X-T1 focusing glitch?

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by KillRamsey, May 22, 2014.

  1. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Feb 15, 2013
    Hood River, OR
    Kyle
    1. Put your X-T1 in Adv mode, with "Select Color: Red" as the advanced mode.
    2. Put your camera in manual focus.
    3. Try to focus manually.

    Mine will not with any of my lenses (14, 27, 35, 56). Seems like a software bug.
     
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  2. flysurfer

    flysurfer X-Pert

    Feb 1, 2013
    Nuremberg
    Rico Pfirstinger
    Will try that once the cat gets off me so I can get up again.
     
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  3. Jman13

    Jman13 FujiXspot Regular

    161
    Mar 7, 2013
    Columbus, OH
    All X series cameras are AF only in any of the advanced filter modes. Why? I couldn't say, but it's a conscious decision rather than a glitch.
     
  4. flysurfer

    flysurfer X-Pert

    Feb 1, 2013
    Nuremberg
    Rico Pfirstinger
    In that case, the camera should still focus automatically, though.
     
  5. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Feb 15, 2013
    Hood River, OR
    Kyle
    It will focus fine, in auto. Well, it will do its best. Which brings me to how I came to discover this... in "Select Color: Red" it often fails to focus properly on something near me. I've been experimenting with that color option for a project, and I keep getting frustrated, switching to manual, and not being able to actually effing focus. It makes no sense. The camera literally cannot be made to focus on the flower etc 4 feet in front of me UNLESS I:

    - Put it in Single Shot mode
    - Put it in Manual Focus
    - Focus on said flower etc properly by hand
    - Switch back to Adv mode
    - Take the shot
     
  6. romi.gilles

    romi.gilles FujiXspot Top Veteran

    654
    May 17, 2013
    back in Crooklyn
    on my xe2, you're locked into AF no matter what focus mode you're in.

    i guess MF lenses, only, for MFing.


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  7. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Feb 15, 2013
    Hood River, OR
    Kyle
    Intentional or not, this is dumb.