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Old 15th November 2011   #1
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X10 Tips (formerly power switch frustration)

I'm just beginning to shoot with my new X10. The JPEG image quality is superb, and once Lightroom updates to allow for RAW import I might happily travel with this as my main camera. (But I doubt if I would ever leave my X100 behind).

Incorporating the power switch in the zoom ring might seem like a good idea, but it has a downside: any time I want to review images I need to extend the lens and take off the lens cap. This is frustrating. But I guess I'll get used to it.

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Re: X10 power switch frustration

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I'm just beginning to shoot with my new X10. The JPEG image quality is superb, and once Lightroom updates to allow for RAW import I might happily travel with this as my main camera. (But I doubt if I would ever leave my X100 behind).

Incorporating the power switch in the zoom ring might seem like a good idea, but it has a downside: any time I want to review images I need to extend the lens and take off the lens cap. This is frustrating. But I guess I'll get used to it.
Hello Allan,
You don't need to switch on the lens ring, you can review the photos simply pressing the green arrow under the eyefinder...
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Old 15th November 2011   #3
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Hello Allan,
You don't need to switch on the lens ring, you can review the photos simply pressing the green arrow under the eyefinder...
Well now, don't I just feel like a right Wally! Guess I missed this, since you cannot do this on the X100.

Thanks, this makes my day.
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Re: X10 power switch frustration

thanks for the tip , i didnt know it either .........d`oh
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thanks for the tip , i didnt know it either .........d`oh
I'm glad to have some company.

There is another feature which I assumed was missing, but in fact it is not. The X100 has a sliding command control, which can be pressed in to zoom in to maximum magnification during playback mode. I thought this feature was missing on the X10.

On the X10 the equivalent control is called the main-command dial (not to be confused with the sub-command dial). It rotates to the left or right instead of sliding. And since it rotates, I did not think that it would also function when pressed. But it does.

On p. 60 of the manual there is a description of how pressing this during playback achieves "Zooming in on the Focus Point." Just what I wanted! Now I won't have to mess with the slow playback zoom in button when I want to do this.
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On p. 60 of the manual there is a description of how pressing this during playback achieves "Zooming in on the Focus Point." Just what I wanted! Now I won't have to mess with the slow playback zoom in button when I want to do this.
OK I completely missed that one! Thanks.
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Re: X10 power switch frustration

Yes, I'm also having a blast with my X10, I just purchased the small flash with it, and you know what you can fire the flash at up to 1/4000s! It's a fun and good quality camera. I did have the X100 a while back and didn't care much for it, and then sold it in less than a week. This one is so far a keeper!

Oh about viewing the images.....SILLY BILLY :P
If I did want to nitpick it would be that I can only focus with the shutter release and cannot assign it to the AF-L button, so if you smart people know a way around this, I am all EARS! Cheers!
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Oh about viewing the images.....SILLY BILLY :P
If I did want to nitpick it would be that I can only focus with the shutter release and cannot assign it to the AF-L button, so if you smart people know a way around this, I am all EARS! Cheers!
Sure you can. Put the camera into Manual Focus and the AF-L button will focus for you effectively separating the AE and AF from the half press.
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Re: X10 power switch frustration

Hey thanks Terry! I'm a happy puppy again, now why can't they do that in AFS/C mode?

Okay, I'm being really lazy now, i remember on the x100 I can actually size the focus region, I wasn't sure if that was in manual focus mode, so was wondering if I can do that on the X10 in Manual focus? Any ideas? Cheers!
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Re: X10 power switch frustration

I haven't found a way to resize the focus area in MF mode, only AFS. I was hoping to be able to enlarge it in MF, but luckily it appears to be larger by default.
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I haven't found a way to resize the focus area in MF mode, only AFS. I was hoping to be able to enlarge it in MF, but luckily it appears to be larger by default.
Thanks Ken!
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On p. 60 of the manual there is a description of how pressing this during playback achieves "Zooming in on the Focus Point." Just what I wanted!
Now, that's just brilliant. I wonder if the OP might not consider renaming this thread to X-10 tips?

I am enjoying mine. If only the viewfinder worked like the X-100... I really like the ergonomics of the X-10, too, and like others here have sold the X-100.
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I wonder if the OP might not consider renaming this thread to X-10 tips?
The editing rules do not allow this.
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I just renamed it.
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Re: X10 Tips (formerly power switch frustration)

Super Moderator to the rescue! Thank you.

I have a quick question while away from the manual: is it possible to do sweep panoramas with the camera held in portrait orientation? If so, how?
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Re: X10 Tips (formerly power switch frustration)

I have found one way: change the direction of the sweep to 'top-bottom" and then turn the camera, and sweep L-R. Seems to work!
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I have found one way: change the direction of the sweep to 'top-bottom" and then turn the camera, and sweep L-R. Seems to work!
Kit, that's how it is demonstrated on the Fuji Guys video on YouTube.
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Re: X10 Tips (formerly power switch frustration)

Thanks Dale; that's not documented, but it works perfectly.

I will have to put aside the time to look at those videos, but usually I can read faster then people can talk!

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Thanks Dale; that's not documented, but it works perfectly.

I will have to put aside the time to look at those videos, but usually I can read faster then people can talk!

Cheers, KL
Kit, I know what you mean about reading vs. watching videos. The production quality of the video isn't great, but the "hands on" demo presented some helpful stuff and quick visualization. I don't recall which one had the segment I mentioned, but if I can find it I'll add the link here.

Here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCVy506wbwc

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Thanks Dale, and I will do the same if I find anything interesting there too.
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