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  • HELP! I can't find the button for an E-P2 menu item

    Every so often I enjoy sitting down with my old kit and having a play: munch through the menus and remind myself of how it's all glued together.

    As a result, the other day I re-discovered a menu item on the E-P2 that caused a bit of puzzlement when I first got the camera, but then (obviously) forgot about.

    Tools (cogs)
    B BUTTON/DIAL
    <FUNCTION (< is a symbol like the playback button but facting the other way round)

    It's in the manual at the top of page 98 but I can't for the life of me find the actual button. Please help!

  • #2
    Re: I can't find the button for an E-P2 menu item

    Looking at the manual (page 9) it looks like it is the button to the right of the play back button above the dial.

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    • #3
      Re: I can't find the button for an E-P2 menu item

      On the E-P2 that would be the Fn button :-( which is configurable in its own right.

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      • #4
        Re: I can't find the button for an E-P2 menu item

        Ah, ok my next suggestion is it is the left arrow on the main dial

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        • #5
          Re: I can't find the button for an E-P2 menu item

          Invicta
          You are undoubtably the most helpful person ever. Thanks for trying!
          I don't know if you actually have an E-P2 but nowhere on the body can I find a button that looks like the playback button facing the other way round. The E-P2 only has 7 button to choose from :-(
          What I don't kmow is whether the error (and I am assuming that is what it is) was always there or did it creep in on the back of a firmware upgrade? (Camera currently at v1.2)

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          • #6
            Re: I can't find the button for an E-P2 menu item

            I don't have an E-P2 but I do have an E-PL3 which has a similiar shuttle dial.

            The dial rotates and also has four, different functions when you press it up, down, left or right. It also has the OK button in the middle.

            I can program just one of these four function buttons on the E-PL3 so I guess the E-P2 is similiar. Looks like it is set to AF by default on the E-P2. Left arrow is the opposite sign to the play back button.

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            • #7
              Re: I can't find the button for an E-P2 menu item

              No, on the E-P2 you can have the jog-dial buttons :
              off (inactive)
              on (their native functions of ISO. WB, frame and AF)
              AF point select
              and nowhere does a reversed playback symbol appear.

              To be honest, I was rather hoping someone would tell me that the E-P3 or whatever had this missing button, from which I could infer that one of the firmware updates added a feature for a bit of hardware that doesn't exist on the E-P2 (a bug in other words).

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              • #8
                Re: I can't find the button for an E-P2 menu item

                Well it took some time to sink in but Invicta is correct: it is the left-hand jog-dial button. Thoroughly unintuitive, because the manual and the menu both use a different symbol to the camera!
                Manual/menu - left facing arrow surrounded by a square box (like the playback button reversed)
                Jog-dial button - just the arrow.
                The manual infers that all the jog-dial buttons can be configured but in fact it is just the left arrow.
                The jog-dial left button (physical control) is labelled "AF" and it makes more sense to me to leave it that way.

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