Its official. Oly AF sucks!

Started Sep 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Its official. Oly AF sucks!
In reply to Big Ga, Sep 12, 2013

There's a brief hands on review on the Phoblographer website and their comment on AF on the EM-1 follows below:

"We tested the EM5 with both Micro Four Thirds lenses and Four Thirds lenses. We don’t really know all the technicalities of the autofocus, but somehow or another the Four Thirds lenses focus super quick–faster than they did on the E5. Micro Four Thirds lenses also focus quite fast. Part of this is due to Phase Detection AF in the camera.

Micro Four Thirds lenses will be able to use a larger area of focusing than Four Thirds lenses will be able to. For the most part, the Four Thirds lens focusing area is all in the center–just like a full frame DSLR.

In our uses with Four Thirds lenses, focusing in low light wasn’t so stellar–but we were shooting fireworks."

(Note - I think their reference to the EM5 is a simple typo because the review is very much about the EM-1 but I reproduced it as they typed it)

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