X10 ovf

Discussion in 'Fuji Forum' started by Herman, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 11, 2010
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    Which indications etc are available in the OVF?
    For example: AF, shutterspeed, F-value, ISO, etc.

    Is OVF suitable for framing?
     
  2. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 7, 2010
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    Hi, Herman - good morning! I've moved your thread in here where all the X10 talk is going on. You must have missed the answer to this question over on this thread in which Andy responded:
    Here are Steve Huff's remarks about the OVF and how he uses it:
    For his full review you can find it here: The Fuji X10...A look at the Baby Brother of the X100.

    Hope this helps, Herman!
     
  3. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
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    To my eyes, the OVF also doesn't show whether or not the image is in focus or not. Everything is always in focus when seen through OVF. You are not seeing through the lens. So you really have to trust that the AF got it right. The OVF does zoom in and out though, which is nice. And it's fairly clear and bright. The OVF is one of those "better than nothing" things, IMO.
     
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  4. ntrolls

    ntrolls SC Regular

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    Oct 8, 2011
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    So I guess the images in the product description in this Amazon UK page is totally misleading (they seem to be from X100).
     
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  5. Burkey

    Burkey SC Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Herman - the OVF is very simple - no information, no focus point, just a very bright 85% view of what you are photographing. To be honest, I thought this would be a problem for me but I've found, at least so far, it hasn't been as big an issue as I thought it would be. The focus lock indicator is fairly viewable to the right the finder.
    I'm a left eye shooter and I've found not unlike using my now sold E-P1 with the 17mm and external finder, that I can see the LCD screen and focus area fairly well if I look down. 'Not sure how well this will work in very bright sun light, I haven't tried it yet.
    As previously mentioned on this forum, and very hard to believe that I've tried it, but the face detector works very well adding to a bit a focus security when shooting people. If the camera doesn't detect a face, the focus defaults to the normal focus area indicator in the LCD. 'Hope this helps.
    . . . David
     
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  6. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

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    I'm "a left eyed shooter" as well, David - always have been even when I was a little kid using a BB rifle. And no, I was not named for one.:tongue:
     
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  7. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member Subscribing Member

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    Yes clearly wrong - well spotted.
     
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  8. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend Subscribing Member

    Sep 21, 2010
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    you should be able to figure it out...
    Yes, the implication that what they're showing you is the OVF is DEAD WRONG in that advert! That's a good representation of the view you get through the LCD. The OVF shows you NOTHING but most of the view - absolutely no information at all. I'm not a big viewfinder user, so I'm perfectly happy with it. When I really want it, I'm glad to have it and its far better than most OVFs in this type of camera. But when I really want to shoot with a viewfinder, I take the X100, because you can LIVE in the OVF on that camera - its got every bit of information you'd ever want...

    -Ray
     
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  9. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

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    When using the OVF at the telephoto end, you need to frame down. In other words, the 15% that is not covered by the OVF is mostly on the bottom of the OVF. If you are using single centerpoint AF, the point is not in the middle of the OVF. It's a little bit lower.
     
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