Its official. Oly AF sucks!

Started Sep 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: It's what I expected.
In reply to Danielvr, Sep 13, 2013

Danielvr wrote:

For myself I wanted a body I can hang my 12-60 on and shoot in low light venues (museums for example, where flash is not allowed, and indoor car shows, where lighting is often subdued). So I was disappointed when I read dpr's review of the camera's AF performance.

I wouldn't worry too much about AF speed if you're shooting static objects. Even if it should be a tad slower than the E-5 in those circumstances (which I doubt), it should work just fine. But then, with the live view features (magnified focus area, real DOF preview, tilt screen) that the E-M1 offers I doubt if you'd even want to use the camera like a conventional SLR. Furthermore it has other qualities such as a dedicated 1-touch WB button, excellent high ISO, powerful IBIS, no AA-filter, etc, that i.m.o. make it an ideal camera for your kind of shooting. The 11-22mm might be a better choice of lens though because of its much lower distortion (important when shooting framed artworks - I love my 12-60mm too, but I don't use it for such purposes).

Thanks for the comments. It's too early for me to write the E-M1 off so soon. I'll wait for some user reviews. Excellent high ISO and powerful IBIS would be ideal for low light shooting.

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