MF lens focus question

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Rich M, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. Rich M

    Rich M Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2010
    Day 1/E-P2

    Spent last night going through Brian's video tutorials for camera setup. WOW...that was painless.....a big mahalo Brian. :2thumbs:

    Was just out playing with a few of my MF lenses....that's the whole reason I bought the camera....the IBIS. I have a focusing question. I get the whole press the 'info' button/green rectangle step......AND the 'OK' button to engage the 7X magnification.

    I somehow expected that a half-shutter button push or something like that would bring it out of magnified view for the last bit of framing before engaging the shutter. Nothing I can find seems to do that....other than pushing the 'OK' button again. The problem with that is that the camera is pressed up against my eye (oh BTW....love the viewfinder....nicer than the one on my GF-1).

    Any tips out there in OlyWorld?

    R
     
  2. ahuyevshi

    ahuyevshi Mu-43 Veteran

    454
    Feb 9, 2010
    Berkeley, CA
    Yeh the mf focus assist kind of sucks... I haven't been able to figure out how to break out if either... However the evf is bright enough most times to avoid it..

    Enjoy your camera
     
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  3. BillN

    BillN Mu-43 All-Pro Charter Member

    Jan 19, 2010
    SW France
    +1

    - it's a pain on the EP - it feels like you are taking pot luck
     
  4. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus Charter Member

    :bump:ing this up for some more feedback from you all! I know there are a bunch of you out there using manual focus lenses on these Olympus cameras.
     
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  5. thearne3

    thearne3 Mu-43 Top Veteran Charter Member

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    Jan 28, 2010
    Redding, CT USA
    :sorry:

    The answer is: there is NO WAY to avoid toggling the OK button for magnified view w/MF lenses. This has been a FW issue since the E-P1 was introduced. It's on everyone's wish list for Oly to change, but so far, no joy. It seems like it should be such an easy change...:dash2:
     
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  6. hodad66

    hodad66 Mu-43 Top Veteran Charter Member

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    Jan 27, 2010
    Indialantic, Florida
    on my G1 I almost never use magnification....
     
  7. Rich M

    Rich M Mu-43 Veteran

    315
    Mar 2, 2010
    Thanks Tom......I can stop reading the manual now. :yahoo:
     
  8. pellicle

    pellicle Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 10, 2010
    Southport, OzTrailEYa
    Real Name:
    pellicle
    Hi

    well, with no electronic communication between the lens and the camera, how would the camera know you were focusing it or just waving it around seeing different scenery?

    Without a sensor to detect movement of the lens (in or our or turning the focusing ring) how would the camera know you wanted to zoom in?

    ESP? :rofl:
     
  9. pellicle

    pellicle Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 10, 2010
    Southport, OzTrailEYa
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    pellicle
    Hi

    I'm betting you mainly use 50mm or longer ;-)
     
  10. BillN

    BillN Mu-43 All-Pro Charter Member

    Jan 19, 2010
    SW France
    It's made in China, (or similar), isn't it - sure it would know - those guys are smart over there!!!!
     
  11. pellicle

    pellicle Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 10, 2010
    Southport, OzTrailEYa
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    pellicle
    sure ... look for the Shaolin Masters brand.

    :2thumbs:
     
  12. rycm

    rycm New to Mu-43

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    Mar 14, 2010
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Yup. MF Assits needs to exit on half shutter press

    If there is a vote for a firmware update would be exactly to have Olympus set MF Assits to off once the shutter is half way pressed. This is what my Panny GF1 does. So why do the EP2, it's hard to get to the ok button when the camera is at the face.