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EM5 - space between small focus box grid

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by YantaYo, Apr 12, 2014.

  1. YantaYo

    YantaYo Mu-43 Regular

    92
    Apr 18, 2012
    Colorado
    Hi,

    I was able to get the small focus box but there are spaces between the focus boxes in the grid. Anyone have a clue how to get a small, solid focus point grid for the EM5? It is completely worthless like this. Not even sure why this would be an option.

    Thanks~
     
  2. Klorenzo

    Klorenzo Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 10, 2014
    Lorenzo
    I think this is not possible using the arrows key. I usually focus on the closest point and then recompose just a little.

    Otherwise with the touch screen you can place the focus box anywhere, and this could be an option for static subjects or when using a tripod.

    I do not see this as a big problem, what is your specific situation?
     
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  3. YantaYo

    YantaYo Mu-43 Regular

    92
    Apr 18, 2012
    Colorado
    I almost always use the electronic viewfinder so toggling between the touch screen to get a usable small focus is a royal pain.
     
  4. Ross the fiddler

    Ross the fiddler Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    What did you do when a camera had less than 9 focus points?
     
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  5. darosk

    darosk Mu-43 Top Veteran

    705
    Apr 17, 2013
    Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
    Daros
    The smaller AF points seem to be more accurate than the larger boxes, so that's a plus. At least it seems that way in my experience. I just put it on single center AF point and focus-and-recompose, but that's just me.
     
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  6. chonbhoy

    chonbhoy Mu-43 Veteran

    430
    Apr 23, 2013
    Scottish Highlands
    i set it to whatever place i want in a pre compose manner and shoot accordingly, it helps when the d-pad is set to move it though.
     
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  7. Ross the fiddler

    Ross the fiddler Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    It's only more accurate from the fact it is only focussing on that smaller area of detail & not affected by surrounding detail (as much) that would happen with the standard or larger area.
     
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  8. LowriderS10

    LowriderS10 Monkey with a camera.

    May 19, 2013
    Canada
    +1 for focus/recomposing.

    Try it for a bit, and I bet you'll get used to it! :)

    What really and truly was a PITA was when I was shooting the Canon 5D Classic and the 5D Mark II. The AF system is out of the 20D/30D, so it's designed to cover the small sensor. So we got a measly 9 focus points, all grouped together in the middle of the frame...whoopee.
     
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  9. darosk

    darosk Mu-43 Top Veteran

    705
    Apr 17, 2013
    Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
    Daros
    Yup, that's exactly what I mean.
     
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