How do I set a fixed center point focus on the EM-5?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by dino8031, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. dino8031

    dino8031 Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 27, 2012
    Boulder, Colorado
    I'm having an issue with maintaining a fixed center focus point on my EM-5.

    I currently have it set for S-AF+MF and prefer to use the EVF for composing and shooting, especially in bright light outdoors.

    I can easily set the focus point using the rear LED touch screen, but I want the focus point to remain fixed in the center when using the EVF, or for that matter, to have the option to have the center focus point remain fixed using the LED.

    The focus point always seems to jump around and pick random objects to focus on. I also want to be able to half press the shutter and recompose without losing focus on my selected subject.

    Is there a way to do this?
     
  2. Sammyboy

    Sammyboy m43 Pro

    Oct 26, 2010
    Steeler Country
    Menu > Gears A > Set Home
     
  3. Mikefellh

    Mikefellh Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 7, 2012
    Toronto, Canada
    Bring up the Super Control Panel and highlight the AF Target.

    Press ok.

    Press info.

    Press down until only one square is lit up.

    If face detection is turned on turn it off using right until it says off.

    Press info again.

    Now use the directional buttons to centre the focus point.

    Finally press ok again.

    Done.

    See page 44 in the manual if you need a visual.
     
  4. Joe777

    Joe777 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 11, 2012
    Oregon
    You can also go to the menu and select a button to change it to center point. Then you can press again to go back to your original setting.
     
  5. Mikefellh

    Mikefellh Mu-43 Top Veteran

    939
    Jun 7, 2012
    Toronto, Canada
    Unforunately this method is only for when you have QuickAF set to one of the buttons (what Joe was talking about), it's not for regular AF.

    You have to use my method for setting that.
     
  6. dino8031

    dino8031 Mu-43 Regular

    111
    Jan 27, 2012
    Boulder, Colorado
    That seemed to do it. I think I was having trouble because I had face detection turned on and was shooting a large group of people and the AF was jumping from face to face.

    Thanks everyone.