Can we have focus peaking now Fuji?

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Can we have focus peaking now Fuji?
Apr 3, 2013

The X100S is out, focus peaking works great, now lets get an XP1/XE1 firmware update! While you're at it, lets have minimum shutter in auto ISO and an option to reassign the focus selector button (at least).

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+1

(and let us have colour choice for the focus peaking)

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+1 on everything, however if only having a choice between several, I´d rather have functional exposure compensation with AutoISO under M! That´s truly a bad miss in IMO. I´d bet you expected that... 

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+1 on everything, however if only having a choice between several, I´d rather have functional exposure compensation with AutoISO under M! That´s truly a bad miss in IMO. I´d bet you expected that... 

You mean functional EC dial in M mode vs minimum shutter in auto ISO? I'd be happy with that also. I feel like the benefits of both options intersect, and also have their own individual pluses. Both would be super professional of Fuji, but one or the other would really be a step in the right direction.

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NachoYogi wrote:

+1

(and let us have colour choice for the focus peaking)

Like the Sony? Yeah, that is a pretty nifty feature. The peaking on my X100S works great, so I wouldn't have thought to ask for this, but having seen how this works on the Sony, I agree with your request.

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i vote for this motion!

Thx

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TThorne wrote:

The X100S is out, focus peaking works great, now lets get an XP1/XE1 firmware update! While you're at it, lets have minimum shutter in auto ISO and an option to reassign the focus selector button (at least).

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I have an idea. Everyone should start their own threads asking for the exact same things, and we can discuss them on all the threads, flooding the board from top to bottom until Fuji can no longer ignore these requests.

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Well it could well be the best way to be banned all of us from the forum....

But I agree that some more effective lobbying is needed..

Any other idea  folks ??

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I also have for digiscopy a marvellous Sony RX100

It does have focus peaking, mmmh at least in theory

In practice after several hours of intensive trials, I'm just unable to decide when it is supposed to be sharp

So I hope Fuji will do better...

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TThorne wrote:

JasperD wrote:

+1 on everything, however if only having a choice between several, I´d rather have functional exposure compensation with AutoISO under M! That´s truly a bad miss in IMO. I´d bet you expected that... 

You mean functional EC dial in M mode vs minimum shutter in auto ISO? I'd be happy with that also. I feel like the benefits of both options intersect, and also have their own individual pluses. Both would be super professional of Fuji, but one or the other would really be a step in the right direction.

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I bet you would be alot happier if fuji change their name to sony! And that will turn you into one hell of a prol photographer

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In reply to TThorne, Apr 3, 2013

This is going to happen for sure BUT not as a firmware update. You'll see it in the upcoming XP-2 and XE-2. Why would they give you this for free when they can sell you a new camera? But that's just the cynic in me talking!

Peter

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Not for me.

My DSLRs are Sony A100 and A900 which I value a lot, but no thanks.

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Because they named it ´pro´, ´groundbreaking´, whatever?

There are enough enhancements depending on hardware already, this one they could (and should!) give us as a nice update because it´s simple missing, it kind of cripples a feature needlessly. Bad show on such an expensive item.

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Peter Vaktor wrote:

This is going to happen for sure BUT not as a firmware update. You'll see it in the upcoming XP-2 and XE-2. Why would they give you this for free when they can sell you a new camera? But that's just the cynic in me talking!

Sounds about right to me. Fuji seems all about 'second generation' upgrades in the APS line-up.

The original X100 hasn't had focus peaking added as retrograde update ... doubt they'll differ in the current XE/XPro model roadmaps.

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TThorne wrote:

JasperD wrote:

+1 on everything, however if only having a choice between several, I´d rather have functional exposure compensation with AutoISO under M! That´s truly a bad miss in IMO. I´d bet you expected that... 

You mean functional EC dial in M mode vs minimum shutter in auto ISO? I'd be happy with that also. I feel like the benefits of both options intersect, and also have their own individual pluses. Both would be super professional of Fuji, but one or the other would really be a step in the right direction.

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I hear you and I understand why you want the EC in manual and it is something that I think would be useful. However from a strictly engineering view point I bet that they see it as useless, because you are already in manual mode, just change the settings. That is the purpose of manual to set the exposure via aperture and shutter and ISO. So to have it automatically bias the exposure probably makes them ask why? Of course we know why, but I am guessing that is what they are thinking. Who knows and I doubt we will ever know....

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Peter Vaktor wrote:

This is going to happen for sure BUT not as a firmware update. You'll see it in the upcoming XP-2 and XE-2. Why would they give you this for free when they can sell you a new camera? But that's just the cynic in me talking!

PeterThe x10 got the Q menu function as an update...so there is hope! Tim

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Yes please! +1

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If I can't Have a FP, I wish a visual signal of NO focus reached using AE/FL button using OVF and camera in silent mode (no beep sound available - only the red bar blocked at the questionable 2mt of distance in case of out of focus situation).

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They've made it clear it's software based...bring it on Fuji!

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