Is SLT dead or alive ?

Started Jan 17, 2014 | Discussions thread
tbcass Forum Pro • Posts: 38,798
Re: Is SLT dead or alive ?

LeicaBOSS wrote:

...but you haven't missed those shots with an A7 or A7r, for example? Or a NEX-7? Right?

I've shot birds in flight with a Canon EOS-M, baseball and indoor dodgeball with a NEX-7, fast-paced street with an A7r. Never had significant miss rates with any of these. I also have an A77. I like it, too - but I'd be crazy to say that one should get significantly more shots in focus with it.

Just even a tiny bit of skill and technique, and nobody should be missing shots with any of these.

So, I'd hate to put it this way, but if you really can't nail nearly all of your shots with on-chip PDAF - as good as it is now - take the 1/2 stop and just practice just a little harder.

Every single review I've read and the user reports say that the A7 autofocus is on the slow side. It may be accurate but what good is accuracy if it is too slow to acquire focus in the first place. I have tried out a NEX7 and found it's AF too slow for Soccer and Basketball.

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