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| p.5 #2 · Fujifilm X-Pro1 & XE-1 Image Thread |
Can you guys please share how the manual focussing is done with manual lenses?
The IQ seems to be great and as I don't care about AF, I might give it a shot.
Leica seems to be dropping the ball with the "big May 10th announcement".
Can you describe how you use the fancy VF? I assume you can only use the EVF
for MF if you want to use magnification, right?
Is it true that you have to "program" you manual lens and there is only one slot?
Why do you need to do it? To align the OVF lines?
Sorry, but I'm confused a bit here...
No problem. There are 6 slots for MF lenses to select from with 4 being pre-determined. They are 21,24,28 and 35. The last two slots can be customized to whatever you want. I use the EVF for focus with all my lenses including the AF Fuji ones. When using the pre determined slots you can bring up the correct frame lines using the OVF where as they stop after 35mm. Regardless of what FL you use, no frame lines are brought up in the EVF. I have 20/10 vision so using the EVF even at wide open I can pretty much get spot on focus. After using the Nex 7 which I still have, if they were to incorporate focus peaking it would help tremendously. They do have a focus magnification feature where you press the thumb wheel to activate it but it's something crazy like 20x or something so it's a complete pita to use as its all shaky and all over the place. If they were to let you choose from different magnifications like Sony, it would be better but focus peaking is still much better for most IMO. Also, those pictures are all jpegs with slight tweaks added in color efex pro 4. After having the X100 and shooting it mostly in jpeg but moving to raw once it was available, I was able to get much better files with lots leeway in processing. Once we get good support for the Xpro1, I think the IQ will likely be even better. If you do get any of the lenses, the 35 and 60 are the ones to get. I have all 3 but those two have the most "pop out at you" of them all. Lots of peopl seem to be complaining about their AF abilities but it's not an issue for me. The face painted child was running around and stopped for a brief second in front of me when I snapped the picture. Of course not DSLR or M4/3 fast, but fast enough for most.