Fujifilm X-E1 Firmware Version 1.06

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briny Regular Member • Posts: 275
Re: Fujifilm X-E1 Firmware Version 1.06

e268 wrote:

I focus on the subject, press the AF/AE lock button, and reframe and shoot. It seems it achieves the same purpose of changing the focus point. Am I mistaken?

Lately I've been doing a lot of macro shooting where you can't breathe without going out of focus. The focus/reframe method doesn't work well for that.

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e268 Senior Member • Posts: 1,315
Re: Fujifilm X-E1 Firmware Version 1.06

Thanks Trond.  I do not have the 35/1.4, and previously, I have only used f/2.8 lens, hence my method would work.  Now that I can set the focus point easily, Iwill definitely use it.

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vkphoto Senior Member • Posts: 1,632
Re: Fujifilm X-E1 Firmware Version 1.06

e268 wrote:

I focus on the subject, press the AF/AE lock button, and reframe and shoot. It seems it achieves the same purpose of changing the focus point. Am I mistaken?

It works for casual shooting, but not always. Not with shallow DOF (f/1.2-1.4) lenses.

Also, I am using tripod a lot. Imaging, perfectly frame your picture, then move camera to focus somewhere else other than center, then move the camera back to your original frame (?) while keeping your finger on the shutter button half-pressed... Just doesn't work for me

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Christof21 Senior Member • Posts: 2,155
Re: Fujifilm X-E1 Firmware Version 1.06

e268 wrote:

I focus on the subject, press the AF/AE lock button, and reframe and shoot. It seems it achieves the same purpose of changing the focus point. Am I mistaken?

It is not exact. When you lock your focus, you lock a distance focus. When you reframe, the objects  in focus are in the focus plan. The objects in focus are in a plan, not in a cercle. Even if your subject is at the same distance after reframing, it is not in the focus plan, but generally not very far.

To be more precise, the subject is generally a bit  back  focused .

e268 Senior Member • Posts: 1,315
Re: Fujifilm X-E1 Firmware Version 1.06

vkphoto wrote:

e268 wrote:

I focus on the subject, press the AF/AE lock button, and reframe and shoot. It seems it achieves the same purpose of changing the focus point. Am I mistaken?

It works for casual shooting, but not always. Not with shallow DOF (f/1.2-1.4) lenses.

Also, I am using tripod a lot. Imaging, perfectly frame your picture, then move camera to focus somewhere else other than center, then move the camera back to your original frame (?) while keeping your finger on the shutter button half-pressed... Just doesn't work for me

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I appreciate the fact that AE/Af lock may not work for shallow dof, and I have not tried since I do not own such a lens..  In the case of using a tripod, one can set the AE/AF lock to the push-on and push- off mode.  In situations where one needs to focus on the eyes of the subject,  I find it difficult  to set the AF point to where the subjects eyes are in relation to the entire frame. I find it much easier using the AF/AE lock.

John Blumenfeld Regular Member • Posts: 201
Re: Quick question

DJF77 wrote:

Yeah its definitely 1.06 - I'll try again tomorrow and see what happens.

If you always download files to the same directory and you've downloaded FW files to that directory before, Windows will rename the firmware file "FWUP0001(x).DAT" where "x" is the next number in sequence to any existing file already downloaded.  The camera will only recognize the file name "FWUP0001.DAT," so you need to rename the file by deleting the "(x)" that windows added.  The camera will then recognize the FW update file.

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John Blumenfeld Regular Member • Posts: 201
Re: Fujifilm X-E1 Firmware Version 1.06

Christof21 wrote:

Resoman wrote:

Could someone who has successfully upgraded to 1.06 tell me the actual filename of the upgrade? The file I've downloaded from the Fuji site is FWUP0001.DAT which is actually the 1.05 upgrade file. Where's the 1.06 hiding?

Gary

I have the same problem

I had the same problem. The issue is that your browser is showing you a cached image of the Ver 1.05 download page. If you just hit the refresh button on your browser, it will do a hard refresh and show you the 1.06 page. The file you download from there will work, but make sure your computer hasn't changed the name due to multiple downloads of the same file name in the same location. It must read exactly "FWUP0001.DAT" or the camera won't recognize it.

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bjmike Contributing Member • Posts: 579
Re: Fujifilm X-E1 Firmware Version 1.06
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skyfotos Junior Member • Posts: 44
Re: Fujifilm X-E1 Firmware Version 1.06

e268 wrote:

I focus on the subject, press the AF/AE lock button, and reframe and shoot. It seems it achieves the same purpose of changing the focus point. Am I mistaken?

No, you are not! Find something more useful for this second fn button. I use it to swap between  AF area and AF multi.

HB1969 Contributing Member • Posts: 922
focus/recompose vs focus point selection

e268 wrote:

I focus on the subject, press the AF/AE lock button, and reframe and shoot. It seems it achieves the same purpose of changing the focus point. Am I mistaken?

I used to think as you did. In most cases focus/recompose is all you need but there are certain circumstances where you need selectable focus points. When you have your subject close to the camera and you are using a wide aperture to give very shallow depth of field then focus/recompose will change the focusing distance enough that you're subject will then be out of focus (see my work of art below). I don't know if this is so much of a problem with the wide angle lenses but it will definitely be a problem for the upcoming 56mm f/1.2

The distance of the red line (where you are focusing) is slightly longer than the black line (the actual distance from subject).

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e268 Senior Member • Posts: 1,315
Re: focus/recompose vs focus point selection

Thanks for all the responses. I am convinced.

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