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Discussion in 'Fuji X10, X20, X30, XF1, and X-S1' started by zorales, Mar 11, 2013.
Can the AF speed deliver?
From the early owner review what I heard some people comparing to the OMD AF speed which is crazy fast..
The X10 is very good for street photography and the X20 will be too, but I never used AF for it. With its relatively small sensor, it has all sorts of DOF even at f4 or so. I always used it with zone focus and never worried about getting focus right, just getting the moment right. Very easy to setup for it. Not quite as quick as a Ricoh or the LX7, but plenty workable. That's the way I use my OMD and X-Pro for street shooting too - I find AF to be a really distracting extra step, no matter how fast it is. These are examples from the X10.
DSCF2966 by ramboorider1, on Flickr
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Prelude to a virtual kiss... by ramboorider1, on Flickr
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Camera Roll-234 by ramboorider1, on Flickr
Looks pretty good to me but I will confirm that after I win it.............
With quick autofocus and enough zoom to make quick autofocus important, it actually ought to be better for street work than the X100. We shall see, when it finally makes it to these shores.
Yeah, for sure if you like to shoot street at longer focal lengths, that's where AF becomes pretty critical. I rarely go longer than 28 and almost never longer than 35, so I just stick to zone focus. Which works better for me at closer quarters anyway.