Yesterday I went out to practice some zone focussing techniques with the Fujifilm X-Pro1 and Fujinon XF 35mm f1.4 R lens. I set the body to manually focus the lens, and set the lens to be focused a little under the 1.5m mark. I initially set the aperture to F5.6 and increased it to F4. I had auto ISO enabled, and set the shutter speed to either 1/250, 1/500 or 1/1000. It was quite a bright day, so some shots were initially over exposed when using a shutter speed of 1/250, so before I knew it I just left the shutter speed at 1/1000 and let auto ISO do all the work. Leaving the shutter speed set to 1/1000 and having a modest apertures size of F4 seemed to work as a good compromise. Even if I was in a dark area the auto ISO would set around 1200, so the images were still not noisy at that ISO level. Some shots were out of focus as I didn’t judge the focal distance perfectly, although some of them I still like, so they are added to this post. Next time I may set the aperture to F8 so I have a wider depth of field in focus.
To see the settings used simply click once on the image.