Olympus UK E-System User Group
Olympus UK E-System User Group

Join our unique resource for Olympus Four Thirds E-System DSLR and Pen and OM-D Micro Four Thirds photographers. Show your images via our free e-group photo gallery. Please read the e-group.uk.net forum terms and conditions before posting for the first time. Above all, welcome!


Go Back   Olympus UK E-System User Group > Cameras, lenses and system accessories > Camera conference > Micro Four Thirds > Olympus OM-D E-M1

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.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 22nd April 2016
Jerrin Jerrin is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Wolverhampton
Posts: 18
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 2 Posts
Likes: 7
Liked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Focus point keeps moving.

Hi everyone, hope someone can help me out. I have two EM1 bodies which I carry on my Cotton Carrier. I generally set both cameras up for the large, central, single focus point (AF area pointer). When taking the cameras from their individual mounts on the carrier I have to turn them at 90 degrees in order to disengage the securing device. In doing so I must be touching one of the arrow buttons because on too many occaisions I discover the focus point has moved to the right. The problem, I suppose, is that I am right handed and move the camera bodies/lenses anticlockwise to remove them. My two main lenses are also rather long, which may compound the problem. Does anyone know of a way of locking the the AF area pointer in place? I have searched my EM1 reference book by Darrell Young as well as Google but can find no reference. Thanks a lot.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 22nd April 2016
Ross the fiddler's Avatar
Ross the fiddler Ross the fiddler is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Blue Mtns, NSW Australia
Posts: 14,222
Thanks: 2,090
Thanked 1,339 Times in 1,044 Posts
Likes: 5,529
Liked 2,177 Times in 1,160 Posts
Re: Focus point keeps moving.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jerrin View Post
Hi everyone, hope someone can help me out. I have two EM1 bodies which I carry on my Cotton Carrier. I generally set both cameras up for the large, central, single focus point (AF area pointer). When taking the cameras from their individual mounts on the carrier I have to turn them at 90 degrees in order to disengage the securing device. In doing so I must be touching one of the arrow buttons because on too many occaisions I discover the focus point has moved to the right. The problem, I suppose, is that I am right handed and move the camera bodies/lenses anticlockwise to remove them. My two main lenses are also rather long, which may compound the problem. Does anyone know of a way of locking the the AF area pointer in place? I have searched my EM1 reference book by Darrell Young as well as Google but can find no reference. Thanks a lot.
Yes, that is an easy one. I would suggest changing the 4 way buttons to Direct Function. See page 148 of the Manual (Version 4.0)

In Menu *B the top of the list is Button Function go right (front dial or keys) & scroll down to the second page to the 4 way Function, go right & select Direct Function. Now you can still select the AF position by first pressing the left 4 way key (<( followed by the 4 way keys or dials. The right & down keys are programmable & maybe you might want to turn off the default function on the right key )>) if you keep pressing it by accident. The down key is by default Drive Mode which I find quite convenient even though the top keys have that function.

I hope that helps.

__________________
Ross
I fiddle with violins (when I'm not fiddling with a camera).
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ross-the-fiddler/
Cameras: OM-D E-M1 & Mk II, Olympus Stylus 1, OM-D E-M5.
Lenses: M.ZD7-14mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens, MC-14, MC-20, M.ZD12-50, M.ZD60 Macro, M.ZD75-300 Mk II, MMF-3, ZD14-54 II, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM.
Flashes: FL36R X2, FL50R, FL50.
Software: Capture One Pro 10 (& Olympus Viewer 3).
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Ross the fiddler For This Useful Post:
Graham_of_Rainham (23rd April 2016), JohnGG (25th April 2016)
The Following User Liked This Post:
Graham_of_Rainham (23rd April 2016)
  #3  
Old 22nd April 2016
Jerrin Jerrin is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Wolverhampton
Posts: 18
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 2 Posts
Likes: 7
Liked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Re: Focus point keeps moving.

