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EPL-5 Ocassional AF Focus Issues

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Fred S, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. Fred S

    Fred S Mu-43 Veteran

    493
    Feb 20, 2012
    Calgary
    Fred S
    When AF focusing my EPL-5 the image is clear and sharp on my VF-2 , but after I hit the shutter button the image displayed on my VF-2 is a little blurry and so is the jpg after download .

    This is on my most used lens 12-50 , 70-300

    IS in ON, good shutter 400 with the 12-50 and 800 with the 70-300
    Hand Held and or Tripod

    I take 1 shot sharp on my VF-2, take shot , blurry on my VF-2 display . second or third shot Sharp on my VF-2 sharp and on VF-2 display and jpg
    Some times 3 in a row show up blurry after the shot

    Any Ideas ??

    Thank you
     
  2. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    Try setting the antishock (under the gear menu) to 1/8 second. There has been some issue with the initial closing of the shutter introducing vibrations.
     
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  3. rbelyell

    rbelyell Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 15, 2013
    Mountains of NY
    interesting. is this a recommended setting generally?
     
  4. Replytoken

    Replytoken Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 7, 2012
    Puget Sound
    Ken
    Try turning off the IS and see what happens. I have had a similar issue with my E-PL5, and it reminds me a lot of the issues with Nikon's VR system. It is a great feature if used wisely. When shooting sports at high shutter speeds, it is best to to turn it off, as it can cause a slight delay while the IS stabliizes. I suspect that this could be similar to what we may be seeing in the E-PL5's, but it is only my speculation. Give it a shot and report back.

    --Ken
     
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  5. aidanw

    aidanw Mu-43 Regular

    116
    Nov 19, 2012
    Wellington, NZ
    I also found shots were slightly blurry on the EPL5 but solved it by shooting in general as:

    - Sports/kids in daytime/bright light: IS off, no anti-shock (for immediate shot), minimum shutter speed 1/120s
    - Daytime/bright light: IS off, 1/8 anti-shock, minimum shutter speed 1/100s
    - In low-light: IS on, 1/8 anti-shock, minimum shutter speed 1/60s

    The minimum shutter speed is actually the Flash setting.
    It may be useful to know I mostly use wider primes such as 14, 20.
     
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  6. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    That's my impression. Here's a thread with some evidence about IS on the E-Pm2, which has to my knowledge the same IS as the PL5:

    https://www.mu-43.com/showthread.php?t=35882
     
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  7. Fred S

    Fred S Mu-43 Veteran

    493
    Feb 20, 2012
    Calgary
    Fred S
    Thank you ALL very much for the help :smile:

    Now with shutter shock set to 1/8 I am consistently getting better shots
    Cloudy Day, 12-50 lens f 5.0 Shutter 100 ISO 200 at 20mm cropped 50 %
    IS on or off did not make any differences

    Straight out of the EPL-5 just re sized for posting

    meter-shock-18_zpsb8f7ceed.