E-M1: Best AEL/AFL options on half shutter press?

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E-M1: Best AEL/AFL options on half shutter press?
Dec 16, 2013

I thought default was that focus locked at half shutter press and exposure locked at full shutter press.  This is what made "focus and recompose" technique workable.   But if I am reading it right, the default is mode 1 (for S-AF) and both focus and exposure lock at half shutter press?  If so, that sorta negates "focus and recompose" effectiveness, and I would need to switch to Mode 2 if that is what I wanted to do?

This came to my attention when I tried to take shots of the dark butterfly grove.  I wanted to show the darkness of the shade with glints of light coming through, but I kept getting blurry shots.  What would have been a better technique -- get the exposure at half press, and focus at full press  (Mode 3)?

Here is an example of what I ended up with:

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Olympus E-M1 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm 1:1.8 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm 1:1.8 Olympus 12-40mm F2.8 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 +5 more
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