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

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Re: I feel misled: Panasonic 20mm f1.7 II AF is SO SLOW!
In reply to Wesley Byrne, Apr 29, 2014

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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