Its official. Oly AF sucks!

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windsprite
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Re: Its official. Oly AF sucks!
In reply to Dan, 7 months ago

Dan wrote:

Hi Julie...yeah I will have to try that in the morning sometime. All my testing was with static objects since I have really no doubt the D3 and any lens would outperform a 4/3rds camera in C-AF...lots have been learned over the years. Was odd to hear of Louis's issues with his two D3's though.

I definitely recall the E3 with the 50-200SWD going both ways...by that I mean going extreme close range and also all the way to the end of the soccer field...well actually past it(!) ie infinity focus. Even with the camera set up not to take a shot unless it thought something was in focus I'd get images that had nothing in focus.

That's interesting.  I always experienced front focus, and never anything behind the subject.

Unfortunately I haven't shot any soccer with this E3 and 50-200SWD...I think it might actually do pretty well in S-AF...though my finger might get tired!

You have a short memory.    Isn't that the way we all used to shoot in the early days before the E-3?  "Feather the shutter."

I will say that even my wonky E-3s were a big improvement over the E-1 for C-AF.  Oly have been making a big effort, that's for sure.  It's just that AF seems to be a very complicated technology.

Julie

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