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    Olympus EPL-5 and Lumix 20mm 1.7 - Manual Focus question

    I am a newbie so please bear with me.



    Just purchased a LUMIX G 20mm f-1.7 ASPH online for my Olympus epl-5. I've taken some beautiful photos with auto-focus but for the life of me I dont see any change of focus when turning the focus ring.

    What am I doing wrong?

    Thanks

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    Hi,
    I'm not familiar with your camera but in general make sure you have you camera set on manual focus or auto + manual.
    It should be in the menu somewhere close by.

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    Thanks for the advice.. Much appreciated

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    Hi Serpico66,
    If you haven't already solved the problem, at least on the EM5, there's the option of S-AF/MF instead of just S-AF.

    When you're in the S-AF/MF mode, what happens is you can autofocus with manual focus override whereas in S-AF mode, you can only AF and the MF ring becomes obsolete.
    I believe many of native m43 lenses have electronic fly-by-wire focus rings as oppose to mechanical ones so turning it doesn't mechanically change anything unless you engage its electronic function. I don't own the Panasonic 20mm/1.7 so I couldn't tell you if the AF ring is mechanical or fly-by-wire but I suspect that's the reason nothing happens when you turn the ring, unless you've engaged its function in the AF menu.
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