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GH4, DFD, AF-C, BIF - Status?

Started Jun 15, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Chris R-UK
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GH4, DFD, AF-C, BIF - Status?
Jun 15, 2014

The GH4 has been available for about 2 months now but I have seen very few threads on this forum about how well DFD works for birds in flight.  This is in contrast to the Sony E mount forum where there have been a lot of threads on the A6000 and BIF including some great shots from zackiedog.

I have watched the Camera Store TV video that compares the GH4 with a Nikon D4s and others but the AF-C test in that in nowhere nearly as difficult as BIF.

Is anybody actually using the GH4 for BIF or fast action sports?

Does anybody know whether the problems with the 100-300 having a reduced fps rate on the GH4 is due to mechanical issues with the 100-300 (e.g. too heavy) or firmware issues either in the lens of the GH4 body?  Does it only happen when using AF-C or does it also happen when shooting a burst using AF-S?  Does it happen with any other lenses?

The current situation as to whether Olympus lenses will ever be able work with DFD (especially the upcoming 30mm f/4) seems to be confused.  Does anybody have a good information on this?

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