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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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Small AF target.

OK, you're right I've been at this long enough to know.

How do I select and, the important thing, RETAIN the small AF target.

I set, fine, but I cant retain it. Every time a send it back to HP in reverts to the large single AF.
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Re: Small AF target.

HP?

Mines set to small and always retains it.
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Re: Small AF target.

HP home position .
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Re: Small AF target.

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HP home position .
Rob.
Ta! Mines always bang in the middle so will test it now.... perhaps Dave is right...
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Re: Small AF target.

E-m1 ii?

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Re: Small AF target.

OK, all that’s proved is that I don’t know how to get it to a pre-set home position, I simply use the cursor to move it back to middle.
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Re: Small AF target.

You’ve got to set the small AF target for Home position.
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Re: Small AF target.

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E-m1 ii?

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It’s in the E-M1 2 sub forum so we have to presume so..
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Re: Small AF target.

If so, I think menu / cog / A2 and the second entry defines what home focus point is.
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Re: Small AF target.

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If so, I think menu / cog / A2 and the second entry defines what home focus point is.
Yes.errr. So having checked the box, set the point, how does one get the small focus point to go ‘home’ then?
Also, I assume the [.]s indicates the small AF point, there’s an option without the ‘s’ could this be Dave’s issue?
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Re: Small AF target.

I use Fn1 to get to the focus point screen, then press and hold 'OK'.
That centres whatever single or cluster of points you have set, and doesn't alter the small target for sure.
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Re: Small AF target.

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I use Fn1 to get to the focus point screen, then press and hold 'OK'.
That centres whatever single or cluster of points you have set, and doesn't alter the small target for sure.
Ta! I’ll try it in the morning.
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Re: Small AF target.

Small AF points were added at a firmware update.

Since there is a fixed number of PD-AF points on the sensor, should I assume that selecting a smaller rectangle in the viewfinder makes no difference to the operation of the phase detection mode?
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Re: Small AF target.

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Small AF points were added at a firmware update.

Since there is a fixed number of PD-AF points on the sensor, should I assume that selecting a smaller rectangle in the viewfinder makes no difference to the operation of the phase detection mode?

I find that the smaller single point actually works better than the larger point so yes, I think that you can assume it makes no negative difference. My experience of the better performance of the smaller point probably comes from there being fewer things at different distances under the point precisely because it is smaller.
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