Interesting play at a camera store today.

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Gregor Samsa
Gregor Samsa Regular Member • Posts: 375
Re: Interesting play at a camera store today.

I have the A7iii and the 50 f1.8. I don't use the lens very much, and the focus speed is awful (and noisy) compared to modern lenses. It's from 2016, and it doesn't have linear motors like the latest lenses. I guess it was built to be a cheap and cheerful "nifty 50".

I put it on my A7iii now, and it does overshoot then pull back when focusing, and this gets worse at smaller apertures.But once it gets focus, it stays locked on (no pulsing). I don't have another camera here to compare it against.

But I think if you were to assess the abilities of the A7iii, you'd need a better lens (in terms of AF spec) to do it any justice.

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