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

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micksh6
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Re: I feel misled: Panasonic 20mm f1.7 II AF is SO SLOW!
In reply to Wesley Byrne, 8 months ago

Why do you feel mislead? Of course it's slow and it has been shown here long time ago. You just needed to look at the right tests:
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52045407
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52049352

A "controlled" test can also show that 20mm focuses much slower than other lenses and hunts more often too. It's not needed to refocus from close-up to infinity in order to see that. These tests show refocusing between about 5 and 7-8 feet.
I think a curved focus target attributes to slow AF with this lens. Slow AF wouldn't be that noticeable on flat target such as brick wall.

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