Adam Perfect


Good to know: ‘Shoot without lens’ on Fuji cameras

Fujifilm X-T2, 28.3mm, 1/70s, f/2.8, ISO 6400

Filed under Things I Could Have Investigated Years Ago and Saved Myself Hassle, there's an assumption I'd always made about Fujifilm's Shoot without lens setting: that you need to turn it back off when using Fuji-compatible autofocus lenses.

Turns out: you don't.

Shoot without a lens?

While it literally does what it says—allows your Fuji camera to take pictures with no lens attached—it's actually with a lens that it's most useful. The setting allows us to use lenses that don't communicate with Fuji cameras: vintage lenses, lenses from other systems and X-mount lenses that are fully manual (like the Samyang/Rokinon range).

Anyway, hopefully that little tidbit is useful to anyone else similarly making their lives more difficult than they need to be.

Written by Adam on

Adam is a Director of User Experience by day and photographer as time allows.

You may also like…