Having huge focusing issues with XPro1

Started May 2, 2012 | Discussions thread
CriticalI
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When to OVF and when to EVF
In reply to Jay A, May 2, 2012

The nice thing about this camera is you can do both....

OVF is great when...

You want to see without any lag or brightness adjustment
You are shooting in poor light (your eye can adjust better to ambient).
You want to see outside the frame and in real time (situation photography)
You don't want to shoot too close (parallax does alter the frame lines).

EVF is great when....

You want to preview exposure
You want to check where the focus point is
You want accurate framing
You want to manually focus

If you use the focus frame lines in the OVF you will see, initially, both extremes. You have to "guesstimate" if you are close as to whether the subject is closer to the near frame or the infinity frame (quite easy with practice). Then when you focus, the actual frame will be illuminated which will tell you if you were right.

I admit to using EVF in this instance, but the few times I used the OVF in a dark restaurant I managed to focus on someone's eye quite successfully.

The fact that you can use either (or even the LCD) is the coolest feature of this camera, but it does require a bit of practice.
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Regards,
Steve

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