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  1. I set up the fn button next to the exposure comp dial to lock exposure comp. When I press it I get the choice to lock the selected function or all functions. If I choose lock selected function, I can then go back in using the fn button to unlock the selected function, but if I choose Lock all functions, I cannot go back in through the fn button. I have to go back in through the menu. After a little experimenting I found that you can select as many functions as you like in the select functions menu and then lock and unlock them by using the fn button you have setup without going into the menu system to unlock. Just make sure that when you choose your selected functions you do not choose the fn button that you are going to be using to lock and unlock. I accidentally did this while experimenting and was scratching my head as to why I couldn't unlock the selected functions with the fn button. Like a dummy it took me a couple of minutes to realize I was locking the very fn button that I had chosen of the lock/unlock function. That is why if you choose lock all functions you cannot unlock them without going into the menu because you have inadvertently locked the fn button you have chosen for the unlock function. If you really want to lock everything and still not go into the menu system to unlock everything, simply choose every function in the lock selected menu besides the actual fn button you have set for the lock function and you are good to go.
  2. Thanks darknj. I am now leaning towards just getting a Fuji 35mm lens.
  3. Does anyone have any experience using the Nikon 35mm f/1.8 or Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art on the X-T2, X-T1, or X-Pro2? I am trying to decide if I am going to purchase one of the Fuji 35mm lenses while they are on sale, or if I should hold off and adapt my Nikon mount 35mm lenses. I am interested in your thoughts on IQ, DOF, bokeh comparisons etc. between the two Fuji lenses and the adapted Nikon mount lenses. Also, if you have used these lenses on your Fuji, what adapter you have used.
  4. Trying to use BBF on the X-T2 has been driving me crazy because the button AE-L and AF-L buttons are so small. After doing some research and playing around with the camera I have discovered there are two different ways of setting up BBF on the X-T2, with pro's and cons to both. For anyone interested here are the two ways, with the pros and cons (IMHO) to both. 1. Go to your Setup menu - Button/Dial Setting -Fn/AE-L/AF-L Button Setting, and assign either the AE-L or AF-L button to "AF-On." Use whichever button is the most natural fit for your thumb. Then in your Button/Dial settings go to "Shutter AF" and set it to "Off." This will set your camera up in traditional BBF where your BBF is permanently set to either the AE-L button or the AF-L button. The pros to this set-up are you can use BBF for your all of your AF modes including Zone and Wide Tracking. The con is you always have to use the AE-L or AF-L back button to focus, which is extremely tiny and can be difficult to press especially ifs you are coming from a DSLR (which I have.) 2. This second set-up is apparently the one that people have used on the X-T1 and might actually be preferable for me. In you menu go to AF/MF setting - Instant AF Setting, and set to AF-C or AF-S. whichever is your preference (traditional BBF would be AF-C), In your Button/Dial Setting ensure that "Shutter AF" is set to on, which is different from method 1. Now your camera will focus in all modes normally by using the Shutter release when in Single or continuos AF modes, however when you switch to manual focus, you are able to press the AF-L button to continuously AF or Single AF depending on which "Instant AF" setting you chose in the previous step. As a bonus, you can go into your Button/Dial Setting menu - An/AE-L/AF-L ButtonSetting and assign your AE-L to be your AF-L button and your AF-L to be your AE-L button. The benefit to reversing the buttons is that you can use the AE-L button as you Instant BBF button which for a lot of people will be a more comfortable place to rest your thumb. The benefit to this system is you instantly have access to BBF whenever you need it by simply switching over to manual focus, but when you don't need it you can switch back to Single or Continuous Focus and traditionally focus using the shutter button. Another benefit, is you can view the Manual focus, focus peaking screen and instantly manual focus if you want while in this mode. As I am not sure if I always want to use the extremely small AE-L button to focus, this might end up being my preferred BBF method after I have played with it for a while. The cons to this method are that you have to learn two focusing methods, using the shutter button and using BBF. Also, it seems you cannot use Zone or Wide Tracking focus in this method while in Manual Focus mode as the option to change focus methods while in Manual focus disappears. These options may appear confusing at first, but if you play with each one, I think you will find one that fits your individual shooting needs. Sometimes with this Fuji camera, I think we have too many choices and it can be a little overwhelming to learn until you settle on the one that works best for you.
  5. Thanks everyone. I am going to stick with my current UHS-i cards for now and see how it goes.
  6. Here are two ways of viewing the manual. I've been reading other peoples posts and researching the manual for a couple of days now in preparation for my X-T2 arriving tomorrow. Web based. http://fujifilm-dsc.com/en-int/manual/x-t2/ PDF http://fujifilm-dsc.com/en-int/manual/x-t2/x-t2_omw_en_s_f.pdf
  7. For those of you that have already received your X-T2, I was wondering what your experience has been so far with using different speed SD cards. I have several 32 GB Sandisk Extreme Pro UHS-I cards from my Nikon system that I intend to start using on my X-T2 when it arrives. I had thought about getting a couple of Sandisk 32 GB Extreme PRO UHS II cards to take advantage of the extra speed allowed by the X-T2, but when I saw they are $64 each instead of $21 each for the ones I currently have, I am reconsidering. Most of my shooting will be single shot which will not require the extra speed, with occasional continuous high action shots. What has your experience been so far with either speed of cards under varying shooting conditions?
  8. In your button/Dial settings under Fn/AE-L/AF-L Button Setting in the Set Up tab select "AE & AF On/Off Switch" and not "AE&Af ON when Pressing".
  9. I just got messages from Adorama and B&H. They both said, "We are unable to process your order at this time due to being too busy answering calls from people asking if we are processing their order. In order to ensure timely dispatch of your X-T2 please tell customers to stop calling us."
  10. Frod, after more research and checking to see what focal lengths I tend to lean towards I ordered the 16mm f/1.4 for my third prime lens.
  11. Plaid shirts and Perplexed, do you find the hood hats are dust and hair magnets? I was wondering because I got a free neoprene lens wrap from Adorama with a purchase a while back and when I tried it on my lenses to see how it worked, it immediately picked up a lot of hair and dust, mainly on the rough side that the velcro attaches to, and a bit on the smooth side as well. If the Hood Hats are dust magnets, it would defeat part of the purpose of using it.
  12. I read a really comprehensive review of the X-T2 on Fuji rumors and in the review it says they have implemented AF-On (Back Button Focus) on the X-T2 Here is the link to the entire review. http://www.fujirumor...-fujifilm-x-t2/ Here is the excerpt from the review that refers to back button focusing. DSLR-Style Focus and Exposure Features Fuji’s X-T line of cameras—and particularly the new X-T2—have been designed to appeal to DSLR users and converts. This means that many users expect their mirrorless camera to behave just like a DSLR, while at the same time it shall offer all advantages of mirrorless technology. In the X-T2, Fujifilm is catering to such demands by implementing several DSLR-specific features: Half-pressing the shutter button (and keeping it half-pressed) can be decoupled from initiating an autofocus run or from metering and locking the exposure. Any Fn button can turn into an AF-ON button. AF-ON is a popular DSLR feature that activates the autofocus (AF-S or AF-C) as soon and as long as the AF-ON button is pressed. After taking a shot, releasing the shutter button only halfway back to its half-pressed position (instead of fully letting go) retains focus and exposure of the previous shot for your next shot.
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