Focus lock - E-M5

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by mronen, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. mronen

    mronen Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 20, 2012

    I've set the Rec button to switch between AF/MF.

    In AF mode, Fn1 button locks exposure.

    Will the following lock focus?

    - Half-press the shutter to perform Auto-Focus (then release the shutter button).
    - Tap the Rec button to switch to MF.

    Will focus stay in the position set by the AF?

    - Tap the Rec button again to release lock and return to AF.

  2. Ross the fiddler

    Ross the fiddler Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 20, 2012
    Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia
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    Yes, it does for me.

    Also, if you are using the the 12-50 lens with the function button on it set to its default 'stop focus' (meant for video use), you can use that to hold focus after obtaining focus with S-AF.
  3. mronen

    mronen Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 20, 2012
    Thanks Ross!

    I also do that with other cameras, but I couldn't find any guarantee that focus will not move when you switch focusing modes.