Question about magnify button and moving green box

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by isabel95, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. isabel95

    isabel95 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Why is it when I resize the green box, and try to move it around with the cursor keys sometimes it will move with each click and other times it refused to move as I click?

    My focus mode is S-AF.

    Isabel
     
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  2. silverbullet

    silverbullet Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 10, 2010
    Isabel,

    I have no idea about your problem.

    But you never walk alone...... ;-)
     
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  3. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Apr 4, 2010
    Is this on an Oly or a Pana ?

    I know on the Oly the green box changes depending on the mode you're in (it either moves so you can tune focus somewhere other than the centre or the zoom factor changes x7 or x10).

    Cheers,
    Raj.
     
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  4. isabel95

    isabel95 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    It's an E-PL1 Oly

    I've discovered that if I keep holding in the magnify key it will move, but it's still awfully sluggish.

    I'm usually in Aperture or Shutter Priority, unless I'm using external flash.

    Isabel

     
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  5. Boyzo

    Boyzo Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 3, 2010
    Isabel click on the info button to display shooting settings then it should be ok
    Presume you have resized the box down to the smallest
    If so when you toggle info to display on 14x in the lh corner you can move the box

    Does that help

    The oly menus can be tricky
     
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  6. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Apr 4, 2010
    Actually - how do you resize the zoom box.

    I always find that getting really sharp images with an adapted lens is a bit hit or miss (particularly when I compare my pics with some of the great stuff on this site).

    What strategies do people have for obtaining sharp zooms on adapted lenses ?

    Cheers,
    Raj.
     
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  7. Fiddler

    Fiddler Mu-43 Veteran

    Same here - not getting the sharpness I'd like with legacy glass - OM lenses.

     
  8. Brianetta

    Brianetta Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 5, 2010
    North East England
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    Brian Ronald
    Open the aperture as wide as it will go. My 50mm, when at f/1.7, has such a narrow depth of field that I can see where the focus lies, utterly precisely, without zooming in. I mean, to the point where zooming in is of absolutely no practical benefit. So, instead of zooming in, I open up the iris, focus, then stop it back down.

    After I got this lens, but before getting the K mount adapter I needed to actually use it, I tried practising manual focus using the kit zoom. It was hopeless; zoom was necessary. I wasn't looking forward to a manual focus lens at all. Once I used it, though, my opinion changed. It's all about depth of field; a fast lens makes focusing a breeze.
     
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  9. Fiddler

    Fiddler Mu-43 Veteran

    Thanks for that very useful tip.

     
  10. isabel95

    isabel95 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    I can move the box...

    In less than 14X magnification but it is very sluggish. Sometimes it moves with a click, sometimes it doesn't. If I hold it down it will continue to move, but too slowly to catch a target that might move. I still feel it's probably faster to use a centered focus box, move it over the subject, lock focus, and then recompose.

    Isabel