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[OM] Re: Digital decisions

Subject: [OM] Re: Digital decisions
From: "Joel Wilcox" <jfwilcox@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2006 11:18:47 -0600
On 3/8/06, Wayne S <om4t@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> At 09:12 PM 3/7/2006, Joel wrote:
> >I'm curious, Wayne (and I know we've discussed your issues with the
> >E-1 before), do you remember your AF settings?  I was using a KatzEye
> >screen at the time and set the focus point for center only.  I
> >experienced no AF weirdness except when I pointed the lens into the
> >void.  Also I was using the DZ 50-200 exclusively.  Perhaps a tele
> >grabs on better.
>
> Now that you mention it, I also received this response:
>
> "One other very important setting that will save a lot of time and 
> heartache,"Focus Point Selection". Do you use single point autofocus or auto. 
> If you use "Auto" focus point selection the camera needs to search for the 
> closest subject within the three focus points. In low light or if the subject 
> is moving from one point to another it can easily confuse the camera. What 
> autofocus point selection are you using?"
>
> "It is very important to use the AF illuminator in low light. TTL contrast 
> detection needs a certain amount of light to focus properly. It is necessary 
> to use the AF illuminator assist function in low light for the camera to 
> focus properly without searching."
>
> Wayne

Thanks.  I think that makes sense about the focus point selection. 
That informational item should go into the E-Thingy FAQ.

I never use the AF illuminator!  I'll have to remember that it's got
that feature.

I will try to duplicate your problem with the dimmer pulse.

Joel W.
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