Once And For All - All this "Nuts" about Focusing Speed

Started Mar 13, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Joachim Gerstl
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Re: Once And For All - All this "Nuts" about Focusing Speed
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fuji P wrote:

Sorry - but this really "Gets my Goat".

People keep posting about focusing speed - this camera is faster than that camera - with this lens - with that lens - with this turned on - with that turned off!!!!!

When you take a picture, you think about the finished scene / subject and how you want the photo to look, you compose the scene, check your settings, check 100 other things then - focus. The focusing is the least time consuming part of the process and in my view, unless you are shooting sport, moving wildlife, fast moving subjects etc. the time it takes is not critical.

If anyone can provide an image where a shot was ruined due to focusing speed being a nano second slower than expected or can tell a story where they missed a once in a lifetime shot because of "slow" focusing - I would like to hear it.

Awaiting the flood.

According to your logic it shouldn't bother me that my aging MacBookPro is slow in LR and takes a couple of seconds per preview because most of the time the processor is still waiting for my input.

If you push a knob you want a reaction. Without delay. Everything slower is laggy.

AF that takes a second is 1988 not 2014.

I don't say it is the most important thing but it is something Fuji needs to address if they want to appeal to a broader audience. It's hard to ignore that a rather expensive, top of the line mirrorless camera can't do what a cheap Canon Rebel does.

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