Pro Capture with back button focus

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Merlinator
Merlinator Regular Member • Posts: 233
Pro Capture with back button focus

I've been out working with, for me, a whole new system the olympus om-d e-m1 mark ii.  I've had some success with BIF, I'll post picks later, but when I tried pro capture it didn't work.  Do I have to turn off back button focus when I use pro capture or is there a way to use it with BBF?

Thanks very much to all that have responded to my previous questions about this camera.

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Denjw
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Re: Pro Capture with back button focus
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Merlinator wrote:

I've been out working with, for me, a whole new system the olympus om-d e-m1 mark ii. I've had some success with BIF, I'll post picks later, but when I tried pro capture it didn't work. Do I have to turn off back button focus when I use pro capture or is there a way to use it with BBF?

Thanks very much to all that have responded to my previous questions about this camera.

In Pro Capture you can only use BBF to focus not to activate shutter. So  when using BBF with Pro Capture you still have to half press the shutter button to activate pre frame shutter and fully press it to activate recording  frames.

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Jouko Senior Member • Posts: 1,846
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... And the "slower ProCapture" with CAF works just with m.Zuiko lenses. The faster one works with about all lenses, but uses S-af (or manual focus) for the first frame. So, there are limitations, but you'll get a lot of frames shot...

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Messier Object Forum Pro • Posts: 10,843
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Jouko wrote:

... And the "slower ProCapture" with CAF works just with m.Zuiko lenses.

In fact it works only with OLYMPUS m.Zuiko lenses

The faster one works with about all lenses, but uses S-af (or manual focus) for the first frame. So, there are limitations, but you'll get a lot of frames shot...

Cheers!

the compatibility chart can be found here:

https://asia.olympus-imaging.com/product/dslr/em1mk2/feature.html

Peter

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Re: Pro Capture with back button focus

Denjw wrote:

Merlinator wrote:

I've been out working with, for me, a whole new system the olympus om-d e-m1 mark ii. I've had some success with BIF, I'll post picks later, but when I tried pro capture it didn't work. Do I have to turn off back button focus when I use pro capture or is there a way to use it with BBF?

Thanks very much to all that have responded to my previous questions about this camera.

In Pro Capture you can only use BBF to focus not to activate shutter. So when using BBF with Pro Capture you still have to half press the shutter button to activate pre frame shutter and fully press it to activate recording frames.

Ah, that is what I was doing wrong.

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Jouko wrote:

... And the "slower ProCapture" with CAF works just with m.Zuiko lenses. The faster one works with about all lenses, but uses S-af (or manual focus) for the first frame. So, there are limitations, but you'll get a lot of frames shot...

Cheers!

Jouko
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Jouko, the only lenses I plan to use will be pro lenses.

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Messier Object wrote:

Jouko wrote:

... And the "slower ProCapture" with CAF works just with m.Zuiko lenses.

In fact it works only with OLYMPUS m.Zuiko lenses

The faster one works with about all lenses, but uses S-af (or manual focus) for the first frame. So, there are limitations, but you'll get a lot of frames shot...

Cheers!

the compatibility chart can be found here:

https://asia.olympus-imaging.com/product/dslr/em1mk2/feature.html

Peter

Peter, thanks for posting the link.  That page has some interesting information on it.

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