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GX80 / GX85 focus points always moving

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by bengtb, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. bengtb

    bengtb Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jan 7, 2013
    I have a problem with the focus point moving between shots. Which ever focus type I use it always moves to the point that the camera chooses.

    I want in the middle, small, and always in the middle. Is there a solution that I have not noticed?


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  2. Hypilein

    Hypilein Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 18, 2015
    Are you in single point mode? Is your touch screen at the correct setting (Nose changing AF point?)
     
  3. bengtb

    bengtb Mu-43 Rookie

    22
    Jan 7, 2013
    No, my nose changing the focus is not what I'm talking about. That's my fault for having a too large a nose...


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  4. Repp

    Repp Mu-43 Top Veteran

    500
    Jan 27, 2011
    Oak Harbor, WA
    What AF mode are you shooting in? 1-Area? AFS/AFF focus settings?
    So, for the problem with accidentally moving the focus point by touching the screen, I turned off the touch function of the screen and then assigned one of the function buttons to "Focus Area Set".
     
  5. bengtb

    bengtb Mu-43 Rookie

    22
    Jan 7, 2013
    I just cannot find a way to get the focus point to stay in the middle. I have tried several setting, but nothing works for me.

    If there is no way to lock the focus point, is there a way to turn the touch screen off, so that I don't accidentally move the focus point with my nose or fingers?

    Thanks again!


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  6. Repp

    Repp Mu-43 Top Veteran

    500
    Jan 27, 2011
    Oak Harbor, WA
    Yes, in fact you can turn off just the touch to focus part in the menu, look for touch screen option. I leave a hot key set to the focus point incase I want to change it fast.


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  7. bahamot

    bahamot Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 4, 2015
    Turn off the 'pad AF' option on touch screen options.
     
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