Question for E-M1X shooters

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kievis178 Junior Member • Posts: 31
Question for E-M1X shooters

Is there a way to assign manual focus/focus lock to the preview button? I find the AEL/AFL button too awkward to use, so I would like to use the shutter button for focusing and the preview button to lock focus. Is this possible?

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Sujiar Regular Member • Posts: 457
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The Preview button cannot be re-assigned - and how would it be more accessible than the AEL/AFL button?

If you open the SCP by pushing the OK button, down in the bottom right corner is a "gear" icon which gives a great visual way to view and assign all the possible buttons...

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kievis178 wrote:

Is there a way to assign manual focus/focus lock to the preview button? I find the AEL/AFL button too awkward to use, so I would like to use the shutter button for focusing and the preview button to lock focus. Is this possible?

Yes.  See page 464 of E-M1X manual.  Works on my E-M1.2 and E-M1.3 as well.

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Fsi Contributing Member • Posts: 631
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kievis178 wrote:

Is there a way to assign manual focus/focus lock to the preview button? I find the AEL/AFL button too awkward to use, so I would like to use the shutter button for focusing and the preview button to lock focus. Is this possible?

You can assign preview to manual focus, you can also assign your home to swap between manual and autofocus mode.

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OP kievis178 Junior Member • Posts: 31
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Sujiar wrote:

The Preview button cannot be re-assigned - and how would it be more accessible than the AEL/AFL button?

If you open the SCP by pushing the OK button, down in the bottom right corner is a "gear" icon which gives a great visual way to view and assign all the possible buttons...

It's not so much the accessibility of the button it's more of a comfort thing as I broke my thumb along time ago and it's painful pressing the AEL/AFL button.

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cc99 wrote:

kievis178 wrote:

Is there a way to assign manual focus/focus lock to the preview button? I find the AEL/AFL button too awkward to use, so I would like to use the shutter button for focusing and the preview button to lock focus. Is this possible?

Yes. See page 464 of E-M1X manual. Works on my E-M1.2 and E-M1.3 as well.

Nothing on that page explains how to program the preview button to focus lock or manual focus.

OP kievis178 Junior Member • Posts: 31
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Fsi wrote:

kievis178 wrote:

Is there a way to assign manual focus/focus lock to the preview button? I find the AEL/AFL button too awkward to use, so I would like to use the shutter button for focusing and the preview button to lock focus. Is this possible?

You can assign preview to manual focus, you can also assign your home to swap between manual and autofocus mode.

Can you enlighten me please?

Fsi Contributing Member • Posts: 631
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kievis178 wrote:

Fsi wrote:

kievis178 wrote:

Is there a way to assign manual focus/focus lock to the preview button? I find the AEL/AFL button too awkward to use, so I would like to use the shutter button for focusing and the preview button to lock focus. Is this possible?

You can assign preview to manual focus, you can also assign your home to swap between manual and autofocus mode.

Can you enlighten me please?

A2 menu, Set home option.

Once selected, you can, for example. choose caf as home, and manual focus when shooting, when you tap "Home" button after that, you will toggle between the 2.

You can choose the preview button, as well as joystick centre press or any of the other buttons as your "Home" button.

An excellent resource is Petr Bambousek's tutorial, which can be found on his website.

https://www.sulasula.com/en/oly/

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kievis178 wrote:

Fsi wrote:

kievis178 wrote:

Is there a way to assign manual focus/focus lock to the preview button? I find the AEL/AFL button too awkward to use, so I would like to use the shutter button for focusing and the preview button to lock focus. Is this possible?

You can assign preview to manual focus, you can also assign your home to swap between manual and autofocus mode.

Can you enlighten me please?

With manual af, as custom button.

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OP kievis178 Junior Member • Posts: 31
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Thank you very much FSI. That's exactly what I needed

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