setting up fuji x100v

I wanted to show what this little camera can do when given all the opportunities. Let’s take a look at some examples to see what exactly this new feature does to photographs. Mostly night shots where detail is now replaced with just black. Have you seen this post on my 15,000 frame review of the X100? Lovegrove Fuji X100 Gallery | Lovegrove Photography, Fujifilm X100 review | Norwich photographer | Mick Buston. Filmmakers needing extreme color fidelity can record 10-bit, 4:2:2 color externally via the HDMI port and leverage Fujifilm’s advanced color reproduction technology, to apply Film Simulations, like Eterna, to their video footage. Some software programs include sharpening within Clarity. I’m not an ambassador for any camera company and I gladly pay full price for my kit. Your reviews of the X100 are both informative and entertaining with the side comments. 1,620,000 dot TFT. I also have downsized the focus rectangle to see if I can focus on one eye in when doing portraits. If you appreciated this article, please consider making a one-time gift contribution. I came across your blog/site while searching for X100 settings. I have set lowest shutter at 80th& max film @ 3200 it freezes perfect at f2 for my street reportage. 4. aaaaaaaaagh I really want one! When a big SLR comes out of the camera bag it changes the personal dynamic completely. I ventured into colour this week and here are some of my first colour frames. I personally like Clarity set at +2. Fuji X100 series has been on the market for ten years now. I’ve seen posts where photographers state their favorite settings such as “I always shoot on manual in black and white,” but I’ve found it very instructive to take advantage of the camera’s many features. I think I’d almost need to do side by side slices to see it. I’ve set my programable Fn button to be a quick access to the ND facility. The difference between -5 and +5 Clarity is pretty significant, but the in-between differences aren’t huge. I never use lens caps so the lens hood affords the lens a bit more protection. I’m experimenting at the moment with the settings you chose for the X-100. All three settings are available from ISO 640 upwards. It’s difficult to notice a plus or minus one difference. It has a large APS sized 12mp sensor. Thank you for the wonderful feedback. I always use the small box focussing method and I find focus reframe works well for me. Aperture priority. Just Stunning. I love to take a minimalist approach at times. I have it right next to me now as I type and I often pick it up and shoot a couple of frames. Technique is a personal thing. You come away from a shoot not wanting to put it down. The X100V has a new lens, and it’s sharper, especially when wide open. Menu List. I loved having this tiny beast add a flip screen to its ergonomic arsenal. Seemingly every picture I take has a story to tell and a lot of my X100 pictures could even be seen as art. So fun lunch breaks on the south bank wil be had. I’m soooo looking forward to picking up the x100, can’t seem to find ome in Montreal. It has certainly been a recession beater, and according to Clarkson, far more successful than the other ‘revival’ cars like the VW Beetle, and the BMW Mini. I googled “X100 settings” to find a good starting point for my workflow with this little jewel and I found your wonderful site. You are right, when faced with a well lit and composed scene virtually any camera can make a pleasing capture. OK, after all this intro I’m starting with an item which is not even in the menu. I rarely use manual focus and focus button unless I’m shooting close. Does it produce pleasing results? Auto ISO Settings I use Auto ISO all the time when shooting natural light so setting this up is a must 7. I’ll photograph anything with it for the buzz I get and to better learn it’s characteristics. Currently, I shoot with Canon’s 7D and G9. I think you’re perfectly fine selecting any of the Clarity options, but for portraits I’d consider using minus Clarity, unless you’re want a dramatic portrait look. A camera with aching good looks, oodles of style, and more pull than an iPad in the first week of it’s launch. Please “stop” this tempting article…, As for the picture, I love the lady on the couch for the rich background and your “signature” piramyd pose…. The Fiat 500 is a car with soul, you can’t help but love it, faults and all. The Fuji X100V’s battery life is rated at 350 images when the electronic viewfinder (EVF) is set to Normal mode and 420 images when the optical viewfinder is in use. ( Log Out /  Hi Damien, I’m one of the lucky ones to own the x100 (went into the shop to get the canon 100mm 2.8 Macro…came out with a new camera!) Stay inspired and enjoy that camera of yours. Fuji X100V flipping LCD. You can get them anywhere. 