Its official. Oly AF sucks!

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Franka T.L.
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Re: Its official. Oly AF sucks!
In reply to Big Ga, 11 months ago

Well, that certainly is a way to sees it. My take though DPR is not really wrong in their original statement. Cause they were saying the AF not up to CONTEMPORARY DSLR standard , as such, with the E-M1 I would be more inclined to think of contemporary DSLR as like of Nikon D7100, Canon EOS-70D , not the Olympus E-5. So while many a 4/3 user would be happy to hear that the E-M1 do indeed perform right up there with 4/3 lens as that of the E-5. The sad fact is that standard is no longer standard as far as 2nd quarter 2013 goes.

What really boils down is how good that on chip PDAF work in real world environment. AF test done in lab is almost entirely on high contrast subject well lited and stationary. Most real world subject are less so well defined though. The ultimate test must be the one that real user dictates, say taking photo of your friend at the pub ( low light and motion ), catching the pet ( try a black cat on dark colored sofa ), the kids, etc ....

For the price the E-M1 asking and its mission to be the one to take those 4/3 lens back to 2013 , it really do need to deliver. Shall have to wait and see how it all goes.

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