12-50mm won't focus with just touch screen.

Started Jan 23, 2013 | Questions thread
mchnz Contributing Member • Posts: 655
Re: 12-50mm won't focus with just touch screen.

howielenny wrote:

A friend of mine got his Omd and 12-50mm kit lens today and he's charged the battery and put it on his omd. All was working well when he tried the lens in manual mode and he pressed the L-Fn button on the lens and tried the manual focus ring (which didn't seem to do anything). After that the focus only function on the screen doesn't work. You can turn off touch focus, also you can focus shoot (you can clearly hear the beep for auto focus). However if you just use the touch screen for focus, it doesn't beep but tries to auto focus but doesn't.

Is the lens zoom set to macro (pull back the zoom ring to get it out of macro)? If it is in macro on a non-macro subject, it will hunt more.  If the subject is close enough it may still find focus it you do not lift your finger, but it will take a while.

I'm just wondering if anyone else has had this issue. We've reset the camera to default settings and removed the lens and put the lens back on but the ability to focus by touching the screen seems to have stopped working. He's only had the camera today so wondering if it's a fault or is there something he's missing.
Any help with this will be much appreciated.

Dirty lens contacts? But if it focuses on a half press, that would seem unlikely.

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