Its official. Oly AF sucks!

Started Sep 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Stacey_K
Stacey_K Veteran Member • Posts: 7,864
Re: But it didn't

Geo Wharton wrote:

suck. Obviously the DPR writer didn't know how to use the camera. I found the E-5 to focus fast and accurately on what ever the focus point is on. When all points are on the camera pick whichever point it sees and can lock on . Using a single, small point, and being able to keep the point where I want it, I have always gotten excellent results, not missed focus.

I've not used an E5 but something a D7000 does is focus tracking. You start with the center focus point but then in CAF 3D mode, if what you have focused on moves off of the center point, the camera moves the focus point to track that object. This isn't that auto mode that picks the focus point, it simply moves to other focus points if the original focused subject moves in the frame. I was shooting my crazy little dog yesterday and trying to keep one focus point on him as he ran around being crazy was almost impossible for me. He would run out of the focus point and the camera would then focus on something else. When I set the tracking mode, this wasn't an issue.

Like I said, never used an E5 so not sure if it does this, predictive CAF etc..

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