Fake Shutter Sound 1 sounds like a sticky leaf shutter that doesn't open, but buzzes and closes. You can solve everything with black tape. Autofocus isn't fast enough for movies, so I'd suggest using manual focus. The fourth generation of FUJIFILM imaging technology, featuring the back-side illuminated 26.1MP X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor and the X-Processor 4 quad-core CPU, sits at the heart of X100V. It was easy to update, and I didn't have to install any of Fuji's software on my Mac, as the instructions implied. Even with the SHUTTER VOL turned off, you can select this, but of course it doesn't play. I use Adorama, Amazon, Ritz, B&H, Calumet, J&R and ScanCafe. For instance, try Red +2 and Blue -1. This selects how much junk to show in the viewfinders or rear LCD in the Custom display mode. The Fuji X100 isn't any quieter, unless you forgot to turn off the fake shutter sounds in the first place. You have your choice or 5 FPS or 3 FPS. Use the EVF in the dark to work without disturbing others; the EVF does everything the rear LCD does. The Fuji X100 can create a complete 120º or 180º panoramic JPG image simply by swinging the camera in an arc. Fuji made the mistake of not moving the optical finder's AF frame with the rest of the frame for parallax correction at closer distances. It is an impulse I endeavor to resist… not always successfully. Bracketing is hidden as a drive option set with the rear DRIVE button. This swaps between the optical and electronic viewfinders. You could buy Fuji's $50 AR-X100 adapter ring and use a 49mm UV filter, or buy the $140 AR-X100 adapter and LF-X100 hood kit, except that they are rarely available. The only time I use this is for subjects with a lot of dark areas, in which case I set it to -2/3. Even if the cap is available separately, seeing how Fuji sells the filter adapter you don't need for $50, don't even ask what they might charge for the cap for which there is no other replacement. This is practical if you want to easily access settings like the ND Filter, Conversion Lens, Shutter Type settings, or others. Therefore, I prefer to set mine to IMAGE SIZE. Fujifilm Dynamic Range uses only one single photo and is a much simpler process. It was the very first camera in the Fujifilm X Series, but is it still a viable performer some four camera generations later? I set mine to HIGH, and its still not much. It also goes backwards or cancels operations in the menus. It's at the bottom, which you can reach directly by clicking up. I'll skip the obvious settings, like DATE and TIME. This selects this button's function: Auto Exposure lock, Auto Focus Lock, or both. A 49mm filter would fit backwards, except that the X100's lens would be damaged as it attempts to move forward to focus more closely. OFF means that the X100 runs its batteries down of you forget and leave the power on, or the switch gets knocked. Do this every time you put a card in the camera. You can see exactly the few settings saved, which are merely some of the image settings, but no AUTO ISO, not Image Size, not White Balance, and not much of anything. The X100 desperately tries to keep focusing on whatever's in the center of the image, but its not fast enough. This is all through the optical viewfinder! google_color_border = "336699"; Follow the screen to select the direction in which you'd like to sweep. For blinking highlights and histograms, go to the 4th playback screen by hitting DISP BACK four times. 4.) Fuji specifies, and I confirmed, about a 3 to 3.2 hour charge time for a mostly dead battery. WARNING: There is a spare piece of plastic on the charger, marked "A7002" on its inside. Oops! This locks focus and/or exposure as set at AE/AF-LOCK MODE and AE/AF-LOCK BUTTON in the SET UP Menu. When you half-press the shutter, the focus locks, the flash icon at top tells us that the flash is going to fire, the AF spot goes green, and the actual shooting ISO shows at the bottom along with the exposure: Fuji X100 Optical Viewfinder, shutter half-pressed and ready to fire. Thank you! I never get red-eye in my photos, so I leave this at its default of OFF. I'd set any of STANDARD, MEDIUM HARD or HARD. The glass sits almost flush with the lens barrel, so it's easy to damage and smudge. WARNING: The battery goes in four ways, but only one way works! There is no obvious warning in the finder that it's been set, so be careful as you shoot to look at it now and then. Only with the EVF or rear LCD, hold the rear AF button, and move the rear control lever left or right to make it smaller or larger. TIP: In manual focus mode, tap this button just once, and the AF system wakes up, comes into action, and keeps focusing all by itself until it acquires and locks the focus for you. When you have the shutter half-pressed and the focus locks, the AF rectangle goes green. Use the flower/macro icon on the rear control dial to get into Macro mode. ISO 3,200 looks great, and looks a whole lot better than a blurry ISO 1,600 image. I'd try the Red outdoors to keep the skies from washing out. Try it if you get red-eye. e9.size = "120x600"; Press the Menu button, then scroll through the list that displays. No problem. google_ad_height = 600; There is a 1/12 second (80ms) delay for the playback image to pop-up on the EVF, presuming you have IMAGE DISPLAY enabled in the SHOOTING menu. Another way to set and hold a manual focus is to use AF-S mode, and slide the switch to MF to lock at that distance. Tripods are so last century! See my section on