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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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Can you save/store AF point by orientation?

Iíve just got the EM1-II on the test and wow and Iím wondering if you can store AF points by orientation? What I mean by this is, if using the camera in landscape orientation with the AF point at the top centre, then turn the camera into portrait orientation (meaning the AF point would start centre left) and move the AF point to the top centre in this orientation, if I go back to landscape orientation I want the AF point to still be top centre where I left it before charging the orientation. Hopefully this makes sense? Any Nikon users should know what I mean

I find this an extremely useful feature as often switch between orientations when shooting sports and wildlife, but do not want to be having to move the AF point all the time.
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Re: Can you save/store AF point by orientation?

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Iíve just got the EM1-II on the test and wow and Iím wondering if you can store AF points by orientation? What I mean by this is, if using the camera in landscape orientation with the AF point at the top centre, then turn the camera into portrait orientation (meaning the AF point would start centre left) and move the AF point to the top centre in this orientation, if I go back to landscape orientation I want the AF point to still be top centre where I left it before charging the orientation. Hopefully this makes sense? Any Nikon users should know what I mean

I find this an extremely useful feature as often switch between orientations when shooting sports and wildlife, but do not want to be having to move the AF point all the time.
No, there is no automatic way to do that.


You can set the AF point by touching the screen, even if your eye is at the viewfinder. See the manual for how to turn this on.
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Re: Can you save/store AF point by orientation?

If I have understood the reviews correctly, this seems to be a feature of the new E-M1X. It would be nice if this functionality could be added to the E-M1ii in a firmware update, perhaps even for the E-M1 as well. One can only hope.

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Re: Can you save/store AF point by orientation?

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No, there is no automatic way to do that.


You can set the AF point by touching the screen, even if your eye is at the viewfinder. See the manual for how to turn this on.
Thanks, that's a shame. I don't like having the touchscreen activated as I tend to accidentally move the AF point with my nose
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If I have understood the reviews correctly, this seems to be a feature of the new E-M1X. It would be nice if this functionality could be added to the E-M1ii in a firmware update, perhaps even for the E-M1 as well. One can only hope.

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Fingers crossed. I can't believe more manufacturers don't implement this, seems such a useful and obvious feature to have.
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Re: Can you save/store AF point by orientation?

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If I have understood the reviews correctly, this seems to be a feature of the new E-M1X. It would be nice if this functionality could be added to the E-M1ii in a firmware update, perhaps even for the E-M1 as well. One can only hope.

Cheers,

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There might be a possibility for the E-M1 Mk II (especially as they are also bringing a limited amount of Silver models this year), but nothing will come for the E-M1 except compatibility updates now.
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