Problems with focus

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Bob_Gray, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. Bob_Gray

    Bob_Gray New to Mu-43

    Jul 23, 2010
    Hi, I'm trying to take pictures of birds with my E-PL1. I'm using the wild life macro and notice that many times when the camera goes to auto focus it seems to select everything but the bird. Such as leave's, branches etc. I know part of the problem is distance and I need to get a lens with a better zoom which I'm working on. But figured I'd ask for any tricks or tips. I have tried the zoom button with mixed results. Thanks.
  2. Boyzo

    Boyzo Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 3, 2010
    Bob presume you are using the Single Center Box for AF, if so try focusing on a hard object initially in the same plane as the bird if possible, then wait for the bird and try again.

    The other thing is set AF to AF + MF and set focus manually then revert to AF .. the switch from MF to AF is automatic with the Oly neat feature.

    Good light also helps

    The kit lens is not ideal at 42mm (84) max zoom.