XT1 Vs XE2 AF - Thoughts

Discussion in 'Fuji X-Mount Cameras' started by Markez79, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. Markez79

    Markez79 FujiXspot Rookie

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    If you already own the XE-2, is the AF performance of the XT1 really that much better.

    I know ergonomics etc are different so I don't want to focus on that. The most important factor for me is the AF-S focus speed and the predictive nature of AF-C.

    Thanks

    Mark
     
  2. flysurfer

    flysurfer X-Pert

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    Rico Pfirstinger
    I expect both cameras to be the same at 3 fps after the next firmware update.
     
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  3. Markez79

    Markez79 FujiXspot Rookie

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    Many thanks.

    Do you think they will also implement the different colours for focus peaking??

    Thanks again.

    Mark
     
  4. flysurfer

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    Rico Pfirstinger
    Probably. Personally, I think it's overkill, though. Can't see the subject under all those colors and sparkles. ;)
     
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  5. ean10775

    ean10775 FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Eric
    Since we're talking firmware updates. Is it possible that Fuji could add face detection to the X100S for example?


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  6. alans

    alans FujiXspot Regular

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    How does the AF-S compare between the two cameras? Thanks!
     
  7. flysurfer

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    Rico Pfirstinger
    Pretty much the same, I reckon.
     
  8. Markez79

    Markez79 FujiXspot Rookie

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    RIco,

    There seems to be some conflicting reviews on the web at the moment regarding AF performance of the XT1.

    The latest review that I have seen on Fuji Rumours states that when using AF-C and 8 fps then the centre 9 AF points offer predictive tracking whereas when using 3 fps all the AF points offer predictive tracking.

    Is this correct? I thought the XT1 only offered predictive tracking on 3 fps??

    Thanks!

    Mark
     
  9. flysurfer

    flysurfer X-Pert

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    Rico Pfirstinger
    No, that's BS.

    Prediction is always limited to the PDAF area, aka inner 9 AF frames.
     
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  10. mguffin

    mguffin FujiXspot Regular

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    Mike
    It's great to have someone who ACTUALLY KNOWS THE ANSWER...
     
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  11. Markez79

    Markez79 FujiXspot Rookie

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    Quote from the review I'm referring too:

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    The only drawback to the continuous focus mode of the X-T1 is that at the 8fps continuous high mode it only uses the central 9 focus points. This can be very limiting, although for much wildlife and sports photography this is usually sufficient. In continuous low mode of 3fps all focus points can be used.

    UNQUOTE.

    This review was a 'proper' review of thwe XT1 being used by a pro photographer alongside his Nikon D4.

    From a personal point of view, its a shame he is wrong...!!
     
  12. flysurfer

    flysurfer X-Pert

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    Rico Pfirstinger
    Well, the review is technically correct. You can use all focus points, just not all of them are predictive. Actually, you also select all points at 8 fps. The outer points are only dimmed, not unavailable. It's just that those outer points won't track at all at 8 fps, neither predictive nor nonpredictive. Hence they are dimmed at 8 fps. Makes sense to me as are clear indicator.

    It's not rocket science: CDAF can't predict. PDAF can. PDAF area is inner 9 points.
     
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  13. yakky

    yakky FujiXspot Regular

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    I dunno, is it that simple? With enough processing power at least CDAF could move in closer or further depending on the rate of the tracked target's apparent size increase or decrease.
     
  14. romi.gilles

    romi.gilles FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    even if cdaf could track, it would be a horrible system just for the fact it has to keep backtracking.

    http://youtu.be/UfhKtwbqbfc

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  15. yakky

    yakky FujiXspot Regular

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    That video is funny. They act as if Sony pioneered the hybrid concept.
     
  16. romi.gilles

    romi.gilles FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    hehe. their af is pretty fast though. the a77 successor is said to be even faster. i'm just wondering if that's still going to have the translucent mirror. their FF 4K camera better not. or my zeiss glasses go up for sale. actually, if it miraculously handles low light better than the 5dm3, i'll hang around. i already jumped ship from the nex line.

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