I primarily use manual focus lens and until yesterday would press on the rear control dial to zoom in and make fine adjustments. This is no longer working. I also am no longer getting peak focus assist as I had been while focusing. I have spent a couple hours going through my settings and reading the manual, everything seems to be set correctly. As far as I can tell the rear dial function of pressing and not holding(which brings up menu) is a built in default focus assist and have not read were I could have ever accidently turned it off.
At this point I think something is wrong with the camera, because I made no changes to my control settings, and after going back through them all I do not see anything which would cause this major change in how the camera operates.
Can anyone offer which setting I should perhaps check again? Has anyone else had this issue? Does anyone know if something like this is covered under a warranty. I have had this X-E3 a little over a year and love it, and would probably even buy an other if I had to.
Basically I am looking for any advice I can get before I start going down the repair or replacement route.
By Omar Alamoudi
So I don't usually shoot video with my beloved X-T1. But, in the past few days, I figured I'll try to shoot a few videos of the kids. I know I couldn't use auto focus, so while using the manual focus, I found it very difficult to insure focus using either the EVF or the LCD screen. The focus peaking feature doesn't seem to work while shooting a video.
By Garth Ensley
Good morning all , hope you are doing well.
Im wondering if anyone may be able to assist, im trying to set up bot my xh1 and xt30 to have the screen split when in manual focus.
I just cant seem to find the setting. I can get a square in the center but not when the display separates into 2 screens.
Ive had a look at the manual but no help , so im wondering if anyone might suggest what i might try.
By Dale Schreiner
Hello - I just bought my X-H1 a few weeks ago and have been using it quite a bit to get up to speed. Last night I photographed singers in a small café using the 35mm f2 lens using manual focus with peaking since it was fairly dark. Everything was going well until about 2.5 hours into the session when the focus would change substantially even though I hadn't moved the focusing ring. This happened when I'd put the camera down for a few minutes. When I picked it back up and turned it on, the focus was very different. I hadn't touched it in the meantime. I'm not absolutely sure about this, but I also recall a couple of instances where the same thing happened when I was shooting, not just when I had set the camera down.
Has anyone else experienced this behavior?
I've also noticed that the Film Simulation and Dynamic Range settings seem to reset occasionally. And I've gotten a card error a couple of times in slot 1. I take the card out and put it back in until it works, but these glitches are a little concerning on a brand new camera. Again, have other users had these things occur?
I really like how this camera has improved my workflow and the quality of the images I'm getting. But I really want to be confident that I can count on it.
After moving to Fuji X system I extensively used large number of Trans-X bodies and XF lens. Most of them perform excellent optically and very good mechanically. I think Fuji is doing great job designing and supporting gear.
The only thing is bothering me all the time - if the electronics is dead lens typically becomes fully unusable. There are numerous third party or adapted fully manual lens that solve that concern. But what if I want to keep using my favorite Fuji optics mechanically? I've performed numerous attempts and discovered potential of converting XF 35mm F1.4 and XF 27mm F2.8, and recently found highly satisfying result of adapting Fujinon XF 27mm F2.8 that requires relatively low effort.
Here's resulting article explaining what can you do with electronically dead Fujinon XF 27mm F2.8 lens to bring it back to life in much more compact frame of Industar 50-2.
Alternatively you can also use adapted Fuji XF 27mm F2.8 lens on other APS-C cameras like Sony or Canon.