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focus ring on Pana 20mm f/1.7

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by m0n_D, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. m0n_D

    m0n_D New to Mu-43

    Aug 21, 2010

    just got my Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 for use with an E-PL1. tried playing around with the focus ring in manual mode and i can't seem to bring things into focus. also, it just keeps turning. am i missing something here?
  2. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman Subscribing Member

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    Ok... just treid the on my E-p1 witht that lens

    1) Yes the focus ring is infinite
    2) If you go beyond the focus point you do have to go back to get it in focus...
    3) oh on my cameras touching the focus ring does bring up the magnify view... which may be throwig you off

  3. m0n_D

    m0n_D New to Mu-43

    Aug 21, 2010
    thanks for replying, Kevin.

    i've been turning and turning and i see no difference whatsoever. and what is this magnify view that you speak of. that doesn't pop up either.

    did i get a faulty lens?
  4. PeterB666

    PeterB666 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 14, 2010
    Tura Beach, Australia
    The camera has to be set to MF or S-AF+MF for the focus ring to work.

    When set to one of the AF modes (without +MF) the focus ring is inactive.

    You can set the E-PL1 up to automatically magnify the view when you touch the focus ring. That makes manual focusing easier.
  5. m0n_D

    m0n_D New to Mu-43

    Aug 21, 2010

    thanks very much! that certainly did the trick! now i even understand what Kevin is talking about!

    thanks again!
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