Advice Needed: EM1 II: How to track fasting moving subjects (and focusing)

Started Oct 6, 2018 | Questions thread
drj3 Veteran Member • Posts: 9,126
Re: Advice Needed: EM1 II: How to track fasting moving subjects (and focusing)

I also do not photograph planes, but birds.  However, I will add to Denjw post the following suggestion.

Set up all your desired settings including focus pattern (for example 5 center points) in your desired mode and assign a Home focus pattern (Menu - Cog - A2 - Set Home) like all focus points.  Assign the lens button (Cog - B - Button Function - LFn) to Home.  Now set one on the AF Limiter distances to appropriate values (you can set all three to different values).

Save to one of the Custom modes.

Now you can reset any of the things you changed, back to other settings and it will not affect the Custom mode you set.  You can have different settings for each Custom Mode position and none Custom modes for almost every function.

Once you have set the two focus patterns (Home and default for that Custom mode), you can instantly change focus pattern by just tapping the lens button (LFn) and tapping it again returns to the first pattern.  This is very useful to change from focus on the only thing in the sky (all focus points - when there is only one plane at a distance or directly overhead) and precise focus on a single plane or a specific point on a plane.

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