Forced to turn off focus light, is this fair?

Started Dec 25, 2012 | Discussions thread
PDine Contributing Member • Posts: 579
Re: Forced to turn off focus light, is this fair?

El Matadurr wrote:

kerpan wrote:

Many of us just leave the focus light off permanently. ;~}

Got my first AF e-mount in today, the 35mm f/1.8, and I tried out the AF assist light for fun to see what the fuss was all about when focusing in low-light.

Wow, it really does make everything so much worse!

The annoying thing is, my old Canon G12 used a similar AF assist light and it worked brilliantly.  Like many people on this forum, I find the NEX AF assist light to be pretty much a disaster.  How can this be?  How can adding light to a dim scene make it harder for the camera to find focus?  There are situations in low-light where even with the SEL50f18 attached, the sensor is not getting enough light to find focus easily.  Of course, switch the AF assist light to ON, turns a difficult task into an impossible one!

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