Z50 and Z6 BIF review at Mirrorless Comparisons

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SaltyPeanut
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Re: Z50 and Z6 BIF review at Mirrorless Comparisons
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beatboxa wrote:

SaltyPeanut wrote:

beatboxa wrote:

One disappointing note is at 7:30, regarding the Z6's setting a3.

  • "Choose 1 for quick, to make sure the camera tracks autofocus as fast as possible."

NOOO! The camera will always track as fast as possible. There is no point to the camera tracking slower than it can.

This setting actually tells the camera what to do when it loses the subject it is tracking (for example, as you are panning, a tree shows up between you and the subject. That's why it says "blocked shot AF response" and not "AF tracking speed."

Bingo, which is why your recommendation of having it set to 3 or higher all the time is not exactly correct. It all depends on the situation.

"[My] recommendation of having it set to 3 or higher all the time?"

Where did I write that?

Setting 1 tells the camera to immediately forget the subject and refocus on something new (like the tree).

This setting doesn't tell the camera what to focus on. Nothing to do with subject selection.

Read what I wrote again.

I didn't say it tells the camera what to focus on. I said it tells the camera to pick a new subject.

It tells the camera to wait before it moves from current subject to a new one, if you move the AF point to something else (it also makes the AF feel sluggish sometimes). This can work for you or against you, depending on the situation and expectations.

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