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Cool Continuous AF on the E-3


Seems to work OK for me

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Re: Continuous AF on the E-3

Doesn't it just, Great Shot t-up
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Re: Continuous AF on the E-3

Yes, good timing too.
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Re: Continuous AF on the E-3

Ian,

Nice shot!

Care to share the settings?
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Re: Continuous AF on the E-3

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Ian,

Nice shot!

Care to share the settings?
Hi Henk, click on the image to go to its page on the site gallery and you can see the exif data there. I have cropped about half the frame off. It's part of a sequence taken in continuous shooting with continuous AF switched on, using the Zuiko 90-250, on a monopod.

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Re: Continuous AF on the E-3

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Hi Henk, click on the image to go to its page on the site gallery and you can see the exif data there. I have cropped about half the frame off. It's part of a sequence taken in continuous shooting with continuous AF switched on, using the Zuiko 90-250, on a monopod.

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Now that, is just plain cruel...
Aww, now you're making me feel bad

Here is the third frame from the sequence:


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Re: Continuous AF on the E-3

I could have done with that lens today - mind it was raining hard Aldbury way.

Two very nice pix Ian.

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Re: Continuous AF on the E-3

just tell me you were in APAF to make my day!
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just tell me you were in APAF to make my day!

I looked 'APAF'up but all I came up with was 'Aircraft Procurement, Air Force'

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Re: Continuous AF on the E-3

APAF

How about

All Points Auto Focus

as Oly US refer to it as meaning having the 11 points active.

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APF

How about

All Points Auto Focus

as Oly US refer to it as meaning having the 11 points active.
Ah! - OK

I was using the five centre points in the diamond arrangement.

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Re: Continuous AF on the E-3

sry (sorry).....

that's good enough to show that the camera once locked onto the subject in C-AF kept focusing on the same subject despite the subject moving to a different AF 'spot' or area.

well that's how I interpret the results you have.

I hope to shoot some falconry tomorrow and will be using similar settings and hoping for the best my cheap little 70-283/3.5-4.9 can deliver!
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Re: Continuous AF on the E-3

Great shots Ian. 5 point AF certainly works. APAF certainly does not but I can live with that for the time being.

The question I have is that Canon and Nikon seem to have APAF working also. What can be done to achieve this on Olympus E series cameras. I think the Canon has 48 point AF.

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sry (sorry).....

that's good enough to show that the camera once locked onto the subject in C-AF kept focusing on the same subject despite the subject moving to a different AF 'spot' or area.

well that's how I interpret the results you have.

I hope to shoot some falconry tomorrow and will be using similar settings and hoping for the best my cheap little 70-283/3.5-4.9 can deliver!
The truth be said, the gull (is it a gull? - kind ornithologists, please correct me if I'm wrong!) was in the centre of the frame, but I have cropped for artistic effect.

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