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Thanks guys. Just did some reading and some tweaking of my settings. Yes, I have the latest firmware installed (but I waited until just a week or so ago to do it; as honestly I was only using the camera for product shots to sell equipment).
I enabled the feature with the double/triple box, but am not really sure what it means. Care to go into detail for me on what the boxes do/mean? I know it's something with parallax (or it seems to be).
I did do/find something that made a HUGE different in close up shots. Turning the focus to...Show more →
Hi, Katie. The closer you get to the subject, the more that the offset of the OVF comes into play. That's why there is the double box. The box in the middle indicates the focus spot location at infinity, and the box at the bottom right indicates the focus spot location at around .7m. So, for instance, if you're shooting at something 5ft away, the actual focus spot will be somewhere in between the two, which is why, when the green box lights up, it lights up between the two to show where the actual focus spot is. You'll start to get a feel of where the box will end up when you half press the shutter.
I've noticed that, even though the new X100 firmware allows closer focus before going into macro mode, the OVF is still only accurate to around .7m, so, if you need closer than that, the EVF is the way to go. These are all the standard trade offs between a rangefinder-type OVF and a through the lens OVF/EVF. Hope that helps!