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Why no AF tracking in monochrome mode?

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by e_kjellgren, Feb 12, 2016.

  1. e_kjellgren

    e_kjellgren Mu-43 Regular

    173
    Oct 17, 2011
    Sweden
    Why is it that I can't get the focus tracking to work whenever I select monochrome mode or any filter containing monochrome settings? It's the same on both GX7 and G7.. :(
    Is the camera lacking some feature to perform AF tracking in monochrome or what?
     
  2. wjiang

    wjiang Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Probably because of something like Monochrome being an art filter, and art filters take too much processing power...
     
  3. e_kjellgren

    e_kjellgren Mu-43 Regular

    173
    Oct 17, 2011
    Sweden
    ALL other filters and picture modes works with tracking..!
     
  4. wjiang

    wjiang Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    That's pretty weird then... I'd be interested in an explanation from Panasonic.
     
  5. Turbofrog

    Turbofrog Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 21, 2014
    Back when cameras shot black & white film, there was no such thing as autofocus tracking. It's designed to enhance the authenticity of the shooting experience.
     
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  6. b_rubenstein

    b_rubenstein Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 20, 2012
    Melbourne, FL
    I just tried it with my GX8 and it doesn't track when set to Mono mode. I didn't bother trying art filters, because they work very differently than modes. The tracking algorithm obviously uses color information to identify, and lock on to a subject.
     
  7. Sammyboy

    Sammyboy m43 Pro

    Oct 26, 2010
    Steeler Country
    :rofl:.... now that's funny .....:rofl: