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You can move your head around, and the frame will line up differently depending on your exact point of view. And wearing glasses, the frame will seem even smaller than without - because your eye is further away. Cropping is far easier than synthesizing something you thought would end up in frame, but actually didn't. The viewfinder on a rangefinder camera ...


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In contrast to the standard 2x2 bayer pattern the X-Pro 1's sensor uses a 6x6 pattern (see this link for images) R,G,R,G,R,G G,B,G,G,R,G G,B,G,B,G,B R,G,R,B,G,B R,G,R,G,R,G G,B,G,G,R,G G,B,G,B,G,B G,R,G,G,B,G R,G,R,G,R,G B,G,B,R,G,R G,B,G,B,G,B G,R,G,G,B,G The new pattern results in every horizontal and vertical ...


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It seems you pushed the lever that switches from the OVF to the EVF for more than 2 seconds. Doing so will bring the magnification glass on top of the OVF. Try pushing it again for more than 2 seconds to put it back in the other position. That magnification glass is useful for the other lenses...


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I've been using X-Pro 1 for almost a year now. My other camera is a Canon 5D MkII. The sensor and the size of the complete kit were the main reasons to buy for me. But of course after I bought, I realized, how hard it is to focus compared to 5D (it might be a silly comparison but that's what I'm used to). Basically, it's harder to auto focus, and you ...


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When I asked this in 2012, the answer was "no". However, a firmware update in December 2014 changed it to "there's a setting for that — but only in manual mode". This is also the case in newer X-series cameras like the X-T2 or X-Pro 2. There are two settings: PREVIEW EXP./WB IN MANUAL MODE PREVIEW PIC. EFFECT The first shows the effect of exposure in the ...


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Needs a firmware update to address; obvious solution is to allow the Fn button to be programmed to act as the AF selector then at least it is easily accessible during shooting. However, this needs people to tell Fujifilm that they would like this. I called the FujiFilm Pro Digital team (1-800-800-3854 Option #1 and then Option #2) and they put me through ...


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This isn't the first camera to deviate from the standard RGB bayer layout, there have been cameras released with cyan as a fourth colour (replacing half of the green filters) as well as a fourth clear filter for better luminance resolution and low light ability. Fuji have also experimented with octagonal sensors and split dynamic range sensors so know a ...


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No, it is not. There is nothing magical about not waiting at the halfway point. What you read is silly, as if waiting would make the focus take longer or something. It does not work that way. You can press all the way as fast as you want and you'll get a shot in focus or not. The longer you wait at the half-press (in AF-S) mode or before fully pressing (in ...


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I like the idea of the Fuji, I shoot with an X100 and am soon to add a XE-1 To my lineup, as there is a 56mm/1.4 on the horizon, which would make great portraits. Its really up to you on what you want to carry, the Fuji is lightweight and portable the full frames and Medium format start to get heavy quickly, I think as mentioned the look of the camera ...


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Highlight pictures and press MENU/OK to select or deselect (pictures that in a photobook or print order are shown by S). When the operation is complete, press DISP/BACK to display a confirmation dialog, then highlight OK and press MENU/OK. I suggest to read page 65 of the manual.


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No. The Fuji X-Pro1 is not Exposure-Priority, so it does not simulate exposure. This one observation in my review of the X-Pro1, just published a few days ago. Things get worse in Manual mode because the histogram does not change either since it is based on the display. This is really too bad as one of the best things an EVF can do is preview exposure. ...


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Should I continue with film? ... I enjoy it very much but the costs of film in my country are going higher and higher... I'm not so much of a shooter due to my master studies. Some people enjoy continuing to use film. I have switched to digital.  Costs are mostly spent on cameras, lenses, and accessories. Images are immediately available for review, ...


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The costs of film photography seem prohibitive to me for a beginner, even if there is probably a lot to learn from this practice, especially in that it leads to thinking before pressing the shutter button. As for the X-PRO1: it was when it was released on the market near the frontier of the available technology. This is obviously no longer the case but it ...


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Many of us grizzled old-timers like to boast about how we started with film in the era before autofocus existed and how it forced us to learn how to be real photographers.¹ But the reason we did so was because it was the only way to start back then. Now that you have a choice, though, learning with film is probably not the best way to get where you want to ...


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The problem with using the Jupiter 8 on a camera with a cropped sensor isn't that the back of the lens will touch the sensor. The adapter ring, such as your "Tarion", insures that the rear of the lens will remain in front of the sensor since it establishes a registration distance for which the lens was designed. The problem is that the rear of the lens is ...


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Whenever you desire the look they offer. Don't look to others as for when they use them. Try them out, see how they work. Use them in unconventional ways. Following a herd is boring.


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The parallax from a non-TTL viewfinder means Fuji can't be completely accurate. They give up altogether with macro shooting and force EVF use because of this. And this is something rangefinder users are familiar with, and the behavior is not unexpected. But Fuji can make it more accurate. The update to the hybrid viewfinder in the X100T, is a demonstration ...


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Having dug through a bunch of online reviews and forum comment chains on the X Pro-1 AF (the best of which is X Pro-1 Tips and Tricks), I can only come to the conclusion that since the OVF is not actually showing you exactly what the lens sees as in an SLR-type design, it is impossible to be as entirely accurate as when using the EVF. I can't find any ...


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Based on the manual, here is what I understand about the X Pro-1 AF: The AF system is not particularly capable with moving subjects, and is not very capable with fast moving subjects period. This is not surprising, since it is contrast-detection AF See Pg. 44 The AF system does perform AF when the shutter button is half-pressed, locks focus and exposure ...


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Sadly, no secrets. Fujifilm clearly did see this as an issue to be solved, though, as newer models feature a perfectly-placed mini joystick which controls focus point selection.


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