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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II The second Micro Four Thirds camera that offers phase detect focusing so you can use Four Thirds DSLR lenses normally as well a Micro Four Thirds lenses.

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Send AF box back to the centre...!

A had assigned a button to reset the AF box back to it's HP, the centre.

No need, just discovered after all these years it can be done simply by pressing and holding the OK button.

Never ever seen this mentioned before.

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Re: Send AF box back to the centre...!

Yes, I only realised this a few months ago, so you’re not alone
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Re: Send AF box back to the centre...!

I suspect the Japanese Software / Firmware writers are scratching their heads, as though in disbelief. One says to the other, "go get me the EM1 MK 2 quickly, I need to verify this claim being made from deepest Wales". (Translated to English of course.)
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Re: Send AF box back to the centre...!

Never get bored with my cameras, they're so full of surprises. Made the 'OK button' discovery quite a while ago but was sworn to secrecy... sorry about that Dave !

Really does make you wonder if they're deliberate functions or Ricoh's got it spot on.


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Re: Send AF box back to the centre...!

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I suspect the Japanese Software / Firmware writers are scratching their heads, as though in disbelief. One says to the other, "go get me the EM1 MK 2 quickly, I need to verify this claim being made from deepest Wales". (Translated to English of course.)

After they scratch their heads and ask "where's Wales"
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A had assigned a button to reset the AF box back to it's HP, the centre.

No need, just discovered after all these years it can be done simply by pressing and holding the OK button.

Just tried it - it doesn't on mine Must depend on some other setting that I've made.
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Re: Send AF box back to the centre...!

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After they scratch their heads and ask "where's Wales"
Which one? If you're referring to Charles, the Prince of Wales, it's SW1A 1BA.
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Just tried it - it doesn't on mine Must depend on some other setting that I've made.
The soft-firm-ware sounds like snakes and ladders, as far as the user is concerned.
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Whales (spell check error etc)- yummy meat to eat - lets go and hunt them down, before long the Oly whale ships will be mustering off Swansea beach.
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Re: Send AF box back to the centre...!

Interesting, mine doesn't do it either? Anyone worked out what's going on?
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Re: Send AF box back to the centre...!

Actually mine does! tried it again after reading the original post properly and I wasn't holding the ok button down long enough
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Whales (spell check error etc)- yummy meat to eat - lets go and hunt them down, before long the Oly whale ships will be mustering off Swansea beach.
Do get the occasional whale there, and occasional porpoise, but don't stay up to watch...………..
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Re: Send AF box back to the centre...!

How long is long enough?
I don't have my camera with me so can't try it out now but it would be good to know!
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How long is long enough?
I don't have my camera with me so can't try it out now but it would be good to know!
About 2 - 3 seconds
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Re: Send AF box back to the centre...!

Wouldn't be without the long press on the OK button. Its been mentioned on the forum before.
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