GF1 Autofocus with 20mm/1.7 puzzle

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by Rider, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. Rider

    Rider Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 14, 2010
    When I first got the GF1 and 20mm, I recall that AF while shooting video was fast and noisy (which was fine with me).

    Now, AF takes forever though it's a lot quieter. It's become so slow as to be useless. Did I change some setting, or am I just not remembering correctly how it was when I first got it? I have some older videos where it snaps to focus quickly (and audibly), but no more.
  2. Rider

    Rider Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 14, 2010
    Any clue why the 20mm/1.7 focuses so slowly in video mode? I've pretty much given on this camera for photography due to the difficult interface, but it's my only video camera until I find something better so would appreciate your input.
  3. Howi

    Howi Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 23, 2011
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    I also have the GF1 with 20mm, now, while I haven't done a lot of video with it, the little I have, has shown the 20mm to be quick and responsive AND quiet.
    Do you have the latest firmware for camera body AND lens?
    If you do, I can only assume you have changed a setting somewhere, perhaps resetting back to factory defaults will sort your problem out.