problems with my EVF...any suggestions?

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wpdoyle New Member • Posts: 4
problems with my EVF...any suggestions?

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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Keith Jefferies Regular Member • Posts: 154
Re: problems with my EVF...any suggestions?

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.

regards

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Felipe Rodríguez
Felipe Rodríguez Veteran Member • Posts: 3,015
Re: problems with my EVF...any suggestions?

Hi!

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

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Jose V. Sumaquial, MD Regular Member • Posts: 181
Re: problems with my EVF...any suggestions?

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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jiri bernovsky Regular Member • Posts: 125
Re: problems with my EVF...any suggestions?

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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Felipe Rodríguez
Felipe Rodríguez Veteran Member • Posts: 3,015
Re: problems with my EVF...any suggestions?

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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Felipe Rodríguez Veteran Member • Posts: 3,015
Re: problems with my EVF...any suggestions?

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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57even Senior Member • Posts: 9,679
Re: problems with my EVF...any suggestions?

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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Felipe Rodríguez
Felipe Rodríguez Veteran Member • Posts: 3,015
Re: problems with my EVF...any suggestions?

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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Desenfocado de mis fotografías.

Give me a world with no edges,
A happy space knowing nothing about outlines.
Grant me, please, the round joy
Of thoughtlessly floating on the blurred
Background of my photographs.

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Concededme, sí, la dicha redonda
De flotar sin conciencia en el fondo
Desenfocado de mis fotografías.

Give me a world with no edges,
A happy space knowing nothing about outlines.
Grant me, please, the round joy
Of thoughtlessly floating on the blurred
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BurpeesAreHard Contributing Member • Posts: 536
Re: problems with my EVF...any suggestions?

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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Re: problems with my EVF...any suggestions?

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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Felipe Rodríguez
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Re: problems with my EVF...any suggestions?

Nope...

I mean that flipping from EVF to OVF didn't wrok at all...
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Grant me, please, the round joy
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BurpeesAreHard Contributing Member • Posts: 536
Re: problems with my EVF...any suggestions?

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.

Felipe Rodríguez
Felipe Rodríguez Veteran Member • Posts: 3,015
Re: problems with my EVF...any suggestions?

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...

BurpeesAreHard wrote:

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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Concededme, sí, la dicha redonda
De flotar sin conciencia en el fondo
Desenfocado de mis fotografías.

Give me a world with no edges,
A happy space knowing nothing about outlines.
Grant me, please, the round joy
Of thoughtlessly floating on the blurred
Background of my photographs.

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