Why I switched to an OM-D Locked

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Anders W Forum Pro • Posts: 21,468
Re: Why I switched to an OM-D

thorkilry wrote:

qianp2k wrote:

Mjankor wrote:

My hunch is qianp2k is not familiar with recent m4/3,cameras and thinks they focus like live view on some DSLRs (slowly).

His tendency to post photos of various things as examples that m4/3s has trouble with is laughable. Having seen the work of many of the photographers who post to this forum I just end up shaking my head at the disconnect between what qianp2k thinks m4/3s can do, and what can really be achieved.

I am quite familiar with the development of mFT and mirrorless in general. I played E-M5 for a while in pdn PhotoPlus show along with NEX and G5, GH3, EOS-M...all major mirroless. E-M5 CDAF is fast no doubt but GH3 is a bit faster. However I still experienced noticeable lag of EVF refresh and slow down after initial few burst. CDAF still much lag behind against some surfaces that lacking of enough contrast or under reflection lights or under dim light, no mention fast moving subjects. In short still not at the levels of PDAF and OVF.

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"However I still experienced noticeable lag of EVF."

If you were familiar with the E-M5, you would set the EVF to highframerate, no visible lag.

Hi thorkilry. I think what qianp2k is talking about here is not the normal live view lag (which is barely perceptible even with normal refresh) but the EVF refresh during burst-mode shooting.

That said, it is of course ridiculous to think that you are familiar with a camera, let alone a whole family of cameras after having played with it/them a few minutes at a show. That's why qianp2k makes one embarassing mistake after the other. One that he adds here is the mention of "slow down after initial few burst". As a matter of fact, the E-M5 has a higher frame rate (9 fps) than, and the same buffer depth (17 images in RAW) as, qianp2k's newly acquired FF camera, the Canon 5DIII. How things actually stands when it comes to MFT AF-C performance is something I have already dealt with in other posts, so no need to repeat that here.

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