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olympus om-d e-m5 manual focus focus peaking

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#1 Hampus

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 22:18

I have a few nice Nikon non AI lenses that I use with the nikon F2. I got an adaptor for the OM-D for use with Nikon F-mount lenses and I'm really happy with how those old lenses perform on the OM-D. My only issue has been with focusing. It's very hard to focus from just looking through the viewfinder. Using magnifying view is awkward as it involves pressing a button for magnifying, pressing it again for getting out of magnifying view, recomposing, exposing and shooting. If whatever you tr to photograph moves around it's damn near impossible.

A while back I got a tip on using "Art filter 11-2" for focusing. It actually works as the edges or contrasty areas of whatever you are focusing on turn black when in focus. I wasn't too keen on running around with Art filter 11 engaged all the time though as the image in the viewfinder looks like abstract art by a high chimpansee, so I never used it.

Well, a few days ago I came across a brilliant little video on youtube that I almost didn't watch as I thought "I already know this", but ended up watching anyway. It tells you how to map Art filter 11 to a Fn key using one of the configurable "Myset" presets. I guess I should have known that about the camera but i didn't. Anyway to make a long story short. Now I just hold down the Fn button while focusing and as soon as I release it I'm back to my regular settings. Now focusing manually is almost as fast as focusing on my Nikon F2 with split prism.

Here's the video:

Oh, and I tried enabling the Teleconverter setting as he sais in the video but liked it better without.

Hope it helps someone.


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#2 lenmil

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:13

Very interesting. Thanks for sharing this.

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