Focus Peaking coming to E-M5!

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by BeyondTheLines, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. BeyondTheLines

    BeyondTheLines Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 23, 2012
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  2. mrjr

    mrjr Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 25, 2012
    When that was first posted, I was very skeptical, because it sounded like it could have been an inaccurate, off-handed comment or a misunderstanding.

    But now, it's been updated to say that they have clarified and double-checked this information specifically with Olympus reps. Very exciting. But almost unbelievable.
  3. gotak

    gotak Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 28, 2012
    I'll count it when that chicken hatches.
  4. bnys

    bnys Mu-43 Rookie

    Jan 29, 2014
    I reported on this and I'd like to reiterate that Olympus US told us on the record at CES that this is happening. Their reps were quick to respond when I brought it up in the E-M10 presentation there. They've given us a non-confirmation confirmation this week saying that it "could happen".

    Given that the cheaper E-M10 has focus peaking, I think it's only right that the E-M5 also gets this feature.
  5. RAH

    RAH Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 1, 2013
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    I'm thinking about buying the new E-M10 (all I currently have is an ancient E-520), but if they added focus peaking to the E-M5, it might sway my decision. It's one of the upgrades that comes with the E-M10 that I most wanted (I don't care about weather-proof, etc). It might come down to price - the E-M5 with discounting because of its age, might be cheaper than the E-M10, at least for awhile...
  6. newbert

    newbert Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 22, 2012
    Glens Falls, NY
    A confirmation would be if they said that it will happen. (Big difference.) Although I'm hoping for it, I will believe it when I see it.
  7. rxstuve

    rxstuve Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 14, 2012
    Is there an advantage with focus peaking if you use native lenses?

    I can see an advantage with a native lens in video if it works int hat mode. :)

    I just don't see the advantage unless you use adapted or non AF lenses.

    Please fill me
  8. mister_roboto

    mister_roboto Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 14, 2011
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    Yeah the advantage is more with native lenses + video, plus adapted lenses... or that sweet Nokton I have, that I've been wishing for a camera body that has focus peaking :thumbup:
  9. speedandstyle

    speedandstyle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I am of the same mind as you. I want focus peaking and would already own an E-M5 if it had it.