« on: February 14, 2013, 09:50:12 PM »
you might want to consider also the Sigma 50 F1.4 though personally I haven't used it yet.
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anyone with high hopes that this FW update will bring a noticeable performance boost of the AF system?
I'm hoping this will be the case. I'm currently renting an M to try it out, and I can see where all the autofocus complaints are coming from. If you're comparing it to a point and shoot, it's fairly normal. If you compare it to a DSLR, it's almost comically slow.
Supposedly, it has the same built-in phase-detect pixels on the main sensor as the T4i. How quick is the live-view focusing on a T4i? Because the EOS M should theoretically be able to perform just as well.
Currently, it sure does act like a purely contrast-based system. Phase detection should be able to tell which direction it's out of focus, so it shouldn't have to hunt as much, but as much as the M is hunting around, it seems like it has no idea which way it's out of focus. Maybe a firmware update can adjust the balance phase and contract detection.
Still, if Fuji is able to get the AF performance the X100S has in the preview videos, it's a little disappointing that the M has to be so sluggish.
Power went out during my son's birthday tonight and so I had to crank the ISO to 5000 and shoot with ambient light. This shot is straight out of camera, ISO 5000, 1/50th second shutter speed at 70mm (Tamron 24-70mm VC):
(Even at 100% the grain looks like about ISO 800 a generation ago)
3. The 5D2's AF is NOT BAD AT ALL for those who know what they are doing.
if YOU knew what your saying you would not make such a simple statement.
the 5D MK2 AF is BAD compared to the MK3 AF for anything that needs tracking... period.
it has absolutely nothing to do with "those who know what they are doing".
those who know what they are doing, will have a way higher number of keepers with the 5D MK3 tracking.
a F1 driver, no matter how good, can not compete with a ford bronco on a F1 racetrack.