Olympus OM-D E-M1 low light auto focus performance

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Bob Tullis
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Re: Olympus OM-D E-M1 low light auto focus performance
In reply to msnremea1, 6 months ago

I don't think there's anything wrong there. I have better results when I'm on the street or in the park at night, where there's contrast to focus on though in the dark. Your examples are challenging ones - . . . in the house I'll focus/recompose as certain areas lack contrast or enough light compared to the surroundings. But I have to say when I put an AF on the E-M1 in my relatively dark apt, I have no focus problems (but I don't bother focusing on anything that doesn't exhibit ample contrast, such that box logo in shadow in the middle of a dark room).

Focus on this model is very good in general, but there are situations with all of these cameras where focus will fail.

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