Video continuous focus problem with epl1 + 20mm

Started May 17, 2012 | Discussions thread
SammyToronto
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Re: Video continuous focus problem with epl1 + 20mm
In reply to Ian Morison, May 18, 2012

Thanks for the suggestions Ian. Will try this when I get a chance to take a video outdoors.

Ian Morison wrote:

Hi,

I have the same combination and get round the problem by using manual focus and pre focus the lens appropriately. For video, its best to have not too fast a shutter speed (a 60th of a second is reckoned to be good) and so the lens (in reasonable light) can be well stopped down. One can use the A or P settings lets say f8 or 1/60th second respectively. The depth of field is then very wide and it seems to work OK. There will be no focussing noise in this case either. I realise that trying to follow a kid around inside will probaby not work, but for outside video it does seem to.

It might be worth a try.

Cheers,

Ian Morison

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