GH3 - Who says that m43 is not good for sports !!!

Started Apr 29, 2013 | Discussions thread Forum Pro • Posts: 13,246
Re: I do.

ultimitsu wrote:

Mjankor wrote:


Crap photo, yeah, but I don't really want photos of LWDs.

First of all, As illy pointed out, DOf is much much deeper and it is nowhere near as stressing on the AF.

Secondly, despite the deep DOF,  your image is OOF, looking at at larger size, the ground within focus plain is very sharp while the face of the dog is nowhere near as sharp.

And of course, let's not forget:

Grey Hound Racing

Very good images, but again DOF is much thicker.

Why are you even here?

To correct some incorrect assertions.

I'm pretty sure you don't actually know what the focussing capabilities of M4/3s  actually are.

I know what they are - they are good - much better than what they were 3 years ago, but to say they are now as good as SLR for tacking, you would have to be kidding yourself.

If you want shoot an image matching my shot to prove the point, you'll need to shoot it at 160mm F3.2.

From the ground you should be able to identify exactly where in the photo the focal plane is. It's approximately the front edge of the sideways brick in front of the pebble, or, about the tip of the dogs nose. You are, I presume, comparing shadowed areas with shadowed areas?

Second, I don't have to shoot the exact same image as you. I can shoot anything I like, with any lens I like. It's pretty easy to tell if the focus is accurate enough or not, even with a slow lens. Don't worry. I'm used to people who want to shift the goalposts. I'd like to know what happens if I go out and grab a very shallow DoF, "fast action" photo. What's the next request?

Can't say I've seen too many (anyone?) people claim M4/3s C-AF is better than a DSLRs PDAF. I have however seen some very stupid DSLR users make blanket claims that M4/3s cannot get shots like these, followed by posting birds, dogs and bees.

As you can tell from my gallery, the C-AF from m4/3s is hardly the penalty you keep claiming it to be.'s gear's gear list
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Olympus E-M1 II Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6 Panasonic Lumix G Fisheye 8mm F3.5 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm 1:3.5-6.3 EZ +7 more
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