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  1. Albert
    March 13, 2020 @ 5:34 pm

    I just want to corroborate your feelings and experiences with auto ISO. I came from decades of film shooting with fully manual cameras, some without built in meters, and I too use to be one of those that ridiculed shooters that turned basic functions over to automation.

    The fujifilm auto ISO, while “auto”, allows enough override that even a purist like me has embraced it. I use all three auto ISO banks (each set up with a maximum shutter speed and maximum ISO), selecting the best one depending on my lens used or the anticipated movement of the subject. The results have made me stop agonizing over “control” and therefore I can just get on with shooting what I see.

    If you haven’t tried auto ISO, give it a try like the author of this post recommends.

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    • FUJIFEELS
      March 15, 2020 @ 3:01 am

      Hey Albert!

      Awesome to know that you to use the auto iso controls on your Fujifilm. It really is very good and massively helpful. As I said, if need be, I can quickly go into manual mode for very specific exposures. It makes shooting so much fun.

      Thank you for reading through the blog, I hope you gained some inspiration or maybe even a few new ideas. I really appreciate it.

      Arran (Fujifilmfeels)

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    • Khürt L. Williams
      March 20, 2020 @ 6:37 pm

      That’s great to hear, Alber.

      I think that taking great photographs or being good at photography has absolutely nothing to do with one’s ability to use manual mode. It’s just garbage thinking that people with inferiority complexes make up.

      Professionals and other experienced photographers use just about every shooting mode on their camera.

      The Myth and Reality of Shooting in Manual Mode

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  2. PornDodo
    March 16, 2020 @ 4:53 am

    You’re great. Learn from you!

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  3. Marc Cabuy
    March 22, 2020 @ 10:52 pm

    Hey Arran,
    So far for street photography I was putting shutterspeed on 1/125, diaphragm on auto, and fiddling with ISO and with exposure compensation. But since I am used on diaphragm priority from my film days, your advice of using auto-iso and auto-shutterspeeed is great. I needed to adapt your settings for my X-E2 (basically 1 stop lower for the maximum ISO’s) and cannot fully implement function button settings. I have put everything (translated in my mothertongue) in a table and printed it on a small card to keep with me.
    Thank you again,
    Marc.

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  4. Brenda
    June 1, 2020 @ 12:05 am

    Very useful! Thank you!

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  5. Nicolas
    June 7, 2020 @ 1:06 pm

    Hey Arran

    Thank you so much for your information on how you go about your street photography!

    Almost 99% is common ground with my own settings and approach!
    I find your point in terms of AF and the size in single point quite interesting, which differs from mine, therefore I will try your way!
    As a side note I can fully subscribe to your statement about “grain” at high iso, I actually love it and it was a nightmare years ago.
    I think Fuji is doing a fabulous job here with their APS-C sensors!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Cheers Nicolas
    @neglectedloves

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  6. Richard Slack
    June 21, 2020 @ 12:32 am

    Thanks, I love the Shutter custom button idea! Never crossed my mind to have it so accessible.

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  7. Richard
    July 26, 2020 @ 12:25 pm

    Great, easy to follow advice. Thank you.

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  8. Michael Dreese
    February 27, 2021 @ 1:26 am

    This is hands down the best article I have read on setting up a Fuji camera for street photography. It took me about a year to figure out a system and setup that works for my style. I would have saved a great deal of time if I had discovered your article earlier. Very clearly written and illustrated!

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  9. David
    April 25, 2021 @ 3:51 pm

    Hi Arran,

    you probably won‘t read that but a quick question about the dial setting and exposure compensation. In which mode are you shooting to use it?

    Kind regards
    David

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  10. Margo L
    July 19, 2021 @ 8:19 pm

    Hey. Which Focus mode would you recommend for street photography with FUJI camera (X-T4 in my case)? M, C or S?

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  11. Beno
    February 6, 2022 @ 1:58 pm

    Autofocus C drain my battery on X Pro1 and focus is very slow.
    I don’t know what setting is best for this camera for the street photography.

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