Once And For All - All this "Nuts" about Focusing Speed

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Re: Once And For All - All this "Nuts" about Focusing Speed
In reply to fuji P, 5 months ago

fuji P wrote:

Sorry - but this really "Gets my Goat".

People keep posting about focusing speed - this camera is faster than that camera - with this lens - with that lens - with this turned on - with that turned off!!!!!

When you take a picture, you think about the finished scene / subject and how you want the photo to look, you compose the scene, check your settings, check 100 other things then - focus. The focusing is the least time consuming part of the process and in my view, unless you are shooting sport, moving wildlife, fast moving subjects etc. the time it takes is not critical.

But people do shoot sports, wildlife etc etc.

If anyone can provide an image where a shot was ruined due to focusing speed being a nano second slower than expected or can tell a story where they missed a once in a lifetime shot because of "slow" focusing - I would like to hear it.

I delete them but I do get them. I'd have more except I missed the shot altogether.

Don't get me wrong, I put up with it and work around it, but it is an issue at times. My favourite camera of all time was a Nikon F3 so I never had AF at all. One of the reasons I like the X-T1 so much is because it is the closest thing I have found since turning digital that matches my old F3. I won't pretend I don't care about focus speed though. Why does that bother you?

Awaiting the flood.

By the time you've focussed you'll have missed it

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