-conversion interface. The only thing I couldn’t work out was how to get the camera display to adjust for what was (before the flashes fired) essentially an under lit room so that I could get a focus lock. In a previous post, I shared some of my favorite general-purpose settings for the ACROS film simulation.I recently took a trip to Chicago and spent the week shooting my X100F entirely. *It comes set to Photometery, I leave this alone. I should explain that my fn buttons cannot be adjusted either. TIME DIFFERENCE: unrelated. 7) Rear dial: press it to zoom in while focusing, rotate it to change the zoom level, keep it pressed to change the MF assist options. The next thing I adjusted were my ISO settings, probably because it was the first thing that popped up on the menu. I have not tried yet—hope so—Thanks for your excellent suggestions and instructions. However, changing size on the spot is easy, you just need to turn the back dial while selecting the focusing point. Got it. This helps “vignetting” the subject, and effect I usually like when using small, frontal flashes like the X100T’s). Any camera and lens will do. Every two weeks in your inbox. *I prefer viewfinder only to preserve battery. Easy peasy. I have not used the x100s in quite some time so I’m sure if you say it was there it was but I just went through the x100t menu again and did not see it. Sorry I don’t have a better solution for you. In terms of working with the Fujifilm X Series cameras, there are a few things we need to be aware of when it comes to the sensors and lenses. In this respect, the camera is designed to work like old mechanical SLRs and rangefinders, so it’s set on automatic if the both the aperture ring and the shutter speed ring are positioned on the red A, on aper… – Off/Shutter Volume Off. 2) EVF AUTOROTATE DISPLAYS: ON I immediately liked the size of it, and weighing in at only 440 grams (about a pound), there is no excuse to ever leave it at home. EFFECT: ON (when using the EVF I want to see the film simulation I’m using). But the thing is, it is not because the X100T doesn’t have a software to select how you are shooting, if automatic, shutter speed priority, aperture priority, or manual. The small size of the By setting your camera to a fixed ISO (maybe ISO 400), aperture (f11) and zone focus. COLOR SPACE: Adobe RGB (for the best compatibility with high end prints). ISO 200-6400 Native, 100-51200 using LO and HI 4. Some of them are available on the X-M1 and X-A2. IMAGE QUALITY: RAW (it’s true, X100T delivers excellent jpegs, but I end up preferring the raws over the jpeg versions every time, so I stopped saving jpegs long time ago). 9) PREVIEW PIC. *Again, I recommend off to preserve battery. Same with the 6 other fn buttons I have set up. 3) AUTO3: 2000-3200 1/125 (this is my current approach for flash photography, it forces the ISO to stay high enough to capture ambient illumination while having a shutter speed quick enough to capture actions like dancing). In every other situation I use the aperture ring to set the depth of field I want and leave the camera figure out the rest. I’m actually glad he did so, because after what now are ten months of using the X100T as my main camera for portraits and fashion I can say I found the “perfect” configuration, one that not only makes the most of the camera for such genres, but that’s easily and quickly adaptable for a quick snapshot, whenever it is required. 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