Could the OM-D be upgraded to focus peaking via firmware?

Started May 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
texinwien Veteran Member • Posts: 3,326
Even Better

Art_P wrote:

It already has the capability, in the form of a kludge (by using one of the art filters)  You just lose the jpeg (or rather, it comes out w the filter applied)  But based on that art filter, they could give focus peeking and just not apply the filter to the jpeg... Sounds simple enough in theory.

Personally, I'd be more impressed by one button access to mysets... or even add them to the SCP

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Art P
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Set up a MySet with the Art Filter and the DTC on (2X magnification). Set a button to turn the MySet on. Now you have focus-peaking at the press of a button. Press the button, get your focus right, let off the button, then take your shot. Your JPEG and your RAW come out fine.

Another advantage to doing it this way is that you can more easily check to make sure you got focus (and other settings) correct on the camera if the art filter wasn't applied to the JPEG.


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