Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding best times for manual focus, part of Fuji X-T1 Tips and Techniques.
- The X-T1's auto focus is very good,…but there will still be times…when you'll need to focus manually.…Low light situations can cause trouble…for even the best auto focus systems…and so will require manual focus.…Or maybe you've used a lens adapter…to attach a third party lens that lacks auto focus,…or whose auto focus system doesn't work with the X-T1.…Manual focus will be your only way…to work with a lens like that.…Some people prefer manual focus…when they're shooting moving subjects,…because they feel they can control it better…and work more quickly than they can using…the focus tracking features built into the camera.…
Whatever your reason if you're using manual focus…you have a few decisions to make…regarding precisely how you want manual focus…to work on the camera.…The tricky thing with manual focus…is knowing when you've achieved proper focus.…Simply put it's hard to judge focus accurately…on either the camera's LCD screen or a viewfinder.…Now in defense of the Fuji…I would argue that manual focus…can even be difficult on an SLR.…
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