No focus peaking with Rokinon 12mm f/2

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stephen kronwith Regular Member • Posts: 132
No focus peaking with Rokinon 12mm f/2

Just got this Rokinon 12mm f/2 and despite what I've read in Amazon discussions about lens, I can't get focus peaking to work. This didn't surprise me as there are no electronic connections with camera but others say it should work. Am I missing something?  Thanks.

travelbug77 Junior Member • Posts: 44
Re: No focus peaking with Rokinon 12mm f/2
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you need to map focus peaking to a button and toggle it on and off as needed.

Barty L
Barty L Senior Member • Posts: 1,268
Assign a button
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You need to assign a button to peaking, then press it when you want it.

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OP stephen kronwith Regular Member • Posts: 132
Re: No focus peaking with Rokinon 12mm f/2

Thanks all. That worked. I guess getting the magnified view to work also is asking too much?

MNE Senior Member • Posts: 1,266
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I have magnification as a multi-function option and use a separate button for peaking. That way you don't waste two fn buttons just for manual focusing.

OP stephen kronwith Regular Member • Posts: 132
Re: No focus peaking with Rokinon 12mm f/2

MNE - Not sure what you mean. Don't you have to use a button for multifunction? So you're still using two buttons for manual - one for peaking and one for multi. I've never used multifunction so maybe I'm misunderstanding.

OP stephen kronwith Regular Member • Posts: 132
Re: No focus peaking with Rokinon 12mm f/2

Played around and figured it out. Thanks again.

Eric Nepean
Eric Nepean Veteran Member • Posts: 3,862
Re: No focus peaking with Rokinon 12mm f/2

Next time do remember to mention which camera you are working with. In this case both Olympus cameras and Panny cameras have peaking and magnification features.

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OP stephen kronwith Regular Member • Posts: 132
Re: No focus peaking with Rokinon 12mm f/2

You're right.  Thought I put it down but now I see I didn't. It was, BTW, the OMD EM! ii.

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