• jwcane replied to the topic X Vario Feedback in the forum X System 8 years, 9 months ago

    Spot size might be OK – more to follow.

  • jwcane replied to the topic X Vario Feedback in the forum X System 8 years, 9 months ago

    Recently returning to waterfall photography. Those are very tricky. I need to capture light from various parts, some quite distant. Spot-metering on the xV is helpful for this, but would be more effective if the spot can be reduced in size, and made circular/elliptical instead of or in addition to rectangular, vertical or horizontal orientation,…[Read more]

  • jwcane replied to the topic X Vario Feedback in the forum X System 8 years, 10 months ago

    garydmorris;4931 wrote: Actually, this has nothing to do with manual focus. First, you've got to have the EVF (Leica or Olympus) installed. Then, set both of the dials on top of the camera to “A” (or in my case I usually have the speed to A and the f to 8 or 11). Then press and hold the Delete/Focus button until the small box in the center (or…

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  • jwcane replied to the topic X Vario Feedback in the forum X System 8 years, 10 months ago

    Could not reproduce Garydmorris's reported behavior (blanking of manual-focus-assist window when pressing D/F). Could you share more details about how/when this happens? For me, pressing D/F, before or after focusing, works fine, without any blanking of the EVF or LCD display (whichever is in use).

    I have S/N 4707874, purchased in Germany in…[Read more]

  • jwcane replied to the topic X Vario Feedback in the forum X System 8 years, 11 months ago

    Still getting used to the xVario. Very nice in the hand. Excellent for all kinds of casual and candid shots and in general, also for manually focused close-ups. Still gathering equipment for the latter. Beginning to try it on orchids (my current specialty), and other floral close-ups.

    The fixed lens defines this as an alternative to the…[Read more]

  • jwcane replied to the topic X Vario Feedback in the forum X System 8 years, 11 months ago

    The self timer (ST) can be set at 2 or 12 s., just as in the M9. However, as the manual states, the setting is not persistent. This means that, for every shot in a series, the direction pad has to be operated 2-3 times to select the function and set the delay time, and then the setting saved by partial shutter pressure (or immediately taking the…[Read more]

  • jwcane replied to the topic X Vario Feedback in the forum X System 8 years, 11 months ago

    Still getting used to the xVario. Very nice in the hand. Excellent for all kinds of casual and candid shots and in general, also for manually focused close-ups. Still gathering equipment for the latter. Beginning to try it on orchids (my current specialty), and other floral close-ups.

    The fixed lens defines this as an alternative to the…[Read more]