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Hi All....

I upgraded e3 to e5 about 6months ago..............I sometimes wish I had not.

I have moments on the e5 when it simply wont allow me to press the shutter fully.

Stop....re-compose....try again.................oh dear lost the shot I wanted

seems as though it won't differentiate between contrast, I tend to shoot spot meter, however I don't think I ever had to re-compose a shot with my e3

Am I missing a trick

I have an important shoot on saturday and I need consistency, and I can't trust the e5

I would be truly delighted if you can help
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Re: Focus

Menu, Cog C, RLS Priority S and C. Toggle the value to allow the camera to fire before focus is locked.
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Menu, Cog C, RLS Priority S and C. Toggle the value to allow the camera to fire before focus is locked.
Thomas.

will try this later...... thank you kindly
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Thomas.

will try this later...... thank you kindly
this enables you to get an OOF shot - personally I don't see this as progress!

without knowing the type of shot and lens you are using, and in what conditions, it's hard to consider 'solutions' ('cos i don't know what the problem is!).

I would definitely start with diamond pattern AF points on any of the E3, 30 or 5 with AF points normal not small - this is the most powerful AF mode on these cameras. The AF points will work together with a preference for subjects at the centre of the diamond pattern.

If the issue is that it's locking on extraneous material rather than the subject then move to single point, and possibly (s).

I would also clean the lens/camera contacts in case they are creating the issue.
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Re: Focus

Probably also worth checking if there is any dust in AF sensor just inside lens opening. Had a hair in there once which caused some strange focus issues.

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Re: Focus

Just to clarify things, the E-3 has no advantages in AF over the E-5 at all so what you are experiencing is a fault of some kind, either in the settings (maybe do a reset?) or as Gary suggests, there AF sensor under the mirror is not getting a clean line of sight.

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