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  • E3 autofocus on Live veiw

    Yesterday I have attempted to use live veiw on my recently acquired E3 for the first time.

    The autofocus does not work when I have the live veiw function activated.

    Is there another setting I have to change?
    Thanks
    Tim

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/33153464@N07/

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    Re: E3 autofocus on Live veiw

    The E-3 makes do with a primitive live view system which does not use contrast detection via the sensor so the mirror has to be dropped down in order for the PDAF system to focus the lens. CDAF was introduced after the E-3 when the E-420 and E-520 were launched. The E-5 does use CDAF for mirrorless live view AF.

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    • #3
      Re: E3 autofocus on Live veiw

      This confused me as well, but found that Auto-focus works as you actually press the shutter and not before.
      I find the function is best used in Manual focus and you get the centre spot 7x close up function by using the info key to scroll through until the box appears.
      The picture tells the story, great when you have a bad memory.DW.

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      • #4
        Re: E3 autofocus on Live veiw

        +1 for manual focus in this mode.
        Brian

        http://www.flickr.com/photos/12569882@N05/

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        • #5
          Re: E3 autofocus on Live veiw

          Thanks very much.

          After much fiddling I have found that pressing the AEL button makes the LV show an in focus image before you have to commit by pressing the shutter.
          Thanks
          Tim

          http://www.flickr.com/photos/33153464@N07/

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          • #6
            Re: E3 autofocus on Live veiw

            Good one, I hadn't found that one
            The picture tells the story, great when you have a bad memory.DW.

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