All right, over on the far left-hand side is your flash lever, which will pop your flash up. I think they very creatively hidden it into the little bump on the top of the camera there. And so, let's talk a little bit about some of the flash options on the camera. The built-in flash is not all that powerful. We do also have a hot shoe, which means it's got electronics running through it that will trigger a flash and synchronize it with the shutter of the camera. And there's lot of different options for flashes on the camera. To start with, the built-in flash is not really all that powerful, but it's good for subjects that are pretty close by. There's not a lot of flashes to choose from in the Fuji lineup right now. The main flash that they have is the EF-X500, and this is their top-of-the-line flash. It's got a lot of great features and capabilities and is quite a bit more powerful than the built-in flash. They do have a number of other flashes, and they're kind of designed for differen...
t cameras. They're very compatible. They can use them perfectly fine on this camera, but I suspect in the future, Fuji will bring out some wider variety different levels of flashes beyond the EF-X500. But it's the main one I would recommend for anyone who really does need to use a fair bit of flash. That little mark over on the side of the camera indicates where the focal plane of the sensor is. In a very rare case, you may need to measure the distance from your subject to the focal plane for manual focusing reasons or exposure reasons. And if you needed to do that, that's just letting you know where in the frame or where in the body the sensor is located. Let's move onto the backside of the camera. We have our tilting LCD on the back of the camera. I find that I often need to put two fingers on the back of the camera, so let me just show you real quickly. Sometimes when I pull out, it doesn't really want to come out fully, and so, by putting my thumb at the top, I can pivot the screen out a little bit more easily in that regard. And it has a modest range in here. Main thing is that it's got two little nubbins, so you can pull down on the top, but a lot of times I'm just leveraging it out like so. The EVF, electronic viewfinder, has 2.4 million dots. It's a very good EVF. It's not quite as big as the big brother camera to this, the X-T2, but it is very workable in pretty much all situations. Right next to it is a diopter, which controls the focusing of the viewfinder itself. And that does get bumped from time to time, so make sure that when you look through the viewfinder, all the information that you're looking at, all the numbers and graphics and things like that are very clear to your own eyes. If they're not, just give that little diopter a turn and make it clear for your own eyes. The camera will switch back and forth between the LCD on the back and the EVF, according to whether it sees something very close to the camera with that eye sensor. And so, the eye sensor can be turned off if you don't want it to work, but it'll automatically go back and forth so that you can use your eye up to the viewfinder and then use both eyes on the back of the camera. The view mode controls the way that the camera switches back and forth between the LCD and the EVF. The standard is the auto-mode where it will automatically go from the EVF to the LCD according to that eye sensor on the camera if it senses that your eye is nearby. Now, another option is to just turn on the EVF all the time or the LCD all the time. And another good option is EVF with the eye sensor, which means the eye sensor will turn on only when you are looking through it, and this is going to save a little bit of battery life. And so, if you're the type of person that enjoys using the electronic viewfinder and you don't want it on all the time when you're not looking through it, it's only going to turn on when you look through it. And so, just by pressing the View Mode button, it will cycle through those different options.
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Excellent class, well structured and easy to follow. Although following this class to get to grips with my Fujifilm X-T30, the functions and menus are near identical, so this class is perfect. As a relative newcomer to photography, the explanations are incredibly helpful and helped me to gain confidence in operating my camera. I am also following John Greengo's Fundamentals class and couldn't recommend him highly enough.
This was just what I needed to become more familiar with my xT30...cousin to xT20. Fast start is right. My mind is spinning with information, but that's OK. Very useful information here and valuable handout. Instructor is so knowledgeable and explains things well. I enjoyed his photography 101 course as well.
Would also love to have a fast start guide for the Ricoh III. PRETTY PLEASE.
Excellent classes. Well structured. Easy to follow. Great explanations and practical tips. I've learned so much about my Fuji X-T20 since watching!