Olympus OM-D E-M1 low light auto focus performance

Started Jan 16, 2014 | Questions thread
OP msnremea1 New Member • Posts: 14
Re: Olympus OM-D E-M1 low light auto focus performance

Lindsay D wrote:

My EM1 is excellent at focusing in very low light. Focusing is dependent upon good technique and, as has been said, the lens you're using.

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I understand that. Not sure if you watched the video I took.
Anyway, even with the Olympus 12-40 1:2.8 Pro which is considered a perfect match for the camera it is not exactly slow with 0.7 seconds it is still 4.7 times slower than the GH2 which only needs 0.15 seconds with the same lens.
The E-M1 first starts in the wrong direction, then it goes the other way, finds the focus and then still continues to move for a while and then goes back.
The GH2 nearly always starts in the right direction and if it reached the point where the image is perfectly in focus it only passes this point extremely short and then goes back immediately.
That seems to make the 0.15 vs. 0.7 seconds.

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