RX100 autofocus

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RX100 autofocus

Unread postby Philip » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:56 am

A question for all you nice new shiny RX100 owners out there: how fast/accurate is the autofocus on the RX100? I am considering getting one with an underwater housing for use when diving but am concerned that the autofocus might not be up the job. Any experiences of tracking moving subjects and focus in lower light levels please....

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Re: RX100 autofocus

Unread postby pakodominguez » Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:46 pm

Hi,
AF is fast enough, in "good" light, in order to make it a perfect street shooter's camera (shutter lag is almost nonexistent)
In low light, well, all the cameras have the same problem.
At close focus, AF can be tricky if you are not shooting at the wide end.
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Re: RX100 autofocus

Unread postby Philip » Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:46 am

Thank's Pako. Shutter lag is a huge problem, particularly with fish turning round between framing and shutter actuation, resulting in some wonderful pictures of rear ends! I don't do much really close up work and AF speed and focus lock isn't particularly good with my current setup. Thanks for the info.

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Re: RX100 autofocus

Unread postby pakodominguez » Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:55 pm

I guess you'll work most of the time in wide angle, and the RX100 lens is REALLY good at the wide end.
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Re: RX100 autofocus

Unread postby Philip » Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:35 pm

Yes, mostly wideangle work, some at very close range. Macro for invertebrates is important too :D

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