Olympus OM-D E-M1 low light auto focus performance

Started Jan 16, 2014 | Questions thread
wansai Regular Member • Posts: 378
Re: Olympus OM-D E-M1 low light auto focus performance

OP, this also is highly dependent on the lense you're using. off the top of my head, the 12-40 is very fast and reliable in low light. the panaleica 25 is next, then the oly 45, then the panny 20, from fastest to slowest.

there is one scenario where all those glass will fail focus and that is backlit lowlight with strong silhouette. there are very few cameras that can perform in that situation.

the 12-40 should still be able to grab focus pretty quickly even with a single shaded bulb for a small/medium sized room as illumination. that's pretty dark and is about the light level of a typical pub/bar venue, or romantic restaurant setting.

in outdoor shots, the ambient light from cars and street light should be more than enough for the 12-40 and panaleica 25 to focus. however the kit lense, 45 and 20 will likely fail or struggle.

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