fuji x100t settings

sunday, 31 january 2016

the Fuji X100T is a significantly different beast from its X100 ancestor.

It not only sports Fuji’s X-Trans sensor versus the original Bayer sensor but has a completely re-engineered optical viewfinder system which has been augmented with a digital LED rangefinder overlay window. Add the Q menu system and a myriad number of enhancements and I need to read the manual on the camera.

Its pedigree is obvious but there are now many more ways of configuring its operation to make the instrument all that much quicker to use.

function buttons

yes, plural. The X100T now sports 7 programmable function button shortcuts – from an original one of – into the menu system whose settings can be altered with the Up/Down menu ring pads or rotating the command dial..

button function
fn dynamic range
up (menu ring) focus area
left (menu ring) focus area
right (menu ring) focus area
down (menu ring) focus area
delete macro
wifi neutral density filter

Pressing the Menu OK button or the shutter button (halfway), completes the selection. Back cancels the selection.

It seems like a waste to assign an extra 3 buttons to focus area but this provides a more intuitive use of the direction pad ring without need for repositioning the thumb. Besides, it simplifies function button memorization which is easily compensated for by the Q menu.

q menu

allows for 16 quick menu selections from a 4x4 list which is navigated with the direction pads of the menu ring and set by rotating the command dial..

q        
  custom setting iso white balance noise reduction
  flash mode flash +/- image quality image size
  photometry self timer highlight tone shadow tone
  face detect shutter type film simulation colour

Pressing the Menu OK button or the shutter button (halfway), completes the selection. Back cancels the selection.

custom settings

between the function buttons and the Q menu, pretty much all the image settings one might adjust are at the finger tips, eliminating the need to drill down into the camera’s menu system.

Even use of the Q menu is significantly reduced with the number of custom settings that are available to configure all manner of shooting preferences. These settings have been lifted from Clifton Beard’s review of the X100T..

custom1 classic chrome

setting  
iso auto 2
dynamic range dr100
film simulation classic chrome
white balance auto
color 0
sharpness +1
highlight tone -2
shadow tone -2
noise reduction -2

custom2 provia std

setting  
iso auto 2
dynamic range dr100
film simulation provia std
white balance auto
color 0
sharpness 0
highlight tone -1
shadow tone -1
noise reduction -1

custom3 astia soft

setting  
iso auto 2
dynamic range dr100
film simulation astia soft
white balance auto
color 0
sharpness +1
highlight tone -2
shadow tone -2
noise reduction -2

custom4 velvia vivid

setting  
iso auto 1
dynamic range dr100
film simulation velvia vivid
white balance auto
color -1
sharpness +1
highlight tone -2
shadow tone -2
noise reduction -2

custom5 pro-neg std

setting  
iso auto 2
dynamic range dr100
film simulation pro-neg std
white balance auto
color 0
sharpness 0
highlight tone -1
shadow tone -2
noise reduction -2

custom6 pro-neg hi

setting  
iso auto 2
dynamic range dr100
film simulation pro-neg hi
white balance auto
color 0
sharpness 0
highlight tone -2
shadow tone -2
noise reduction -2

custom7 monochrome+yellow

setting  
iso auto 2
dynamic range dr100
film simulation mono+yellow
white balance auto
color 0
sharpness +1
highlight tone -1
shadow tone -1
noise reduction -2

Other black and white film simulations are easily enough switched to from the Q menu when the need arises. Classic Chrome and monochrome are my mainstays which are quickly dialed in with a single right or left turn of the command dial.

auto iso

settings for the custom settings above..

auto1 detail

setting  
default sensitivity 200
max sensitivity 800
min shutter speed 1/60

auto2 general

setting  
default sensitivity 200
max sensitivity 3200
min shutter speed 1/100

auto3 low light

setting  
default sensitivity 200
max sensitivity 6400
min shutter speed 1/125

camera setup

these final settings optimize my street photography needs which address maximum battery life, focus speed and operation, and unobtrusiveness..

shooting menu

setting option  
ae/af-lock mode   on/off switch
ae/af-lock button   af lock only
autofocus setting af mode area
  af-s priority focus
  pre-af off
  corrected af frame on
interlock spot ae   on
long exposure nr   on
mf assist   split
shutter type   mechanical

set-up menu

setting option  
power management auto power off 2 min
  ovf power save off
  high performance on
screen set-up image display off
  autorotate pb off
  focus scale units feet
sound set-up operation vol off
  shutter vol off
     
view mode (button)   viewfinder only

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