AF lock on Lumix G7 G85 etc

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Summitron Regular Member • Posts: 319
AF lock on Lumix G7 G85 etc

On all my Lumix cameras, the AF lock works for video, I lock the focus, hit the video button and the focus is locked. I can turn the focus ring &c and the focus stays the same (great for prevented ruined shots when the camera is adjusted or bumped).
However, in pinpoint mode, when I hit the record button after locking, the AF hold is cancelled. I'd really like to be able to use the focus magnifier with pinpoint mode and lock it down, Anyone know a workaround? Tx.

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alcelc
alcelc Forum Pro • Posts: 16,203
I think you can

Summitron wrote:

On all my Lumix cameras, the AF lock works for video, I lock the focus, hit the video button and the focus is locked.

I can turn the focus ring &c and the focus stays the same (great for prevented ruined shots when the camera is adjusted or bumped).

Set AF+MF = OFF, MF Assist = OFF.

However, in pinpoint mode, when I hit the record button after locking, the AF hold is cancelled. I'd really like to be able to use the focus magnifier with pinpoint mode and lock it down, Anyone know a workaround? Tx.

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OP Summitron Regular Member • Posts: 319
Re: I think you can

alcelc wrote:

Summitron wrote:

On all my Lumix cameras, the AF lock works for video, I lock the focus, hit the video button and the focus is locked.

I can turn the focus ring &c and the focus stays the same (great for prevented ruined shots when the camera is adjusted or bumped).

Set AF+MF = OFF, MF Assist = OFF.

However, in pinpoint mode, when I hit the record button after locking, the AF hold is cancelled. I'd really like to be able to use the focus magnifier with pinpoint mode and lock it down, Anyone know a workaround? Tx.

Thanks for your answer. In pinpoint mode, the AF lock button *says* it is locked after pressing, but hitting the record button (for video) unlocks it, even after using those settings. Not the end of the world, but it would be nice if it worked.

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alcelc
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Re: I think you can

Summitron wrote:

alcelc wrote:

Summitron wrote:

On all my Lumix cameras, the AF lock works for video, I lock the focus, hit the video button and the focus is locked.

I can turn the focus ring &c and the focus stays the same (great for prevented ruined shots when the camera is adjusted or bumped).

Set AF+MF = OFF, MF Assist = OFF.

However, in pinpoint mode, when I hit the record button after locking, the AF hold is cancelled. I'd really like to be able to use the focus magnifier with pinpoint mode and lock it down, Anyone know a workaround? Tx.

Thanks for your answer. In pinpoint mode, the AF lock button *says* it is locked after pressing, but hitting the record button (for video) unlocks it, even after using those settings. Not the end of the world, but it would be nice if it worked.

Could you use single focus box option in its smallest size?

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alcelc
alcelc Forum Pro • Posts: 16,203
Re: I think you can

Could you try using single focus box and in its smallest size?

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OP Summitron Regular Member • Posts: 319
Re: I think you can

Good idea, not exactly the same but similar. Tx.

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