X100 OVF EVF Manual Focus

Discussion in 'Fuji X100 Forum' started by Lukinross, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. Lukinross

    Lukinross SC Rookie

    Sep 19, 2012
    Hi All

    Got my spanking x100 yesterday in the post and had a little play with it this morning...I am not a professional photographer and have limited knowledge.

    In MF with the view mode set to eye sensor, there are the HUD type displays but not an image showing what the lens shows. so focusing actions are not seen unless i take away from eye and look at lcd? THe view where the lcd is off always has the same result? Can i preview focus and DOF thru the VF?


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  2. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    The little lever on the front of the camera (right side) switches between OVF and EVF. For manual focus, you want it on the EVF.

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  3. Iansky

    Iansky SC Top Veteran

    Dec 8, 2011
    Cotswolds, UK
    I can second what Ray said.

    It is a superb camera that produces stunning results but is not for everyone and does require attention in use - the rewards are worth it though.

    Here are a couple of recent landscapes taken with my X100


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  4. Penfan2010

    Penfan2010 SC Top Veteran

    Jul 21, 2012
    NJ, USA
    Beautiful landscapes, Ian.
  5. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Welcome Luke (from another Luke) to the forum and the wonderful X100. Ray is correct. You won't be able to see focus or DOF through the optical viewfinder.....it's just a piece of glass, you need to switch it to the EVF with that cool switch on the front.

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  6. greyelm

    greyelm SC Top Veteran

    Oct 1, 2011
    London, England
    When in the OVF and using MF you just press the command wheel (top right) with your thumb to get a magnified view to enable more precise focussing.

    If you set the AFL/AEL button from the wrench (spanner) menu i.e. AE/AF lock mode = S, AE/AF Lock button = AE-L, Focus Check = ON, then when in MF you just press the AFL/AEL button to automatically snap the focus to the subject and then you can manually adjust if required.

    If you aren't bothered with a magnified view then Ray's suggestion is the easiest, but I still recommend the AFL/AEL button anyway.
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  7. Lukinross

    Lukinross SC Rookie

    Sep 19, 2012
    Thanks heaps ppl!!!

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  8. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    nice focus on the eyes.....not easy with that shallow DOF.