E-M1, C-AF and Sports photography

Started Mar 19, 2014 | Discussions thread
Martin.au Forum Pro • Posts: 13,061
Re: Release Lag Time, C-AF lock, and IS

GAitken wrote:

Brian Wadie wrote:

"Unfortunately, because they aren't saved with the myset you still have to manually tweak them via the menu, a very time consuming operating especially when dealing with wild animals/birds."

I'm afraid I'm lazy and have the CAF release lock set to Normal as my default, likewise with the Release on focus confirmation "On" (which in typical Olympus style means its disabled ) (.

I've not seen any undesirable consequences of doing so and it means the camera is always set the way I want when I go to CAF

Hmmm, ok.

As long as you want those things set *all* the time, that kinda works, since restoring a myset doesn't overwrite things that a myset doesn't save. That might work for C-AF Lock, since the setting only applies to C-AF and not other focus modes. But it seems a poor choice for Release Lag Time, since it shortens battery life and seems unsafe as a general rule. To quote the manual:

"Also make sure that the camera is not subject to sharp impacts while in use. Such impacts may cause the monitor to stop displaying subjects. If this happens, turn the power off and on again."

I don't think it's generally a good idea to leave a camera in a state that the manufacturer claims causes it to malfunction on occasion. Particularly something that sounds like it should be totally unrelated to the malfunction described. That smells of some kind of race condition where all sorts of things might be problematical.

It's hypothesized that an electromagnet is being used to hold the shutter open. Jar the camera and you can overcome the magnet and close the shutter.

It's no big deal, and I don't see any impact (lol) in general use.

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