the Silent Mode. This lets the X100's onboard computer remove red-eye caused by the flash before the image is recorded to the card. This defines the junk written over the finder in the Custom Finder mode, which is selected by hitting the DISP BACK button. I leave my cap in the X100's original box. When possible, do not connect through a USB Hub. The Fuji X100 holds the focus setting. The Fujifilm TCL-X100 is a screw-in teleconverter for the X100 and X100S which increases the effective focal length of their 23mm F2 lens to 50mm. I set mine to 1/125 to stop action. Fake Shutter Sound 3 sounds like a Pac-Man chomp. (Fujifilm's older Fuji X100 Owner's Manual). The easy way to get in or out of SILENT MODE is to hold the rear DISP BACK button a few seconds. Even if it worked, AFC stops focusing with a half-press of shutter — oops! If you also set the shutter dial to A, they both set themselves. It updates faster with a half press of the shutter, and more slowly when left alone. Fuji X100 User's Guide It's not needed, as the superior highlight rendition of the Fuji X100 eliminates the need for the RGB histogram. AUTO ISO doesn't change the ISO unless the light gets so dim that the X100's shutter speed would drop below your preselected speed. Yes, the only way to set the self timer is in this menu! Besides the obvious delete function in playback, this is how we get to Bracketing, Movies and Panorama modes, as well as the high-speed mode. I shot this panorama free-hand; the Fuji X100 automatically compensates for any motion or camera shift within reason. No worries, I use a plain filter, and simply pull it off when shooting directly into light sources. As of firmware version 1.10, you may set this to ON, and a second AF frame appears to show the real location of the AF area in the optical finder. I support my growing family through this website, as crazy as it might seem. Fn button works as selected in the menu system. Hint: It's perfectly OK to tilt the X100 up or down to frame the panorama better! Therefore this mode is great for shooting things that repeat or have a known time, like my son diving into the pool, but poor for random events like ice hockey. To move the AF area, be sure "AREA" is selected as the AF MODE in the SHOOTING menu, then hold the rear AF button and press the four sides of the rear control dial. With a half-pressed shutter, the EVF works at taking aperture, giving always-on depth-of-field preview. Silent Mode hushes this, too. The Fuji X100 has three finders: the optical finder (OVF), the electronic finder (EVF), and the rear LCD. To adjust up to ±2/3 stop in third stops, flick the rear control lever. Presuming you haven't disabled it, this button holds focus in most modes. google_color_url = "008000"; Re-attach the X100's trim ring over the exposed 49mm threads. This sets whether or not, and for how long, the image plays back right after it's shot. The logic behind these is that they are internally female threaded at 49mm, so using the right kind of this ring will let one use normal 49mm filters mounted the usual way — except that they aren't long enough to prevent damage when the X100 attempts to focus at the closest macro distance! I taped mine on. If we unscrew the front trim ring, there is a male 49mm thread! LOW lets more detail come through, along with more noise. Hint: Regardless of your image settings, the panorama will always shoot at the same resolution. The panorama has a separate and more limited set of image settings. There is no Contrast adjustment or menu item. It only goes up-down and left-right, not diagonally. Press the DISP BACK button and you'll get whatever other items are selected in the Custom display section of the SHOOTING menu. Each display has two modes, the normal display and the "custom" display which displays all the stuff selected in this menu. Fuji warns that the maximum exposure time in this mode is 1/4s. It's amazing how easy it is to set and shoot panoramas along with normal photos without ever having to take the X100 away from my eye. I set this to ON. I always use MULTI, the default. Here's a 3rd-party version at Amazon. e9.noAd = 1; How does Fuji’s Dynamic Range work? It really is that good, it has surpassed my expectations both in handling and in output quality and has been the major driver behind my total conversion to the Fuji XT-2 and a tranche … I use the AUTO setting, which lets the Fuji X100 select the appropriate dynamic range for each shot, based on the X100's 256-segment light meter. This allows people to screw up the colors and make them duller. To avoid problems when recording video, cards should be Class 10 with a UHS-I rating. This selects the scale for the focus bar at the bottom of the finder or rear LCD. It’s hard to believe that the Fujifilm X series has been around for almost 9 years now, and just how far it’s come during that time. If you have CORRECTED AF FRAME set to ON, you'll see a second, and possibly a third, phantom AF area a bit to the left and below the one AF box seen above. By default this is OFF, so ISO stays fixed as set — just like film. Still playing around with my X100 and experimenting, but quick question: Can I use the OVF for composing and taking my shots, but then how do I quickly see ift on the rear LCD? This magnifies the selected focus area when you press the rear control lever in manual focus mode. This is dangerous because the glass is not recessed. HIGH will reduce noise, but reduce detail, too. Home Donate New Search Gallery Reviews How-To