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Olympus OM-D E-M1 The first 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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12-40 manual focus back on the cards...

Having been taking a few pictures with the 12-40 but have rediscovered manual focus.... I suddenly realised how little I was using it with the EM5 and how much I enjoy focusing without having to use buttons to make it can option!
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Re: 12-40 manual focus back on the cards...

It's a good option. I have the 12mm and 17mm (1.8) which also have this option.

As an aside, I have the function lever set to option 5, which instantly switches any lens to manual.
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Re: 12-40 manual focus back on the cards...

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It's a good option. I have the 12mm and 17mm (1.8) which also have this option.

As an aside, I have the function lever set to option 5, which instantly switches any lens to manual.
I am obviously old fashioned in liking the way the focus ring feels too...the previous lenses over the last few years never quite felt the same in focussing manually...
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I am obviously old fashioned in liking the way the focus ring feels too...the previous lenses over the last few years never quite felt the same in focussing manually...
You might be old-fashioned, but I completely agree with you. Focus-by-wire just isn't as good as a direct connection.
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