Jump to content
dv.

Fuji Birds

Recommended Posts

Advertisement (gone after registration)

Hello everyone! I am so happy to have found this forum which is sharing the beautiful passion for bird photography.

As an introduction: I am an amateur photographer, I have purchased my first Fujifilm this year (an XT-200) after over 11 years shooting with a compact Canon (G11). Since I live in Panama, and I love wildlife, I got more and more into bird watching and bird photographs, since I can find dozen of beautiful and colorful species in my backyard (besides many other wild animals).

I have just bought a 2nd hand XC 50-200 lens, which seems to do a great job for my needs (see the keel-billed toucan here below), I have been shooting only during daytime,  and mostly to birds in a standstill (i.e. not flying) with different light condition, and pretty much always in manual mode (M) with the following settings:

  • ISO set to AUTO2 (ISO base 200; ISO limit 1600)
  • Photometry: Multi
  • Shutter type: MS
  • Focus  mode: AF-S
  • AF mode: zone
  • SS: I play around between 500 and 1000
  • F: I try to keep it as low as possible, but I don't play too much with this

I am a bit overwhelmed with the amount of setting and option and still in the learning process of the new camera and the brand Fuji.

Now the question part: I have been trying to use S (shutter priority AE) mode and got completely confused. I have been trying to move across a big range of SS in good light, and F sets at 4.5 automatically but it is nearly always RED. I cannot get any decent photo in this mode. I am not very familiar in shooting in A mode either. But I would gladly hear from any of you who can provide suggestion on how to better take advantage of semi-automated mode(s).

Have fun!

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice shots!

Your camera is telling you that for your chosen shutter speed and ISO limit, it needs a faster f-stop to get what its algorithms determine are needed for a good exposure. Widen the ISO range, or go fully manual for every setting. Or use a lens with a faster aperture.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

  • Posts

    • I wear the X-E2 on a neck strap, cross body, under the left arm ~ so, for me, the 27mm makes that camera almost unnoticeable...but, with the Fujicron 35mm f/2, I'm much more aware of the camera.  And...I'm discovering that my dominant (right) eyes tends to "see" in 40-43mm, rather than in 52-53mm.
    • I have not found a way to access the extended ISO range on my X-T200, whether I am in normal or fine image mode and there is nothing anywhere else on the web that addresses this. Perhaps you got this confused with a different model of Fujifilm camera and this is not actually a feature available on the X-T200?
    • Best cooking video ever.  Even a Bob Ross apperition.  I may try making this myself. Best, Don Barar
    • Interesting. I'm on firmware 1.01 for X-S10. X Webcam 2 doesn't detect the camera. But X Acquire does and I can save camera settings to a file. I also have an X-T200 and a6400. With X-T200 the :regular webcam works and but definitely not compatible with X Webcam 2. Even on a newer, clean-install computer, no luck with X-S10 and X Webcam 2. 
    • I'm using PC, and it definitely works, just so control over settings in the app or camera. With the X Webcam option in the cameras menu, I find it hard to believe that Fuji said it was not supported?
×
×
  • Create New...