So how bad is the AF on an Nikon 5400??

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Matt Ziebarth, Oct 21, 2003.

  1. Hi,

    I've read HEAPS of reviews on the Nikon 5400. I'm considering this against
    the Canon G5 because i like the extra wide angle. But all the reviews knock
    the 5400's AF. It has no AF assist beam and so is meant to be terrible in
    low or uneven light.
    But i would like to hear from owners.... how bad is it? It something you
    really need to experience and obviously i can't until i own it. Does it
    limit the kind of shots you can take. Do you regret your choice??

    Thanks!
    Matt
     
    Matt Ziebarth, Oct 21, 2003
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    SDuford Guest

    I love my 5400, it is an excellent camera with that one caveat, poor
    low-light AF. I find it works fine in indoor photography like at a party. It
    will tell me when it can't focus, at which point I just set it manually and
    keep the zoom at wide angle.

    In most circumstances, the AF is fine. You just eed to know how to deal with
    the few situations where it can't do the job by itself. I also plan to
    experiment with a small LED light (keychain) as my own version of an AF
    assist.
     
    SDuford, Oct 21, 2003
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    Peter Sale Guest

    So how did your own AF assist light work out?
    Regards,
    Peter Sale
     
    Peter Sale, Oct 28, 2003
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