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HELP - E30 Owners

I was about to use M setting on my camera - but I seem to have hit a problem. I can only change the apperture and all attempts to change the speed doesn't appear to work

Does anyone have an answer. Perhaps I should have changed one of the settings in the menus,but I aqm not sure if this is the case.

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Re: HELP - E30 Owners

You should be able to change aperture with main (rear) dial and shutter speed with sub (front) dial or vice versa if you change it in the menus. Manual operation is detailed on page 44 of the instruction manual.
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Re: HELP - E30 Owners

Hi, what you need to know is that you have two thumb wheels on the E30 one at the rear of the camera and one to the front. The front one adjusts the f stop and the rear one adjusts the shutter speed.

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Re: HELP - E30 Owners

Thanks both, for your replies. Yes I can change the apperure with one wheel but the other wheel doesn't change the speed - that's my problem.
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Re: HELP - E30 Owners

It could be a fault with one of the wheels. Can you check whether both wheels work correctly in other modes or other functions.
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Re: HELP - E30 Owners

Thank you all - a simple phone call to Olympus solved the problem

I had Bracketting on and it has to be set to off in M mode.
Done it and it works fine.
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Re: HELP - E30 Owners

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I had Bracketting on and it has to be set to off in M mode.
As bracketting is not possible in M mode I would have thought it would automatically turn off on selecting M mode not stop M mode working. We learn something new every day. Glad you got it sorted.
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Thank you all - a simple phone call to Olympus solved the problem

I had Bracketting on and it has to be set to off in M mode.
Done it and it works fine.
That's worth knowing.
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As bracketting is not possible in M mode I would have thought it would automatically turn off on selecting M mode not stop M mode working. We learn something new every day. Glad you got it sorted.
That's new to me too. Thanks for sharing.
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As bracketting is not possible in M mode I would have thought it would automatically turn off on selecting M mode not stop M mode working. We learn something new every day. Glad you got it sorted.
ISO bracketing should be possible in M mode - not tried it, but it should in theory work.

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ISO bracketing should be possible in M mode - not tried it, but it should in theory work.

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Well I have thought about it for a while having been told what to do - and I think why would you want to Auto Bracket what you are trying to achieve Manually - you are asking the camera to do something not programmed into it to do. That's my reasoning,and as I said earlier once i had deselected bracketting the camera works just fine.

I know I should read the manual,but it be wonderful if cameras just had an F1 button ( Help button ).

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Well I have thought about it for a while having been told what to do - and I think why would you want to Auto Bracket what you are trying to achieve Manually - you are asking the camera to do something not programmed into it to do. That's my reasoning,and as I said earlier once i had deselected bracketting the camera works just fine.

I know I should read the manual,but it be wonderful if cameras just had an F1 button ( Help button ).

Thank you to all of you who responded so quickly
I think you should have another think. I decided to try it in Manual & to get the benefit from it, the shutter needs to be in sequential shooting. In the view finder you will see the meter with the selected amount of bracketing on either side of the centre reading by the amount selected (0.3, 0.7 or 1.0) as the shutter speed & aperture has to be set for the desired centre exposure. When mounted on a tripod (for consistant & precise repeating of the same frame) the resulting images can then be combined & processed in CS5 (or whatever) for a high dynamic range photo. For myself, if I had the E5, the Dramatic Tone Filter (from a single photo) would probably satisfy me, but otherwise, where a difficult scene has a broad dynamic range, the above sequence bracketed photos can be a very effective way to deal with it.

Just more food for thought.
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