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Olympus OM-D E-M1 The first 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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Worked on my old EM10 but can't find the setting I want.

Looking at the moon, so bright its impossible to focus.

I would have thought I could reduce the image brightness in real time to be able to see detail on the moons surface.

I am using a mirror lens with a fixed aperture (1:6.3) so can't close that up. My option here is to increase the shutter speed to allow me to see the detail, then turn it back to the appropriate speed to get the shot I want.

As said, I could do it om the EM10............
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Go Manual and turn off live view boost.
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Go Manual and turn off live view boost.
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Works a treat.............
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Or just use the Exposure control button for a very quick fix.
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The way I do it on the E-M1 is to change the metering mode to "Spot-Highlight" then, with the moon in the centre of the image, the camera meters correctly for the bright object and the viewfinder image is fine for focussing.

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The way I do it on the E-M1 is to change the metering mode to "Spot-Highlight" then, with the moon in the centre of the image, the camera meters correctly for the bright object and the viewfinder image is fine for focussing.

Cheers,

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Yes, that is a good way to use it if not going Manual exposure. Another hint with Spot Metering; I find that setting AEL to Spot Metering it is easily activated & holds the exposure setting until toggled off (although I would prefer that being an option only), as I feel that the only time I really want AEL is when I'm trying to get a subject exposed correctly & usually Spot Metering is often the ideal option in those circumstances.

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Thanks for all info.

On my old EM10 it just worked by closing down the lens, but with the mirror lens you cant do that.

Again thanks for your help(s)

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