- Sep 6, 2019
- Tanagra (not really)
On Olympus cameras, there is a “Magnify” option you can set to the custom buttons. I use the front button on my E-M5iii, and when I tap it, it zooms to the focus square, and the front dial allows you to increase the magnification up to 14x. Whatever is in this Magnify area is what the camera will focus on, so you can use it to find your focus spot. It requires a very steady hand at 300mm, but if you can manage, it can really help you nail the focus on the right spot. In this case, the eye of the animal is what I zoom to, and when it looks sharp, I hit the shutter. I use silent shutter with the 75-300 to reduce the potential for shutter shock.What is this zoom-to-focus feature - tell me more!