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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?
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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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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.
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Re: E3 autofocus on Live veiw

+1 for manual focus in this mode.
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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.
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Re: E3 autofocus on Live veiw

Good one, I hadn't found that one
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