EP1 and Focus

Discussion in 'Micro Four Thirds Forum' started by Photorx12, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. Photorx12

    Photorx12 SC Regular

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    May 31, 2011
    I just recieved my Ep1 and all is well withe camera itself, but I'm having focusing issues. When I take a picture the center is focused but the surroundings are out of focus. Are there any setting adjustments I need to make? I have the 14-42 kit lens and a nikon 50 mm 1.8 manual lens.
     
  2. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Is this just the effect of a shallow depth-of-field you are describing e.g. subject located well in front of backround, longish focal length, largish aperture?
     
  3. Photorx12

    Photorx12 SC Regular

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    May 31, 2011
    Here is a quick pic of what I mean, thanks

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  4. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Try taking the same shot from directly perpendicular to the plane of the keyboard. With such a short distance from the camera to the subject your depth-of-field is going to be very shallow which will be noticable as per your example image above.

    Is the image above taken using the Nikon lens? I think I can see some Magenta fringing in front of the focal plane and Cyan behind it which is quite typical of older lenses at close focusing distances.
     
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  5. Photorx12

    Photorx12 SC Regular

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    May 31, 2011
    Yes, that was the Nikon, and I see what you are saying about angle, will keep playing around with the cam till i get the hang of it. The camera feels good in hand though, I like it.
     
  6. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    The E-P1 is not the fastest camera in the world but if you can work around those limitations it's still very nice to use. Some of the mu-43 guys report that if you turn off the sensor-based image stabilisation the response times improve noticably...as long as you are happy to work without IS.
     
  7. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    Is this your first non-compact camera? If so, shallower depth of field will get some getting used to (then like the rest of us, you might go crazy and really seek out shallow DOF before settling back into finding it's rightful place in your tool kit).
     
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