I feel misled: Panasonic 20mm f1.7 II AF is SO SLOW!

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RickPick
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Re: I feel misled: Panasonic 20mm f1.7 II AF is SO SLOW!
In reply to Wesley Byrne, 4 months ago

Wesley Byrne wrote:

RickPick wrote:

You shouldn't expect A/F miracles from a 5 year old design pancake lens. I did an informal test once between this lens and the Olympus 45mm, which is acknowledged to be quite fast. I tried this with a range of light levels. The difference in AFS, provided no hunting was induced, was barely noticeable.

I noticed the difference. I had read that the AF was slower than newer lenses, it also misleading comments like yours saying that there is no noticeable difference in AF speed in real world use (there is).

Yes, it is a little slower, but we are talking hundredths of a second - apart from the lack of CAF and where there is hunting. I do not want to mislead anybody but am just reporting what I myself tried with my own copy. For my own use I never had a problem with the lens and in fact I like it and do find it versatile due to its natural focal length (meaning similar to the human eye view) and bright aperture. If it isn't suitable for your use then sell it and get another one - but please don't complain that you were "mislead", as if there is a conspiracy against you. This is not a "one size fits all" situation by any means.

Thanks,

Rick

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