What's all this about "slow" AF with X-E1/X-Pro1??

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mistermejia
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Hi Al. I tried the X-E1 at my local store and...
In reply to Al Valentino, 10 months ago

Al Valentino wrote:

mistermejia wrote:

Donny out of Element here wrote:

mistermejia wrote:

I have never owned or used any of these models, except my X10, but what's up with all this complaints about returning the camera because of AF? Are this type of people using the camera in COMPLETE darkness or something? I am just trying to understand what all this is about.

I do understand the X-E1/X-pro1 limitations comapred to other cameras out there, but only based on these two video samples bellow i don't see what the problem is at all. To me these cameras focus completely fine. They are not for fast continuous shooting, but i see that they focus just fine as any normal camera should.

Could it be that some of this claims are done by fuji marketters trying to brain wash you into having to spend money on the next new camera model making you think that you NEED it?

Again, based on what i am seeing in these youtube videos i honestly don't see what the problem is. Heck, my cheap X10 does not give me AF problems.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiifET2zFXI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-KNuvulFwY

Jesus. Have you actually watched your own link (first one)? There it is clearly shown why people complain for poor and slow AF for X-E1/X-Pro-1. If you consider that acceptable, and that was done on still objects, then I have no comments.

I think you got my name wrong. I'm not Jesus.

At the very beginning he says that is not good enough for "him", when using the camera in POOR light. He clearly states that, so that's why he uses manual focus, or continuous focus.

Like i said, i do completely understand what the limitations of these cameras are, but for what i do, and i would probably say for what most people buy THESE cameras for, to me they work fine.

And yes, i know fuji is making the auto focus better and better, which is nice.

Most of the problems in that video are about using poor targets. Again, know how the camera thinks and if your subject is still you will nail the shot. This is a snipers camera, patience and skill for the precision kill, I mean shot. If your subjects are moving around, you need a machine gun. Right tool for the right job. It ain't a do everything well point and shoot. I always think of it as the Leica I always wanted, only better - since it has Af and both are small and use world class glass

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Fuji Silver XE1 w/14, 18-55, 55-200, Rokinon 8mm Fisheye & Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Macro

...I had a really bad experience with the "shutter lag" speed thru the view finder.  It was so slow.  The camera had the 18-55 lens.  The sales guy told me the camera had the latest firmware, but the lens possibly not.

The AF was fast and dead on and worked perfectly fine, but the amount of time i had to wait for that shutter lag was terrible.  I had to wait around two seconds in order for me to be able to take the next photo.  I am not sure if this is what people here are actually referring to and not the actual AF.

It didn't seem to me that the sales guy knows too much about the XE1, so i am not sure if this slowness is related to a setting.  Is there any way to speed that up?

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