At last - Complete article on new way to use AF on the E-M5

Started Aug 28, 2012 | Discussions thread
papillon_65
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Re: Thanks Siegfried....

Anders W wrote:

papillon_65 wrote:

Anders W wrote:

micksh6 wrote:

The first part of the article is composed from Olympus marketing materials, it's not very useful.

The suggestion to choose Oly lenses vs Pana for ultimate AF speed is not supported by any tests and in some cases is simply wrong. For example, Pana 25mm F1.4 lens won't focus slower than any Oly MSC lens. And it may often be faster in low light because no Oly lens has F1.4 aperture.

Advise to use 35 area AF is like advise to shoot in iAuto mode. Many prefer to define focus point themselves instead of letting camera to define it for them.

After digesting a lot of irrelevant information I found only one useful piece in the article - "do not let background in the AF rectangle". But this should be obvious and it applies to any CDAF camera, not only E-M5.

The article deserves a lot of criticism. But of course it's easier to say "keep up good work and ignore critics". This also pictures you as a nicer and better person than those rude vulgarians who disagree. The problem is that such position doesn't help to write better articles.

papillon_65 wrote:

Although I don't have problems with my OMD and focusing (mainly because I've been using CDAF focusing since it became prominent and understand how it works) I appreciate the time and effort it takes to do the research and write about it. Of course there is an element of subjectivity about it and there's no problem with that as AFAIC. It's a shame that some people don't appreciate that fact and feel the need to be rather unpleasant about your efforts. I realise you asked to be challenged about your findings but there's a way of doing that without being an a$$ and the fact that some people don't seem to be capable of doing it in a reasonable manner says more about them than it does about you. Keep you doing your good work and posting here and ignore those that can't help themselves from being unpleasant.

The "rude guy" cries, "the emperor is naked". The "nice guy" cries, "no he is not, what a rude guy you are". Now which is better?

What would be better would be if you learned the difference between naked and clothed, some better glasses perhaps ;).

I know the difference. In this particular case, you do too. But for some reason, you seem anxious not to fall from the grace of the emperor and (perhaps even more so) anxious to make his adversaries "look bad". Can't for the life of me figure out why.

I appreciate it when people make an effort to share knowledge and put as much effort in as he does. I also don't appreciate it when people behave like an a$$, differing opinion or not, you catch my drift?

BTW: I hope you have noted that the emperor generally advices against the use of Panasonic lenses on Olympus cameras. For best performance, you should use Olympus glass only. So if you want to stau in his favor, you had better sell your 7-14 and 12-35 before he finds out. In view of what you have already said elsewhere on the forum about these two lenses, I am sure that will be an easy price to pay.

Of course he's right, but that doesn't mean I can't use either of those lenses on my OMD, I accept the compromises and deal with them, others don't. I have no need to fall out with Siegfried or stay in his favour, I just call it as I see it. The fact that you don't agree is irrelevant to me.
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