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Hi from sunny Bedfordshire

just a quick post to say Hi
long time E-M10 mki owner but bought myself a Pen-F (silver) before they disappear from the stores
looking forward to picking up hints & tips & boring you all with my "snaps"

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Re: Hi from sunny Bedfordshire

Welcome!

Tips for the Pen-F (and most Olympus M43 cameras):

- Upgrade to firmware 2.1. There were stability issues on some cameras with earlier releases. Latest is 3.1. 3.0 introduced some useful new features that are worth having (esp if you use the JPEG modes).

- Quick sleep mode = off. "Cogs" menu K (utility). Quick sleep doesn't work too well and is known to cause stability problems.

- Keep warm color = off. "Cogs" menu G (Color/WB). I've no idea why Oly has the feature - it just results in horrible colour balance in artificial light.

- If you use mechanical shutter, use the anti-shock setting (diamond indicator) and set Release Lag-time = short (Cogs menu C). Anti-shock uses Electronic First Curtain Shutter (EFCS) and there's no downside to using it (reports of EFCS causing bokeh shifts or odd rendering of highlights on FF cameras don't evidence themselves on m43). It makes the shutter quieter and significantly reduces risk of shutter shock. Release lag=time = "short" changes the second shutter release from a solenoid to an electro-magnet. It further reduces risk of shutter shock (this has been demonstrated by controlled tests) at the expense of slightly higher power consumption.

- Use electronic shutter when you can (i.e. anytime except in artificial light or when there is fast subject movement). It's guaranteed to give no shutter shock and obviously reduces shutter wear to zero.

Hope that helps!
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Re: Hi from sunny Bedfordshire

Welcome Martin. Hope to see some of your "snaps" when you get bolder...
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Re: Hi from sunny Bedfordshire

thank you both, yep going to update the firmware ASAP as i'm having the issue with it shutting down when I have the screen in and have to take the battery out to fire it up again, i did a search and found it was a firmware issue
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Re: Hi from sunny Bedfordshire

Welcome Martin, and great post Paul.
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Re: Hi from sunny Bedfordshire

just waiting to get past the 6 post minimum before I can post some photos, so I might ramble a bit
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I am a regular visitor & contributor on the MU-43 forum (so if you are on there as well you may recognise my name), just thought I would spread the love
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Re: Hi from sunny Bedfordshire

A warm welcome.
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Hi smartiepants. ( use to call my kid that )
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Re: Hi from sunny Bedfordshire

new firmware installed so i'm all good to go now, off to the Norfolk Coast this weekend to find something to photograph
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Welcome to the forum. Looking forward to seeing what you get from the coast.
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