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Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1X 31st January 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 47,602
Posted By TonyR
Re: New Olympus OMD - EM1X ?

I agree. I pretty much only use all points for the situations that you described. But maybe the E-M1X is better in this respect.


There are a couple of new settings on the E-M1X too:


C-AF...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1X 31st January 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 47,602
Posted By TonyR
Re: New Olympus OMD - EM1X ?

Acceptable sharpness does depend very much on how you are viewing the image and conventional circle of confusion calculations make assuptions about that. With my wildlife shots, I find that I am...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1X 31st January 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 47,602
Posted By TonyR
Re: New Olympus OMD - EM1X ?

The graphs plotted with StepCount are not greatly different to those in metres, other than the left axis being reversed. Although FocusStepCount is very much not a linear relationship to distance,...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1X 31st January 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 47,602
Posted By TonyR
Re: New Olympus OMD - EM1X ?

StepCount is the poistion of the focus elements in terms of focus motor steps. I assume that 1 step is the smallest incremental move that the lens can make. It is essentially the internal units by...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 6th August 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 2,561
Posted By TonyR
Re: A Question about Image Stabilization

One conclusion that I have come to for bif is that focus accuracy trumps almost everything else. This has a number of implications:




The camera focuses better with a faster maximum aperture...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 6th August 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 2,561
Posted By TonyR
Re: A Question about Image Stabilization

Unfortunately, this seems to be the case. Like you I wanted to save the IS setting in a custom set so that it was automatically switched off for bif. In this situation, having a physical IS switch is...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 28th October 2017
Replies: 22
Views: 3,762
Posted By TonyR
Re: Underwhelming CAF - 9 and 5 point modes

I have just switched back to single focus point. Whilst the C-AF is no more consistent, I think at least some of the shots are much sharper.

I think you would be better using a faster shutter...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 15th August 2017
Replies: 194
Views: 24,842
Posted By TonyR
Re: AF not as accurate

For your own records. Just to show you saw it.
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 30th July 2017
Replies: 34
Views: 2,525
Posted By TonyR
Re: AF - EM1 Mark ii and 300 pro lens

I never use f/8 for butterflies, even with the 300m + MC-14. Of course you won't get all of the butterfly in focus but neither will you at f/8. When I can, I try to shoot from an angle such that,...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 27th July 2017
Replies: 34
Views: 2,525
Posted By TonyR
Re: AF - EM1 Mark ii and 300 pro lens

If you are shooting a butterfly at 3m, you need to use a small AF point to get the part of the butterfly that you want to be in focus. I always try to make sure that the eye is in focus. If you are...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 14th July 2017
Replies: 105
Views: 9,905
Posted By TonyR
Re: Bird in Flight Help

People are confusing too many things here!

What are the maximum speeds of the shutters?


Mechanical = 15 fps
Silent = 60 fps
These speeds are only available in H modes where exposure and...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 29th May 2017
Replies: 73
Views: 5,086
Posted By TonyR
Re: C-AF disappointing

I suspect that the front-focusing issue with C-AF comes from the way that S-AF and C-AF differ in operation. The following is mostly a guess based on a few snippets from Olympus slides and web sites....
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 29th May 2017
Replies: 73
Views: 5,086
Posted By TonyR
Re: C-AF disappointing

No, 18 fps is the highest burst rate in Sequnetial-L with silent shutter. The manual omits to specifically talk about how AF works with Sequential-H and silent shutter but both H with mechanical and...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 14th April 2017
Replies: 194
Views: 24,842
Posted By TonyR
Re: AF not as accurate

Okay, first, the basic settings. I'm using a Custom set for birds in flight so that I can switch quickly to a completely different setup for static subjects. This custom set is in Manual 'M' mode...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 8th April 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,070
Posted By TonyR
Re: Barn Owls - Tips please

Try to shoot the barn owls in the morning. On occasions wher it rains overnight and on the previous evening, barn owls can't hunt. They don't like getting wet and can't hear their prey. When this...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 31st March 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 801
Posted By TonyR
Re: Am I blind? can't find any decent info about AF in the manual

To be honest, in practical use, I don't find that the C-AF Lock settings actaully do anything like what it says in the table. I have tried them all and find I keep returning to +1 as it seems to give...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 23rd March 2017
Replies: 38
Views: 3,092
Posted By TonyR
Re: Memory Card OM-D E-M1 Mark II suggestions

My camera is set for 15 fps in sequential L. Each raw file is approx 20MB. If I shoot for 1 second, I create 300MB of data which (using the data from the test) site will take 300/159.2 = 1.88 seconds...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 22nd March 2017
Replies: 38
Views: 3,092
Posted By TonyR
Re: Memory Card OM-D E-M1 Mark II suggestions

I started off using the second card slot as a convenient place to store a second card, even though I didn't want to write to both or have the camera switch over to the second card when the first was...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 22nd March 2017
Replies: 194
Views: 24,842
Posted By TonyR
Re: AF not as accurate

Good catch! I previously thought that Lens Reset only reset the focal length of an electrically zoomed lens, not the focus distance.
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 9th March 2017
Replies: 36
Views: 6,800
Posted By TonyR
Re: Back Button focussing

RobEW,

Great write-up but can I just point out that the Fn1 button is the one on the right shoulder on the back of the camera whereas the button at the pivot point of the lever is called the...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 18th January 2017
Replies: 43
Views: 8,989
Posted By TonyR
Re: Remote shutter release.

Canon RS-60E3 works fine and costs 15. Very nice and small.
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 19th December 2016
Replies: 19
Views: 3,179
Posted By TonyR
Re: E-M1 MkII Focus Point variations and C-AF

Select C-AF with All-Points focus areas selected and make sure you have AF Area Pointer set to On2. This is one of the best things about the camera! Multiple AF points get dynamically illuminated to...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 19th December 2016
Replies: 28
Views: 6,523
Posted By TonyR
Re: Focus Point Size

That would be true.

BTW I am finding the C-AF so good that I use it with single focus point instead of S-AF. You get the advantage of PDAF picking out the nearer subject and can always switch to...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 19th December 2016
Replies: 35
Views: 3,521
Posted By TonyR
Re: EM-1 Update

Firmware 4.3 is available now, fixing the problem.
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 18th December 2016
Replies: 19
Views: 3,179
Posted By TonyR
E-M1 MkII Focus Point variations and C-AF

I posted this at dpreview but I'll post it here too as Olympus mught see it.


So, I've had my E-M1 MkII for a couple of days now and I am very much enjoying using C-AF with the new subject...
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