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February 14, 2023 9 mins

Better Fuji Photos Episode 5: All About Fujifilm Film Simulation Bracketing

I gave you a one-year challenge in Episode 1, a challenge to pre-process your photos rather than post-processing them, which will help you become a better photographer and make the most out of your time.

One tool to help you with that is Fujifilm's Film Simulation Bracketing mode. This episode will cover what this mode does, when to use it, some gotchas, and how to set it up.

Learn more about Fujifilm's film simulations in this free film simulation course:

The setup can be a bit convoluted with the different camera models, so here's a quick summary:

Cameras with a mode dial that has BKT on it:

  1. Go to the Shooting Setting menu > Drive Setting > BKT Setting > Film Simulation BKT to set up the three film simulations.
  2. To select this as the active bracketing mode, go to the Shooting Setting menu > Drive Setting > BKT Setting > BKT Select and select Film Simulation BKT.
  3. Set your drive dial to BKT to enter the bracketing mode. 
  4. Set the drive dial back to S to exit the bracketing mode.

Cameras with a drive mode button on the back:

  1. Go to the Shooting Setting menu > Film Simulation BKT to set up the three film simulations.
  2. Press the drive mode button on the back of the camera and select Film Simulation BKT, which may be under a BKT submenu.
  3. Set the drive back to Still Image to exit the bracketing mode.

Programming shortcuts

  • My Menu: User Setting > My Menu Setting > Add Items > add Film Simulation BKT (cameras with drive button) or Drive Setting (cameras with drive dial)
  • Custom control (cameras with drive dial only): Hold Disp/Back button and add Drive Setting to any control

Accompanying web article:
Fujifilm Photographer Membership: Use the code "POD20" for 20% off.

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