With my zone focus set to 0.6-0.8m, there’s pros and cons.
The cons are:
- It takes time for to refocus with another distance (even with AFL)
- I can miss the focus especially with the sluggish Fuji focusing system and
- Ultimately I lose the dexterity to shot with another distance.
The pros are:
- I can train myself to shoot with the preset distance,
- I get consistent results I want, It reduces the shutter lag.
To tell you the truth, I really want to shoot with another focus distance. And I should take more control of it rather than letting the camera control me. To be more specific I want to say I’d been experiencing odd lock-ups (it tells me to turn off the camera, it happened before) and even irresponsive shutter on my X100. It’s not the problem of my shutter release for sure as it’s functioning. More like the firmware is not stable enough.. It got to a point today, I really wanted to ditch it. I missed shots because of it. Don’t be surprised to see me selling it anytime from now on!!!
I often feel so depressed and insecure by not bringing home cool shots. A flickr buddy told me that’s what candid photography is all about – you never know what you gonna get! And it’s fun!
I totally forgot about the fun part of photography, more of dragging myself to nowhere.
There’re times I spent all day (an hour or two) walking and not getting any good shots. At a certain point before I head home, I told myself to bring my A-game out and do what I do. I felt like I’ve awakened my spirit. Despite all the camera failures today, I still managed to get a couple nice shots.
(I’ll research for an alternative of my X100. My choices are very limited with the given budget. A GXR with M mount is my best bet. A M-lens can be expensive…I won’t even think about a Leica..Is there a Voigtlander 28mm?)
It’s not that I won’t have a camera anyway..just want to see if I’d better off with another one.
Just that you know, a few shots here technically I missed it because of the delay in shutter response. It’s plaguing me not only today but even in the past. Reliability is a serious issue Fuji has to look into…
*I just did an experiment. I found out the shutter won’t respond when the eye sensor is triggering (going from LCD to OVF). I’m always that fast when taking a shot…I guess that at least tells me not to hit the shutter that fast like I’m with my GRD.