E-m5 focusing suggestions in video mode

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Henry, Feb 8, 2016.

  1. Henry

    Henry Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 24, 2012

    Knowing that, in video mode, the E-m5 lacks of the zoom and touch focus implemented on the E-p5 and later models of Olympus. What is your preferred and fast way to nail focus while in video mode?

    I am using the E-m5 with the Olympus 45mm. I tried to use the 200% zoom but it uses the AEL button which is important. So, I switch between Aperture priority, zoom, nail focus and then switch back to video mode and shoot. What is your method?

    (I was am thinking of switching to an E-p5 as I prefer the Pen but I got used to the EVF for specially for stills, and I cannot afford any of the newer models)

    Thanks in advance for the replies,
  2. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 13, 2014
    Central Ohio, USA
    I either manual focus or use the AF-S mode to focus, then roll! :D
  3. Henry

    Henry Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 24, 2012
    I also manual focus but it not so efficient without a proper zoom function like for stills. Would a E-p5 solve this problem (having a zoom function or focus peaking)?
  4. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 14, 2012
    New Mexico
    The zoom function can reassigned to another button -- at least in still shooting. I almost never shoot video, so I may be misleading you, but it's worth a try.