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Old 1st April 2018
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Re: Please advise

Originally Posted by MJ224 View Post
It would seem to be down to lack of light, as is often the case.

I know when trying to photo small birds in the UK, they move so fast you can barely see them, never mind catch focus. To help the lens, I try and pre-focus it to the approximate range of the subject. The auto focus should be adequate, depends on what is close to the subject. I sometimes use manual focus when there are lots of twigs and leaves.

I see you are using the Em1. Is it up to date with firmware? The mk2 now has a small focus spot, which is useful for focusing in amongst twigs and leaves. Are you using the single focus spot?

All I can really advise it to take plenty of photos, and hopefully the little bird will give you a clear shot eventually...........

Good luck.

Mark j
Hi Mark

Thank you, I will check for the latest update and focus spot. Since posting, I have been hunting for the little bird twice a day going into the forest/botanical garden. It is exercise I badly need as the search involves walking into a steep valley of dense undergrowth and then back up again.
All the best

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