Photography: The Fuji X-T2 has arrived (Strap and Lens)


The Fuji X-T2

Hello JBRish readers. I have to say that my postings may be somewhat limited over the next several weeks as my new Fuji X-T2 camera has arrived and I am dedicating myself to learn how to use it.

NOTE – My apologies to anyone who isn’t like me. I celebrate everyone who has a different learning style, but I am basically a concrete, sequential person. What that means is that I like to learn everything in a logical, step-by-step progression with details and with lots of reviewing. This is my story of how I am trying to improve my photography skills and learning how to use a professional level camera; the Fuji X T-2.

There are so many unboxing videos for all types of cameras out there. I am going to skip that part and get right down to what I consider to be the “nitty gritty.”

When you buy a modern digital camera, it really isn’t a camera. The word digital is the giveaway. It is a computer that takes pictures. One look at this piece of gear and you know you have something special in your hands. Something serious that demands your attention.

It is easy to be overwhelmed and I thought that perhaps it would be difficult for me to get up and running quickly without assistance. Manufacturers don’t provide owner’s manuals that are very thorough. I am not complaining. I understand that the camera industry today is quite competitive and that everything is being done to cut costs. Still, we need to learn how to use the gear the best way we can. The Internet is a good resource, but it is spotty and doesn’t always have the information needed.

Let me offer some words from one who has, as of now, been down the path before:

  • 1 – When you first get a new camera, unbox it in a clear area where everything can be laid out in front of you. There is usually a page in the owner’s manual that shows what is included in the box so take everything out of the package and review all items to make sure all the pieces are there.
  • 2 – Next, let’s talk about the camera strap! I generally don’t go in for fancy camera straps and I make do with the straps that come with the camera and use carabiners to keep things organized and to stop them from banging into each other. The strap that came with the X T-2 is a bit above par, but not exciting or extraordinary overall. If I decide later on that a different strap is needed, I will consider it at that point.

Here is a picture from the manual describing the final two steps explaining how to attach the strap to the camera:


Attach the camera strap
Picture courtesy of Fuji X T-2 Camera Manual, v.2.10

I may not be the smartest bulb on the tree (so to speak), but I really needed a bit more direction than the information in the manual to make sure that the strap is firmly and securely attached. Nobody wants their camera falling off of their body to go smashing to the ground.


As an example:
That piece of plastic in the middle (shown in the bottom frame), the one with the two square-ish sections with the bar in between appears to have “teeth” on one of the faces/sides when you are actually holding it. This doesn’t show in the picture. Do the “teeth” face inward or outward?

I found the video below which presents a pictorial explanation. Truth must be told, I had to watch the video three times to get it done exactly as they explain!

The next logical step after attaching the strap might be to attach the lens.

Here is the picture and description from the manual:


Attach the lens to the camera

Picture courtesy of Fuji X T-2 Camera Manual, v.2.10

The marks” to which they refer really cannot be seen well unless both the camera body cap and the rear cap from the lens are removed. Then, you need to line up the red dots and twist the the lens until you hear the click. It is not easy to discern the precise position using the graphics in the owners manual (IMHO).

One reason why users want to do this quickly is to prevent dust form getting on the sensor and thus leaving spots on the images. Do this in as dust-free environment as possible.

This was only the first few steps in getting started. We aren’t quite at the point where we get to take some pictures, at least not yet.

The story will continue…

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STATUS QUOtes — 20170821

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“Faith is the ticket to the feast, not the feast.” — Edwin Louis Cole

“The barriers are not erected which can say to aspiring talents and industry, ‘Thus far and no farther.’” — Ludwig van Beethoven

“Whenever two people meet, there are really six people present. There is each man as he sees himself, each man as the other person sees him, and each man as he really is.” — William James

“The embarrassing thing is that the salad dressing is outgrossing my films.” — Paul Newman

 
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STATUS QUOtes — 20170820

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“What is a hero without love for mankind.” — Doris Lessing

“The greatest shapers don’t stop at introducing originality into the world. They create cultures that unleash originality in others.” — Adam M. Grant, Originals: How Nonconformists Move the World

Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.” — Dali Lama

“Plagiarism: Failure to adorn stolen ideas with footnotes, as opposed to scholarship, which repeatedly acknowledges the theft.” — Anonymous

 
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STATUS QUOtes — Picture Quote — 20170819

Today’s Picture Quote

When money talks nobody notices what grammar it uses.

Via

 
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STATUS QUOtes — 20170819

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“Tis not the habit that makes the monk.” — Thomas Fuller

“In pursuit of knowledge, something new is learned. in pursuit of wisdom, something old is unlearned.” — Med Jones

[Fortunate is] “The one who is healthy in body, resourceful in soul and of a readily teachable nature.” — Thales

“As you ramble on through life, brother, whatever be your goal: keep your eyes upon the donut, and not upon the hole!” — Murray Banks

 
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From Carat to Carrot to Carat


photo courtesy of the Global News website linked below

Mary Grams lost her engagement ring in 2004 and it remained missing for more than a dozen years. She looked and looked, but couldn’t find it. An apparent miracle happened one day while she was working in the garden and pulled a carrot. There was the ring, wrapped around a carrot. In essence, the carrot was wearing her engagement ring!


photo courtesy of the Global News website linked below

You can watch the interesting video at this link for the Global News


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STATUS QUOtes — 20170818

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“To advise is not to compel.” — Anton Chekhov

“Every organization should tolerate rebels who tell the emperor he has no clothes.” — Colin Powell

“You cannot succeed by yourself. It’s hard to find a rich hermit.” — Jim Rohn

“Some people become so expert at reading between the lines they don’t read the lines.” — Margaret Millar

 
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SignEdge: Hmmm? A Tunnel or Hat Ahead?



Bump in the road traffic sign
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While traveling through Tasmania, I noticed this sign that I had never seen before. It might be a bit confusing at first, but it simply means that there is a bump in the road.

 

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STATUS QUOtes — 20170817

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“Everyone is kneaded out of the same dough, but not baked in the same oven.” — Yiddish Proverb

“Anyone can escape into sleep, we are all geniuses when we dream, the butcher’s the poet’s equal there.” — E. M. Cioran

“If you never venture beyond what you know…You’ve spawned your own limitations.” — Sumner Redstone

“Middle age is when your broad mind and narrow waist begin to change places.” — E. Joseph Cossman

 
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STATUS QUOtes — 20170816

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“The most beautiful painting holds by a hard nail.” — Charles de Leusse

“I decline utterly to be impartial between the fire brigade and the fire.” — Winston S. Churchill

“I go to seek a great perhaps.” — Francois Rabelais

“When I give a lecture, I accept that people look at their watches, but what I do not tolerate is when they look at it and raise it to their ear to find out if it stopped.” — Marcel Achard

 
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