XPRO1 too slow AF, sell now and buy again next year?

Started Jul 10, 2012 | Discussions thread
Paul Szilard
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Re: XPRO1 too slow AF, sell now and buy again next year?
In reply to ZZ9, Jul 11, 2012

Well, I own an X100 and had a loan of an XPRO1 for 2 weeks, and had no problems using hyperfocal focusing. They both have manual focus, which even though by wire, can be set to any distance.

I have typically set it to my X100 to f4, which gives a hyperfocal distance of 7m using the 23mm lens.

For the XPRO1 with 35mm lens, f4 gives a hyperfocal distance of 16m, but if I focused to 10m the DOF would cover 6.2m to 26m, which is quite reasonable.

There are a number DOF calculators for the iPhone/iPad, which can be helpful. I particularly like Simple DoF Calculator as it uses the full screen on my iPad.

If you are keen to have very fast focus in a sub-DSLR, then take a look at the latest Olympus OM-D EM-5. I believe it is outstanding.
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