IIRC they won't set the camera in manual or anything, the only thing they do is turn off the AF motors so the lens stops focusing until the button is released. I guess you can use it a bit the same way you use back button focus IE you can temporarily make it stop focusing when something in the foreground temporarily obscures your subject so the AF won't do a huge refocus.Not to highjack this thread, but what do people use the four buttons in the front for?
I've read the manual, which says it stops auto-focus and puts the lens in manual, but on the E-M1.2 (at least) this only works on "SAF+MF" mode. I was sorta hoping it would switch to manual, no matter the camera's focus mode.
I would love it if these buttons put the lens in manual focus any time you pressed them, but that does not appear to be the case.
Do your buttons work differently than mine? If so, I'll see if I can get the seller to pay for repairs. If not, I guess I'll just suck up having a hassle to get into manual focus on this lens.