EM1 42.5 f/1.2 random shots Birthday Party...

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Re: EM1 42.5 f/1.2 random shots Birthday Party...
In reply to taz98spin, 7 months ago

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LTZ470 wrote:

sinkas wrote:

So where are we - a Sony A7r kit costing over $3000 can't handle a birthday party!

Yep, I am really unhappy with it as well, the FE 55 f/1.8 lens got stellar reviews over the top IQ on the A7r, and then can't lock AF on a child's face at a birthday party with some backlighting...the EM1 made short work of it with the 42.5 f/1.2...

I should have tried Face Recognition and/or Eye Start AF on the Sony though...

EM1 was super fast and responsive...

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So it wasn't really the camera that couldn't focus, it was user error??

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Only thing I could think of that would help? It would not AF on ANYONE's face with any sort of back lighting...even at f/1.8...to give an example of how much light was available look at all the Oly photos, they are ALL ISO 200...EM1 chose minimum ISO on Auto ISO indoors...so IF a camera cannot AF in those conditions folks I would have to say it has poor AF...now there are workarounds, Manual Focus, but I find that with Manual Focus the A7r will not Focus Peak well where it can't AF well, Face Recognition and Eye Start AF are the only two things that I think would help possibly as a workaround...

Like how many Pro Photogs use Face Recognition? or better yet how many have to?

Just a note I have already shot almost 5000 photos with the A7r, but a lot with LA-EA4 adapter which gives PDAF so it works...but it is an atrocity of an adapter and the SAL Full Frame Lens defeats the purpose in size and weight alone...

The FE 55mm is a stellar lens but if it won't AF indoors, it ain't gonna be in my stable very long...

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