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Returning to centre AF?

Is there a way to set up the EM5-II so that a press of one button returns the AF point back to the centre one without having to do multiple presses of the arrow pad?

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Re: Returning to centre AF?

If it is like the E-M1 you can set a position for the AF point using menu 'Cog A' and 'Set Home'. Once you have done that you can assign the Home Position to a function button, so that pressing that button will set the camera to your preferred AF point position.

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Re: Returning to centre AF?

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If it is like the E-M1 you can set a position for the AF point using menu 'Cog A' and 'Set Home'. Once you have done that you can assign the Home Position to a function button, so that pressing that button will set the camera to your preferred AF point position.

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Re: Returning to centre AF?

I think all recent Oly cameras do what Ron says. I use the home point feature with my E-M5 and E-M1. Home for me though is on a thirds intersection!
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Re: Returning to centre AF?

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If it is like the E-M1 you can set a position for the AF point using menu 'Cog A' and 'Set Home'. Once you have done that you can assign the Home Position to a function button, so that pressing that button will set the camera to your preferred AF point position.

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Adding to that, it also toggles between the last setting & the Home position. It's ideal for when you've been shifting the small focus point about but for normal everyday use the normal size focus point (& in the centre) might be used, but being a toggle, you can quickly go back to that last used small focus point which can be shifted again easily (& more easily than going from normal size to small size using the Info key).
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Re: Returning to centre AF?

Is this a problem caused by the fact you do not appear to be able to switch the SCP off (as you can in other OMDs)? My SCP is on by default and won't switch off so from time to time I inadvertently hit an arrow key and move the focus point.
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Is this a problem caused by the fact you do not appear to be able to switch the SCP off (as you can in other OMDs)? My SCP is on by default and won't switch off so from time to time I inadvertently hit an arrow key and move the focus point.
The easiest solution to that is change the four way keys to direct function instead & then the left key is focus point selection. I set the down to drive mode & the right to ISO (or default, flash on the E-M1).
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Re: Returning to centre AF?

If you hit one of the direction pad buttons and move the focus point, press and hold the OK button to return to the centre point and OK again to select. Also works if you've moved the point intentionally and want to put it back; press a direction, press and hold OK, press ok.

@Melaka, if you push Fn3(in default assignment) it cycles between live view and permanent SCP (assuming the EVF auto switch is enabled so it automatically swaps from EVF to LCD - With the EVF auto switch disabled you should get normal live view) If you choose live view a press on the OK button brings up the SCP as per the other OMD's for adjustments.

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If you hit one of the direction pad buttons and move the focus point, press and hold the OK button to return to the centre point and OK again to select. Also works if you've moved the point intentionally and want to put it back; press a direction, press and hold OK, press ok.

@Melaka, if you push Fn3(in default assignment) it cycles between live view and permanent SCP (assuming the EVF auto switch is enabled so it automatically swaps from EVF to LCD - With the EVF auto switch disabled you should get normal live view) If you choose live view a press on the OK button brings up the SCP as per the other OMD's for adjustments.
Well, I learn something new each day! I have my Fn1 (on the E-M1) set to Home AF point & maybe I could use that for something else perhaps, but then again, maybe not. I like the ability to toggle from say, a specific small AF to a standard Home AF point & back again with Fn1.

For the second comment, which model camera are you referring to? Would that be the E-M5 II?

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I have also discovered today (it takes me a while for some things ) that if the Live View is turned OFF showing the SCP, I thought it didn't respond to touch selection, but it does after pressing OK bringing up one of the selections & then on it responds to touch selection.
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The easiest solution to that is change the four way keys to direct function instead & then the left key is focus point selection. I set the down to drive mode & the right to ISO (or default, flash on the E-M1).
I was looking for something that might enable me to do that but haven't been able to find it. Where is it please? IIRC there was something similar in an earlier model. In any event it's an irritant that the SCP is always on - if nothing else it burns electricity.
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Re: Returning to centre AF?

Ross, sorry I didn't mention both comments refer to EM5 mkii. The focus point control comments apply to the EM10 also, I don't have an EM1 to try it on.
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Ross, sorry I didn't mention both comments refer to EM5 mkii. The focus point control comments apply to the EM10 also, I don't have an EM1 to try it on.
Actually, they all work the same essentially & I tried it on both the E-M1 & 5 as you said.
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I was looking for something that might enable me to do that but haven't been able to find it. Where is it please? IIRC there was something similar in an earlier model. In any event it's an irritant that the SCP is always on - if nothing else it burns electricity.
It's in your button assignments. For E-M5 & E-M1 go to Menu *B Button/Dial (/Lever), Button Function, go down to 4 way keys & select Direct Function. After that you can go back up to setting the desired function to the right > key & down v keys. I have Drive Mode for the down key on both cameras but on the right I have ISO on the E-M5 & Flash (default) on the E-M1 because there is already a direct key for ISO (there's already direct Drive Mode too, but the down arrow key is quick & easy to get to to change it).
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