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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"

    Martin
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/smartiepants88/

    dressed in Orange most weekends!

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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!
    Paul
    E-M1ii, Pen-F and too many lenses
    flickr
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    • #3
      Re: Hi from sunny Bedfordshire

      Welcome Martin. Hope to see some of your "snaps" when you get bolder...
      Mark Johnson

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      • #4
        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
        https://www.flickr.com/photos/smartiepants88/

        dressed in Orange most weekends!

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        • #5
          Re: Hi from sunny Bedfordshire

          Welcome Martin, and great post Paul.
          Junk on Flickr
          Even more Junk on Instagram

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          • #6
            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
            https://www.flickr.com/photos/smartiepants88/

            dressed in Orange most weekends!

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            • #7
              Re: Hi from sunny Bedfordshire

              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
              https://www.flickr.com/photos/smartiepants88/

              dressed in Orange most weekends!

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              • #8
                Re: Hi from sunny Bedfordshire

                Hello, and welcome to the Forum
                Graham

                We often repeat the mistakes we most enjoy...

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                • #9
                  Re: Hi from sunny Bedfordshire

                  A warm welcome.
                  Cameras: E-M5, E-PM2, OM40, OM4Ti
                  Lenses (M.Zuiko Digital): 7-14mm/F2.8, 12-40mm/F2.8, 40-150mm/F2.8+TC1.4x, 12-50mm/F3.5-6.3, 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 EZ, M.ZD 40-150 F4-5.6 R, 75-300mm/F4.8-6.7 Mk1, 12mm/F2, 17mm/F1.8
                  Lenses (OM Zuiko): 50mm/F1.2, 24mm/F2, 35mm/F2.8 shift
                  Lenses (OM Fit): Vivitar Series II 28-105mm/F2.8-3.8, Sigma 21-35mm/F3.4-4.2, Sigma 35-70mm/F2.8-4, Sigma 75-200mm/F2.8-3.5, Vivitar Series II 100-500mm/F5.6-8.0, Centon 500mm/F8 Mirror
                  Learn something new every day

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                  • #10
                    Re: Hi from sunny Bedfordshire

                    Hi smartiepants. ( use to call my kid that )
                    * Henry
                    * Location: Subang Jaya, Selangor
                    * Malaysia


                    All my garbage so far.

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                    • #11
                      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
                      https://www.flickr.com/photos/smartiepants88/

                      dressed in Orange most weekends!

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                      • #12
                        Re: Hi from sunny Bedfordshire

                        Like your submission. reminds me of the 70s. pleated skirts and all.
                        * Henry
                        * Location: Subang Jaya, Selangor
                        * Malaysia


                        All my garbage so far.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Hi from sunny Bedfordshire

                          Welcome to the forum. Looking forward to seeing what you get from the coast.
                          http://www.flickr.com/photos/flip_photo_flickr/

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                          • #14
                            Re: Hi from sunny Bedfordshire

                            Welcome to the forum...
                            Pictures on Flickr
                            https://www.flickr.com/photos/scotts_photies/

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