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  1. Guys, thanks for all the info on what to get and what not. I finally decided to wait and use my X-Pro1 for some time, and wait to get a used X-Pro2 in the near future. ​I'm just worried, that I won't get a really good or at least reliable experience manual focusing the camera with the use of OVF with ERF. I not one of those ''just use the EVF'' people, I'm in the search for the ''ultimate rangefinder digital'' with at least some rangefinder aspects and the X-Pro2 seems the obvious choice. If I would go X-T1 I would miss the OVF too much for sure...
  2. And also... I wear glasses. I much prefered the OVF in the X100T over the X-Pro1 in terms of how well and how much I could see with glasses on.
  3. How good is the EVF in the X-T1 compared to X-Pro1? I currently own an old X-Pro1 and intend to buy the X-Pro2, but i think I'll enjoy the use of a bigger 0.77x EVF better, than the ERF+OVF. I'm using a set of six Minolta MD (W.)Rokkor lenses: 20/2.8, 28/3.5, 35/2.8, 45/2, 50/1.7, 50/1.2. I use them with a Zhongyi Lens Turbo MD - Fuji X ver.II adapter which makes them 1.1x crop and 1 stop faster: 22/2, 30/2.8, 38/2, 50/1.4, 55/1.2, 55/0.9. I now can't use fast apertures at daylight, outside as the max shutter speed of 1/4000 on the X-Pro1 is just not fast enough, and I don't intend to use any nd filters, as I hate to change filters all the time. ​Would all those benefits using the newer technology of the X-T1, talking about focusing aids also, be enough of a benefit to sell my X-Pro1 and forget the rangefinder style shooting? I actually did not get the experience I wanted for manually focusing - white peaking only, bad auto WB.
  4. jesenovec

    100% Zoom on joystick

    You mean the focus assist function to be able to remap it to the joystick. I'm in!
  5. I will buy the X-Pro2 soon and I intend to use it with Lens Turbo II and Minolta MD lenses as I do with my X-Pro1 now. ​I'm wondering how well is the Color digital split image manual focus assist mode implemented in using manual legacy glass? Has anyone tried it? I owned an X100T and used the ERF quite often, actually most of the time, but did not like the focus by wire implementation. The fact that sometimes I could not distinguish if the focus was tack sharp or a bit off, made me use the EVF more than I actually wanted to. The split image option was sometimes unreliable, especially if there were complex patterns included in the scene as the focusing screen was B&W. ​I'm expecting really good performance out of manual focusing aids in the X-Pro2, because it will actually be the only method used for focusing the Minoltas. Also... Is the split focusing aid also kind of ''pixelated'' (not high resolution) as it was the case with the X100T? ​Thanks for your replies guys! ​Have a good one!
  6. jesenovec

    X-Pro2's OVF size

    As I read your comment I felt like as if you were somehow reading my mind. Thanks for your feedback, and have a nice day!
  7. jesenovec

