UPDATE: AF misfocuses under lowlight

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UPDATE: AF misfocuses under lowlight
Dec 27, 2011

Instead of replying to my original thread which has grown large: http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1042&message=40162407

I'm updating those that helped me in that thread & for those that are having the same issue with AF in low light.

It appears that the small Christmas tree lights were throwing off the sensors in the NEX-5N while using several autofocus modes. I was suggested to instead use DMF or Manual Focus w/focus peaking. DMF worked in one scenario but failed to work in the other. Here's what I have.

This is Handheld Twilight with DMF (much better):

This is Anti Motion Blur with DMF (same original issue):

This is Anti Motion Blur with Manual Focus (pretty good):

Sony still has to address this issue in a firmware update, as most would like to stay away from Manual Focus with AF lenses.
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