problems with my EVF...any suggestions?

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wpdoyle
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problems with my EVF...any suggestions?
Jul 20, 2012

Hi folks. I have been a happy X100 user for the past two weeks, but I now have a problem. Something seems to be amiss with the EVF, which had been brilliant. This afternoon, when I turned the camera on and switched over to EVF, the EVF image was probably 60-70% transparent.

This holds for both taking photos, and reviewing them in the viewfinder. It seems to be much worse in brighter light outside, less so indoors. Again, it had not been a problem at all until now.

Does anyone have any suggestions for what I could do, short of sending it in for a factory repair?

Any help is extremely appreciated!

Thanks so much.

Bill

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In reply to wpdoyle, Jul 20, 2012

Bill, here is a suggestion.

When you switch to EVF a shutter moves into place in the OVF to block off light
from entering the EVF. You may care to check this is OK.

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In reply to Keith Jefferies, Aug 28, 2012

Hi!

I have the same problem, and it is quite annoying under bright sunlight. Any idea/suggestion?

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In reply to Keith Jefferies, Aug 28, 2012

It sounds to me like the shutter Keith had spoken of is not deploying. I had a problem with my X100 where it would partially deploy. You could see half of the screen in the viewfinder, looking at it from the front of the camera.

I sent it back to Fuji and they fixed it for me.

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In reply to wpdoyle, Aug 29, 2012

I had the same problem. I dropped the camera and since that ugly moment the curtain got stuck and would not close anymore. Until the time I dropped it again. Now its working perfectly (for half a year or so).
I do not suggest to throw your camera on the ground.
In my case it worked. Of course I did not do it intentionally:).

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In reply to Jose V. Sumaquial, MD, Aug 29, 2012

Hi Jose

Many thanks for your reply! I can also see half of the screen or so... The problem is that the warranty is expired... Any guess about how much would the repair be?

Jose V. Sumaquial, MD wrote:

It sounds to me like the shutter Keith had spoken of is not deploying. I had a problem with my X100 where it would partially deploy. You could see half of the screen in the viewfinder, looking at it from the front of the camera.

I sent it back to Fuji and they fixed it for me.

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In reply to jiri bernovsky, Aug 29, 2012

Thanks for the reply!

So it seems I'll have to play some basket with the X100, won't I?

jiri bernovsky wrote:

I had the same problem. I dropped the camera and since that ugly moment the curtain got stuck and would not close anymore. Until the time I dropped it again. Now its working perfectly (for half a year or so).
I do not suggest to throw your camera on the ground.
In my case it worked. Of course I did not do it intentionally:).

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In reply to Felipe Rodríguez, Aug 29, 2012

Just try flipping from OVF to EVF a few times - seems to cure it on the Xp1.

Felipe Rodríguez wrote:
Thanks for the reply!

So it seems I'll have to play some basket with the X100, won't I?

jiri bernovsky wrote:

I had the same problem. I dropped the camera and since that ugly moment the curtain got stuck and would not close anymore. Until the time I dropped it again. Now its working perfectly (for half a year or so).
I do not suggest to throw your camera on the ground.
In my case it worked. Of course I did not do it intentionally:).

J.

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In reply to 57even, Aug 30, 2012

Thanks for the tip!

Right now the camera is stuck with the EVF and refuses to flip...

57even wrote:
Just try flipping from OVF to EVF a few times - seems to cure it on the Xp1.

Felipe Rodríguez wrote:
Thanks for the reply!

So it seems I'll have to play some basket with the X100, won't I?

jiri bernovsky wrote:

I had the same problem. I dropped the camera and since that ugly moment the curtain got stuck and would not close anymore. Until the time I dropped it again. Now its working perfectly (for half a year or so).
I do not suggest to throw your camera on the ground.
In my case it worked. Of course I did not do it intentionally:).

J.

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In reply to Felipe Rodríguez, Aug 30, 2012

Felipe Rodríguez wrote:

Thanks for the tip!

Right now the camera is stuck with the EVF and refuses to flip...

Make sure the camera is not in macro mode. It won't let you use the OVF in macro mode.

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BurpeesAreHard wrote:

Felipe Rodríguez wrote:

Thanks for the tip!

Right now the camera is stuck with the EVF and refuses to flip...

Make sure the camera is not in macro mode. It won't let you use the OVF in macro mode.

Very good suggestion.
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Nope...

I mean that flipping from EVF to OVF didn't wrok at all...
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Felipe Rodríguez wrote:

Nope...

I mean that flipping from EVF to OVF didn't wrok at all...

That is precisely what happens in macro mode. So you're saying it acted like it was in macro mode even though you confirmed it wasn't in macro mode I guess.

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In reply to BurpeesAreHard, Sep 6, 2012

Sorry! What I meant is that I was able to switch to the EVF once I set macro mode off, but flipping from the EFV to the OVF didn't fix the problem with the EFV...

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Felipe Rodríguez wrote:

Nope...

I mean that flipping from EVF to OVF didn't wrok at all...

That is precisely what happens in macro mode. So you're saying it acted like it was in macro mode even though you confirmed it wasn't in macro mode I guess.

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Grant me, please, the round joy
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Background of my photographs.

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