Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Improving focus on the Fuji X-T1, part of Fuji X-T1: Tips and Techniques.
- In chapter one we looked at the AF lock button on the…back of the camera, which locks focus and holds it…as long as you keep the button pressed down.…The AF lock button lets you decouple auto focus from…metering and can make for speedier shooting in situations…where your subject isn't moving, and so there's no need…to refocus with every shot.…However, having to hold the button down can be cumbersome,…so Fuji has built in…a really great option for the AF lock button.…In the fourth shooting menu there's something called…AE/AF lock mode. If I change this from AE/AF on mode…when pressing, meaning when the button is pressed down…to AE/AF on switch I get a very different behavior.…
Now both the AF lock and AE lock buttons become toggles.…So if I press the AF lock button the camera will…autofocus and lock focus and it will keep it there.…Look ma no hands. It will keep it there until I press the…button again then it unlocks.…Even a half press of the shutter button won't change focus…when the focus is locked. I love this feature because it…
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