By July 23, 2013 1 Comments

Workaround for Weak Fuji X Series AF?

The Fujifilm X series cameras are one of the mirrorless systems that I use a lot.  In this response to a viewer’s email thru the ASK WILL section of discovermirrorless, I wanted to share my ideas on how to workaround the sluggish AF performance of these terrific cameras.

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  1. Mike says:

    I don’t know if my expectations are low but I really can’t complain about the focus on my X-E1. Well I guess I could but I won’t. Interesting to see what the new firmware will be like tomorrow. I know my 35mm is slower that my 18mm. I’ve tried the new 27mm and that is outright zippy. I just did my first outdoor portrait session last week and I have to say was very impressed. I had a 3-stop ND on my 35mm so I could shoot wide open and was triggering an off camera SB-800 via the pop-up flash. I tell you it only hunted a few times but it nailed focus everytime other than that. I mean nailed it. I’ve never had so many in-focus eye balls ever. I’ve used a D300 since launch. I don’t want to anymore. Actually I don’t need too. I’ll stay with my Fuji. )

    Sorry I got off topic but I can live with the focus. LOL

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