E-M1 Focus problems

Started Mar 13, 2014 | Discussions thread
David Kieltyka
David Kieltyka Veteran Member • Posts: 5,238
Re: E-M1 Focus problems

I'd recommend doing a systematic focus test using every AF point. Preferably with the camera on a tripod. Focus on something well-lit with good contrast. A brick wall, boring though it is, would do the job. Start with the top-left AF point and work your way across the frame & then down a row. Take two or three pics with each point, refocusing each time. Then note which AF points, if any, have problems. If you have points that are consistently off try them with a different subject and see if the issue persists.

My E-M1 has an entire row of AF points that consistently back focus. Small or large point size, choice of subject, bright or dim light, type of light...doesn't matter. I'll eventually send the camera in for service, but for now I just avoid that row (second from bottom).


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