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davidsa
25th July 2009, 09:57 PM
I have had my 620 for a few days now. It's a long time since I have had an slr to play with, and with this one you certainly need to read the manual!

One thing I haven't worked out is:-

The manual (and several reviews) say that while there is no depth-of-field preview control as such, you can obtain a preview by assigning that function to the "function" button, and then pressing the "function" button. But no-where in the manual can I find instructions as to how to actually do that (or assign anything else to that button). There is something about pressing the function button and shutter release at the same time, but when I do that all that happens is that the shutter fires!

What am I missing?

Thanks in advance

David

Adagio
25th July 2009, 10:10 PM
David

See bottom of Page 97 of the manual + 141-142 Custom Menu

davidsa
25th July 2009, 10:13 PM
Yes but that just says you CAN assign face detect or d-o-f preview or whatever to "Fn" but doesn't tell you how to do it.

Am I missing something?

David

davidsa
25th July 2009, 11:09 PM
Ah!! Got it now - the penny has dropped.

My, that's well hidden in the menus.

Thank you, David


David

Adagio
26th July 2009, 10:19 AM
The Olympus manuals are not the easiest in which to find what you want to know. I have found it useful to download the pdf version so that I can use the search function of Acrobat Reader.

Indeed I have added bookmarks and hyperlinks to my E-520 manual to aid navigation. Pity Olympus did not do this :(

crimbo
26th July 2009, 10:27 AM
There is also John Fosters (http://www.biofos.com/esystem/e620_set.html)work

Jonesgj
26th July 2009, 01:40 PM
There is also John Fosters (http://www.biofos.com/esystem/e620_set.html)work

Chris,

Only had a brief look at this site - booked marked to return later. I was thinking of doing something like this myself.

Thanks for sharing.

Graydon

Jonesgj
26th July 2009, 04:17 PM
Watch out for this if you havent spotted it already:


http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=5049&highlight=super+fine