Olympus 12-40mm: what do you use FnL for?

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I've never used the button on a lens before, so what do y'all use FnL for? Many of the options seem silly and redundant to me (e.g., ISO).
 

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On the E-M10, I use if for AF Area Select. I find it easier to move the focus area quickly using that than the Arrow Pad.
 

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I wish more lenses offered this button...I hesitate to assign it to a function I would use frequently only to find myself trying to press the button on another lens that doesn't have it. DOF Preview seems like a natural fit, but then what about when I'm using the 60mm. For now I have it set to AF Home.
 

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2X digital teleconverter. Good for extra reach shooting videos when you just don't have the time to switch lenses. It has come in very handy on a couple occasions.
 

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AF Lock, then I can recompose. I prefer using the center AF point for focusing.
 

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I thought it was a 'panic button'. The number of times I've got into a tight spot and shouted, "Effin' 'ell"
Obviously other Olympus users have had similar experiences so now its a built in feature.

For example, think about this scenario:

A golden Eagle has just swooped from the sky and picked up a Yorkshire Terrier but your camera was stuck in your camera bag. 'FnL' - missed the shot!
 

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on my EM1 there is an excess of buttons. or, rather, there are more buttons than (annoyingly) the software allows me to customize.

also, providing LFN a unique function means i lose that funciton when mounting another lens..... so it ends up with a duplicate (body) function

i *think* it turns Peaking on and off
 
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