DF - low light focusing speed?

Started Apr 2, 2014 | Discussions thread
j_photo Veteran Member • Posts: 3,210
Re: DF - low light focusing speed?

vladi1234567 wrote:

I was just wondering if the owners could share their experiences with how fast the Df can lock the focus in the low light situations - something that would require 1/100s shutter speed, 1.8 aperture and 6400-12800 ISO. I've found a couple of reviews today that claim it takes up to 10 seconds to lock focus, and sometimes it wouldn't lock at all. Would those who use the Df in low light agree or disagree? What are your personal findings in that regard?

Thanks and regards

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D700, RX100, RX1

It's nearly as good as my D800. Maybe not always as good, but close enough not to notice any meaningful difference under normal shooting.

In regular usage I've never seen it hunt anything like what you describe, except once when I deliberately aimed it at an featureless wall with no detail or contrast in extremely poor lighting. I doubt my D800 would have focused there either.

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