That works. You are an absolute STAR. Thank you.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Liked This Post:
Graham_of_Rainham (23rd April 2016)
  #4  
Old 22nd April 2016
Ross the fiddler's Avatar
Ross the fiddler Ross the fiddler is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Blue Mtns, NSW Australia
Posts: 14,222
Thanks: 2,090
Thanked 1,339 Times in 1,044 Posts
Likes: 5,529
Liked 2,177 Times in 1,160 Posts
Re: Focus point keeps moving.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jerrin View Post
That works. You are an absolute STAR. Thank you.
You're welcome. I like it that way anyhow with flash on the right on my E-1 but on my E-M5 I have ISO on the right since that model has much less direct function buttons.

__________________
Ross
I fiddle with violins (when I'm not fiddling with a camera).
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ross-the-fiddler/
Cameras: OM-D E-M1 & Mk II, Olympus Stylus 1, OM-D E-M5.
Lenses: M.ZD7-14mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens, MC-14, MC-20, M.ZD12-50, M.ZD60 Macro, M.ZD75-300 Mk II, MMF-3, ZD14-54 II, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM.
Flashes: FL36R X2, FL50R, FL50.
Software: Capture One Pro 10 (& Olympus Viewer 3).
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 22nd April 2016
OM USer's Avatar
OM USer OM USer is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: London
Posts: 12,364
Thanks: 2,421
Thanked 1,525 Times in 1,451 Posts
Likes: 6,363
Liked 1,448 Times in 925 Posts
Re: Focus point keeps moving.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ross the fiddler View Post
...On my E-M5 I have ISO on the right since that model has much less direct function buttons.
Same here. Wish there was an additional knob that could be set for ISO, after all I had one on my OM4Ti and that was ages ago.
__________________
Cameras: E-M5, E-PM2, OM40, OM4Ti
Lenses (M.Zuiko Digital): 7-14mm/F2.8, 12-40mm/F2.8, 40-150mm/F2.8+TC1.4x, 12-50mm/F3.5-6.3, 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 EZ, M.ZD 40-150 F4-5.6 R, 75-300mm/F4.8-6.7 Mk1, 12mm/F2, 17mm/F1.8
Lenses (OM Zuiko): 50mm/F1.2, 24mm/F2, 35mm/F2.8 shift
Lenses (OM Fit): Vivitar Series II 28-105mm/F2.8-3.8, Sigma 21-35mm/F3.4-4.2, Sigma 35-70mm/F2.8-4, Sigma 75-200mm/F2.8-3.5, Vivitar Series II 100-500mm/F5.6-8.0, Centon 500mm/F8 Mirror
Learn something new every day
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 22nd April 2016
Mdb2's Avatar
Mdb2 Mdb2 is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Hampshire
Posts: 525
Thanks: 70
Thanked 61 Times in 52 Posts
Likes: 49
Liked 52 Times in 45 Posts
Re: Focus point keeps moving.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jerrin View Post
Hi everyone, hope someone can help me out. I have two EM1 bodies which I carry on my Cotton Carrier. I generally set both cameras up for the large, central, single focus point (AF area pointer). When taking the cameras from their individual mounts on the carrier I have to turn them at 90 degrees in order to disengage the securing device. In doing so I must be touching one of the arrow buttons because on too many occaisions I discover the focus point has moved to the right. The problem, I suppose, is that I am right handed and move the camera bodies/lenses anticlockwise to remove them. My two main lenses are also rather long, which may compound the problem. Does anyone know of a way of locking the the AF area pointer in place? I have searched my EM1 reference book by Darrell Young as well as Google but can find no reference. Thanks a lot.
Hi Jerrin, I have the same problem, when using the carrier it's very frustrating.
Well done and thanks for asking!
Ross thanks for the answer will try it out.
Kind regards Mike
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 22nd April 2016
Olybirder Olybirder is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Norfolk
Posts: 6,889
Thanks: 2,458
Thanked 995 Times in 792 Posts
Likes: 2,040
Liked 3,124 Times in 887 Posts
Re: Focus point keeps moving.

I have mine set to 'Off'. I don't use many buttons for functions, so it works well for me.

