Tips and tricks for setting up the OM-D E-M5

Started May 3, 2012 | Discussions thread
AV Janus Senior Member • Posts: 1,994
Re: Tips and tricks for setting up the OM-D E-M5

Thanks for taking your time and writing this down for posterity.

The only thing I never did get is this function for C-AF: "set Release Priority to On"
Why to ON?
This will only cause your shutter to fire when AF is not locked.

And this is different in CDAF cameras than in phase AF ones. In CDAF and C-AF the image hunts more widely and gives you even more chance of ending up with a OOF frame than in PDAF DSLR.

Say you are in burst and want say 4fps. It fires those 4FPS no mater if it is locked or not if you have Release Priority to On. If you don't have luck all your frames could be OOF. ymmv

If you set Release Priority to OFF than you might not get exactly 4fps, but all frames should be theoretically sharp. ymmv

Am I way off in my thinking here?
Rick Halle wrote:

" Keep in mind that tall buildings sway back and forth so they require faster shutter speeds."

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