    X-Pro2's OVF size

    I'm interested too. I own an X-Pro1 and would like to know if the actual hole (viewing area) is any larger on the X-Pro2. I'm mainly interested in this because I wear glasses and the The X100T I owned had a bit bigger view (forget the magnification thing, the size of the OVF is bigger than XPro1's) and was more eyeglasses friendly than the crumped small OVF of the X-Pro1. I really miss the X100T's viewfinder as it was perfect and if the OVF of the current flagship is ''the same'' as the X100T's ... I'm all over it!
  8. I would like to buy a used and well preserved Mitakon/Zhongyi Lens Turbo Minolta MD - Fuji X adapter if any of you is willin to sell one to me. I live in Europe/Slovenia, so I'll pay the shipping cost also. Thank you in advance!
  9. Oh man nice! Been thinking of that before but I assumed it's would not end up with good results. Would i need to polish the upper plain a bit (44mm-43,7mm=0,3mm) to achieve perfect infinity focus, just wondering? Or is the 0.3mm neglitable, since most of my lenses set all the way to infinity focus a little past infinity. Thank you!
  10. I'm kind of getting tired of this...so please, any help would be highly appreciated! ​I bought lots of Minolta MD lenses, including the quite expensive 50mm f1.2, but I want to use them on my X-Pro1 with at least some ''medium-to high'' quality focal reducer. As I live in Slovenia, the choices are pretty poor (read: none) and I really have no desire in buying the (imo) overpriced Metabones speedbooster, or the ultra version, so I was stuck with trying the cheap generic f.r. which showed lots of corner softness, regardless the aperture on every single lens, and I know how they should perform since I used them before on the A7II and also tried them on my buddy's XE-1, and they performed very differently (a whole lot better). The other problem was the blue spot, then I just sold it on e-bay to get at least some amount of money back. So in general the adapter was a bad performer, even for the price. As I know there are NO options available for Minolta MD mount besides used Zhongyi Lens Turbo I, which are so rare, I did not spot one in a month or so. Other two options being Metabones or Generic which I'm not interested in. Then I came into a conclusion that I can use a focal reducer of a mount with a shorter flange distance than the MD and just buy a thin adapter, and also benefit with having the option to adapt almost all other mounts. But here's the thing… I would LOVE to buy the Lens Turbo II in MD mount as it corrects most quirks of the first model, but guess what? No love for Minolta anymore! It does not exist. And all models have a bigger flange. Then I spotted a series of Kipon Baveyes 0.7x focal reducer for Fuji X (which is of very good quality optics, and not that expensive! A little over 200€ which I have no problem paying for.) with a whole range of mounts to choose from: ALPA, EOS, NIK, M42, L/R, C/Y, NG, OM… but no MD mount of course!!! Then I checked each of their flange distances online and found out only the ALPA mount, which I did not even hear of before, being pretty rare, has a lot shorter flange than MD. But of course there are no adapters/rings available for MD - ALPA. I'm looking for a quality focal reducer but I'm starting to give up…and thinking of buying the Metabones, and spend a whole lot of money on that, just to get my work flow going again, since I made a switch from Sony A7II to Fuji X-Pro1 I did not regret a single thing except for my huge collection of fullframe MD lenses not being that much useful for art work, because of the crop factor. Please guys, any ideas?
  11. That's the whole point of doing that. All adapted lenses become autofocus. Another brand Techart made a Leica M - Sony AF adapter aswell...
  12. Hi Fujilovers! I had an idea if anyone is interested… As you may know, the company Viltrox is producing AF adapters for M lenses and AF Speed Booster adapters for Sony APS-C. Wouldn't it be amazing if they made one for Fuji X mount, also lot's of mounts would be great (MD, M42, PK, OM, FD, Canon EF,…) like with their other adapters. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/New-Viltrox-EF-E-Mount-Adapter-Auto-Focus-AF-for-Canon-EF-to-Sony-E-mount-APS-C-/321960438601?hash=item4af6566b49:g:daoAAOSwBLlVbQ~N Yes I am aware the AF speed is nowhere near Fuji's lenses, but the idea is somewhat promising. Wouldn't that be amazing? Having a reasonably cheap, ''high quality'' focal reducer, making your camera ''work'' like it's almost full frame in some aspects (depth of field) and gathering 1 extra stop of light and also using it for auto focusing your adapted MF lenses. For me at least, that would change the whole perspective on the ''adapting lenses'' thing, as the adapter is rather small and the benefits (1EV, sharpness, FF depth, lens character, BOKEH!!) are just too big to ignore. The X-Pro2 and newer ILC X-Mount cameras would benefit a lot from this, considering the AF is up to modern standards. I don't see why Viltrox couldn't make this possible. There's gonna be a lot of people buying the X-Pro2, X-T2,… and many of them have at least some old MF lenses. This would work with most vintage glass (Leica M mount excluded).
  13. Yes it is...just other (longer) focal lengths using crop for 23mm lens (23, 27, 35 framelines)
  14. Okay I feel like you guys are going to find every little detail in my words that you don't like and point it out, I'm more interested if anyone would like the addition of different focal lengts option... until then, have a good one.
  15. They claim their X-TRANS CMOS II is capable of 24 mp Bayer equivalent resolution (also the new 24mp III sensor is capable of 36mp) but it's then stored as 16mp, so lower sized files with more detail. Yeah, pretty impressive sensor, and many are bashing it for it's ''only 16mp''. I also did a test between A7II and X-Pro1 adapted Minolta lenses, and guess what...X-Pro1 files seemed clear and much more detailed and sharp than Sony's (scaled down to 16mp or not), which were always a tad soft. Why not crop? Like it's become forbidden or some kind of a sin... What if I'm cool with 42mm at 14mp and 50mm at 12mp?. It makes a lot of sense, since the framelines at 50mm are very much usable if not ''made for'' 0.5x mag. viewfinder of the X100 series (especially if you wear glasses). If you ask me, it's even more suitable/usable than using X-Pro1's 0.6x mag. that barely fits the 42mm into it (so the out of frame area becomes ''invisible'', so is with the 50mm. Shooting those to focal lengths at 0.39x mag feels somehow dissconected, as the frame is kind of small. On the x100t the size of 50mm framelines's surface/area fells just perfect in comparison to it's out-of-frame area). About croping... look... some people just prefer some focal lengths over the other, or like to use two focal lengths for let's say documentary or portraits, and using only one camera body and not needing to switch between TCL and no TCL is a BIG bonus if you ask me, even the 49mm screw thread would like the idea, because it would not suffer being used as much as it is now. I'm sure if Fuji did incorporate this feature in the X70, which is also a cheaper model and uses the same sensor/processor combination, we could also see the ''Digital Teleconverter'' feature in X100S/T cameras aswell. For many the ''crop it in post dude'' is just not the same as having a shooting experience with the exact focal length framelines. Wouldn't it be awesome to see the out of frame area and framelines in the EVF too? That would be amazing!!! I'm not trying to compare the X100T with a Leica Q, but if you look at that Leica's in camera teleconversion (digital zoom) you see that the equivalent zoomed in options for it's fixed 28mm lens are ​24/15/8 MP and many shooters are using those two lower mp modes, as it makes that camera a whole lot more versatile. ​Have a good one!
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