AF of Panasonic lenses on Olympus bodies

Discussion in 'Micro Four Thirds Forum' started by swandy, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. swandy

    swandy SC Regular

    Nov 16, 2013
    I just received the Panasonic 12-32 Pancake lens with the intention of using it on my Olympus Pen-F. I have been "testing" it against the Olympus 14-42EZ Pancake that I already have and noticed that in low to dim lighting, the Panasonic lens hunts much more often and even when it obtains AF lock, it takes quite a bit longer (several seconds) than the Olympus lens.
    Now I realize that these two zooms are relatively slow as far as Aperture is concerned and from the reviews I have read the Panasonic is supposed to have very quick AF. I was just surprised at how often - aiming the camera at the same spot or object - the Olympus lens would AF much better.
    Anyone else's experience with the Panasonic 12-32 on an Olympus body? Thanks.
  2. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC Top Veteran

    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Real Name:
    Martin Connolly
    There always seems to be a tiny bit of hunting in low light (on an E-M10) with the 12-32 but I've never known it to take seconds. It locks on within say half a second at most, usually with a quick hunt back and forward. With multi-point AF it's faster than single point. In good light AF is obtained almost instantly.