The worst thing about the V1...

Started Feb 2, 2014 | Discussions thread
OP camerosity Senior Member • Posts: 1,361
Re: The worst thing about the V1...

olyflyer wrote:

camerosity wrote:

I love the little V1. Took a two week trip with a couple of them recently and just loved shooting with them. One had the good old 18.5mm mounted on it, the other had the superb 6.7-13mm mounted.

But the thing that drives me nuts about the V1 is the incredibly slow reaction time for exposure adjustment when the light changes. I mean, they made this thing lightning fast when it comes to shutter lag (there is none) and autofocus speed (it is quick!). But if the camera is pointed at the ground as I am walking around, then I raise the camera to my eye to shoot, I have to wait 1-3 seconds for the metering to stabilize. I own three V1 bodies (all bought at firesale prices, and one is being kept in the bag as a spare) and all three do this...maddening!!

Set the "Shutter button AE lock" item to OFF. If it is OFF you don't have to wait, the camera adjusts the exposure while focusing. I made a test a while back, compared the V1, the Nikon D300s and an Olympus SW850. They all require the same time, except that the V1 has that Shutter button lock feature. Once disabled it becomes as fast as any other camera.

That is a very good tidbit of information! I had set my shutter button AE lock, to get a little more control over exposure (I like to underexpose sometimes to deepen color saturation and contrast, so I'll point the camera at the sky for a meter reading, press and hold the shutter button to capture that, then recompose and take the photo). I guess I have to decide between this ability and speed...

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