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Old Oct 28, 2010, 3:51 PM   #21
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11 focus points. I had heard that but forgotten seeing it didn't apply to me, then. Can you choose which ones you want to use? On the 500 there's just 3 but I just have the center one selected. I can lock in on the area I want and then compose, moving the camera. It used to frustrate me when the ones on either side would lock first and perhaps come out lighter or darker or even focussed different than the area I wanted.
I like the idea of the larger viewfinder and level.
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Hi Ken,

Yes you can choose which one or which group of focus points to activate. Additionally, The E-30 has an option to allow you to select the size of the focus point - either small or normal. I use the small when shooting birds because it does a better job of locking onto a bird without the lens hunting.

Also, something I hadn't mentioned, the E-30 has the ability to allow you to calibrate a lens. I.E. if you have a lens that front or back focuses, ytou can adjust for that and the E-30 will store the information so that whenever the lens is mounted to the camera, it will automatically use the calibration settings saved.


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there are 11 auto focus points going across the viewfinder screen. They are arranged in 3 rows with the top and bottom rows each having 3 points while the middle row has 6 points.
Ken, this appears to be one of those 'math' puzzlies.

Zig, if you are using the '6-point' centerline as a leveler it may be a reason for an excuse.

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Ken, this appears to be one of those 'math' puzzlies.

Zig, if you are using the '6-point' centerline as a leveler it may be a reason for an excuse.

I couldn't pass this up & I did beat Ted to this one...........
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I was raised with slide rules and logarithms and a well thumbed "Knotts four figure log tables book"
The E500 has a 3 point centerline that slopes down to the right, offcenter. 6 - 3= a lot more focus points.

See I answered that.

What was that question.......?
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I was raised with slide rules and logarithms and the %500 is a 3 point centerline that slopes down to the right. 6 - 3= a lot more focus points.

See I answered that.

What was that question.......
Ah yes, I can see how you would answer and explain a minor problem with a house to a customer. My sister is a real estate broker, and she can confuse the customers with her answer too. LOL
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Hi Ken,

Yes you can choose which one or which group of focus points to activate. Additionally, The E-30 has an option to allow you to select the size of the focus point - either small or normal. I use the small when shooting birds because it does a better job of locking onto a bird without the lens hunting.

Also, something I hadn't mentioned, the E-30 has the ability to allow you to calibrate a lens. I.E. if you have a lens that front or back focuses, ytou can adjust for that and the E-30 will store the information so that whenever the lens is mounted to the camera, it will automatically use the calibration settings saved.


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The E30 is sounding more and more appealing.

Perhaps I can convince Bob, Ted and Steven posting above, to club together and buy me one.
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Well Ken you're going south to Baha to spend the winter on the ocean, getting lost in margaritaville. Ya gotta expect us to be jealous.
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