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MF on G3 not working?

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by Hyubie, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. Hyubie

    Hyubie Unique like everyone else

    Oct 15, 2010
    Massachusetts
    Herbert
    Help! I don't know if I did something with the settings, but somehow the AF+MF function doesn't seem to be working. I have it set to ON in the settings, but after auto-focusing, no matter how much turn I do on any native lens, the MF doesn't kick in. It seems like it's gone to either all AF or all MF. :( Help!

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  2. G1 User

    G1 User Mu-43 Veteran

    411
    Jul 20, 2010
    Under "CUSTOM" menu, Page 4, make sure "MF ASSIST" is ON.
    that should do it.
     
  3. Hyubie

    Hyubie Unique like everyone else

    Oct 15, 2010
    Massachusetts
    Herbert
    Nope, MF Assist is on. I turned it off, and then turned it on again just to be sure, but no dice.
     
  4. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Mine has never worked.
     
  5. Dawindyk

    Dawindyk New to Mu-43

    7
    Sep 11, 2011
    Let me suggest You something - try to half-press shutter button before You touch the lens :)
     
  6. Hyubie

    Hyubie Unique like everyone else

    Oct 15, 2010
    Massachusetts
    Herbert
    What the... It worked!! But that's so st#pid!! I think that's why it worked before - I haven't removed the AE/AF lock from the shutter yet. Just when I've become at peace with it (being used to Olympus), it doesn't fail to surprise me again, in a not-so-good way. :(

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  7. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    There ya go! Thanks!
     
  8. Dawindyk

    Dawindyk New to Mu-43

    7
    Sep 11, 2011
    Is it stup*d or just different? :) it's called AF+MF so I think it's OK that it works this way - it's just not working the same way as on Pens
     
  9. Dave in Wales

    Dave in Wales Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 5, 2011
    West Wales
    My MF works without touching the shutter button, I just select MF in the menu.

    D in W
     
  10. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Yes, if you are in "pure" MF.

    We were discussing AF+MF, where you can "touch up" the AF.
     
  11. Hyubie

    Hyubie Unique like everyone else

    Oct 15, 2010
    Massachusetts
    Herbert
    Yeah, st#pid might have been too strong a word - but it does make it rather unwieldy (or maybe only to me) to be holding the shutter button halfway for the MF to kick in. I guess it's just one of things I have to live with. :smile: