Q2 centering the AF point

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StevenScholten Regular Member • Posts: 415
Q2 centering the AF point
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Hi. I just bought a Leica Q2. I am very happy with the image quality and tbe overall handling and setup of the camera. But unfortunatly there seems to be a major flaw. As far as I can tell there is no way to center to AF point. Sure you can double tap the rear screen, but that is hardly an option when you are looking through tbe viewfinder. What could be easier then assigning the center button of the directional pad? It would also be usefull if hou could assign 1/4 part of tbe rear screen to move the focus point around.

Many users must agree with me on this right?

Thanks

Steven

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JDLaing50 Senior Member • Posts: 2,769
Re: Q2 centering the AF point

StevenScholten wrote:

Hi. I just bought a Leica Q2. I am very happy with the image quality and tbe overall handling and setup of the camera. But unfortunatly there seems to be a major flaw. As far as I can tell there is no way to center to AF point. Sure you can double tap the rear screen, but that is hardly an option when you are looking through tbe viewfinder. What could be easier then assigning the center button of the directional pad? It would also be usefull if hou could assign 1/4 part of tbe rear screen to move the focus point around.

Many users must agree with me on this right?

Thanks

Steven

Are you talking about the AF metering field? I believe That is what you double tap the screen for to re center.

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Re: Q2 centering the AF point

StevenScholten wrote:

Hi. I just bought a Leica Q2. I am very happy with the image quality and tbe overall handling and setup of the camera. But unfortunatly there seems to be a major flaw. As far as I can tell there is no way to center to AF point. Sure you can double tap the rear screen, but that is hardly an option when you are looking through tbe viewfinder. What could be easier then assigning the center button of the directional pad? It would also be usefull if hou could assign 1/4 part of tbe rear screen to move the focus point around.

Many users must agree with me on this right?

Thanks

Steven

Hi, I just got the CL, same problem.. No Cure. Just be aware..L

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steveashe Regular Member • Posts: 286
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I understand!  Not being able to push the center button on the joystick to "return to center" on the screen is one of the only issues I've had with the Q2.  Probably an easy firmware update.

Or maybe there is something that the OP and I are missing?  I'm brand new to the Q2.

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OP StevenScholten Regular Member • Posts: 415
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JDLaing50 wrote:

StevenScholten wrote:

Hi. I just bought a Leica Q2. I am very happy with the image quality and tbe overall handling and setup of the camera. But unfortunatly there seems to be a major flaw. As far as I can tell there is no way to center to AF point. Sure you can double tap the rear screen, but that is hardly an option when you are looking through tbe viewfinder. What could be easier then assigning the center button of the directional pad? It would also be usefull if hou could assign 1/4 part of tbe rear screen to move the focus point around.

Many users must agree with me on this right?

Thanks

Steven

Are you talking about the AF metering field? I believe That is what you double tap the screen for to re center.

Yeah but what would be easier then press a button. Changing the focus point with tge rear screen is inpossible. You wouod need extremely long fingers to cover the whole range. A 1/4 th of tbe screen (bottom right) woukd be usefull.

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JDLaing50 Senior Member • Posts: 2,769
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StevenScholten wrote:

JDLaing50 wrote:

StevenScholten wrote:

Hi. I just bought a Leica Q2. I am very happy with the image quality and tbe overall handling and setup of the camera. But unfortunatly there seems to be a major flaw. As far as I can tell there is no way to center to AF point. Sure you can double tap the rear screen, but that is hardly an option when you are looking through tbe viewfinder. What could be easier then assigning the center button of the directional pad? It would also be usefull if hou could assign 1/4 part of tbe rear screen to move the focus point around.

Many users must agree with me on this right?

Thanks

Steven

Are you talking about the AF metering field? I believe That is what you double tap the screen for to re center.

Yeah but what would be easier then press a button. Changing the focus point with tge rear screen is inpossible. You wouod need extremely long fingers to cover the whole range. A 1/4 th of tbe screen (bottom right) woukd be usefull.

