The Q menu

I was talking to a colleague the other day and he seemed unaware that the Q-menu was customisable. I offered to write a short blog on it (based upon the X-T1, the X-Pro-1 is very similar).

Not sure what I’m talking about?  What is the Q-menu? Basically the Q button on the rear of the camera (Fuji X-T1  X-Pro1) provides fast access to a number of settings arranged in a grid as below. This grid is called the Q-menu.

Here is my current Q-menu (although it is always in a state of flux). I don’t use all of the functions and my aim was to have the items I need to change often quickly accessible.


You will see my first two items are to do with the focus system – to change between single point and group of points and the second item to switch on and off face recognition. I need quick access to White Balance as I change it between “Auto” and a custom setting often (this will be the subject of my next post).

So, how is the Q-menu customised?

Go to the following menu option (by pressing the centre “Menu” button and using the cursors).

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Press the menu button again and the Q-menu with be displayed in Edit mode.

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Use the cursor/arrow buttons to select the item to change. and press the centre menu button.

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Select the function you require, confirming with the centre/menu button and using the back button to cancel.

Once finished press the back button again.

And there you are….

4 thoughts on “The Q menu

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  3. Hello, I don´t know how this has happened, but after uploading the last firmware VER 4.30, my Q-buttom and all the functions around the menu-buttom seemed to be locked. When I press any of them it appears a lock and NO. I´m pretty unsecure about why this has happened, but I´d appreciate very much some tips to get rid of it. I liked much better in the old way, when I could use the Q-buttom directly. Would you please share to me some good advice! Thank you in advance! Eduardo Valle


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