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

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Mellow, Mar 26, 2014.

  1. Mellow

    Mellow Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2010
    Florida or Idaho
    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).
  2. letsgofishing

    letsgofishing Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 21, 2012
    South Africa
    Mike Kaplan
    DOF preview...
  3. PatrickNSF

    PatrickNSF Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 30, 2011
    San Francisco, CA
    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.
  4. mrerics

    mrerics Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 21, 2013
    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.
  5. Sammyboy

    Sammyboy m43 Pro

    Oct 26, 2010
    Steeler Country
    …… White Balance …….
  6. DanG

    DanG Mu-43 Rookie

    Feb 22, 2014
    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.
  7. quatchi

    quatchi Mu-43 Veteran

    May 17, 2012
    Munich, Germany
    +1 for DOF preview. Haven't used it much yet, though.
  8. Good idea (at least for me), I just changed mine.
  9. jnewell

    jnewell Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 23, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Home position for single AF point.
  10. zensu

    zensu Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Aug 8, 2012
    Alabama USA
    AF Lock, then I can recompose. I prefer using the center AF point for focusing.
  11. QualityBuiltIn

    QualityBuiltIn Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 1, 2011
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    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!
  12. bipinsnair

    bipinsnair Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 7, 2012
    Herndon, VA
    Bipin Nair
    ISO for me
  13. polarpix

    polarpix Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 24, 2014
    Elliot Lake, Ontario Canada
    just leave it alone - too many buttons and bells on this rig already. Fantastic lens though :biggrin:
  14. lightmonkey

    lightmonkey Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 22, 2013
    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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