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Old 25th April 2012
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Re: OM-D, E-M5 surprise, surprise

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It would need some additional processing power, but it would make a lot more sense to have separate processing for the AF system. The view seen by the AF system should be optimized for focusing, not for a particular photographic look. This seems like such an obvious thing to do that it's baffling that both Olympus and Panasonic--and probably other manufacturers as well--seem to have got it wrong. With everyone trying to claim the crown for fastest AF, one would think that they would use as many optimizations as possible, especially one as simple as providing the best contrast output to the AF system.

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Re: OM-D, E-M5 surprise, surprise

I must try this on my G3, although it focusses fine in S-AF anyway and I don't use C-AF very often.

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Re: OM-D, E-M5 surprise, surprise

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I must try this on my G3, although it focusses fine in S-AF anyway and I don't use C-AF very often.

It would be interesting to know if the G3 behaves the same way.
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Re: OM-D, E-M5 surprise, surprise

Is focus by contrast detection via the image from the sensor?...if it is after the jpeg engine has rendered the image....
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