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Olympus Pen E-P3 The third-generation Micro Four Thirds flagship Pen model from Olympus, complete with capacitive touch screen!

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Old 25th May 2012
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Video with 4/3's lenses

I think I've figured this out, but I'm hoping someone can confirm that everything's working as designed, and it's not a camera fault.

When recording video with the E-5, not that I do it often, I'm used to being able to refocus while still recording by half-pressing the shutter button again.

The E-P3 does the same when using my micro-4/3's lenses, but when using my 4/3's lenses through an adapter the initial autofocus is all that's possible, half pressing the shutter again doesn't do anything.

Took me a while to think of the why of it, and the manual is typically noncommittal on the subject, but I suspect it's because my old lenses are not CDAF optimised/enabled. I assume it would be a different story if I had any of those.

Does that sound about right?

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