April 26

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FUJIFILM TIPS and TRICKS – My 10 Favorite Settings for the X Series Cameras

By Dan

April 26, 2016

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FUJIFILM TIPS and TRICKS is a 5,000-word eBook that’s designed to help you get the most from your Fuji X Series camera, no matter what model you own.

Not only are the Fuji X Series cameras extremely fun to use, they’re amazingly capable tools that produce professional quality results. They’re also very easy to operate, since many of the primary controls are easily accessible via top-deck dials, Fn buttons or Q Menu items.

While some of the main features are fairly straightforward, these cameras contain a number of extremely useful and powerful features that may not be apparent to you.

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With that in mind, I’ve put together this in-depth guidebook to help you get the most out of your Fuji X Series camera. With almost five years of use with Fujifim X cameras and extensive experience with a number of models, I’ve gotten to know the system quite well.

During that time, I’ve figured out my favorite settings and modes that help me capture the best images possible for the style I’m shooting at any given time, and since I love helping other photographers succeed with their own image making, I’m happy to share them with you.

While the exact specifications vary between the particular models, all of these 10 tips apply to all of the current Fuji cameras, from the X-Pro 2 to the X70. Some of them are available on the X-M1 and X-A2. With firmware updates, some of these settings and modes are even found on older models, like the original X100.

The guide is free, and all you have to do to get it is to sign up for my newsletter. You’ll get the Fuji guide, and you’ll also get a monthly digest filled with free outdoor photography tips and insight, news about my upcoming workshops and recent work, and a variety of exclusive deals, content and links that are all designed to help you become a better photographer.

That’s a fair tradeoff, right? If you already get my newsletter, you can still sign up here to get the guidebook. The system is smart enough so that you won’t get duplicate copies of the newsletter emailed to you.

Last thing, please make sure you confirm your subscription. After you sign up, you’ll get an email. Simply click the link in the email and you’ll be taken to the page with your download link.

I have both your X series unlimited and Fuji tips and tricks ebooks - I refer to them all the time. I'm still finding my way around the various camera settings, so often use your books to guide me in my thought processes

Because you care about your readers and want them to succeed with their photography goals - from a personal point of view, you recently took time out of your busy schedule to help me by responding to an email query - its that personal connnection which makes your blog and newsletters so appealing

Quite honestly though, anything you write on your blog is helpful - I'm like a sponge at present - soaking it all up!!! Thanks for your support Dan - hope my comments help.

Karen Morgan

About the author

Hi, I'm Dan Bailey, a 20+ year pro outdoor and adventure photographer, and official FUJIFILM X-Photographer based in Anchorage, Alaska.


As a top rated blogger and author my goal is to help you become a better, more confident and competent photographer, so that you can have as much fun and creative enjoyment as I do.


  • I’m having the same issues here Dan, signed up but no email or link to download your book. I’m finding your X Series book very interesting so thanks for taking the time to write it. Cheers for now, Daz.

  • Hi Daz, my recorded show that you’re subscribed. I’ll email you a link to the Tips and Tricks guide. Thanks for buying X SERIES UNLIMITED, glad to hear you’re enjoying it! -Dan

  • I have a Fuji XP 195 camera. I’m trying to see if the self-timer at 10 seconds can run automatically every 10 seconds or so, as I’m on a roof top doing home inspections and don’t want to keep putting down my 12′ pole to do one shot at a time on the 10 second timer. Do you know if this can be done over and over every 10 seconds as I would turn my pole/camera at different points?

    Thanks

  • Hi John, I’m sorry, I’ve never used the XP 195, so I don’t know the option for how the self timer works. This actually sounds like you would want interval shooting, although my guess is that the XP 195 doesn’t have this kind of feature. Another option would be using a remote trigger. Do you know if the XP 195 works with the Fujifilm Camera Remote app?

  • Hey Dan
    I am on subscription list but lost the tips and tricks link as well.
    Really like your book which I’ve purchased also.

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    Terry Bourk

    I have read you new book “Behind the Landscape.” I could not “put it down” meaning that I kept at it because each photo you presented/analyzed was interesting and informative. I am trying to develop an eye for composition (both the scene and the light).

    Thank you! The examples you present and the suggestions are very helpful. Purple Mountains, McKinley River and Wonder Lake are fascinating.


    Roger Sinclair

    You have done it again! Another triumph.

    Your generosity to share, the clarity of thought and concise explanation thereof is brilliant. Perhaps I should also mention the beautiful photos and the talent necessary to produce them.

    Thank you, Dan.