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Old Jun 8, 2013, 3:13 PM   #1
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Default AF question - how can you take a completely OOF image ?

I went out for a short time this pm to take some snaps of a bike race in the city today - since the Olympics there seems to be a lot of sports events in the city .. fab if you ask me !

Now the question - How can the E's allow you to take a shot when there is no focus confirmation esp if your using CAF or SAF? Should it not simply refuse to fire the shutter ?

I'll post some examples shortly for our amusement !

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Old Jun 8, 2013, 4:35 PM   #2
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G'day mate

I realise that your pondering is in the Oly SLR section ...
but I have been experiencing this with my Fuji - X-s1 from the day I bought it [and have referred to it here on other threads and a Review article]
Maybe we'll compare awful - oof shots to see who has the 'best'

I have emailed Fuji Australia about it too - but they don't bother to answer me
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Harj, that is one of the E-3 camera set-up menu options on if you will allow the shutter to trip if the subject is not in focus. You control that.
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Gday Phil !

Pics to be posted in a wee bit and Phil lets compare .. ! My first E3 did this and Oly swapped it out for being dud and this E3's never done that before.

I'm surprised that Fuji's doing the same , I thought it was just Oly and Pentax that had so-so AF systems.... Oly's being crapper than Pentax... !

5's a lucky number so.. 5 totally OOF pics:













Steve, I had no idea that there was a setting for the E3 to do that .. why on earth would you want that ?? Just find it bizarre that you would allow the cam to take a shot when nothing is in focus. Like I stated earlier the first E3 I ahd .. had teh AF issues - would constanly back focus and allow you to take a pic with nothing in focus and Oly UK and the retailer i bought the E3 from swapped it out with my current one instantly once I'd shown them a few sample pics.

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Creative control Harj. Just like you had back in the days of 35mm film and manual focus lens.
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Gday Phil !
Pics to be posted in a wee bit and Phil lets compare .. ! ...
G'day mate ~ I don't want to double-up on your thread re:- Oly SLR, so I will start a fresh thread in the Fujifilm "X" series area

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