Focus Peaking on e-pm2

Jim Bennett

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Hi,

Does anyone use the below "hack" on the e-pm2? I am stuck on step 2. When I go look for Reset/Myset, there is nothing there. It will show up if I go to A mode however, but not while in iArt mode with keyfilter set.

I compiled the tips from 43rumors.com comments box, thanks to user Lucio for this. Credit goes to him. This method, no need to use raw+jpeg
1. Go to Menu 1, set Picture mode to Art Filter 11, set Type to II
2. Go to Reset/Myset, choose Myset1, then Set
3. Change back to your normal shooting mode… (P, A, S, M)
4. Go to Settings > Button Dial > Button Function. Set Fn1 function to Myset1
5. Try it out. When you need to focus peak, just hold the Fn1 button and focus. Release to return to normal mode, then shoot.
Finally, a usable focus peaking in Olympus
 

Jim Bennett

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According to the manual myset is only available in P,A,S,or M modes. So that answers that. :)

I did realize though that it's possible to turn on key filter while in A mode , and assign it to a myset and I'll be darned , instant on demand focus peaking ! Pretty cool!
 

RnR

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I don't find the fake focus peaking is worth it. The evf just lags too much. Hope that Olympus will give us better focus peaking in a firmware update or their next model.
 

Jim Bennett

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Its fun to play around with and works well in some situations but not all. Sometimes I find just using the 10x magnifier works better. I like to have it as an option either way.

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ean10775

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I don't find the fake focus peaking is worth it. The evf just lags too much. Hope that Olympus will give us better focus peaking in a firmware update or their next model.
I found the actual focus peaking on the E-M1 to cause the EVF to lag a bit as well actually. In my opinion, Olympus's implementation of FP so far is poor in comparison to Sony's, Magic Lantern's (which I used on the 5DII) and Fuji's (which I use on my X100S). I haven't tried it on the EM10 though so maybe it has improved.
 
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