Setting Focus Point in G3

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by digitalandfilm, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. digitalandfilm

    digitalandfilm Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 18, 2011
    How do you set the focusing point on the G3?

    On the G2, you simply moved the green box to the center and set it.

    I can't seem to find the option for setting it on the G3.

    Also.. my AFC seems to be greyed out, as is the stabilization (using 20mm Panny)
     
  2. meyerweb

    meyerweb Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 5, 2011
    I don't have a G3, but I can answer the question about OIS. The 20mm f/1.7 doesn't have OIS. Doesn't really need it, either.
     
  3. xdayv

    xdayv Color Blind

    Aug 26, 2011
    Tacloban City, Philippines
    Dave
    20mm 1.7 doesn't support AFC mode, AFAIK.
     
  4. digitalandfilm

    digitalandfilm Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 18, 2011
    Finally figured out how to get a single focusing point...
     
  5. harry_s

    harry_s Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 19, 2011
    Wiltshire, UK
    AFC will be greyed out when the lens isn't able to use it.

    Annoyingly you have to go into the focus menu then press down to access the moveable focus point.

    Thankfully (particuarly as I use it so much) you can map focus point to a Fn button, which takes you straight to the focus select screen (bypassing all the focus mode options)

    That's what I love about the G3, coming from a DSLR I was mighty confused at first, but once you learn the various customization options you can set it all up exactly how you want it.
     
  6. Kiwi Paul

    Kiwi Paul Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 15, 2011
    Aberdeen Scotland
    Same here, its a very customisable camera.

    Paul

     
  7. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Or you could just touch the screen where you want it to focus :rolleyes:
     
  8. harry_s

    harry_s Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 19, 2011
    Wiltshire, UK
    Yep I forgot that one! My screen is permanently 'closed' so I've never actually tried that.
     
  9. digitalandfilm

    digitalandfilm Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 18, 2011
    The "touchy-feely" screen is turned off, and LCD faces inward.
     
  10. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Get over your resistance to technological advancement and give it a try, you might like it :)
     
  11. DHart

    DHart Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 7, 2010
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    Don
    The touch screen is really fast and easy to set focus point. You can also use that touch to trip the shutter if you wish to... Set focus and shoot with a single touch of the screen.

    Alternatively, when shooting using the EVF, hit the focus button (left button of the four cluster buttons), then hit the bottom button of the four and use the buttons to move the focus point around. After you've used this method a few times it becomes second nature and quick... This is the way to do it when shooting with the EVF.
     
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