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Leica X-U misfocusing

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#1 MacSpikes



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 08:59

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I have been tinkering with the Leica X-U for about 2 weeks now. I really like the results so far. The image quality is stunning above and under water and the high dynamic range makes it possible to make proper adjustments in Lightroom.


There is one thing that does not work as I want to is the AF. On three occasions I made portrait pictures of my children, outside with lots of light. The AF is focusing on stuff behind the kids like a tree, a car or a chair, but not on the kids face. This happened several times, either in spot, 11-field or portrait mode. I point to the kid, wait for the camera to focus (it beeps when it does) and take a picture. But on several occasion the results are a blurry face and a sharp background.


Does this sound familiar to anyone and if so, how did you solve this?

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 09:41

It sounds familiar to anyone using Autofocus in general... Has the camera got face detection?
Otherwise use single-point, AF lock and recompose.



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Posted 18 July 2017 - 18:39

I confirm having trouble with AF, even with face detection, I find the X-U AF quite appaling and will either pre focus manually or use single point AF focusing. 

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