Manual lens IS focus adjustment

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by OzRay, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend Charter Member

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Real Name:
    Ray, not Oz
    One of the things that I find great about the Pen line of cameras is that you can selectively adjust the focal length so that IS works for that lens. What I don't particularly like is the fact that you have to go through so many steps to get to the adjustment control and there doesn't appear to be any way around this.

    So, to this end, I've e-mailed Olympus technical support and asked them if it would be possible for a firmware update that would allow you to set the Function (Fn) button as a direct control to access the IS focal length setting. It would be even better if after pressing the Fn button to enable focal length adjustment that you could use the thumb wheel to scroll through the settings.

    I received the auto reply to my question, now have to wait a few days for a formal response.

    Cheers

    Ray
     
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  2. Rich M

    Rich M Mu-43 Veteran

    315
    Mar 2, 2010
    Ray....that would be awesome..:2thumbs:
     
  3. johnny9fingers

    johnny9fingers Mu-43 Veteran Charter Member

    If you are using a 50mm OM lens, would you set 50mm or 100mm?
     
  4. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend Charter Member

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Real Name:
    Ray, not Oz
    Always set it to the actual focal length of the lens ie in your example 50mm.

    Cheers

    Ray
     
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  5. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend Charter Member

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Real Name:
    Ray, not Oz
    I received the following reply yesterday:

    Future support would be continued if they could pull this off.:smile:

    Cheers

    Ray
     
  6. Cosimo Matteini

    Cosimo Matteini Mu-43 Rookie

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    Mar 15, 2010
    London - UK
    I agree, that function is great. And IS really works well. On the E-PL1 you can adjust it going through function, then selecting focus, and then you press info and you can select the focal length. Unless you change lenses very often, it's not that many steps