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 Anders W, 5 months ago

Anders W wrote:

There is no evidence whatsoever that the 20/1.7 has greater difficulty locking focus than other lenses in apples-to-apples comparisons (same light conditions, same AF target, same target magnification).

Sorry, but thats just not true.

I lost so many good shots (some were rare once in a lifetime occasions) with the atrocious focus of the 20mm that I once almost trashed it.

It is just sooo bad.

When I have my 45mm on it, it always focuses: fast, precise, reliably. Even in almost complete darkness when I'm out at 3am taking pics.

The 20mm is exactly the opposite!

And everybody who has one and is not biased knows what I mean!

But it is no more prone to hunting than other lenses under comparable conditions.

Reality very strongly disagrees!

And thats why I finally decided to replace it with an Oly 17mm or 25mm. Something I regret not having done much sooner...

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