Blasted OM-D focusing

Started Mar 11, 2014 | Discussions thread
zuikowesty Veteran Member • Posts: 3,979
Have you checked the focus point in playback?

The focus point in playback mode where the the image is at the top left quarter of the screen will also show a green square where the camera locked focus. Olympus Viewer may also show this, since it is in the Raw data. Checking this on shots that are missed may determine where the problem lies:

1. If the point is not where you placed it, the camera chose a different focus point than you told it to due to low contrast.

2. If the area at the focus point is OOF, but another area is in focus, the subject may have moved after you locked focus, OR the camera may have failed to lock focus and taken the shot anyway. (yes, even with release priority set correctly, I have had occasional shots where the shot was taken and the camera did not grab focus. Not often enough to see a pattern though. (this info might be in the raw data also.)

3. If the area at the focus point is blurred, the subject may have moved during the shot.

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