How to shoot fast with a slow camera

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Joachim Gerstl
Joachim Gerstl OP Veteran Member • Posts: 6,598
Re: How to shoot fast with a slow camera

Fabio Amodeo wrote:

It does not seem terribly complicated to me. Qith the 14 or the 18 just select f/11, manual focus, focus on the hyperfocal and let the depth of field and auto ISO do the rest. With longer lenses prefocus with the help of those silver phantoms that help a lot. In doubt go back to autofocus single. All the X cameras I used worked better if the focussing target is kept very small. Want to do follow action continuous autofocus? Wrong system. It's written everywhere, in every test: Fuji X is not (yet) the right system for this kind of things. I don't shoot flying birds, so it's all right for me.

If there is enough light to shoot at f11 it's not a problem. Good thing is that the 14mm does't need to be stopped down like that. f5.6 gives plenty of DOF.

AF tracking is an issue for most mirror less. I just watched the G4H, A6000, EM-1, XT-1 comparison clip on youtube but they are getting better.

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