Is AF-C basically a myth for NEX?

Started Feb 4, 2013 | Discussions thread
sean lancaster
sean lancaster Veteran Member • Posts: 7,235
Re: Is AF-C basically a myth for NEX?

Brian Caslis wrote:

AF-C is a myth for any mirrorless camera except the Nikon 1 system and then only in good light. Contrast focus is just not the right mechanism for this. A number of people use AF-S on the Olympus OM-D since it focus very quickly and they just mash the shutter to take the shot right away. However, I think the focus on the NEX is just too slow to make this work.

In theory the NEX-6 might be able to handle tracking in good light. I have not used one myself for this and the reviews I've seen make we doubt it would be able to handle this.

At least Sony has figured it out. They had AF-C on the RX1 in an early production model and then removed the mode for the final model that shipped to consumers.

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