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GX7 Problem with Navigation Tabs

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by numberpro, May 4, 2014.

  1. numberpro

    numberpro Mu-43 Rookie

    21
    May 3, 2014
    Hello,

    Sorry if this problem has been mentioned before, I am new to this forum and did a search but might have missed it.

    By navigation tabs, I mean the buttons around the 'menu set' center button. You know, the buttons for iso, wb, focus area, and shutter timer. They no longer work to get me to those functions.
    For example, if I press the iso button, the LCD screen gives me the option to move the focus point around. And the same with the other 3 buttons. Perhaps I changed a setting and forgot?

    I ran through the manual and menu settings, but could not find any way to fix this. Please help!
     
  2. BillPlumtree

    BillPlumtree Mu-43 Regular

    33
    Mar 15, 2014
    Near Kendal, UK
    Bill Robertson
    I went through exactly the same...

    Setting [Custom]>[Direct Focus Area] to Off should do it. It's not the most intuitively-named function, is it?
     
  3. numberpro

    numberpro Mu-43 Rookie

    21
    May 3, 2014
    Awesome, thanks! I'm heading into a photo shoot, and your msg arrived just in time :)
     
  4. GFFPhoto

    GFFPhoto Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2013
    Interesting. That explains why you can assign the function of those dedicated buttons to the q-menu (it seemed redundant)... I guess there are still people who want to use the buttons to move the focus point.
     
  5. BillPlumtree

    BillPlumtree Mu-43 Regular

    33
    Mar 15, 2014
    Near Kendal, UK
    Bill Robertson
    Yep. I've seen quite a few descriptions (the Camera Ergonomics blog is one) of custom setups which use this Direct Focus Area thing, and then assign the original four-way functions to various of the hard & soft buttons or the Q-menu. To me, that seems unnecessary when you can get to the focus-directing (if in fact you even use that rather than the touch screen) just by pressing the left button followed by the down button - but each to their own, non?