Pseudo Focus Peaking on the OMD

43 Rumors has found a great video on how to fake focus peaking. See below -

Keep in mind that if you shoot RAW + Jpeg you’re going to run into a problem and that is the OMD will put priority on the exposure of the Jpeg therefore shifting the exposure of RAW capture. However read a comment from 43 Rumors reader Lucio -

“you can save your setting with the art filter on as mysetting num 1 for example.. and the assign to the fn1 button that setting..

In this way you can hold click and you have the art filter on…. focousing, release the button and the press the shutter… so in this way you have the horrible effect onlyu when you want to focus holding the button… so basically focus peaking on demand”

Great suggestion Lucio and excellent example of using the Fn1 button.


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3 Responses to Pseudo Focus Peaking on the OMD

  1. KenP October 26, 2012 at 4:03 am #

    When I turn the art filter on, the menu disables the option to use MYSETs. So, I am not sure if the art filter settings can be saved as a mysetting num 1 … either that or I am missing something in using the menu/myset sub-menu.

    • John Griggs October 26, 2012 at 11:16 pm #

      Don’t use the mode dial to select it. Instead, go to the “Picture Mode” in the top menu item (Picture of a camera and digit 1).

      Scroll down once in that menu to the “Key Line” filter and enter it. There are two strengths of effect and I find that the one marked II is more pronounced. Don’t forget to press “OK” to keep the setting or it won’t “stick”.

      When you do it this way from, say, the “A” setting on the mode dial, you can store it in the Myset memories.

      I have it in Myset 3 since in my setup 1 is for normal single frame shooting, and 2 is for HDR brackets.

  2. John Griggs October 26, 2012 at 11:18 pm #

    By the way, thanks for finding this and posting it, Giulio. It works great with my adapted Nikon 200mm f/4 AI which I have not used since I got rid of my Sony’s NEX. I use the FN1 bringing up a Myset when pressed as mentioned.

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