« on: November 08, 2014, 04:48:50 PM »
You might compare using the 7D MK II sensor based system(Live AF), that might provide a better comparison when comparing with a different cameras sensor based AF system.
I actually wanted to compare the latest PDAF system of the 7D2 to the hybrid AF system of the Fuji and the purely CDAF system of the little Olympus.
FWIW I did go back out last night to try live-view AF on the 7D2 and it failed to gain-up enough to even see the 3rd subject.. nothing, nada, black screen. As as bad as the Oly performed in that situation. I did not bother with trying it on the slightly brighter scenes. It may have worked on those since there was greater contrast but that wasn't what I had intended to test.
I remember that one of the things I really like about my old 5D2 was that in very low light scenes like this, live-view would gain-up very well to at least provide a noisy but usable view where one could effect manual focus. The Fuji's EVF performed very well in this situation but still made it difficult to judge when the leaves were in good focus as the MF ring on the lens is frustratingly slow in response. Fuji users are hoping they'll add an acceleration curve function to the MF ring to make MF easier and now I can see why.