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Old 23rd October 2008
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Share your favourite 'Custom Reset' and 'My Mode' Settings

For me i have a failsafe Custom Reset of

ISO200
High Speed Shooting
Raw & Jpg
A Priority
Centre Point Focus
ESP Metering
IS1



and for My Mode

ISO100
RAW
Bracket 5 Frames @ 1EV
High Speed Shooting.




What does everybody else have?

Chris
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Re: Share your favourite 'Custom Reset' and 'My Mode' Settings

Although I have had my E-3 for almost twelve months I have never bothered with a custom reset or My Mode.
Am I missing anything from my photography by not using them?

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Re: Share your favourite 'Custom Reset' and 'My Mode' Settings

Depends on how you look at it.

I have got into the habit of entering the custom reset as soon as i switch the camera on to avoid the situation i had a while ago where i had left the IS off and the ISO up and was wondering why my pictures were not as i expected them to be. So by doing a Custom Reset i am back to base settings before i start.

As for the My Mode settings, i often think "oooohh that would work better as a HDR" and a couple of key presses and i'm in my settings for HDR.

They are both very useful features and often overlooked by users.

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Re: Share your favourite 'Custom Reset' and 'My Mode' Settings

Must admit I've never set either up (other than to play with), but when I saw your title my first thought was to set the camera up for church hdr.

It's nice to read that you had already thought of that.

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Re: Share your favourite 'Custom Reset' and 'My Mode' Settings

Mmm, I like the idea of an HDR setting as I have tried the ISO bracket feature a few times and got some good results. I am picking up my E-3 on Saturday following its (too) long holiday in Portugal (incompetant Olympus repair facility doing everything to it except fixing the thing that it went there for in the first place. Dohhh!). I no doubt will have to reset some things and maybe even reupdate the firmware prior to a Caribbean ( holday at the end of next week.
Might even try a MyMode!

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Re: Share your favourite 'Custom Reset' and 'My Mode' Settings

Good reading for while on the plane.......


http://www.wrotniak.net/photo/43/e3-sett.html


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Re: Share your favourite 'Custom Reset' and 'My Mode' Settings

Thanks for the link. Looks much more interesting (and understandable) than the c**p E-3 user's guide!

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