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distance measurement display on GX1?

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by rhoydotp, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. rhoydotp

    rhoydotp Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 5, 2012
    Toronto, Ont
    rpamparo
    is there a way to show the focusing distance on GX1?
     
  2. rhoydotp

    rhoydotp Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 5, 2012
    Toronto, Ont
    rpamparo
    I guess there is none or nobody understood the question :( 
     
  3. angusr

    angusr Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 21, 2011
    It isn't possible, which is a shame.
     
  4. nseika

    nseika Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 22, 2010
    Jakarta, Indonesia
    Lois
    You mean in the AF mode ?
    They call it MF Guide, so seems like it's not intended for auto focus
     
  5. rhoydotp

    rhoydotp Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 5, 2012
    Toronto, Ont
    rpamparo
    not specifically but it would be useful for the AF+MF mode ...

    i was just looking for a way to tell me how far the focus have locked in, mostly for hyper-focal distance.

    for example, when I use my Nikon SLR before, there are markings for the hyperfocal distance on the lens barrel based on the aperture. I like using that to set my focus when shooting on a busy street or a party where manual focusing might not be fast enough. That way I know from which distance I can have a subject in without having to re-focus all the time.
     
  6. dannat

    dannat Mu-43 Regular

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    May 2, 2010
    Melbourne Australia
    You would think they could do it with a firmware update, it is a pity the mu 4/3 stuff doesn't have such
     
  7. dennisk

    dennisk Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 4, 2011
    Bay Area, California
    Dennis
    The E-PL3 shows the focused distance in the exif. The GX1 does not. What gives? :( 
     
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