OM-D E-M5 not focusing on shutter half-pressed

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by stpaul77, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. stpaul77

    stpaul77 New to Mu-43

    Sep 14, 2014

    My OM-D does not autofocus upon half-pressing of the shutter button. I changed the focus settings (AF/MF/S-AF+MF, etc) that were assigned to different buttons, as well as shooting modes (M/Auto/P, etc) but did not help. I even reset the settings and used the camera in factory settings, but this did not help either. What could I be doing wrong?

    Or is it that the camera is faulty? I bought the camera recently on amazon. I can return it, but would prefer not to if the community here can help me out with this issue. Thanks.
  2. specialagenttuna

    specialagenttuna Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 19, 2013
    I had this happen once. Didn't realize I had moved the manual focus part of my 12-40 lens back so it was in manual focus on the lens but auto focus in menu. Check that first
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  3. stpaul77

    stpaul77 New to Mu-43

    Sep 14, 2014
    I had indeed read, in a few forums, what you wrote above. I used to think, 'oh that's really naive; won't happen to me'. But that was EXACTLY the problem. Got stuck on this for a good couple of hours and boy, do I feel stupid! Thank you for your reply!
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  4. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2014
    Central Ohio, USA
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    It happens to all of us. Not to long ago, I answered a post about someone accidentally moving the focus clutch on the Oly 17/1.8.

    It's just another one of those things that you add to your troubleshooting checklist when things like this happen.
  5. SkiHound

    SkiHound Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 28, 2012
    I've had that happen several times as well. First time was a bit disconcerting. Didn't take too long before it dawned on me the lens had a manual focus clutch.