X-E1 how bad is the focus system?

Started Apr 28, 2014 | Discussions thread
Dabbler Senior Member • Posts: 2,011
Re: X-E1 how bad is the focus system?

In my experience the only camera that will keep up with kids is (besides the monster D4)  a Nikon 1 Vx series. Their focusing is the fastest I've seen, although they aren't great in low light due to the slow lens speeds (typically f3.5+).

But the X series are great cameras. Like any craftsman you need to master  your tools and use them properly. In some cases you can get overcome focusing issues by using zone focusing, pre-focusing etc. If you want a good X action camera the XT1 is the one to get. I own the XE1 and XT1. I keep the 35mm on the XE1 and swap the 18-55mm and 55-200mm on the XT1. If I'm going to be doing a lot of focus tracking I'll lug my D800 and pro lenses with me. But I pay a price in wear and tear by the end of the day

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