Its official. Oly AF sucks!

Started Sep 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
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erichK Veteran Member • Posts: 4,265
Re: The PDAF is likely as good as it's going to get
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tinternaut wrote:

I don't see Olympus expending R&D costs in getting that side of AF any better than the E-3/5/30 (which are actually pretty good - like night and day compared to my E-510, but happen to be behind the CaNikon state of the art).

Quite predictably so, since they were a decade or so behind when the E-1 came out.  They made a real effort with the E-3, and while the failed to really catch up with Nikon and Canon, did finally provide AF that is usually effective, and CAF that is at least somewhat usable.  The reports so far from neutral parties like Calgary's The Camera Store and the - really mini-review - Preview here indicate that EM-1's AF appears to be okay with FT lenses in this regard

Professional sports shooters, obviously, should look elsewhere, but for the rest of us the EM-1 which is a brilliant camera in so many other ways should be a very useful and versatile instrument,

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