AF Assist?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Rider, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. Rider

    Rider Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 14, 2010
    Just to make sure I'm not missing something, there is no AF assist lamp on the E-PL1 (or the other Pens), right?
  2. sheygetz

    sheygetz Mu-43 Regular

    May 17, 2010
  3. Rider

    Rider Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 14, 2010
    Do you know whether an external flash can add this functionality?
  4. briandforever

    briandforever Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 27, 2010
    if seen the picture of fl-36r flash, it has infra red compartment in the front aboce the flash head. in nikon or canon flashes, they do af assits. but i tried my nikon flashes on e-pl1, the af assits doesnt work
  5. shoturtle


    Oct 15, 2010
    the nikon flash on pen will act like a non dedicated flash. So none of the function besides trigger voltage is all the flash gets.
  6. VooDoo64

    VooDoo64 Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 17, 2010
    Zagreb - Croatia
    Real Name:
    Davor Vojvoda
    Lack of AF assistance is a very big mistake that is particularly felt when the focus is struggling in low light conditions ??

    It is not clear to me that something so fundamental has been overlooked and that is not correct so far - it is already lacking in the E-P1 ??
  7. twalker294

    twalker294 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 18, 2010
    I ran up against this very issue last weekend with my E-PL1. It was very frustrating and made me wish I had brought my 40D instead.

    As with all cameras, you have to learn their limitations. I won't use my Pen for low light shots again. To be fair, the light I was dealing with was REALLY low. In normal room light or even a bit dimmer than normal room light, it does just fine.