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Jim Kasson

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Manually focusing the GFX
« on: April 27, 2017, 07:25:33 PM »

There have been people complaining about the difficulty in achieving critical focus manually with the GFX. I've written up how I do it -- and, more to the point, how not to do it -- and included some screen shots.

http://blog.kasson.com/the-last-word/manually-focusing-the-fujifilm-gfx-50s/

I welcome comments from other GFX users. If you have other techniques that work well, please let me know.

Jim

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Re: Manually focusing the GFX
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2017, 08:43:23 PM »

Thanks Jim

Nice write up.  Just curious how do you capture the screen of the EVF or LCD?  or is just a shot from the LCD?

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Re: Manually focusing the GFX
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2017, 09:13:37 PM »

Thanks Jim

Nice write up.  Just curious how do you capture the screen of the EVF or LCD?  or is just a shot from the LCD?

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iPhone pix of the LCD.
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Re: Manually focusing the GFX
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2017, 01:37:14 PM »

Hi Jim,

Thanks for sharing! I don't see myself as a customer for the GFX, at least not for the time being, but I can try to apply your suggestions to my A7rII.

I actually have seen some benefits from peaking when using magnified LV, but I guess I can play a bit with settings to make it more usable.

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Erik

There have been people complaining about the difficulty in achieving critical focus manually with the GFX. I've written up how I do it -- and, more to the point, how not to do it -- and included some screen shots.

http://blog.kasson.com/the-last-word/manually-focusing-the-fujifilm-gfx-50s/

I welcome comments from other GFX users. If you have other techniques that work well, please let me know.

Jim

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Re: Manually focusing the GFX
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2017, 02:30:07 AM »

Hi Jim,

Thanks for sharing! I don't see myself as a customer for the GFX, at least not for the time being, but I can try to apply your suggestions to my A7rII.

I actually have seen some benefits from peaking when using magnified LV, but I guess I can play a bit with settings to make it more usable.

Best regards
Erik

Indeed, thanks you all, after reading in other threads here and also in Jim's blog, I think I will start using focus peaking with 100% view on my A7 II. I have down some quick and dirt tests handholding it in a travel where I didn't have my tripod and it worked ok, I need to test it more... But I think it will be the best way to manual focus my camera...
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