I recently took some photos at my children's school sports day. I wasn't happy with the result. Too many shots were out of focus. I'll admit the main problem was technique and lens choice. I used too long a lens and was poor at keeping the focus points over the subject I wished to capture. I was also stood at an angle that wasn't conducive to getting great shots. The latter was highlighted by the much better shots I got when the sporting events gave me a better angle to work with.
But where's this going? Well yesterday's announcement of the Fujifilm X-T21 and its dramatically improved autofocus system made me wonder how much of the issue was my camera. How much of the problems I faced at sports day were technique and position and how many were because the camera is not up to the job. After all we're often told that mirrorless cameras just can't do sports. I don't believe this last point. Yes if I was shooting only sport I would use a DSLR, but for the kind of small-scale action shooting I occasionally do I believe that mirrorless cameras are good enough. That left me with two options to pursue in improving my hit rate; those being my own technique and the camera settings.