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

Started Jan 16, 2014 | Questions thread
Bob Topp Regular Member • Posts: 481
Re: Olympus OM-D E-M1 low light auto focus performance

Another useful workaround, depending on how fast, and in what direction your subjects move, is to lock focus with the AFL button.  There will still be a slight metering delay with the shutter button, but your lens will no longer rack back and forth until you refocus.  I've had good luck with this approach, but of course, the first focus will still hunt until locking, and is dependent on subject motion.

In the meantime, I'm going to play with display frame rate and see if I can live with degraded viewing performance.  I'd really like to see the EM-1 snap every time in low light.

Bob Topp

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