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

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by CarlG, Apr 2, 2014.

  1. CarlG

    CarlG Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 6, 2013
    Tampa, FL
    Carl
    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.
     
  2. Mstoeckle

    Mstoeckle Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 23, 2013
    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.
     
  3. CarlG

    CarlG Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 6, 2013
    Tampa, FL
    Carl
    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?
     
  4. chipbutty

    chipbutty Mu-43 Veteran

    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 :)

     
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  5. CarlG

    CarlG Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 6, 2013
    Tampa, FL
    Carl
    That was it.....THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!
     
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