Macro Mode with the Fuji X-T1

Macro Mode with the Fuji X-T1

Shooting at short distances with the Fuji X-T1 is best achieved in macro mode. Pressing the up arrow will access the macro mode menu.

How close you can get to your intended subject will depend mainly on what lens you’re using. All these images were taken with the XF18-55 at 18mm, because I wanted to see what the bokeh was like at F/2.8.

The name macro might be a bit misleading here, but it is still useful if you wish to focus close-up.

 

 

wim arys

Wim Arys is a photographer from Belgium Europe with a passion for mirrorless cameras.

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9 Responses

  1. Vladimir says:

    Beautiful pictures! Great colors and sharpness. Looks it is a joy to use X-T1.

  2. Mark S says:

    Hi ya Wim,

    Gorgeous examples of macro from the x-t1. Just wondering, I can’t find the macro setting anywhere. Where is it hidden?

    • wim arys says:

      Hi Mark, thank you! I don’t know if you’ve updated your X-T1 firmware to version 3.0 (you should, it’s fantastic), but now it is just one press of the ‘up’ button on the multi-controller (up, down left, right).

  3. ROBERT LENNON says:

    Yes great camera i have just upgraded firmware to V4 which has auto macro ,,dont need to press any butttons but not sure if or how it works any idea
    Rob

    • wim arys says:

      Hi Robert, yes it automatically switches to macro mode when your subject is close with version 4.0 firmware. No need to do anything 🙂

    • wim arys says:

      Hi Robert, yes it automatically switches to macro mode when your subject is close with version 4.0 firmware. No need to do anything 🙂

  4. Hi Wim,

    Sorry for the late response. Yes, I have updated the X-T1, but I wasn’t that impressed. It was better than before with the autofocus, but still no where close to my Sony A7 when it comes to continuous AF. It still misses a lot. Have you tried C-AF?

    • wim arys says:

      Hi Mark, yes I have tried C-AF. It’s like you say, definitely an improvement, though I would not use the X-T1 for any critical Continuous Autofocus jobs. The X-TRANS2 is an earlier generation that uses a less complex combination of on-sensor phase- and contrast-detection points. We’ll need to wait until the XTRANS-3 is ready for the next leap I’m afraid.

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