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

Started Jan 16, 2014 | Questions thread
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Brian Wadie
Brian Wadie Veteran Member • Posts: 6,906
Re: Olympus OM-D E-M1 low light auto focus performance

check you haven't got Focus peaking on Bob as this blocks high frame rate.

I saw your comment that you are seeing slow focus with manual exposure, its got me beat I must admit.

Maybe my focusing demands aren't so great as others but I have just finished processing another load of Black on Black studio shots and everything is spot on and I shot the session rapidly (>600 shots in 3 hours including many costume and lighting changes ).

It was a pitch black studio lit only by the modelling lights in the flash heads so the exposure meter was, as usual, off the bottom of the under-exposed light-meter scale (so significantly more than -3ev)

A static example (can't show the models as it was a commissioned shoot) but it gives an example of the light levels we were working with, all low key night-club level light shots

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