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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II The second Micro Four Thirds camera that offers phase detect focusing so you can use Four Thirds DSLR lenses normally as well a Micro Four Thirds lenses.

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Drive modes -quick access

Is there a way to assign a button to cycle though the available drive modes (single shot, low, high, silent etc)?
Canít seem to find a way so far. Ideally Iíd like to assign it to one of the two dials instead of the WB option.
I realize I can do it from the SCP or the front left top button but it doesnít fall naturally to my stumpy fingers whereas the two dials do.
Perfection would be to replace the WB dial function which it doesnít appear I can do.
Has this bothered anyone else or is it just me? Or has anyone some better suggestions.
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Re: Drive modes -quick access

I always do it using the rear dial.
Press button at top left marked HDR.
Turn rear dial.
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Re: Drive modes -quick access

Yes, thanks. I also do it that way but it doesn’t feel natural somehow. I so rarely change WB that it feels like the waste of a dial I could make much better use of.
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Re: Drive modes -quick access

Suddenly wondered if I could achieve it with reconfiguration of the L-Fn button - nope!
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Re: Drive modes -quick access

Having the E-M5 Mk 1 and wanting a quick way to change the ISO (no 2x2 lever for me) I have it as the last used option in the live control panel. Press the OK button and up pops the ISO setting, rotate dial, press OK. It will work the same for drive mode as well.
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Re: Drive modes -quick access

It will work like that on a em1-2 too but only if the last used option is the one you want (in this case, drive mode). Use the SCP for anything else and surely rotating the dial will change that something else.

I’m thinking my requirement is a tad unique!
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Re: Drive modes -quick access

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Is there a way to assign a button to cycle though the available drive modes (single shot, low, high, silent etc)?
Can’t seem to find a way so far. Ideally I’d like to assign it to one of the two dials instead of the WB option.
I realize I can do it from the SCP or the front left top button but it doesn’t fall naturally to my stumpy fingers whereas the two dials do.
Perfection would be to replace the WB dial function which it doesn’t appear I can do.
Has this bothered anyone else or is it just me? Or has anyone some better suggestions.
Yes! Change the 4 way pad to Direct Function & then the down button selects the shooting mode & then either front or rear dial changes the selection.
Go to Menu B, Button Function & the top of the 2nd screen is Direct Function option setting.
I have all my cameras set up that way & it makes life easy for me. I prefer the AF selection options that way as I press the left button first, but on the E-M1 Mk II I have changed the buttons & dials options around so the dials change the AF target position & the buttons changes the number (& size) of the targets.
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Re: Drive modes -quick access

Thanks Ross. Not sure it’s doing what I ‘need’ though. Surely I can get that effect simply by pressing the drive/hdr button at top left. I was hoping to avoid having to press a button before being able to use a dial to select actual mode. OK, I understand I would probably have to flip the 1/2 lever even in my ideal solution.
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Thanks Ross. Not sure itís doing what I Ďneedí though. Surely I can get that effect simply by pressing the drive/hdr button at top left. I was hoping to avoid having to press a button before being able to use a dial to select actual mode. OK, I understand I would probably have to flip the 1/2 lever even in my ideal solution.
Yes, it does depend on how you have the lever options set & why I like the Direct Function which serves the purpose for me just fine.

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Re: Drive modes -quick access

I guess what it boils down to is that the top two dials in combination with the 1/2 lever are limited to the following selections: exp comp, flash exp comp, ISO,WB, CWB Kelvin, off and aperture or shutter speed. How easy would it have been for Oly to add the drive options to the above list? (But then I guess you could argue people could want all kinds of things added to the list!)
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