Manual Foucsing and Ibis

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by aage, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. aage

    aage Mu-43 Rookie

    Jun 17, 2012
    Hi all. I have had and enjoyed a lot my OMD EM5 for a while now. I like to try out some older nikon lenses with it.

    I like to ask. What is the best way to set up the camera for easy manual focusing.

    Is there a way to get the EVF stabilized while your using the Magnification View with these lenses ?

    Thanks in advance :).
  2. TDP

    TDP Guest

    I have an EM5 and Voigtlander 25 for it, as well as an adapter so I can use my Zeiss 35 SLR lens on it. I find even hand-held using the magnifier function makes manual focusing easy. I mapped the button to the right of the play button to be the magnifier.

    I get my focus close, hit the button two times (once for the green box, the second time for the zoom in), tune the focus and adjust the f-stop if my DOF is too shallow, hold down the shutter button for a sec (kicks you back into normal view) for the IBIS to kick in the take the shot.

    If I'm doing a walk and shoot I put the lens in f4.0 or 8, zone focus and just shoot.

    Today for the first time in a LONG time I picked up my 5DII an Zeiss 35 to take some shots. Even with the red box blink and green dot solid indicator in the 5DIIs viewfinder I realized the EM5 is easier to manual focus.
  3. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
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    In Custom menu C, set Half Way Rls With IS to On.
    In Custom menu D, set LV Close Up Mode to mode 2.

    When you magnify the view, half-pressing the shutter should stabilize the EVF.

    Make sure to dial in the correct focal length in the IS tab first.

  4. aage

    aage Mu-43 Rookie

    Jun 17, 2012
    Thanks ALOT :)

    Excellent guys :).

    Thanks a lot. Its now working as I wanted it to.

    "In Custom menu D, set LV Close Up Mode to mode 2".

    This is what was missing. Now its like a dream using the old manual focus lenses :).

    I have few Zeiss/Nikon lenses and like to try them out on this camera.