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

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

57LowRider wrote:

I've been really tempted to say that people who complain about AF speed are just wusses who need to grow a pair, but that's quite unfair (even if there's a seed of truth....).

It is unfair, entirely so.

Secondly, time has to be spent learning about how to caress them into their best performance in a given situation. It's second nature for me now, with X-E1 and XF 35, to switch immediately to M and hit AF-L when I can't lock in low light. No fuss, no toys out of pram, that's what usually works and I just do it. That's just one example. I didn't learn this the first day I had the camera, that's for sure.

All cameras require time to learn to use to their best advantage.

I strongly believe that the Fujis are designed to enhance the enjoyment of the process, not as an almost-invisible means to an end.

I don't want my camera to 'enhance my enjoyment', presumably by requiring me to fiddle and play with settings and such. I want the camera to be as transparent as possible to my capturing of a photo; I want the results to enhance my enjoyment.

I almost get the impression sometimes that people use DSLRs as an expensive de-luxe point and shoot, where any thought is reduced to one button and that's it; that's probably why I don't want one.

Once again someone who does not have a certain camera type ascribes negative characteristics to those who DO have that kind of camera, as a means of elevating themselves above those others who use that other camera.

I've seen that same approach with people who insist on shooting manual focus only or who insist on using primes (because auto focus and zooms are for those who are 'lazy'), etc. etc.

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