Enabling IS while magnfying image for focus on long manual prime lens

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Gary Ramey, May 9, 2013.

  1. Gary Ramey

    Gary Ramey Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 27, 2012
    Aurora Colorado
    I guess the title says it all. I've pretty much got the function button to enable magnification in manual focusing mode. I select "IS enable with shutter half press" but when I select that and half depress the shutter...the magnfication goes away...Any ideas?:confused:
     
  2. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    I use "back button focusing" and that allows the magnified view and IS to work at the same time.
     
  3. ptolemyx

    ptolemyx Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 19, 2012
    Vancouver, BC
    Ben
    You can change this behavior in the menu: Select the gears menu, submenu D, and find "LV Close Up Mode" -- make sure "mode2" is selected.
     
  4. slothead

    slothead Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 14, 2012
    Frederick, MD
    This is a significant tip Ben. Can you tell us where in the manual we would find the description of this function?
     
  5. RobWatson

    RobWatson Mu-43 Hall of Famer


    pp 45 and 88
     
  6. Gary Ramey

    Gary Ramey Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 27, 2012
    Aurora Colorado
    BTW, this worked fantastic...thanks so much!!!