Low light focusing X-Pro vs XE-1?

Started Dec 7, 2012 | Discussions thread
awelch100 Regular Member • Posts: 394
Re: Low light focusing X-Pro vs XE-1?

1. The EVF on the X-E1 is just fine in low light. Coming from a full frame 5D MkII with a huge viewfinder, using an EVF is different, but not bad. Sure it "stutters" a bit when panning, but that doesn't really effect shooting. Also, because you are able to digitally zoom with the EVF, the X-E1 is much easier to manually focus with than the 5D.

2. AF in very low light is horrible, unusable I would say. The 18-55 seems to be better than the 35mm, but neither is good. Slow and inaccurate. While this is a problem for all mirrorless cameras, the Fuji's are somewhat worse than others. While the Sony's, and M4/3 cameras may be a bit faster to focus in low light, they can't compete with the Fuji's high-ISO image quality. If you can deal with manually focusing, the Fuji's will probably yield better results. Also, judging from some patent applications Fuji has submitted recently, the next versions of the X cameras will likely have some form of hybrid phase detection AF.

Here is a link to some of the videos I recorded through the X-E1 EVF...


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Fuji X-E1 w/ 35mm f/1.4 and 18mm f/2.0www
Canon 5D MkII w/ 24-70 f/2.8, Sigma 50 f/1.4, Canon 85 f/1.8, etc, etc...

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