MF Assist question

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by wanderenvy, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. wanderenvy

    wanderenvy Mu-43 Regular

    May 11, 2012
    I have the video record button set up to magnify the image as an assist for legacy mf lenses on my om-d. When I half press the shutter, the image falls back to regular view. I was playing briefly with a friend's e-pl1 and noticed that the magnified image stayed on screen even with a half press.

    This is useful sometimes if you want to alternate between metering and focusing without having to press buttons. Is this a mode that can be enabled?
  2. LVL8hacker

    LVL8hacker Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 4, 2012
    Pinehurst, North Carolina
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    Larry Anderson
    If it does I have yet to find it. I always make sure to get a good focus while zoomed, pushing the shutter button engages the IBIS and then I take the shot.
  3. kenez

    kenez Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 18, 2012
    Try this:

    Cogs -> D -> LV Close Up > Mode 2
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  4. wanderenvy

    wanderenvy Mu-43 Regular

    May 11, 2012
    @kenez: thank you very much, that helps.

    Sigh, I wish they would at least refer to controls related to one feature by one name. It's referred to as "mf assist" in the AF/MF menu, "magnify" under the button settings and "LV Closeup" under display settings.