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Stylus 1 question

I recently bought a Stylus 1 to take on holidays (it's an amazing little camera).

There is a Digital Teleconverter option that I may occasionally need (Olympus claims minimal image degradation). However reading the manual it seems only accessible by allocating it to a button function. As I have already allocated commonly used functions to the buttons I do not want to have this infrequently used function taking up a valuable button.

So, does anyone know how to access Digital Teleconverter without allocating it to a button?
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Re: Stylus 1 question

G'day Paul.
I agree it's a great little camera. To answer you question, no, there is no other way that I know of than to use a button for 2 X Teleconverter (except utilising one of the Custom Modes on the dial). I originally used the Record button for 2 X Teleconverter (& kept Record for Movie in Custom 1 & 2 mode selections), but it was a bit too easy to press it when not wanted & I had AEL on Fn1 so I swapped them around now with safer & easier placings for both.

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For Fn2 I unchecked everything except the few functions I wanted there (with others accessible by the 4 way pad, Direct Function or the SCP) having IS Mode, WB, AF Mode, ISO & ND Filter Setting.

The Front Lever is great for immediate MF control (& changes the front ring to smooth control & disables AF-Mode selection with Fn2). The latest firmware made it nicer than before too where I made the left zoom lever adjustable by steps instead of slow zoom, but I may change that again if I see the need (for video etc).

I hope that helps.
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Re: Stylus 1 question

Thanks Ross.
We have quite a similar set up except my Fn1 button is set so that I can toggle between all focus points and centre focus point. I hadn't thought of using a Custom setting, so will do that!
Appreciate your reply.
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Re: Stylus 1 question

I would not bother with that digital crop. you can just set the camera to the highest setting and lowest compression or RAW. You can digital crop/zoom from your desktop.

For me, since I hardly use the video function, I dedicate that record button for that purpose.
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I would not bother with that digital crop. you can just set the camera to the highest setting and lowest compression or RAW. You can digital crop/zoom from your desktop.

For me, since I hardly use the video function, I dedicate that record button for that purpose.
I always save both high level jpeg & raw so if I do use the 2 X DT I also have the full size raw image to play with as well, as this larger crop image (from the Stylus 1) came from that in that situation.


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Re: Stylus 1 question

[QUOTE=blu-by-u;361112]I would not bother with that digital crop. you can just set the camera to the highest setting and lowest compression or RAW. You can digital crop/zoom from your desktop.

I think the technology is beyond simple crop/zoom in computer, especially if you are already using highest setting and lowest compression or RAW.

An interesting statement by Olympus: "Digital Tele-converter is a function that captures the centre of the image and saves it as an image file, iHS Technology is then used to complete the image with minimal image quality degradation."
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I would not bother with that digital crop. you can just set the camera to the highest setting and lowest compression or RAW. You can digital crop/zoom from your desktop.

I think the technology is beyond simple crop/zoom in computer, especially if you are already using highest setting and lowest compression or RAW.

An interesting statement by Olympus: "Digital Tele-converter is a function that captures the centre of the image and saves it as an image file, iHS Technology is then used to complete the image with minimal image quality degradation."
It does up-scale it nicely in my experience too & that's why I don't mind using it when I need to (so long as all settings are correct for the jpeg output without the need for post adjustments), but it is also good to have that backup raw file too.

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I follow Ross. RAW + JPG.
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