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E-M10 back button focus?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by jurgen, Jun 27, 2014.

  1. jurgen

    jurgen Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 27, 2014
    Hi all!

    Sorry if this is redundant, but after scouring the manual online (and without access to an E-M10 in person), is it possible to set up "back button focus," or divorce autofocus from the shutter button?

    Don't even need a walkthrough right now, just a yes/no. About to pull the trigger on an E-M10 but need to know one way or the other first!

    Cheers,
    jurgen
     
  2. sammykhalifa

    sammykhalifa Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 22, 2012
    Pittsburgh PA
    Neil
    I think you program a button to AE/AF lock and change the focus to MF. Don't quote me on that though.
     
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  3. Leif

    Leif Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 28, 2012
    Germany
    Leif
    Yes you set the AF trigger on a separate button
     
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  4. spdavies

    spdavies Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Apr 9, 2013
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    Stephen
    All the Oly OM-D cameras are highly customizable and include the ability to divorce autofocus from the shutter button (in more than one way).
     
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  5. LeMenhir

    LeMenhir New to Mu-43

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    Mar 27, 2014
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    Nathan
    Ned explains how to do it in Post #10 here-

    https://www.mu-43.com/showthread.php?t=64478&p=643324#post643324

    On my E-M10, I've set my back button focus to Fn2, right next to the shutter. (I find the Fn1 button awkward to use.) Since I have to move my index finger back and forth between the shutter and Fn2, it's a bit slow if I want to refocus and trigger the shutter instantly. But for most situations it works fine. If I want to focus and shoot quickly, I'll use the C-AF setting or go back to the default S-AF (shutter half-press focus) setting. Hope that helps.
     
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  6. jurgen

    jurgen Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 27, 2014
    Have I mentioned that the people on this forum are a truly wonderful and helpful bunch? The best photography site on the web. Thanks, all.