Oly's Micro Lens Strategy Is A Mess!

Started May 24, 2012 | Discussions thread
erichK
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Re: 4/3 was just too early
In reply to TrapperJohn, May 26, 2012

TrapperJohn wrote:

The AF issue is really more firmware policy than anything. Two high grade 4/3 lenses have been updated for CDAF: the PL25.

Where and how does one get this firmware upgrade?

None of the other HG or SHG lenses have had their firmware changed to accomodate CDAF, and this is apparently more a policy decision at Olympus than a technical limitation.

But the 70-300 was, to the degree that is focused pretty well my Pen PL1 and should also on the OM-D I just got.

PDAF on sensor would solve not only ZD AF, but it would also give greatly improved C-AF as well. Let's hope they move in that direction. Even with slow AF, my better ZD's really shine on the EM5.

Let's hope that this is one of the "hard nuts" that they have cracked!
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