Diopters

Discussion in 'Fuji X-Mount Cameras' started by entropic remnants, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants Solving for X

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    Jul 28, 2013
    I can understand being opposed to a tilty screen -- but diopter? It takes nothing away from the camera and some of us really need one. Me, for one.
     
  2. landshark

    landshark Fujiman

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    Feb 1, 2013
    SoCal
    it will make the camera thicker and I have no problem with the ones you screw in.
     
  3. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants Solving for X

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    Jul 28, 2013
    Okay, I see where you're coming from but I'm not convinced a well designed one needs to make the camera thicker -- like for instance adding the tilty screen would. Thanks for clarifying -- I thought you just hated people with bad eyes, lol.

    What correction do you have to screw in for yourself?
     
  4. Luke

    Luke FujiXspot Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Jan 31, 2013
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    The X-Pro allows for screw in diopters (I think they are made for Nikons), but I'm pretty sure there is no solution for the X-E1 (or is there one built-in..... I forget)
     
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  5. pniev

    pniev FujiXspot Veteran

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    May 13, 2013
    the screw-in diopters for the x-pro1 work very well. Fuji offers them. I ordered via B&H
     
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  6. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants Solving for X

    718
    Jul 28, 2013
    X-E1 is built in. X-E1 is smaller than the X-PRO1 which makes me think adding a diopter to the X-PRO1 is not going to make the camera any bigger, or less of a camera. The idea that I have to order a special piece just to use the camera viewfinder is a non-starter for me.

    I just can't see any rational reason not to include it on the X-PRO2.
     
  7. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 8, 2013
    NW corner of CT
    BB
    I've taken the liberty of copying a post or two and moving some from our "introductions" thread to start a new one in here so the conversation can continue here instead and keep going as needed.:drinks:

    And I clearly didn't do a very good job! I'm out of practice and either I'll figure it out or I'll ask you to forgive me.

    This is the should have been the first post:

    Really want you guys to be able to continue the discussion and I apologize for my inept way of moving the posts!
     
  8. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants Solving for X

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    Jul 28, 2013
    Thanks, BB.
     
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  9. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 8, 2013
    NW corner of CT
    BB
    Thank you, John!
     
  10. landshark

    landshark Fujiman

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    Feb 1, 2013
    SoCal
    on all my cameras with adj diopters, they all move , I much prefer a fixed one that stays constant, maybe to solve the problem of having to pay for one after the fact, Fuji could include a coupon or rebate for the one you need
     
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  11. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants Solving for X

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    Jul 28, 2013
    The problem still exists as to what diopter to buy? Do I send Fuji my glasses prescription? Adjustable eliminates that need, makes the camera useable with or without glasses without unscrewing something. I remain unconvinced, lol.

    It moves sometimes? That's pesky. I've been thinking about fixed focus lenses and gluing my aperture and shutter dials because doggone it, they keep having to be readjusted. Tee hee.
     
  12. flysurfer

    flysurfer X-Pert

    Feb 1, 2013
    Nuremberg
    Rico Pfirstinger
    My X-Pro1 book contains a chapter on diopters and which one to pick. There are some differences, and usually one picks the same correction as the one that's printed on one's reading glasses.
     
  13. lhuhn

    lhuhn FujiXspot Rookie

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    Aug 9, 2013
    I need some advice on selecting a diopter for my XPro-1. I use reading glasses but with minimal correction. Since I can't try before I buy, how do I know which is the correct diopter?
     
  14. pfogle

    pfogle New to FujiXspot

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    May 17, 2014
    I have an issue with the OVF on the XPro1. It's that the LCD has it's plane of focus at (apparent) distance of about 1m or even slightly less compared to distant view.

    While that's no problem for young eyes, for me, in my 60s, I need a different lens for LCD and OVF, otherwise the view through the OVF is blurry.

    While I'll use the EVF if I have to, I tend to keep the XPro1 for OVF with the 18mm and the 35mm (which the OVF does very well) and leave everything else to the X-E1.

    I do wish Fuji would put the EVF at (apparent) infinity...<sigh>

    ...it can't be hard, they've done it with the X100(s) OVF.