New Olympus 17mm 1.8

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texinwien
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Re: New Olympus 17mm 1.8
In reply to tt321, 6 months ago

tt321 wrote:

texinwien wrote:

In my experience, the condition in which the 20mm f/1.7 is slower to autofocus (that of switching back and forth between focusing on something between 0.2 and 0.5 meters and something between 0.75 meters and infinity) is an absolute rarity.

Not so fast.

Whoah, Nelly!

Please take a moment to read the portion of the quote I bolded above. Then take a moment to read the next one. It directly followed the above passage in my post, but you snipped it out in your reply to me:

I accept that this may not be the case for others, however.

Also this one, with which I signed off:

Or just about 99.9% of all photographic situations in which I find myself. Again, YMMV.

I believe I made it crystal clear that I was talking specifically about my experience, and that other photographers may have different needs. Do you disagree?

I sometimes have this work flow: See something, turn on the camera, (roughly) frame, focus, and take one shot or a number of bracketed shots. Turn off the camera.

My E-M5 is set to reset focus to infinity when I turn it on. It's usually finished with that before I am able to get the camera to my eye and frame my shot. In over 5,000 photos taken with my E-M5 and 20mm (one of 9 native m43 lenses I own), I cannot recall one instance in which I missed a shot because of slow focus with the 20mm immediately after turning my E-M5 on.

Again, that's my experience. YMMV (look it up if you don't know the meaning).

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