Do you actually believe that is likely? I wonder if it is at all even possible? That would increase the value of the big honking SHG glass though."AF response when using four thirds lenses has been improved."
I wonder what that means. Will 4/3 lenses finally perform as fast as native ones?
P.S. Might want to update the thread title to mention the E-M1. There are other 1.4 firmwares already, just not for that camera.
Likely? Not really, no. If it was, they'd have done it already when the E-M1 came out, to keep the 4/3 folks from selling their gear and moving to Canon/Nikon. Possible? I don't really see why not. The SWD motors in the 12-60, 14-35 and 50-200 certainly should be up to it and the micro-motors in the other lenses are good enough to make focusing on the E-5 pretty darn quick (in good light, though accuracy can be an issue).Do you actually believe that is likely? I wonder if it is at all even possible? That would increase the value of the big honking SHG glass though.
Fast as in wide aperture, f2 or f2.8. My 14-35mm has the SWD, but the others do not; however, they are still pretty fast when locking in focus. I just did another test (same lens, same settings) and the E-M1 didn't miss a beat, but the E-3 hesitated in several situations and in one went searching elsewhere for focus.Which SHG lenses are fast? Do you mean that the designs were updated over their life?
It's not as good in low light & does not have twin cross AF sensors (like the E3, E30 & E5), only single vertical sensors & because of that there are circumstances where it struggles, especially black dogs in low lighting indoors.I can tell you right now that the AF response with 4/3 lenses is as good with the E-M1 as it is with my E-3 and was with my E-5. I really can't spot any difference after numerous tests. Whether that has something to do with the fact that I have the fast SHG lenses I don't know.
I own two black Labs and often take shots of them in their usual active state indoors (asleep) and I can certainly say that the E-M1 will focus better every time than did my E-5 or does my E-3. Low light focussing capability was something I used to curse with my E-3/E-5 when I used to do work for my newspaper. Every year I had to cover various awards nights etc and these were the bane of my life unless the podium was well lit. I would have absolutely no drama with the E-M1 under the same circumstances. I have compared the E-3 and E-M1 over and over again at home in darkened rooms etc and the E-M1 smacks down the E-3 in every respect, especially low contrast subjects.It's not as good in low light & does not have twin cross AF sensors (like the E3, E30 & E5), only single vertical sensors & because of that there are circumstances where it struggles, especially black dogs in low lighting indoors.