E-M5 - Using LCD "Live View" and Focus Stacking

CarlG

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Looking for a little help, please.

I am coming from a Canon 5D2 and used live view extensively for shooting landscapes. I had the ability to select incremental focus points with the 5D2 for purposes of stacking the images to get me maximum depth of field.

Now onto the E-M5 - I'm coming up blank when looking to find out how to best optimize the rear LCD in Olympus's version of "live view". Is there anywhere (literature/videos) that explains how to best take advantage of the E-M5's rear LCD to allow me to focus stack my exposures by manually selecting my focal points in this view?

Make sense?

Thanks.
 

Mstoeckle

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Set your focus area to single spot, then you should be able to select your focus area with either the touch screen or with the D-pad. Though I don't believe there are many points towards the outside of the frame. Hope that helps.
 

CarlG

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Thanks. I'm just not getting any response from the LCD when using it as a touch screen. It's not recognizing my "touch". Perhaps this is a menu setting issue? If so, does anyone know where that is?
 

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I think you have the screen touch locked and need to tap the icon at the bottom left of the screen. I think there are three options, when you tap the icon - locked, tap to focus, and tap to focus and shoot. Don't quote me on that though as I've only just bought mine :)

Thanks. I'm just not getting any response from the LCD when using it as a touch screen. It's not recognizing my "touch". Perhaps this is a menu setting issue? If so, does anyone know where that is?
 

CarlG

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I think you have the screen touch locked and need to tap the icon at the bottom left of the screen. I think there are three options, when you tap the icon - locked, tap to focus, and tap to focus and shoot. Don't quote me on that though as I've only just bought mine :)
That was it.....THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!
 
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