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basic fuji xpro1 question

Discussion in 'Fuji X Forum' started by rbelyell, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. rbelyell

    rbelyell SC Top Veteran

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    May 14, 2013
    NY Mtns
    hello

    i'm moving in the direction of picking up an xpro1 to use primarily with legacy glass. i have and love the x100, not only for its IQ, but for the analogue user experience, and i'm itching to replicate that experience with the xp1 and some very nice legacy glass i have.

    the basic question is ability to use legacy glass with the ovf: can one call up particular framelines equal to the FL of non fuji legacy glass? and if so, does the particular FL youve called up translate into the camera's on screen DOF scale that pops up when set to manual focus?

    thanks so much!
     
  2. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    I take it that you aren't looking to use the OVF for critical focus applications?
     
  3. rbelyell

    rbelyell SC Top Veteran

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    May 14, 2013
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    no, nothing i do is critical! ): i take it ovf focusing is none too accurate, eh?
     
  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    The optical viewfinder is just glass and does not show focus. Try it on your X100..... switch to manual focus and using your optical viewfinder try to de-focus your scene.
     
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  5. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    I believe that non-existent is the correct terminology :smile:
     
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  6. Penfan2010

    Penfan2010 SC Top Veteran

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    Jul 21, 2012
    NJ, USA
    Ed
    Tony: when you use legacy glass, you can set the right frame lines on the OVF, within limits. When you use manual focus, the DOF scale does pop up at the bottom of the OVF, but since there is no focus connection between my legacy glass and the camera, there is no indication as to focus point of lens. As such, I use pre-set my legacy wides for hyperfocal distance and just shoot with the OVF for framing. The widest lens I use is a Voigtlander 15mm F4.5, and I set frame lines for 21mm effective FF. On the tele end, while I've tested the OVF frame lines as far as 75mm FF equivalent with my Olympus OM 50mm F1.4, I don't really shoot on the long end with MF because of the said lack of focus point indicator--i just switch t the EVF.
     
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  7. rbelyell

    rbelyell SC Top Veteran

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    May 14, 2013
    NY Mtns
    thank you all, much appreciated.