James T

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  1. Yeah so turning the EVF on permently solves the lag blackout issue. But it also brings 2 more: Battery life - I imagine this reduces it quite a bit but haven't tried it yet. Cant see info/settings on the back of the LCD - with the EVF Always on, the back of the camera is dead. Yes I can still do playback but I am unable to look at the back to see my settings and get all the other info I can have on there to look at without looking through the EVF. The thing I don't understand is why does this not bother anybody else and why hasn't it been fixed in a firmware update? It's not the sensor, it's purely sonething that can be fixed via software. The camera is so fast everywhere else, such as fps and menu navigation, but one of the most important things; a responsive viewfinder used to take the images it's designed to do, has a 1 second lag to activate. Each and every time. A typical wedding I take around 1200 images. Ignoring the bursts where the camera stays up against my eye, let's say 1000 images on each camera. Or 1000 times I put the camera to my eye. That's 1000 seconds of looking at black. That's about 16.5 minutes of looking at nothing and missing moments. Or over half an hour as I use two cameras.
  2. So I have contacted the shop I purchased the camera from and they contacted Fuji. Fuji told them that if your face isn't quite close enough to the sensor then it can take a time to notice your face and switch it on. I said I understood this, but my tests both with my face and my finger infront of the sensor, pressing against it proves that this issue isn't the case here. I then sent them a video of it happening. They replied with a video of their own showing me that there XT1s and XT2s in stock did the same thing. So in other words, it's normal for this camera to have a 1 second delay between putting your face up against it and the EVF activating. This is a bit worrying and strange. I understood this to be a professional camera competing against DSLRs. So why or how is ok and why has no one mentioned this before? How can I be the only one in the world who thinks this is fine and are happy to look at a black hole while images are being missed infront of me? Why can't Fuji sort this via a firmware update? I suppose this isn't an issue or bothers anybody else? Otherwise it would of been fixed. I guess I just have to switch the EVF on permently and have the LCD disabled (can't have both), or return the XT2 and stick with DSLRs? Or put up with the EVF blackout each and every time I put the camera to my face to take a photo.
  3. Hi, I have recently purchased an X-T2 which I am planning on using for my wedding photography. Coming from a DSLR system, there will be many benefits this X-T2 brings when using it for weddings. But one of the biggest negatives so far is giving up an optical viewfinder for an electronic one. The main issue I am having is the lag time it takes from moving my eye up to the viewfinder and it coming on. The black screen when looking through it really throws me off and having to pause before it comes on is really getting to me. I havent used it for a wedding yet, but the fast paced nature of the event requires a fast camera, and although the rest of the system feels very quick and responsive, the only way i can see this problem going away is if i leave the EVF permanently on. I have tried it with and without Boost Mode and each time it is around a 1 second lag (i timed it with a stop watch from the moment I put my finger over the sensor until the finder came on). 1 second is a long time to wait and moments can pass due to me not being able to see through the EVF. Is this normal? I cant see anything about this on this forum or elsewhere on the internet. Am I just used to an optical viewfinder and this 1 second lag is normal? Thanks, James.