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    Manual lenses

    It's been a very long time since I have posted or even visited this site, but I find myself having to make some life changes (COPD). I had to shut down my business of building musical instruments, so I have a lot of time on my hands and wish to continue my other passion, photography.
    My last camera body is the EM-5 and it has served me well through the years. My other main camera has been the M8 with that lovely CCD sensor and beautiful Leitz glass. I have managed these years to stay away from improvements in focusing manual glass and my EM-5 is set up with the "cartoon" focus peaking.
    My question is about the models since the EM-5. I had heard that the EM-1 would have a real focus peaking, and would assume the rest of the higher end models would also have that feature.
    Are the camera bodies since the EM-5 equipped with focus peaking? Would the Olympus Pen F likely have it? Does it work?
    Thank you so much for any insights you may be able to lend!

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    Re: Manual lenses

    I'm very sorry to hear of your health condition but hope you can still enjoy life with your cameras. All the models since E-M5 now have Focus Peaking (at least with FW updates) & the E-M1 since FW 4.0 also have 4 colours as well. The PEN-F has the latest Focus Peaking as well.
    The instruction manual can be downloaded here. http://www.olympus.co.jp/en/support/...an_penf_en.pdf
    Found on this page. http://www.olympus.co.jp/en/support/...l/pen.cfm#body
    Ross
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    Re: Manual lenses

    Thanks Ross!

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    Re: Manual lenses

    More terms I don't know! What is "cartoon" focus peaking? I have an E-M5 and haven't heard anything about this. I assume it's not the "real thing"?

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    Re: Manual lenses

    I forgot what they called it, but it uses some "art filter" and was some "kinda" focus peaking. Someone dreamed it up with a little thought and shared it at the time. It works fairly well.
    Anyone have the name of that gimmick?

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    Re: Manual lenses

    Quote Originally Posted by Hans View Post
    I forgot what they called it, but it uses some "art filter" and was some "kinda" focus peaking. Someone dreamed it up with a little thought and shared it at the time. It works fairly well.
    Anyone have the name of that gimmick?
    I believe it is Key Line art filter that can be used that way. I prefer Magnified View (on the E-M5) if using MF though.
    Ross
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    Flashes: FL36R X2, FL50R, FL50.
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    Re: Manual lenses

    Yea, thanks again Ross, key line was it. I never could decide which was better...I think it depended on the lens FL and subject.

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    Re: Manual lenses

    Hi Hans, sorry to hear of your poor health, I hope you are able to continue enjoying photography.
    View my ebook, The Light Fantastic, at: http://store.blurb.co.uk/ebooks/3026...ight-fantastic

    John

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    Re: Manual lenses

    Had I known or been told that dust and lacquer fumes were THAT bad, I would have quit years ago. However, as they say, hindsight is 20/20. They just kept telling me that I would know when I had to quit. Little did I know that I would be the best judge of my condition. Last winter I got a cold which lasted months and when I finally recovered (with the aid of some very hefty shots in the backside, I was much worse. Now I have to drag tanks around behind me, but I will still try to get out as much as I can. Exercising is the best thing for me, keeping those lungs working. Good for the arthritis too.
    Thank you Ross and John for your kind words and wishes.

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    Re: Manual lenses

    Yes, it's easy to do permanent damage to your lungs without realising it. At least you seem to have a positive attitude, determined to still get out, and I'm sure that will help you.
    View my ebook, The Light Fantastic, at: http://store.blurb.co.uk/ebooks/3026...ight-fantastic

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