18 Dec X-T2 Setup guide (Ver.2.10)

Source: Fujifilm Insider

INTRO

​So you have got yourself the X-T2, taken a few pics, played with the menus, but somehow feel lost or not sure how to best utilize some of the options available. Well, you’re in luck, read on and I will take you through each setting and explain what each does, what your choices are, what I personally have and for what reason. Maybe my settings will suit your style of photography maybe not, either way, I’m sure you will find most of the info helpful.

​PREPARING THE CAMERA

​First, lets do a factory reset to make sure we are starting from scratch. Scroll down to the SETUP-UP menu (Wrench icon) and select USER SETTING>RESET>SHOOTING MENU RESET>OK and then go back again and select SETUP RESET>OK. Make sure you have a fresh battery and a cool refreshment nearby. Now that we are set, let’s start from the beginning.

NOTE: If you haven’t already done so, check that you have the latest firmware installed. Press and hold the DISP.BACK button while at the same time you switch the camera on. The rear LCD will display the current firmware version for both the X-T2 and the attached lens. If not up to date visit Fujifilms firmware page , download the firmware and copy it to the root directory of your SD card. Once inserted, press and hold the DISP.BACK button again and this time follow the on-screen instruction for updating your firmware. Basically all you do is hit the OK button, wait for the completion and then switch the camera OFF – and you’re done.


​IMAGE QUALITY SETTING

IMAGE SIZE>L3:2
The 3:2 aspect ratio is the same as traditional 35mm film while 16:9 is the ratio of HD devices such as modern TV’s and smartphones. Selecting an aspect ratio of 1:1, which is square is reminiscent of some old medium format cameras (Hasselblad, Bronica, etc) and is a nice choice for B&W portraits or just to make an artistic statement.
NOTE: This setting is pertinent to JPEG files and does not affect RAF files.

IMAGE QUALITY>F+RAW
I personally know off a lot of pro photog’s who use JPEG exclusively for all their paid assignments. Most of them are belong to an older age bracket, are less computer savvy and are very meticulous with their camera and lighting adjustments. They also will argue that they get the images they need faster and with less hassle and don’t see a need for expensive and time consuming RAW files. I myself use FINE+RAW while a lot of you may probably prefer just RAW.
NOTE: If you do decide to go the JPEG route, please know that you can toggle RAW image quality ON or OFF for a single shot, by assigning RAW to a function button or adding it in the Q menu. …

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