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Does GF1 lack continuous focusing during video shooting?

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by New Daddy, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. New Daddy

    New Daddy Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 24, 2011
    Is the lack of continuous focusing during video shooting true?

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    I have GF1 but I think it tries to get focus continuously during video shooting, although it's very slow.
     
  2. The Minimalist

    The Minimalist Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 19, 2011
    Which lens are you using?
     
  3. New Daddy

    New Daddy Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 24, 2011
    I have quite a few m4/3 native lenses. I have both lenses that can do AF-C for still (e.g., 14-42mm) and lenses that can't (20mm/1.7, 45mm/1.8).

    But my GF1 manual says that lenses that can't do AF-C for still shots can still do continuous AF for video. As a matter of fact, the manual says the default mode is AF-C, not AF-C, for video.
     
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  4. The Minimalist

    The Minimalist Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 19, 2011
    I've just had a go and my results mirrors yours, however there is a difference between the 20mm/1.7 and 45mm/1.8 and that with the 45mm, you can half press the shutter and that can speed up focusing, but it does hunt. I could not do that with the 20mm lens. You can also manual focus the 45mm by half pressing the shutter as well.
    I tried the 100-300mm lens, but that was slower than slow for focusing. The best out of the lot was the 14mm/2.5. That was fast at focusing.
    I looked at the link and have to say they have got it wrong on this occaision.