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Very Useful E3 AF thread on fourthirds Forum

Take a look at the thread
http://forum.fourthirdsphoto.com/sho...502#post333502
re a question sent to Olympus US about the 11 AF points and when to use them. A reply from Olympus is copied which is quite illuminating.

It also references the FAQ at
http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_se...qs.asp?id=1323

which appears to be a living document and so is worthwhile monitoring for new information.
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Re: Very Useful E3 AF thread on fourthirds Forum

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Re: Very Useful E3 AF thread on fourthirds Forum

Thanks for the info Derek.

This certainly answers why all targets is hopeless. I guess from this that reducing to 5 targets and tracking the subject is the only way we stand a chance useing C-AF for wildlife shots. I wonder how Canon achieve their performance then? It does not seem that Olympus have developed C-AF enough which is a surprise as they are trying to get into the Pro market.

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Re: Very Useful E3 AF thread on fourthirds Forum

I need to see masses off flying birds to put into practice what I have gathered in the last weeks or so from the web. I expect that the even if the subject is on the ground one can use the Dynamic single target if one de-selects the focus points on the bottom row (assuming the subject is halfway up the frame)

Glad the pointer was some use to you.
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Re: Very Useful E3 AF thread on fourthirds Forum

Derek

That is very helpful and may even persuade me to set up a my mode for bird in sky mode. As you say it will be interesting to see how a good shooter will use the CAF variations with a flock of starlings as against a single bird flying. I think I see the logic but it seems too hard to switch between the setups. A dial to turn would help.

I thought the insight on the monitoring the forums was enlightening.

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Re: Very Useful E3 AF thread on fourthirds Forum

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hard to switch between the setups. A dial to turn would help.

Did you see the comments in the thread
http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=2662
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Re: Very Useful E3 AF thread on fourthirds Forum

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Did you see the comments in the thread
http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=2662
Derek thank you

so much to learn.... so little brain to store it in

thank you, I'll try.

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