If I’m not mistaken you can double tap anywhere on the rear screen to re center. The directional pad should work as well.

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DaveyA Junior Member • Posts: 36
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If you are right, and there is no other solution other than tapping twice, I would find it maddening also, especially on an expensive camera like the Q2.

As a matter of interest, what does the joystick button do?

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JDLaing50 Senior Member • Posts: 2,769
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You can also use the direction arrows on the pad.

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DaveyA wrote:

If you are right, and there is no other solution other than tapping twice, I would find it maddening also, especially on an expensive camera like the Q2.

As a matter of interest, what does the joystick button do?

And it’s not expensive. A week’s pay. Chump change.

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OP StevenScholten Regular Member • Posts: 415
Re: Q2 centering the AF point

DaveyA wrote:

If you are right, and there is no other solution other than tapping twice, I would find it maddening also, especially on an expensive camera like the Q2.

As a matter of interest, what does the joystick button do?

You move the focuspoint either by dragging it on screen (not usefull if you use the EVF) or by using the arrow keys. the centre button is set to remove on screen information.

A joystick would have been great, but I bought a camera without a joystick so that is fine.  Some things you find out after buying a camera.

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paul hofseth New Member • Posts: 8
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A  focus and metering point that can be accidentally moved is a major fault.

When taking pictures one does not want distractions needing buttons and screens.

Firmware enabling a simple stay put command would do. My Nikon Z7 has the same fault with the measuring point randomly wandering off when handling the camera.

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paul hofseth wrote:

A focus and metering point that can be accidentally moved is a major fault.

When taking pictures one does not want distractions needing buttons and screens.

Firmware enabling a simple stay put command would do. My Nikon Z7 has the same fault with the measuring point randomly wandering off when handling the camera.

p.

I agree, on my CL, D-Lux7, 90D & 5Ds the Focus point jumps around when handling the camera.. Damn Nuisance, definitely needs a firmware update to Lock it in position..  L

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steveashe Regular Member • Posts: 286
Re: Q2 centering the AF point

LeicaEye wrote:

paul hofseth wrote:

A focus and metering point that can be accidentally moved is a major fault.

When taking pictures one does not want distractions needing buttons and screens.

Firmware enabling a simple stay put command would do. My Nikon Z7 has the same fault with the measuring point randomly wandering off when handling the camera.

p.

I agree, on my CL, D-Lux7, 90D & 5Ds the Focus point jumps around when handling the camera.. Damn Nuisance, definitely needs a firmware update to Lock it in position.. L

Agreed!

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Le Chef Regular Member • Posts: 163
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This is a problem the CL also has. The obvious solution would be to make the focus point on the rear screen fixed as the default with the option to move it as an option.

This has been a known problem for at least 5 years, but Leica in their “wisdom” choose to ignore the request when updating firmware…

I have the LCD switched off all the time and only active when I press the menu button.

The Lamentable Lens Contributing Member • Posts: 833
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This is a fairly basic feature available on other cameras, and it seems that it could be provided via a firmware update if Leica wanted to do it.

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Re: Q2 centering the AF point

StevenScholten wrote:

Hi. I just bought a Leica Q2. I am very happy with the image quality and tbe overall handling and setup of the camera. But unfortunatly there seems to be a major flaw. As far as I can tell there is no way to center to AF point. Sure you can double tap the rear screen, but that is hardly an option when you are looking through tbe viewfinder. What could be easier then assigning the center button of the directional pad? It would also be usefull if hou could assign 1/4 part of tbe rear screen to move the focus point around.

Many users must agree with me on this right?

Thanks

Steven

Turn on the option for Touch AF in EVF, and you can use your right thumb on the rear screen to move the focus point while looking through the EVF. Once that's set, see if you can double-tap the screen with your thumb to recenter the focus point while looking through the EVF.

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