Old Minolta Guy: What a shame. Does the Sony 1 inch sensor not have OSPDAF?IMHO, it was a mistake to permaently attach such an expensive lens to a camera such problematic AF, and I don't believe a firmware can fix it. This expensive fixed lens is already obsolete for anyone wanting reliable focusing capabilities. Wait for the next model.
True only if you have no other camera. And the lack of PDAF makes "missing the shots" the exact problem :) The irritating part is that Sony has already implemented PDAF in several other mirrorless cameras.
Exactly my thoughts. It seems pretty likely that there will be another model down the road with PDAF. Since you can't take the (expensive) lens with you to the next body, waiting until the lens is matched to a AF system worthy of it seems the sensible thing to do.
Imagingfix: So, looking at the two new tele optons I first thought 300mm f4 is it, as I want to be able to keep ISO down to the lowest possible. BUT, a 600mm equiv. couldmiss me a few close shots along the way. I think I will end up going with the PL100-400, and I hop the IQ holds strong up to around 350mm – zooms are never good at their longest FL. Also, I hope at 300mm it offers f5.6 or larger to compete with Oly on the light transmission factor. Looking forward to testing this one for sure. Happy to see Oly and PL offering up some better telephoto options!
It is reported to be f5.6 at 300mm