Is there a E-PL2 MF confirmation?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by RobertS, May 24, 2013.

  1. RobertS

    RobertS Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 28, 2011
    Is there any sort of camera confirmation signal when one has achieved perfect manual focus with the E-PL2 camera and Oly AF lenses (when set to MF)?
    Or is this only confirmed by sight? I seem to be getting pretty good at achieving images in sharp focus manually, but would welcome a confirming signal from the camera.
    My guess is that there is not such a thing. Too bad, but workable.
  2. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    No. The MF focus beep is one thing I miss from my Pentax.

    Sent from my phone. Please pardon my brevity!
  3. Andym72

    Andym72 Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 4, 2013
    Reading, UK
    On a DSLR, the confirmation beep comes from the PDAF sensors hitting phase alignment, and you'd choose which one of the PDAF sensors you want to trigger the beep. At the moment, m43 does not use PDAF, and there are no separate sensors for AF, it is all done on the imaging sensor. What you are asking for is in effect focus peaking in a small area of the image, with confirmation as a noise and not a highlight on the live view.

    Focus peaking is starting to come to m43 cameras, all 3 models launched so far this year have it, so I'd say that is what you are looking for.
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