X-Pro1 Exposure Compensation Dial

Discussion in 'Fuji X-Mount Cameras' started by lhuhn, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. lhuhn

    lhuhn FujiXspot Rookie

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    Aug 9, 2013
    I am very happy with my X-Pro1 except for the poorly designed exposure compensation dial that gets bumped all the time and inadvertently causes under or over exposures. Anyone found a good solution to the problem?
     
  2. Phoenix

    Phoenix Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    Jan 31, 2013
    Melbourne, Australia
    Phoenix
    Bumped by your thumb? or by other external factors? I'd be worried if it's by other external factors as a bump significant enough to change your exp comp dial on a regular basis may cause damage to your camera in the long run.

    I never really had any troubles with the exp comp dial. My thumb usually rests at the left edge of the hump where the Q and AE-L button is located when I hold the camera with the handgrip accessory. Perhaps you can try using a thumbs up accessory, to prevent accidentally bumping the exp comp dial.
     
  3. lhuhn

    lhuhn FujiXspot Rookie

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    Aug 9, 2013
    I think it is happening when I get the camera in and out of the bag. I am pretty gentle with my gear so it isn't from rough handling. A "Thumbs Up" may be worth a try. Thanks
     
  4. Peter Chin

    Peter Chin FujiXspot Regular

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    Feb 2, 2013
    I always do a quick check in the viewfinder, sometimes i forget and quickly reshoot...thankfully most were static :)
     
  5. Billdad

    Billdad FujiXspot Rookie

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    Jul 15, 2014
    Scotland
    Bill Logan
    Found this happening on a few occasions at the weekend where i was taking the lens in and out of my coat pocket,
     
  6. flysurfer

    flysurfer X-Pert

    Feb 1, 2013
    Nuremberg
    Rico Pfirstinger
    Always check the viewfinder display before metering and shooting.

    I asked Fuji for a clearer indication whether exp. comp. is active or not, and luckily, this was implemented in more recent models.