GX1 programmable button problem

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Pebbleheed
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GX1 programmable button problem
Mar 5, 2013

I've been playing with the settings on my GX1. I've found how to turn manual focus assist off (the zoom display when manually focussing) which I tend to do when taking macro shots. The assist can be useful with longer shots however and changing through the menus is a pain when trying to take a shot.

I've found that several functions can be added to the programmable function buttons on the camera however this one in particular doesn't appear on the settings menu when assigning a function to the programmable function buttons.

Does anyone know if this is possible?

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In reply to Pebbleheed, Mar 5, 2013

There are a fairly limited number of functions you can add to the Q Menu for easy access. Unfortunately, focus assist isn't one of them. You might try setting it as part of a custom shooting mode (C1 or C2 on the mode dial). I don't have the camera with me right now or I'd be able to try it and tell you.

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Re: GX1 programmable button problem
In reply to Pebbleheed, Mar 5, 2013

I believe the previous poster is correct. That is not a function that can be assigned to a fn button. Using the custom settings seems like a good idea. You can also include other settings for macro shooting (eg metering mode, ISO setting,etc)

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