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Started Apr 28, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: True
In reply to jimoyer, May 2, 2014

jimoyer wrote:

When I get a chance to use one I will. Until then, based on the link you left, I'd say that it's definitely one of, if not the best m4/3 (I don't recall the EM1's results, but I thought they were a bit better but could easily be wrong...I don't put much stock into those type of reviews and do my own tests), but it's not up to D7100/D300s AF caliber and it's definitely not up to D3/D4 (and all of their variants).

I average 500-700 images a baseball game, and with my D7100, the percentage of images that are discarded because of being out of focus are pretty low. Most of them are either my fault, or are pre AF lock on. Once the camera obtains a lock on a moving subject (including toward and away from me which are obviously harder than side to side shots) it rarely (almost never) will lose focus. The Dx series of cameras are even better.

Again, the GH4 looks like an absolutely awesome camera for stills and especially video. I hope I'm wrong, and eventually I'll find out for myself, but I don't see it replacing the Dx or EOS series of pro bodies, if for nothing else than the manufacturer support that isn't in place yet, at least not to the level Nikon and Canon are.

Fred Kurtz On Apr. 29th, 2014 (3 days ago) Thanks for this post Dan. As you know I spent around $20k in new NIkon equipment in the past two years. Now my money is being funneled into Panasonic Micro 4/3′s equipment. How fast this field changes is just like in the computer industry. You literally have to purchase new every year or two or be left in the dust. Once I bought the Nikon equipment I mistakenly thought I was done for a very long time. As we discussed in Cuba, when I first started going on your Invitational Tours, it was about 90% Nikon and 10% Canon with maybe a Sony thrown in now and then. Now your trips are mostly Micro 4/3′s with a couple of Nikon’s and Canon’s thrown in. My how things change. Canon and Nikon better wake up. I really thought I would be a Nikon lifer. Not so sure now. My GH4 comes tomorrow from Hunt’s Camera and I am excited to start playing with it. Take Care Dan.


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