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Weird. Same here. Mine flickers about 2-3 times AFTER letting off the shutter button, not when I press it. But the issue seems to disappear/happen inconsistently at slower shutter speeds. And it changes whether I'm using auto shutter speed or setting it manually. As well, it seems to happen at any speed if I turn off exp/WB preview. How annoying...

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Hi, same here, but in the beginning I did not notice it on the lcd, because I rarely use it. I noticed ithe problem on the evf, especially in daylight, not in artifical light. Almost everytimes after focussing the evf flickers very fast, let's say 3 to 7 times. No difference between the power management modes. Because I bought the camera one week ago, I'm not sure if it was different with firmware 1.01. I have already contacted Fuji, but no answer till now. Yes, a little bit annoying...

 

I'm not a videographer, so the quality is... ;-)

But if you look attentively you will see it anyway...

 

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Hi, same here, but in the beginning I did not notice it on the lcd, because I rarely use it. I noticed ithe problem on the evf, especially in daylight, not in artifical light. Almost everytimes after focussing the evf flickers very fast, let's say 3 to 7 times. No difference between the power management modes. Because I bought the camera one week ago, I'm not sure if it was different with firmware 1.01. I have already contacted Fuji, but no answer till now. Yes, a little bit annoying...

 

I'm not a videographer, so the quality is... ;-)

But if you look attentively you will see it anyway...

 

That's exactly what the flicker on mine looks like. What a bummer. 

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I waited for the solution of the turn-off-and-on-again bug. Was about to finally spring for the camera, which I really like. Now this. Another deal breaker. Please let us know how this issue works out for you. I'm right on the edge of giving up on the Pro2.

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I waited for the solution of the turn-off-and-on-again bug. Was about to finally spring for the camera, which I really like. Now this. Another deal breaker. Please let us know how this issue works out for you. I'm right on the edge of giving up on the Pro2.

I did not recognize any other problems till now... never seen that reported bug

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Is it possible that this is the apperture opening again after the shutter button is released? It does this in little steps that may cause the flickering effect. Look at the front of the lens when you let go the shutter button.

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Is it possible that this is the apperture opening again after the shutter button is released? It does this in little steps that may cause the flickering effect. Look at the front of the lens when you let go the shutter button.

Right, the aperture is closing in light conditions, not in one step, but in several small steps (in difference to X-100 e.g. which closes the aperture after releasing the shutter button in one step and faster)... that might be the source of this flickering. And should be easy to correct I hope... 

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I noticed my battery was a bit low when this was happening. I changed out the half dead battery for a fresh one. Now it does not do it. Not sure if that had anything to do with it. But, for now it has stopped doing it on my x-pro2

I don't think the battery is the problem. Did you try it while pointing the camara to bright light, let's say outside? In darker conditions the flickering diasappears (maybe becauce the aperture does not close).

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I don't think the battery is the problem. Did you try it while pointing the camara to bright light, let's say outside? In darker conditions the flickering diasappears (maybe becauce the aperture does not close).

It was indoors at night, with just one overhead light in the room when I first noticed the flicker.. Just after I updated the firmware it started to flicker.. I noticed the battery was somewhat low, shut camera off and put it away.. The next day I took the camera out to see if I could figure out whats going on.  Put a new battery in it, started it up, and no flicker.. Indoors same overhead light, but during the day. I just now picked up the camera, in the same room, with same light at night. And the flicker is back. Not when I press the shutter half way this time. But when I release it, after being pressed half way.. Ive searched online, and havent really found much about this, other than it seams to be popping up more, and more now..

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It was indoors at night, with just one overhead light in the room when I first noticed the flicker.. Just after I updated the firmware it started to flicker.. I noticed the battery was somewhat low, shut camera off and put it away.. The next day I took the camera out to see if I could figure out whats going on.  Put a new battery in it, started it up, and no flicker.. Indoors same overhead light, but during the day. I just now picked up the camera, in the same room, with same light at night. And the flicker is back. Not when I press the shutter half way this time. But when I release it, after being pressed half way.. Ive searched online, and havent really found much about this, other than it seams to be popping up more, and more now..

I'm pretty sure now that it is related to the closing aperture... you never see it in poor light conditions when the aperture stays open. For some reason the electronic seems to have a problem 'smoothing' the steps of closing aperture in the EVF and LCD. I'm pretty sure as well that Fuji can fix that...

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I'm pretty sure now that it is related to the closing aperture... you never see it in poor light conditions when the aperture stays open. For some reason the electronic seems to have a problem 'smoothing' the steps of closing aperture in the EVF and LCD. I'm pretty sure as well that Fuji can fix that...

I have to correct myself... it also happens in darker conditions. The only thing you have to do is to set the lens to a smaller aperture. Then the camera closes the aperture during focussing and opens it after releasing the shutter button. The same phenomenon comes up then every time... only reversed.

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I waited for the solution of the turn-off-and-on-again bug. Was about to finally spring for the camera, which I really like. Now this. Another deal breaker. Please let us know how this issue works out for you. I'm right on the edge of giving up on the Pro2.

 

I see the same, but it was there also on the fw 1.01. It's caused by the aperture trying to adjust to what you have set it to be and what it was before half-pressing the shutter. A deal breaker? Come on ..  ;)

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Yesterday Fuji officially confirmed that the flickering is caused by the aperture, but did not call it a malfunction. According to what they said it is a normal and wanted behavior of this camera. Ok, good to know, but I'm still convinced that it is not a neccesary behavior and could be changed by Fuji, as other cameras do it in a better way, even other Fuji cameras. We will see... and yes, it's not a deal breaker, but would definitely be better otherwise...

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