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I've got a couple of questions for you that will help me to better troubleshoot your issue. First, do you have more than one lens for your camera, and if so, does this occur with more than one lens?
Thanks for the info. Do you know what focus mode it's currently set to. What I would like to do if is not already is set it to center point focus. This will decrease the area in which it's attempting to focus in these conditions and hopefully eliminate this from happening.
Sorry, I will direct you to the option if you aren't familiar with the different focus modes and how to change it.
Ok. Thanks for the info. Give me just a sec to get to the options
I was gonna say that I didn't think that would cause your original problem, but if it's not reading the speed and aperture correctly when it's not working then that might be an issue with the lens.
Ok, so your focus mode is set to the best possible setting for low light. The next thing that I would like you to check on that issue would be whether or not face detection is turned on.
Yes, I'm here. Just a sec
Sorry the face tracking on this camera is only in video.
I don't know of another setting in the camera that could possibly cause that to be an issue. From what I'm reading on the issue now, it seems to be a big complaint with the E-PL3 specifically and mirrorless cameras in general. I will have to admit I didn't know that they used image contrast to Auto focus. That in itself will cause low-light issues with AF. I'm going to post a link here for you with some more info on this and opt out of the question to see if another expert has any ideas on the issue. I'll continue to research it as well, but I don't want to have you sitting here and waiting while I do.