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E-PL5 Small Focus Box

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Djarum, May 23, 2014.

  1. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Jason
    So I've been playing with this camera a few weeks now.

    My old E-PL2 had a way to temporarily set the small focus box but it was a PITA and I rarely used it.

    With the small focus box option in the E-PL5, I find it hit or miss, especially using the 40-150mm at 150mm. What I'm finding is that it will hunt because even though there is something in the box I want to focus on, its not high enough contrast I guess for it to lock focus. On the flip side, if it is high enough contrast it focuses accurately and quickly. With the larger box what I run into sometimes is that there are two high contrast objects that can fit into the box and more times than not, it focuses on the one I don't want in focus, LOL. With short focal lengths I don't find this as much of an issue though.

    Are there any tricks to using the small focus box?