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AF doesn't work properly in low light

My Olympus e-420 doesn't shoot when its dark, it takes forever to read whatever its reading in AF and if it does me a favour and takes the pic all the readings seem to be off

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check the contacts on the lens... since it is copper and would develop copper rust... clean with iso alcohol and let air dry for an hour... clean the contacts on the camera too.

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also certain camera settings such as focus points and iso will help in low light

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Hi. Good Camera... Not being funny.. But do you have the instruction manual. If not first try resetting the camera. Once done, if you can live without live view don`t bother setting it up.
How to reset:-
-set the mode to manual
-press menu, scroll to the third yellow box with the spanner icon.
-scroll to Clear all camera settings,choose clear and confirm your choice.
When you are shooting make sure your lens is switched in AF mode.
Try this first and get back to me.

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I just bought an olympus e-420 and i can not figure out how to get the focus to work


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wrong weighting selected.. try centre.. those red boxes you see when you press the shutter button and look through the eyepiece.. they form a cross generally If you have only one side weighted then the AF may sometimes play up.

read the manual carefully to understand some of these things. It will pay off with better pics

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I also found an independent developer who made a small program to shoot tethered called E-Capture. It's only $10 and may be what you need. This is a link to his blog where he describes it in greater detail and where to get it.
http://rfman.wordpress.com/2009/02/09/shooting-tethered-with-olympus-e-system-cameras-e-420-e520-e-3-e30-etc/
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