6. After half an hour playing with the Fuji X100V photographing buildings and passing cars I saw a couple sitting and kissing – that would be the perfect moment to test the portrait capabilities of the camera. Cheers, Damien. Too too tempting…. First of all I hope you are enjoying your X100. What is the battery life like? Yours is some of the nicest work I’ve seen with the Fujifilm X100. Another first for the X100 series is 4K video. CEO Damien Lovegrove. Certain modes are only available in each though. The Fuji camera and lens combination is simply amazing but it is not a DSLR. The Fuji refocusses every frame. however locking focus onto a small foreground image and recomposing is posing a problem,, do i read correctly that you are using camera in manual focus using the focus lock button? Another frame from an ‘Into the Light’ workshop taken on the Fujifilm X100. The focus is set to centre zone and I focus then reframe my Fuji X100. Maybe you use it all of the time, maybe you’ve never touched it. Focussing is identical with both viewfinder options. Snap it up now. Hi Sean, This little Fuji captures everything. The X100 is okay for travel photography if you are happy to have a fixed lens. I struggled to get the exposure right and I found accessing the three exposure parameters a bit of a hassle and certainly not as easy as a DSLR. It’s easy when you know how” Damien Lovegrove. A really cool feature shows you the shot you have just taken in the viewfinder even if you are in the optical mode. Btw gorgeous work. I’d say the X100 is not as good as a Nikon D700 or D3 by a very long way at focussing in low light. Fuji’s Standard/Provia film simulation looks great on its own, and I … My first digital SLR camera in 2001 gave me instant feedback and removed the risks associated with creative exposure. I set the base ISO at 400 because the shots at ISO400 are so stunning there seems no reason to go lower. Ian, thanks for a very informative and enlightening article on setting up the X100F for street photography. :) / Jan. I’m very happy using the Fuji at f/2 all the time. I have finally sussed out how to set the X100 for my way of shooting. This camera is ideal for ceremony shots and has the approval of Vicars and Registrars due to its silent operation. All rights reserved. The X100 is a great leap forward on that score but still not quite at the response time of the top DSLRs. One more of the ‘Into the Light’ workshop pictures taken on the Fuji X100. If not your camera has a fault. Cute doesn’t even begin to describe this instrument of image making. NEWS: If you’ve just migrated to the Fuji X system or would like some vital tuition on how to best set up your Fuji X system camera, take a look at my Fuji X training days here. I was not expecting such a useable package. The X100V offers incredible color performance all the way to up to 51200. Very different to my settings with the X-Pro1 though. I walked up to the couple and offered them a photoshoot in a couple of minutes. Am shooting AF-S and doesn’t seem to make much difference between having the “Corrected AF Frame” on or off…, Help – any light you can shed on the situation? Perhaps the best-looking camera from Fujifilm but does it really matter or will aesthetics make a difference? With firmware updates, some of these settings and modes are even found on older models, like the original X100. The Fujifilm X100V has a new feature called Clarity. Thanks Lloyd. Stop it Damien! I love the look of the little camera, I also love the results in the right hands in produces. On this blog, I've covered the settings and techniques I use for processing Fuji raw files quite a bit, but I've never really discussed the settings that I use in-camera for use with Jpeg images. I do perservere with Lightroom though because I love the gradient tool, the noise supression, and the brush tool etc. The original Fuji X100 came after the Leica X1 and both models set the current trend for fixed-lens 35mm shooters that are particularly suited to street photography. Overall I can’t really tell enough of a difference to warrant the added processing time so I keep forgetting it’s there. Taken on an ‘Into the Light’ workshop using the Fuji X100. ... [USER SETTING]) The Setup Menus ([SOUND SETTING]) The Setup Menus ([SCREEN SETTING]) The Setup Menus ([BUTTON/DIAL SETTING]) This page can be viewed from smartphones and tablets. The X100 should and does deliver super crisp images wide open at f/2. Over the years I It’s practical without being boring.” And I think that sums up the Fujifilm X100 too. There is a heads up display on both viewfinder modes that is incredibly sharp and detailed. You should set the half-screen touch screen mode (MENU > WRENCH > BUTTON/DIAL SETTING > TOUCH SCREEN SETTING > EVF/OVF TOUCH SCREEN AREA SETTING > RIGHT HALF OF SCREEN so your nose doesn't select AF areas for you, but you have to be tricky about how you swipe around the LCD to be able to select AF areas all the way over to the left. Thanks for letting me know your settings on the X100. Since then we’ve seen the X100 series evolve into the masterpiece that I think is the X100F. take a look at my Fuji X training days here. I can create better film simulation recipes when I’m given more tools, and the X100V indeed has some new tools. anyway, I recently noticed I’m having huge variations between the screen image and the actual image loaded into lightroom. The EX1 might be as good once the 