A very simple but crucial question

Discussion in 'Fuji X Forum' started by nianys, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. nianys

    nianys SC Regular

    Sep 10, 2012
    Hi folks

    can you please tell me whether the Fuji X bodies, namely the X-E1, offer full time exposure simulation both on the LCD and in EVF ?? Meaning, can you see all exposure adjustments in real time whenever you alter somethings, and WB, etc, as well ??
    I'm trying an X10 and it does offer exp simulation in Manual mode.
    If the X-E1 were not to allow that, I'd save a big chunk of money...
  2. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
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    I use an X100. Assuming its the same with the other X cameras, the short answer is yes.

    Here's a video -


    If you're way off on your exposure, the aperture adjusts to show you a live view of the scene to help you frame the shot. But the final image will be as per your chosen settings.
  3. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
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    Bill Palmer
    X-E1 - yes (sorry! :wink:)

    I do have an X10 too, and they are a formidable pair.
  4. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
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    Actually, this is a very good question. The issue that I have is not really whether the live-view image brightens or darkens as you change exposure compensation (which happens on every camera that I have tried), but whether the baseline exposure is correct. I find this to be a significant issue when comparing Panasonic to Olympus (i.e Olympus exposure preview is always true to the final image, Panasonic is often out by -2/3 to +2/3 stop).