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Focus Magnify on EP3

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Christilou, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. Christilou

    Christilou Mu-43 Top Veteran

    657
    Feb 25, 2010
    Camberley, Surrey
    I recently bought an EP3 and I've rediscovered my Konica Hex lenses, however, I can't remember how to get the magnified view for manual focus. I need to get a little green box to display on the LCD but although I managed to do this before, I can't seem to do it now! This probably requires a really simple answer so could someone please put me out of my misery? BTW, pressing the magnify button doesn't work. When using my Zuiko 50mm lens with the adapter, the view magnifies the moment I touch the focus ring but this doesn't happen with the Hex.
     
  2. billy_pilgrim

    billy_pilgrim Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 6, 2011
    It won't auto-magnify whenever you touch the focus ring because there is no electronic connection between the lens and the body. You should be able to manually press the magnification button though.
     
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  3. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Yeah, touching the focus ring won't work because of what Billy said. This will only work with all Micro Four-Thirds and Four-Thirds lenses.

    However, the magnify button should work to bring up the green focus box. The only way it shouldn't would be if you re-programmed it to another function, as most of your buttons are customizable.
     
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  4. Christilou

    Christilou Mu-43 Top Veteran

    657
    Feb 25, 2010
    Camberley, Surrey
    Thanks for your replies. I realized what I was doing wrong in the end. I needed to hit the magnify button twice to get the little green box up and then again to magnify! Easy when you know how :)