23mm f/1.4 lens is available. This is another long-awaited addition that has finally made it onto the new camera. LG Thomas. FYI, I typically just use the jpeg out of the camera as it’s pretty darn good but just in case I need RAW I have it set to (jpeg+RAW). Thank you! Hi Lightroom rebuilds a preview based on a guess of what you want the shot to look like and it’s never anywhere near. Thank you! Thank you for the compliments. I switch between them as they are both excellent. Fujifilm x100v Review The Fujifilm x100v is the latest offering from Fujifilm in the popular x100 series of cameras. The high ISO performance of the X100 is fabulous and shots right up to ISO 3200 are surprisingly good. It can focus right through the macro scale too without needing to access the ‘flower’ menu. In my opinion Fujifilm did a good job of implementing Clarity on the X100V. Here are my shooting settings and why I use them. I like to keep my default settings fairly neutral for more natural-looking images. I will now spend a few months to find my ‘looks’ with this camera and I’ll further develop a post production system for it too. bigger. You can even tone B&W video. I set my lens to f/2, it’s widest setting and leave it there. Let’s take a closer look at some crops, and add -2 and +2 while we’re at it. Change ). I started to get to know my X100 by using the shooting mode that I am most familiar with; full manual exposure combined with auto focus. I will share the others in their own post just as soon as they are edited. At first I thought it was a lack of understanding from my part. When it is too bright for the parameters I have set I use the inbuilt 3 stop ND filter. I rarely adjust any image adjustment parameter from standard with the X100. It is for this reason I have always found compact cameras to be frustrating with slow start up times coupled with slow and inaccurate auto focus. Portrait photographers might especially appreciate selecting a minus Clarity option, and somewhere in the range of -2 to -5 seems to be nice. Ich schätze deine freundlichen Worte. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. it is a lovely camera and it feels so nice in your hand too, if i’d have known just how much they are selling for yours may not have made it round the room in Bristol : ), If you’ve shown the pictures first without mentioning the camera used, no one will ever think it was captured nicely with such a small body camera… I think the photographer took more role than the equipment, just like Bjorn Borg plays with the old wooden racket…, I just bought Olympus Pen E-PL2 as my second camera (beside 5D mkII) and you just make me feel bad… since E-PL2 doesn’t works good on high ISO (at least in my experience). Fuji X100V. Fine JPG plus RAW. Hi Tony, I use the old 95mb/s Sandisk cards in my X100 and now X100T and the new fastest cards (260 mb/s) in my X-T1. Owner’s Manual ; Introduction. Cheers, Damien. Have tried my SB 800 with the sc29 and have been getting some good results at 1/2000 in bright sunlight. I’ve set it up to suit me so I can just pick it up and shoot. Other highlights include 3.0-inch two-way tilting LCD touchscreen, 11fps High Speed Continuous Shooting, internal 5-stop ND filter and built-in Wi-Fi & Bluetooth connectivity. No problem. First and foremost, let’s get to the first thing that catches most people’s eyes by the time they’ve seen the new X100V: the flip screen. For my intimate portraits on location there is no better tool. You mentioned you had to figure out how to overcome some focus issues. It’s a pretty big difference when you compare +5 to 0 to -5, but it’s difficult to notice a one or two adjustment, especially if you’re not doing a side-by-side comparison. The X100V is my first Fuji camera and I was very perplexed by this behaviour. For example, if you prefer Fuji’s classic film tones, you can change the WB shift to -2 Red to enhance the greens. Will keep an eye on the blog as I am sure it will not be long before you are tinkering with some off camera flash. In step #5: Basic needs that guide how You set up your Fuji X100F for street photography you mention using ‘back button focusing’ a lot. A simple one light portrait taken on an ‘Into The Light’ workshop using the Fuji X100. Those who appreciated the softness of f/2 on the older models will appreciate using minus Clarity on the new model. X100V offers the ability to record 4K video up to 30 frames per second or capture 120 frames per second at 1080p to create super slow motion effects. The Fujifilm X100V has three dynamic range settings - 100% (on by default), 200%, and 400% - and an Auto setting if you want to let the camera take control. Fuji X Weekly App: Filtering by Camera or Sensor? At about 900 lux and above it is fine for focus, reframe and shoot work. I find that minus Clarity is better when skin is involved, but you can use plus Clarity for more dramatic portraits, although I’d limit it to no higher than +3, unless you’re trying to accentuate something like wrinkled skin and a greying beard, in which case up to +5 might be acceptable. 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