Why m4/3rds is declining in the US.

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Re: Why m4/3rds is declining in the US.
In reply to jonikon, Apr 30, 2013

jonikon wrote:

EinsteinsGhost wrote:

jonikon wrote:

Lack of phase detection type auto focusing (which can track moving subjects), is the biggest shortcoming with m4/3 cameras of today that still use the antiquated CDAF focusing system found in pocket cameras. I just visited Disneyland and saw a lot of DSLRs (mostly Nikon), but heard at least one owner of a m4/3 camera curse it for not being able to focus their kid on a ride. Luckily I had a Nikon V1 with on-sensor PDAFthat works great for for focusing on fast  moving subjects, so no worries for me! 

- Jon

Chances are, that person would have cursed the camera regardless. Chances are, I could have taken the same image with manual focus as I do most of the time (when using my NEX).

Why make more work for yourself and use a crippled camera with manual focus when there are more capable AF systems like the Nikon 1 cameras?

Because photography to me is more than just taking photographs, I enjoy manual photography. This doesn't mean I can't appreciate fast AF using my NEX... running towards the camera...

Or, running away from the camera, with manual focus...

Manual focus is old school and not acceptable for fast action photography. I used MF back in the day because I had to, but I don't use MF anymore unless I absolutely have to focus through something, (like a fence).

And you may see a bit of the fence in the above image taken with MF. Not that t was the fence that forced me to use MF, some cameras simply make it more enjoyable.

I don't drive manual transmission cars anymore either, as the heavy traffic of today has made a stick shift a real nuisance, and the new automatic transmissions are very smooth and efficient nowadays. I like  the new auto-magic!  

- Jon

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