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Focus Peaking with the Olympus OM-D E-M5

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by Amin Sabet, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. AJACs

    AJACs New to Mu-43

    Jul 2, 2013
    San Francisco, CA
    Howdy. New here as well. Yes, I believe you must be in MF mode. If you are not, when you release Fn1 and push down on the shutter button you are engaging the autofocus and throwing away your MF effort.

    I have redefined the Red Dot video button to be used to turn manual focus on and off. I have had Fn2 defined as the Magnify options to assist with manual focus, but with this hint, I will redefine it to be AEL/AFL to give me push button focusing to start and then fine tune with Fn1. I will also set my autofocus area to be in the center of the field.
  2. zensu

    zensu Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 8, 2012
    Alabama USA
    Thanks Amin!

    This really enhances all of my lenses with the OM-D! :2thumbs:
  3. Blotzphoto

    Blotzphoto Mu-43 Regular

    May 25, 2012
    Lou Doench
    OMG my kid has the exact same teddy bear!!!!
  4. MajorMagee

    MajorMagee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2011
    Dayton, OH
    I tried this with the E-P5, and it still works, but in comparison the built in Focus Peaking is far less of a blunt instrument.
  5. Happythomaslee

    Happythomaslee New to Mu-43

    Jan 7, 2014
    Hi, thank you so much for the video, it give me a great help with my new 17.5mm F0.95 voigtlander.
    Excellent work.
  6. shutterduster

    shutterduster Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 8, 2013
    Keremeos, BC. Canada
    Dave T
    Cool trick. Should be handy with my MF lenses :wink:
  7. audiodrive

    audiodrive Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 9, 2013
    Nice one!
  8. ados

    ados New to Mu-43

    Jul 10, 2014
    Great tweak, works great on my e-pm2 with canon fdn 50/1.4 and 28/2.8 lenses, especially in bright daylight. I use it together with 2x tele convertor function. I find it more comfortable to use with FN1 button rather then record button as FN1 has more precise click/accutation. I had FN1 for iso and record b. for magnification previously, moved ISO to record button now. I can only compare this 'peaking' to my G6's and it compares quite well in deed with very contrasty distinction of in/out focus objects.
  9. kiwijinxter

    kiwijinxter Mu-43 Rookie

    Oct 24, 2017

    OK so I just like, discovered this NOW.... this changes everything for me when it comes to the Voigtlander 17.5mm lens I have... makes manual focusing much much better! Thanks a lot for this, this is invaluable!!!!
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