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Adagio
22nd November 2009, 11:06 AM
I rarely use Live View but browsing the menu system I came across spanner1->A->LIVE VIEW AF MODE

There 3 settings
AF SENSOR
HYBRID AF
IMAGER AF

I have RTFM pp 37/38 and think I understand what the camera is doing in each case. What is completely unclear to me are the pros and cons of each option and when one should choose one over the others :confused: Is there some kind soul who could elucidate please?

shenstone
22nd November 2009, 01:08 PM
The E-30 manual is well down at Oly's usual poor manual standards e.g. "selecting an option in this menu will select an option"

Luckily Andrzej Wrotniak has done his usual excellent job in decyprting what the optsions really mean..

http://www.wrotniak.net/photo/43/e30-sett.html

Specifically to your question...

http://www.wrotniak.net/photo/43/e30-sett.html#LAF

This information is so good I printed a copy to take on holiday and use to set-up my camera - not always agreeing on a specific setting, but at least understanding the decisions.

Regards
Andy

Adagio
23rd November 2009, 04:59 PM
Thanks Andy - that is very helpful.