What's all this about "slow" AF with X-E1/X-Pro1??

Started Feb 7, 2014 | Discussions thread
Shop cameras & lenses ▾
Jeff Charles Veteran Member • Posts: 7,514
Re: What's all this about "slow" AF with X-E1/X-Pro1??

FBoneOne wrote:

The other way is to remember that Cartier Bresson never had AF even as slow as the XP1 is and still did Ok. Zone focusing is still a photographer's best friend in those conditions.

He may have used zone focusing, but he also used scale focusing, where he'd estimate the distance to the subject and set it on the lens focus ring, before raising the camera to his eye. He did take some out-of-focus pictures, which turned out to be pretty good anyway.

-- hide signature --

Pastafarian, but with doubts, and a waskely wabbit too

 Jeff Charles's gear list:Jeff Charles's gear list
Sony RX100 III Fujifilm X100T Olympus E-M1 Fujifilm X-E2 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm 1:4-5.6 R +5 more
Post (hide subjects) Posted by
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow