Hello, After reading on this forum for some time and still have an issue made me want to make my first post here. 2 months ago i bought an E-M5 12-50 mm kit, and so far I'm happy with it. Coming from an EOS 350D with Tamron 17-50 mm 2.8 I wanted to get something more portable and take better IQ shot. For landscapes and general shooting I'm please with the results, but the trouble starts with portaits. These seem to be without contrast and sharpness and lack detail I've read all post to find the best settings like the shots shown here below, 1/500sec f8 and iso 800. also I turned on shutter shock to 1/8 and natural picture style, shot in RAW and large fine jpeg. Subject is my son in a soccer match, but he is barely moving and shots like this I took more than 20 will all same result. I use middle small point fixed focus mark without recompose.(just for testing) and use S-AF with face detection 1 PP in OV3 and lightroom is only making it worse. In this post you see 1 overall photo and 1 100% crop of it. Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) Can you give me some advice on how I can improve it 1) is it me (I suspect ) using the wrong setting 2) the 12-50mm lens as kit lens the limiting factor here 3) should I stop checking at 100% crop. 4) invest in 40-150mm or 75-300mm lens (although the distance is limited and tele lens is not needed). 4) invest in the 12-40 mm 2.8 pro lens (which cost me as much as the body). Many thanks in advance for any advice that will improve this. Antwan. (being not native English and dyslectic may cause my grammar to look bad, my apologies for that).