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#1 claudeb

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 07:32 PM

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Compared to my X-20 (maybe on other bodies as well)  the Q-menu button has now moved to the upper right position,  nearly under my right thumb. Often when I grab the X100F and bring the viewfinder to my eye, I discover that  I have hit the Q button. I know I can lock all these buttons by depressing the menu button long enough B)  .  But I wonder how Fuji engineers did not notice this when testing the design of the body?



#2 johant

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 10:58 AM

It's probably there on purpose.

#3 krötenblender

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 01:14 PM

But I wonder how Fuji engineers did not notice this when testing the design of the body?

Short thumbs...? ;)  I have the same problem with the X-Pro2 and even with the GFX it sometimes happens, and I really hate it. I think, it's simply a remainder of some original design and they don't want to change it for consistency. By now, most users expect it this way.



#4 ruby.monkey

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 12:43 AM

Add a thumbs-up or similar. The problem goes right away.


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#5 OleDK

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 11:58 PM

Bugger. The camera is unusable. I will sell mine!


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#6 nvp155

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 07:43 AM

This is a better button layout

I know fuji reads these posts but it seems they are stubborn to take notice

 

http://www.fuji-x-fo...46-x100v-looks/

 

Remember if the camera is perfect then how will they sell you the improved version



#7 OleDK

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 06:27 PM

Honestly, I don't find the Q-button placement wrong - perhaps it's the size of my hands.


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#8 neal3K

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 10:26 PM

I trigger it a good bit but can basically ignore it as it goes away when I push the shutter button just a bit.


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#9 Jellicle

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 12:05 PM

You can lock the 4-way button pad and the Q button. Just hold the menu button down for a few seconds. Do that again to unlock them.


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Posted 18 June 2017 - 08:48 PM

Thank you, Jellicle! Locking the buttons did the trick for me. That Q button has been driving me crazy on my X100F.


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#11 fluxionphotography

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 11:42 PM

This was the thing that led me to these forums. I've been using my camera for two hours and have accidentally brought up the Q menu at least half a dozen times. I'll see if locking them out fixes the issue... But really. How does that not come up in the entire prototyping phase?


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#12 Mb.kinsman

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Posted 14 July 2017 - 12:36 AM

Just got an X-100F and find it a bit frustrating due to lack of thumb grip and the location of the Q button, which is exactly where my thumb goes when I grab the camera. I decided to try to find a solution other than the Thumb Grip from Lensmate and found a very cheap solution that works quite well for me. I added a 13mm (1/2") Self Adhesive Vinyl Bumper commonly used on the back of picture frames. Placed it to the left of the Q button and now have a place to grip that is not in the way of any controls and gives me a place to hold the camera securely. It's a clear round bumper - see photo attached.Attached File  IMG_3865.JPG   148.1KB   21 downloads
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#13 freediverx

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 03:27 PM

They make those silicone bumpers in black as well...

 

https://www.amazon.c... black silicone

 

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#14 Valdo

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 04:12 PM

Add a thumbs-up or similar. The problem goes right away.


Why to add ThumbUp? Fuji should replace that designer guy with small hands who insist that’s a good position for the Q button or whatewer button.
Well, except the red button...

#15 TommyCat69

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 05:56 PM

I have been shooting with the “F” since day one and the Q button is just killing me. I have had every version of the x100 and for the life of me can’t figure out why they placed it where the thumb would naturally want to rest. I do have large hands I guess (size large gloves but not a 6’8” NBA player). Camera is wonderful but this button needs to be moved! Any update to this camera that keeps the Q button where it is on the “F” will not be purchased by me.

#16 Valdo

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 08:20 PM

I have been shooting with the “F” since day one and the Q button is just killing me. I have had every version of the x100 and for the life of me can’t figure out why they placed it where the thumb would naturally want to rest. I do have large hands I guess (size large gloves but not a 6’8” NBA player). Camera is wonderful but this button needs to be moved! Any update to this camera that keeps the Q button where it is on the “F” will not be purchased by me.


X-PRO2 has the same problem but twice, Q and AF-L !

#17 Immanuel

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 08:54 PM

I have no problem with the q button. However, I find the back control wheel the the by far worst of all the 6 x-series cameras, I've had. Scrolling left is fiddly, as it is unresponsive to turning and more responsive to pressing. My X-E2 had a really nice back control wheel.

#18 c0ldc0ne

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 08:24 AM

Fuji should replace that designer guy with small hands who insist that’s a good position for the Q button or whatewer button.

 

 

Fuji should hire staff to specifically cater to your demands?

 

I personally much prefer the location of the Q button on the X100F over that of the Q and AEL/AFL buttons on my X100T. No layoffs required on my behalf though.



#19 Valdo

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 08:28 AM

Fuji should hire staff to specifically cater to your demands?


C'mon, your statement sounds like a Trumpet...

#20 c0ldc0ne

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 08:44 AM

C'mon, your statement sounds like a Trumpet...

 

 

I don't know why, but that made me chuckle.  :)




 
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