X-E1 how bad is the focus system?

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darngooddesign
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Re: X-E1 how bad is the focus system?
In reply to Itamath, 8 months ago

For fast movement the AF isn't that good. For everything else it is. A common workaround is the focus just ahead of where the action will be and wait for the subject to get there. I used that technique to capture one of our pups lure coursing in this photo with the XF 55-200 lens:

I thought it focused quickly on the grass ahead of the dog so I was able to get those shots. Of course there were many shots from that day that I threw out, but the thing is I don't need 50 photos of the dog doing the same thing, just a couple of keepers which I got.

If you need a fast focusing and tracking camera the XE1 is not it. But for everything else its great and a real bargain.

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