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Dec 15, 2016 13:24 |  #61

For me I find it easiest to set up AF+MF and just focus myself. Used this morning on a shoot, a few 'angels' posing with giant windows behind them. Very bright backlight & that is something Fuji [and others] can have issues with getting a in focus shot. So simple to just give a quick twist of the focus ring and the camera zooms into the selected focus point with [for me] red dots on the in focus areas. But then again I grew up on MF cameras so didn't take me long to get the knack back & I find it quick now in dark rooms.


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Dec 15, 2016 15:38 |  #62

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For me I find it easiest to set up AF+MF and just focus myself. Used this morning on a shoot, a few 'angels' posing with giant windows behind them. Very bright backlight & that is something Fuji [and others] can have issues with getting a in focus shot. So simple to just give a quick twist of the focus ring and the camera zooms into the selected focus point with [for me] red dots on the in focus areas. But then again I grew up on MF cameras so didn't take me long to get the knack back & I find it quick now in dark rooms.

This is generally how I focus too, though with the X-Pro2 I don't even need to touch the MF ring unless I see it missed focus via the ERF (the mini EVF within the OVF).


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Dec 15, 2016 19:15 as a reply to  @ EverydayGetaway's post |  #63

I use to hate having to focus my old Zeiss lenses on the 5D3's rarely got it right & using the live view was slow and just felt weird. Even with magic lantern installed so I could get peaking and pic in pic it only improved a little bit. I guess I like viewfinders. Day one on a Fuji [X-E1 bought s/h] plonked on a Zeiss 2.4/35mm and the shots blew me away, over the next year all the big heavy Canon gear got sold off and replaced with Fuji. Have't looked back once since I figured out how to best use them.

Well I do have a list of things I'd like Fuji to implement that I keep adding to but then they keep updating the Firmware and hardware & I get to cross things off the list :) I'm not holding out for an AF assist mesh on the flash a la Canons one though. Think that'll never happen so I adapt to use the strengths that the Fuji system have. AF+MF is one.


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