Ways we use our XP1s
I am curious to know if my XP-1 setup is being used by others, or if anyone has a better idea. This seems to work for me ...
Camera is set to MF with the AFL-EFL button set to focus lock / switch, so that pressing this button locks focus on whatever the camera was pointing at at the time. Sometimes I need to adjust focus manually if I don't believe what the distance scale is reading. I have tried focus peaking and magnified view - and they work OK for me - but really don't feel I need them very often.
Exposure is measured as usual with the half button press and away we go ... this allows me to not worry about focus again unless I change my position or the subject changes his/her/its (position).
For normal lighting conditions I am generally using P mode for exposure (auto on both aperture and shutter), while keeping half an eye on what the camera is choosing and sometimes a little EC. For backlight and other less usual situations I tend to use aperture priority, with EC as needed.
I set ISO manually (as low as I dare). I shoot RAW all the time and use CaptureOne for processing. I have been very happy with the results of all this, at least from a technical IQ point of view. Any thoughts or suggestions would be very welcome.
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