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e-pl5 with samyang 7.5mm - MF Assist?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by CanonConvert, Feb 23, 2015.

  1. CanonConvert

    CanonConvert Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 22, 2012
    Hi guys,

    I remembered vaguely there is a setting which allows the camera to automatically activate the magnified view when the focus ring is turned on the lens. can anyone let me know where this setting can be found?

    I have already turned on S-AF+MF and MF Assist ON, but turning the focus ring does not activate the magnified view - I have to manually press the magnifying glass button to activate it.

    Thanks in advance for your help!
  2. MadMarco

    MadMarco Mu-43 Veteran

    Oct 30, 2014
    Guildford, England
    The Samyang 7.5mm doesn't have any electrical contacts, so there is no way for it to communicate with the camera body.

    I have one of the function buttons to activate focus peaking, maybe you can do similar for magnify?
  3. arch stanton

    arch stanton Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 25, 2012
    Yup, as said - no electrical contacts so the camera doesn't know when you're turning the ring.
    That said, dof is *huge* with this lens, you tend to only need to focus on things closer than 6 feet away.
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