Me, My son and the OM-D E-M5 CAF

September 21, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

After an amazing day testing the E-M1 early this week, it was time to get back to my E-M5. Being that it is the weekend it was chance for boy's time for my son and I. We started the day by heading down to the dirt bike track, followed by a visit to the Skater park. Being so impressed by the CAF on the E-M1 the E-M5 had a lot to live up to but as I have no intention of selling my E-M5 (although it may end up with a bigger brother) it was time to capture the day. All the images in this blog are OOC jpeg's. 

Let me just take a minute to explain my set-up for those of you that are not familiar in using the OM-D. For both the E-M1 and the E-M5 when shooting in CAF (continuous auto focus) mode, I switched between Aperture priority mode and Shutter priority mode. In Aperture priority I varied the Aperture from f/2.5 through to f/7.1 adjusting the ISO to achieve a shutter speed of around 1/1000. When shooting in Shutter priority I adjusted the ISO to achieve the desired Aperture. In both modes the grouped AF points were selected and CAF L to ensure each frame was focused. Here are a few of the images I captured throughout the day. 

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It is fair to say that comparing the CAF of the E-M1 to the E-M5 it is certainly noticeable. What was also very noticeable is the improvements that Olympus has made on the delay time switching to the EVF. So to summarise the E-M5 will always be my goto body for my street and travel photography but when I want to shoot action photography the E-M1 is everything I would expect from a pro body. Looks like my E-M5 will have a new big brother very soon.


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