Issue of lens/body compatibility
I posted this in another thread, but it might deserve its own -
"Ya know, compatibility might be a "real" issue, even though it is not supposed to be. I have been using the Panasonic 14/2.5 on my OMD for awhile now, and it seems that in the last week the number of AF "misses" have increased. At first I thought it was my imagination, but it is starting to be a real issue. The camera does sometimes seem, well, a little hesitant or sluggish. I was reading somewhere recently, and damn if I can remember where, that there is a real issue developing between the compatibility of Panasonic lenses on Olympus bodies, and vice-versa. The best results obtained with using the same lenses and bodies from the same manufacturer. Using one manufacturers lenses on another's body, if the firmware is not updated and corrected, can cause problems. I know that Panasonic does update their firmware for lenses periodically, but Olympus? I'm not sure. I am not blaming anyone, but if there is supposed to be a sharing of compatibility, Panasonic and Olympus have to share in this responsibility and step up to the plate. I am just sort of worried with the jump in IQ and technology with the OMD, Olympus might not care anymore if Panasonic lenses don't function up to their potential on their bodies."