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Old 17th December 2014
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Re: 40-150 f/2.8 Pro with C-AF

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Originally Posted by Jim Ford View Post
I wonder if it's all down to settings and technique?

There was a post on dpreview a couple of years ago concerning CAF on the E5:

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/50099629

Here's a snippet:

"I want to add that I also used briefly the E-5 with grip and the 50-200 SWD and it was the fastest AF performance I have ever saw. It was like lightning, a Nikon D3 with 70-200mm seemed very slow by comparison. The only combination I used that seems to compete is the Canon 1DX with the 70-200mm IS II. "

I would have expected the E1 to be considerably better than the E5.

Jim
Interesting Jim. I was struck by this comment from the same post which very much rhymes with what I found. Again, this was about the E-5.

"- Something that makes a hell of a difference: Wait for the camera to catch up with the subject before releasing the bursts. The camera takes some time from the moment you put your focus point on the subject and half press, starts tracking...to the moment it locks on the subject. Use the viewfinder and try to understand when the camera has caught up with the subject. It doesn't take long, and it's easy to do/see. Just be aware of this. IMPORTANT: If you release the bursts before the camera caught up, your sequence will be ruined."
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