Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Handy hints for playback mode, part of Fuji X-T1 Tips and Techniques.
- Image playback on the X-T1 is pretty straightforward, but there are some handy shortcuts that are worth learning, and one critical feature that you may need to customize. First, the shortcuts. When you're reviewing an image in playback mode, you can zoom in and out by turning the rear command dial. Once you're zoomed in you can pan around on the image using the buttons here on the D-pad on the back of the camera. At any time, you can press the Display back button and it'll take you back to normal size. One thing that's really cool is that when you're zoomed in you can use the front command dial to change from one image to another, and it will automatically take you to that same area of the next image.
This makes it really easy to compare details zoomed in on multiple images. Alternately, instead of zooming with the rear command dial, you can press the Focus Assist button to automatically jump to 100% magnification. When you're viewing an image at any size you can press the up arrow to cycle through several different screens of XF metadata information, so this is a great way to do a little forensics on your image. Finally, one very important customization. As I mentioned earlier, I prefer shooting using the electronic viewfinder, and so I keep the view mode set for that.
However, depending on the firmware that's in your camera, the camera may default to showing image playback on the same screen that you've chosen as your viewfinder. In other words, if you've selected the EVF as your viewfinder for shooting, when you press the Play button, the playback image will be shown in here. On any firmware version, you can change which screen is used for playback by going into Play mode and using the View mode button to select which screen you want to view the images on. This allows you to define the EVF as your viewfinder for shooting and the rear LCD for playback.
Later in this course I'm gonna have some things to say about the playback of raw images.
In this course, photographer and educator Ben Long demonstrates a set of customization strategies aimed at making the Fuji X-T1 far more responsive and effective. That way, you can focus on composition and creativity, and let your camera handle the rest.
- Using the viewfinder and LCD
- Understanding the F and E locks
- Improving focus on the Fuji X-T1
- Choosing third-stop shutter speeds
- Exploring shallow depth of field
- Spot metering
- Exploring autofocus modes
- Controlling JPEG and RAW image results
- Customizing menus and buttons
- Working with lenses and accessories