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Olympus OM-D E-M1 The first Micro Four Thirds camera that offers phase detect focusing so you can use Four Thirds DSLR lenses normally as well a Micro Four Thirds lenses.

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Re: C-AF on M4/3 lenses

The reason I posted the video was that this was touted as evidence of the E-M1's tracking abilities, but as others have suggested this could have been achieved without relying on C-AF.

I'm looking forward to our resident experts on here providing some useful experience of the new body with a mixture of both lenses and experience levels/background

Still looks like an amazing new camera, but time will tell.

Fingers crossed!
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Re: C-AF on M4/3 lenses

I presume the video they showed of the cars passing was created on the E-M1. Otherwise we'd just be looking at cars.
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Re: C-AF on M4/3 lenses

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I presume the video they showed of the cars passing was created on the E-M1. Otherwise we'd just be looking at cars.
Yes I wondered that myself, we don't really know do we?
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Re: C-AF on M4/3 lenses

We don't. But that was the whole point of the video.
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Re: C-AF on M4/3 lenses

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Actually, I do wonder how the Dealers will feel about this ! The potential mass of returns


Lucky on-line sales qualify for Sales of Goods (Distance Selling) and we get the statutory 14 days approval
You could be nice & generous & just ship it to me knowing it will be genuinely really appreciated & with no thought of returning it at all. I would certainly love this E-M1 & to double with the E-M5.
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Re: C-AF on M4/3 lenses

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Yes, I think it took me around two months before I could get the results that my friend did on the 7D - quite a bewildering set of options for AF. Another point is that for static subjects I think the E5 is the equal of the 7D and the EM5 is probably better.

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The same goes for macro photos. Some people can turn out such fantastic images & it can be so frustrating having equipment designed for it & still the shots are not anywhere like the others seen. I guess it all takes practice, perseverance, patience & a lot of skill & the same would apply to BIF too, I would think.
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Re: C-AF on M4/3 lenses

Just found this post from Robin Wong on his test of the C-AF with the new M4/3 lens - check his third test with the roller skater - they can move pretty fast coming down that ramp!

http://robinwong.blogspot.co.uk/2013...mage.html#more
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Re: C-AF on M4/3 lenses

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To be fair I think Paul was using Fuji as an example of what can be improved by firmware update and making the point that Olympus do not always appear to release firmware updates to enable possible improvements in existing models. On the other hand Olympus do have an excellent track record of including improvements pioneered in high end models in subsequent budget models.

Even at this relatively early stage I think it is plain that the E-M1 focus system is in a different class to all other current CSCs, the question is not "is it good" but "how good?"
Thank you John, that's exactly what I meant. Of course I expect the E-M1's C-AF to be better than anything on the Fuji X cameras - whatever their firmware versions.

My point is that good C-AF is as much about predictive tracking algorithms as the hardware and that I would expect improvements to be possible by new firmware in the light of real-world experience. My concern is whether Oly do in fact update the firmware rather than just put improved algorithms in new models.
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Re: C-AF on M4/3 lenses

One thing that occurs to me is that we've found plenty to critisize about the focus tests applied to the E-M1 so far, but little to critisize how the camera has performed in those tests. This is good, because at least we know that it doesn't have a low threshold for failure, there just hasn't been a sufficiently challenging test to catch it out so far.
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Re: C-AF on M4/3 lenses

And we've spent so much energy looking at focus performance that we haven't really discussed how good/bad it is at other things

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Re: C-AF on M4/3 lenses

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And we've spent so much energy looking at focus performance that we haven't really discussed how good/bad it is at other things

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YEAH! John & John - like the Wifi remote Shutter operation now thats BRILLIANT

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And we've spent so much energy looking at focus performance that we haven't really discussed how good/bad it is at other things

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Seems we're taking for granted that the rest of it is the mutt's nuts.
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Re: C-AF on M4/3 lenses

The C-AF performance when I had a to at the Brick Lane event was streets ahead of my E-M5 on M4/3 lenses, but nothing so challenging as BIF, so if that's all you want it for then you're better off waiting to get your hands on one at a dealer and try it out yourself, or wait for a while for the early adopters to confirm in real world tests. Of cours if Ian or Oly can set us up with a an afternoon with the red kites and robins then we'll know for sure.

As much as I'd love one I think I'll wait for the real world data to build up, and hopefully the next offer from Oly which includes the grip or the 12-40 f/2.8 as part of the package
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