M4/3 reliable sports camera?

Started Dec 31, 2019 | Discussions thread
Barry Stewart
Barry Stewart Veteran Member • Posts: 9,128
Re: M4/3 reliable sports camera? Chain link

Skeeterbytes wrote:

Barry Stewart wrote:

Skeeterbytes wrote:

Chainlink with slats inserted gets my vote as "favorite" AF distraction. Hate the stuff. Also, cars parked nearby when there's no fencing. "Hey, nice grill." Should I mention the net? AF loves the net.

Some time ago, I wrote a post on how I'd like to be able to tell my camera: "If you EVER see chain link fence, car grilles, or goal netting, DO NOT even THINK of AF-ing on it" or "Only focus on the

Oops... I see where I was interrupted mid-thought. Should have said: "Only focus on the ball" which is sort of underway, with the E-M1X focusing on helmets in racing mode.

The idea didn't get much love, with most responses leaning toward, "Suck it up and don't blame your camera."

My thinking is that camera automation is designed to make our photography better — but when it comes to chain link, grilles and netting: Oly cameras actually make the photography worse. The "intelligent subject detection" that was injected into the E-M1X gave me hope that my dream will one day be fulfilled... though perhaps not by Olympus and its new owner.

Hi Barry,


I'll grudgingly allow that it happens less than it once did in my C-AF burst sequences.



Rick: is the improvement from your best settings, better skills... or has Oly improved things in firmware? 
I'd say my E-M1.2 is better at not getting sucked in by mesh, than my 1.1.

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