Any current/former EM5 or EM1 owners considering a switch to XT-1?

Started Feb 19, 2014 | Discussions thread
Marcos Villaroman Veteran Member • Posts: 5,623
Re: Any current/former EM5 or EM1 owners considering a switch to XT-1?

dadaoftwo wrote:

As my nickname suggests, I am a father of two, and have been really frustrated at not being able to take those photos of my kids running towards me with the delirious smile plastered all over their faces as only kids can when they're running. I've had to be content with taking running shots from the side as then I have more time to focus and manually track their lateral runs. But these shots are often disappointing as the smiles just aren't captured - any attempt at using AF-C (or C-AF) has been a disaster on my EM5!

But now comes the XT-1, and it's weather-sealed, and although lacking in stabilisation, Fuji has lenses which have OIS. But the biggest plus, a (seemingly) working AF-C function!

I'm wondering if the X-T1's AF can achieve initial focus lock on your subject fast enough to get those quick grabs of moving kids.  From what I've been reading, the X-T1 might have similar initial focusing speeds as a X-E2, but, can then do a really good continuous AF track.

I'm wondering how much the excellent IBIS of the E-M1/E-M5 will be missed.

As for me, my investment in m43 is very modest (GF5, PL1).  I rented the E-M5 w/ 12-40/2.8 last weekend.  I was disappointed in the noise levels in the RAW shots.  Since I don't own an E-M1, I'm resistant to making the extra effort to adjust my exposure strategy and workflow for a setup that costs $2400.

In going Fuji-X, it is a shame to lose the smaller/lighter m43 lens.  Fuji XF lens are considerably heavier.  It would be interesting to look up more image quality comparisons between m43 glass and XF glass at similar price points.

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