Books Links Workshops About Contact. Here is where we set the Fuji X100 to capture great highlights. I use the correct default of sRGB. Unlike a $2,500 Noblex, you don't need to keep the horizon stuck in the middle of the image; just keep it in the same place for the entire sweep! Fuji should have named these AUTO and MANUAL, but instead named them MULTI and AREA. I recommend them all personally. The correct way to focus manually is to select MF with the slide switch, then just tap the rear AFL-AEL button to spot-focus. I only use this if I want to shoot at f/2 in daylight. This chooses either automatic or manual AF area selection. A fairly complete walk-thru on how to use the new Fujifilm X100s, and how to customize it to make it into a very personally suited camera. We've been shooting with the TCL-X100 for a few days now, in a range of different situations and light levels to see how it performs in everyday use. I set mine to ON. For still subjects, choose the slowest speed at which you almost always get sharp hand-held shots. To let the Fuji X100 choose the AF area for you, select AF "MULTI" as the AF MODE in the SHOOTING menu, This doesn't work very well, so I don't use it. (No one uses lens caps in the field; they are only for storing the camera.). This alternates among three different ways to run the displays:, eye-control switching between rear LCD and viewfinder, viewfinder only, or rear LCD only. e9 = new Object(); To set the shutter up to ± 2/3 of a stop from the shutter dial's setting, spin the rear dial. If you haven't helped yet, please do, and consider helping me with a gift of $5.00. This selects the sound of the fake shutter sound. enlarge. The shutter dial only covers full stops from 1/4,000 to 1/4 second. The simplest reason is that if you want better quality, you should use a better camera. This sets the time-out for turning off the Fuji X100. I list the options in Specifications. We can set the OVF's Custom Display differently from the EVF and LCD, which use the same Custom display settings. I loved having this tiny beast add a flip screen to its ergonomic arsenal. It's slow and balky. The X100 focuses over the complete range, including macro, in MF mode. The Fuji X100 calls these "Photometry," while we call them meter patterns. I think I may have messed around with 16:9 a few times, but my brain visualizes in 3:2. Stand in the middle of everything; don't just shoot a panorama from one side of a room, unless you mean it. The new Fujifilm FinePix X100 is put through a full review to find out how this camera performs in use. It converts the X100/S' 35mm lens to a 50mm focal length with no effect on the camera's fast f/2 maximum aperture. The histogram goes away with the shutter half-pressed. Sadly, these combinations of adjustments, called Custom Settings, don't remember enough settings to be useful. Unfortunately it works in Red/Cyan and Blue/Yellow instead of the Amber/Blue and Green/Magenta we need, so we usually have to move both adjustments to make what ought to be just one adjustment. If you were using the optical finder, the Fuji X100 pops up the EVF instead to eliminate parallax. With firmware version 1.10, it now shows the lowest Auto ISO ISO, not the highest as seen here in version 1.01. You might want to set Shadow Tone to SOFT or MEDIUM SOFT to help ease the shadow clipping in the Velvia or Astia modes, but it's still better to do this later in Photoshop for the best looking images. Oddly, the X100's optical finder usually doesn't move the position of the displayed AF area as one focuses more closely. Bang the lens glass on anything, and your Fuji X100 is now worthless. Lose it, and you can't charge. It's difficult to get a finder that's completely clear of in-image distractions. The option of Adobe RGB usually makes the colors duller and introduces the potential for more color banding. For I just bought my fourth version of the Fujifilm X100… the X100F. The bad news is that the SELECT CUSTOM SETTINGS feature is almost useless because it only stores some very limited image settings, not the entire camera's state for every setting. Easy: put the X100's trim ring back over this filter, and we're done. When you let go, the Fuji X100 locks-up for a while while it processes and writes all the images to the card. When focused at infinity, it is recessed by 1.99mm inside the front trim ring, or recessed 1.00mm inside the front of the threads left exposed when the trim ring is removed. My filter protects my lens. There's no RGB histogram, so let me know if you find one. Set it to A as I do, and the aperture sets itself automatically. May 2012 Fuji X100 Review More Fuji Reviews All Reviews, see also Fujifilm's printed X100 Owner's Manual. No longer do we have to sight through the filter, and then be sure to maintain the same alignment when we attach it over the lens. Shop Used Fujifilm Digital Point & Shoot Cameras by Model, Condition, Sensor Size, Optical Zoom, Video Resolution, Special Features & more. Fuji tells us that autofocus will be a little slower since the sensor has to restart each time, but I haven't noticed this. These places have the best prices and service, which is why I've used them since before this website existed. A defect in the X100's firmware, even in version 1.10, prevents vertical images from expanding past their narrow vertical borders even when zoomed, so I set this to OFF, in which case vertical images aren't rotated, but fill my LCD as best they can. "RAF" is Fuji's name for their raw files.