Ron
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 22nd April 2016
Ross the fiddler's Avatar
Ross the fiddler Ross the fiddler is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Blue Mtns, NSW Australia
Posts: 14,222
Thanks: 2,090
Thanked 1,339 Times in 1,044 Posts
Likes: 5,529
Liked 2,177 Times in 1,160 Posts
Re: Focus point keeps moving.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Olybirder View Post
I have mine set to 'Off'. I don't use many buttons for functions, so it works well for me.

Ron
Which do you have off? The right key in Direct Functions or the 4 Way Pad? If the latter, how do you select your focus point.
__________________
Ross
I fiddle with violins (when I'm not fiddling with a camera).
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ross-the-fiddler/
Cameras: OM-D E-M1 & Mk II, Olympus Stylus 1, OM-D E-M5.
Lenses: M.ZD7-14mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens, MC-14, MC-20, M.ZD12-50, M.ZD60 Macro, M.ZD75-300 Mk II, MMF-3, ZD14-54 II, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM.
Flashes: FL36R X2, FL50R, FL50.
Software: Capture One Pro 10 (& Olympus Viewer 3).
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 23rd April 2016
Olybirder Olybirder is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Norfolk
Posts: 6,889
Thanks: 2,458
Thanked 995 Times in 792 Posts
Likes: 2,040
Liked 3,124 Times in 887 Posts
Re: Focus point keeps moving.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ross the fiddler View Post
Which do you have off? The right key in Direct Functions or the 4 Way Pad? If the latter, how do you select your focus point.
Hi Ross. I turn off the 4 Way Pad function. As I only photograph birds I use 'single AF point small' nearly all of the time, so quick access isn't required. If I need to change the focus point I use the SCP. I became tired with the position of the AF point accidentally moving slightly, resulting in OOF shots. As I said, it works for me but probably not for many people.

Ron
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 23rd April 2016
Ross the fiddler's Avatar
Ross the fiddler Ross the fiddler is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Blue Mtns, NSW Australia
Posts: 14,222
Thanks: 2,090
Thanked 1,339 Times in 1,044 Posts
Likes: 5,529
Liked 2,177 Times in 1,160 Posts
Re: Focus point keeps moving.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Olybirder View Post
Hi Ross. I turn off the 4 Way Pad function. As I only photograph birds I use 'single AF point small' nearly all of the time, so quick access isn't required. If I need to change the focus point I use the SCP. I became tired with the position of the AF point accidentally moving slightly, resulting in OOF shots. As I said, it works for me but probably not for many people.

Ron
Thanks for that. I take photos of birds too but will move the focus point around to try & get the focus on the eyes, but that method can have me chasing around AF points doing that so other times I will just focus (in the centre) & recompose. The 4 Way Direct Function gives me that normal fail-safe of having to press the left key first before the AF point can change & that works for me.

__________________
Ross
I fiddle with violins (when I'm not fiddling with a camera).
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ross-the-fiddler/
Cameras: OM-D E-M1 & Mk II, Olympus Stylus 1, OM-D E-M5.
Lenses: M.ZD7-14mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens, MC-14, MC-20, M.ZD12-50, M.ZD60 Macro, M.ZD75-300 Mk II, MMF-3, ZD14-54 II, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM.
Flashes: FL36R X2, FL50R, FL50.
Software: Capture One Pro 10 (& Olympus Viewer 3).
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Size of focus point? Tordan58 Olympus OM-D E-M1 0 15th February 2016 09:09 AM
Using focus stacking with moving subjects brian1208 Foto Fair 15 9th December 2015 10:33 AM
E-M1 focus point selection Bikie John Olympus OM-D E-M1 22 15th January 2014 09:43 PM
Focus Point GRAHAMJ Olympus OM-D E-M5 19 9th July 2012 11:24 PM
E-PL2 Focus Point gwpics Olympus Pen E-PL2 3 1st July 2011 02:56 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 10:24 PM.


The Write Technology Ltd, 2007-2019, All rights reservedAd Management plugin by RedTyger