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E-M1 Level Gauge

Is it just my camera or has anyone else found that the level guide isn't very accurate?
My one is roughly 1-2 segments out.
I first noticed when shooting seascapes at the beach yesterday morning.
After levelling the camera I noticed that the horizon was sloping clockwise a fair bit.
In the end I added a grid display as a guide but really, I shouldn't have to do this

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Re: E-M1 Level Gauge

See page 101 in the Version 20 of the manual

Menu - Utility - Level Adjust
You can calibrate the angle of the level gauge.
[Reset]: Resets adjusted values to the default settings. [Adjust]: Sets the current camera orientation as the 0 position.
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Re: E-M1 Level Gauge

If it is like the E-M10 gauge there is a way to manually change what it 'thinks' level is and also a way to reset it when placed on a surface you are sure is level.
Look at the K cog menu (Utility) and Level adjust - it might be worth a look at the manual first!
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Re: E-M1 Level Gauge

Thanks for the prompt responses guys
I'll look into your suggestions - sounds just what I need

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Re: E-M1 Level Gauge

is there anything in the manual to reset me , I seem to shoot with the left side low?
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Re: E-M1 Level Gauge

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is there anything in the manual to reset me , I seem to shoot with the left side low?
I don't think it's in the manual however, I believe lubrication with a good glass of whisky is known to correct this.

Be sure to get the quantity taken correct though as too much and you'll slope to the right side! 😀

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Re: E-M1 Level Gauge

In all the years I have been taking pictures, I've never used a level of any kind.

People must think it's needed or there wouldn't be the market for all the green bubbles, etc..

What am I missing...
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Re: E-M1 Level Gauge

I was born clumsy. It's a miracle I can stand straight, let alone shoot straight, so the level gauge is useful for me. It means less puxels wasted due to straightening in post.
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Re: E-M1 Level Gauge

I use a tripod for all my landscapes and have been using a spirit (bubble) level for decades. There are very rare occasions when a level camera looks wrong through the viewfinder. On those occasions I split the difference between the viewfinder and level.
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Re: E-M1 Level Gauge

I do the same David
I feel lost without a tripod
I now have 3 tripods - Giottos CF for my big Canons, a small Manfrotto for the EOS M and I recently bought a Manfrotto Befree for the E-M1

Incidentally, I have sorted the level problem.
I set up the camera on the tripod with a bubble level attached.
I then calibrated the level guide as suggested earlier

Thanks again Folks
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