FZ150 slow focus in cloudy daylight

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FZ150 slow focus in cloudy daylight
Oct 22, 2011

Anyone else noticing this? It is cloudy here, as usual, so shooting my son's soccer took iso 400 to get 1/200. That's low, but hardly dark, and I keep seeing that as I need to refocus from a close play to further out, the camera kind of lazily traverses out to focus. Seems to take 1/2 second at least, maybe more. Not everytime, but often. Since fast focus is supposed to be an FZ150 strength, I keep looking for something I've got set wrong; tried various settings for focus, not sure if any impact. In the one game I've gotten to shoot in sunlight, focus was fine.
Wondering.

Now that I think about it, I shot cross-country in the rain at ISO 800, and it kept up just fine with the runners coming at me at about 135mm. I wonder if there is something about the longer soccer shots...

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