- Dec 15, 2009
You're welcome Pete - I really appreciate you being here
I'm so sorry I have yet to make time to do a series on the E-PL1... it's much easier to show this stuff in a video than to describe it in text.Thanks for this useful series of videos, Brian. Just a quick question. What focus settings on the E-PL1 do you find most convenient? I noticed that on the EP2, you use the AEL/AFL button to trigger the AF, and the function button for face detection. However the E-PL1 only has one of these two buttons...
Good idea to disable automatic playback - the main thing is to practice daily until you settle down to the configuration which works best for you... everything gets simpler then because you don't need to change much.I currently set autofocus to single point AF (on my E-PL1), and the function button to AEL. I also turned off the automatic playback of the picture just taken, since it seems to make the shot-to-shot time appear faster. (in reality, if you squeeze the shutter, the E-PL1 will automatically exit playback and take the shot, but for some reason, the camera feels faster with playback off)
I find the E-PL1 the best of the Pen's in terms of focus control. Maybe I'll create a short vid just on focusing.
I have the red dot set to switch between MF and AF... function button (to left of magnifier) set to CDAF trigger in MF.
In MF, use the magnifier to bring up the small focusing box which I move to the spot where I want to critically focus... pressing the function button then causes a focus.
In AF, I use the left cursor button to quickly select the main focusing patch, zoom button to select the small focusing box where I want more precision.