Blasted OM-D focusing

Started Mar 11, 2014 | Discussions thread
Timur Born
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Re: An example.

richarddd wrote:

Timur Born wrote:<snip>

  • The smallest AF frame of the E-M1 is smaller than the 14x frame. .<snip>

Zoom AF on the E-M1 displays a center AF frame inside the 14x frame (roughly the size of 9 AF boxes), and it does focus inside that frame. So you really get the smallest possible AF area possible, even smaller than the smallest normal AF frame.

The first statement seems to say the smallest normal AF frame (with the latest firmware) is smaller than the 14x frame. The second seems to say the 14x frame is smaller than the normal AF frame. What am I missing?

By normal AF frame, do you mean the grid that can be adjusted by pressing Info, then arrow keys?

The smallest normal AF frame (grid + Info button adjust to smallest square frame) is *smaller* than the 14x frame in "Zoom Frame AF" mode (where the screen is not zoomed in).

"Zoom AF" mode (where the screen *is* zoomed in) on the E-M1 includes *another* AF frame inside the already zoomed in area. This frame is even smaller than everything thing else! The E-M5 does not feature this extra frame inside the frame, at least not with the older firmware I'm still using.

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