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Lag/refresh time when reviewing images on lcd

Discussion in 'Fuji X Newbies: If You're New To Fuji X Cameras' started by Indieminor, Apr 20, 2017 at 9:11 PM.

  1. Indieminor

    Indieminor New Member

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    Hey guys! First time fuji User here with an X-T2. I used the Olympus Em1 mkii for a few weeks and liked that camera as well.

    Aside from the half a second lag when looking into the EVF, I have noticed something else. I'm using UHS I cards currently (I know I know) and I am wondering if this is the issue. Mind you I didn't have this issue with the Olympus.

    When I take a photo, I notice the light on the right blinking red/green. It takes around 3-4 seconds sometimes to review images. Is this because of my card? Or Do I have a lemon :-(. Even without using burst, it takes a couple of seconds to show the images. I get this loading screen.
     
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    If you're using burst, it will not write all the images to the card instantaneously, you'll see the LED blink green/orange while it's writing to the card.

    What do you mean by 'I get this loading screen?'

    What settings do you have for IMAGE DISP. (page 210 of the pdf manual?)

    How fast/slow is your SD card?
     
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    Indieminor New Member

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    The loading screen is this grey square in the middle of a black screen showing its loading. I had the IMAGE DISP as off, justc changed it to .5. How come when I shoot 8 frames straight, it takes like 15 seconds to load/buffer etc. I can't view all of the images. I'm probably used to the Olymp being ridiculously fast. Unless its my memory card.

    I have a UHS I card. Kingston 32gig. I've tried another card which is UHS I.
     
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    The camera can't write all the data to a card instantly. What settings are you using, RAW+JPEG? If the Olympus was shooting small JPEGs it won't take long to write those, neither will the Fuji. But if the camera is set to the max file size it will take some time.

    Can you show a pic of the LCD with this 'loading screen' you are speaking of?
     
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    I tried shooting Raw then Raw + jpeg. takes a while with both. The Olym was at raw only as well.

    I attached the loading screen. This happens right after I press play to review files. Even if I take 2-3 images, this thing shows up and it takes 4-5 seconds to see the files.

    If I shoot 3-4 burst shots on the Olym, if buffers for like 1 second then I can review all files taken. I mean, I don't want to compare, but its hard not to when the X-T2 is supposed to be up there with the EM1 mkii.

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    I'll take 3-4 shots on the X-T2 and the light on the right blinks for like 10-15 seconds. Is this because of my memory card not being UHS II?
     
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    What make is your SD card? Are you using both slots?
    Not all SD cards are equal, I prefer to use Lexar or Sandisk these days.
    I use 90Mb/sec cards or faster.
     
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    I've tried Samsung and Kingston cards. Both UHS I 32 gigs. They aren't the fastest, but I've never had this issue. 30mb on the kingston, which I'm pretty sure is the issue lol. But its weird that I haven't seen it this slow. Maybe the Fuji processor is just better with faster cards?
     
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    What speed rating are they?

    Bear in mind a Fuji RAW file is much larger than other RAW
     
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    Richard_R Eclectic eccentric

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    The buffer size on Fuji cameras is pathetically small and is not designed with any sort on continuous shooting in mind. It's another area where Fuji need t lift their game if they want to appeal to action photographers.
     
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    UHS I 30mb. I'm sure this is the problem. a good UHS II 300,b should do the trick ehh? lol

    Makes sense as the Olym is Micro 4/3 so the files are much smaller.
     
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    This isn't about buffer, it's not going to overflow with 3 or 4 shots in any case. :)

    Over 8fps for 48 frames of RAW is plenty of buffer in any case.

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    Yea I definitely don't think its overloading or anything. Just maybe my slow cards.
     
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    30mbps is SLOOOOWWWWW :)
     
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    HAHAHAH Figured thats what it is. I was just making sure I wasn't going crazy. Other than that, I freaking love this thing. So fun to shoot with.
     
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    Memory is cheap, try a 90mb/s like @jknights suggested...I have some Sandisk Extreme 80mb/s, also PNY 95mb/s.

    Or for ultimate speed UHS-II.
     
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    Yea I found a UHS II Lexar 32gig/150mb for like 28 bucks or something. Might just get two of those.
     
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