Its official. Oly AF sucks!

Started Sep 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
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rovingtim Veteran Member • Posts: 8,582
Oly's latest DSLR AF sucked.

The E3/E5 AF was abysmal compared its competition. It is utterly irrelevant that people remaining within the E3/E5's relatively narrow operational parameters experienced good AF.

The main problem wasn't speed (it was fast) or not enough cross points, etc.

One problem is that when pushed, the AF could unpredictably fail in places where other cameras remain rock solid reliable. Another problem is it is molasses slow in low light. Another problem is the poor CAF. Another problem is the poor all-point algorithms. Another problem is its propensity to lose focus alignment.

The AF was a mess in the E3. It was one of the worst backward steps Oly ever took. It remained a problem with the E5.

Combining the messy AF with an out-of-date sensor in a huge body was not a recipe for growing the system. And here we are.

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