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Re: New E-M5 .... Let's get all the moaning done first!

John, you make me feel like a camera pusher - buying this so soon after trying mine!
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Re: New E-M5 .... Let's get all the moaning done first!

Whilst we are on the subject of camera settings. is it possible to lock the focus point to just the centre one? As I keep accidentally moving it and then not realising for a number of shots.
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Re: New E-M5 .... Let's get all the moaning done first!

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I used to have my E3 set by default to AEB with 3x 0.3EV because I used to get such a lot of blown highlights. (No doubt this was due to poor operator technique), however...
Now I find that the E-M5's extra DR, and the ability to pre-check a histogram in the EVF means that the blown highlight problem is pretty much eliminated and I can get a usably exposed shot with one click. This has the benefit of drastically reducing the number of images to review when I subsequently run the RAW files through Lightroom.

So, even though the E-M5 battery capacity is lower than the E3, I can still capture a similar number of different images as previously.
Chris, that's sound reasoning and makes a lot of sense.
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John, you make me feel like a camera pusher - buying this so soon after trying mine!
Not your fault, Paul, it was an accident waiting to happen!

My daughter is still incensed that I'm planning to sell the E-3, I think her plan was to wait until I wasn't able to handle it any more then claim it for herself!
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Whilst we are on the subject of camera settings. is it possible to lock the focus point to just the centre one? As I keep accidentally moving it and then not realising for a number of shots.
Not as such, but if you move the Info screen to another view which doesn't show the focus point, then I don't think you can accidentally press the up-down-left-right arrows, which I presume is what you're doing.

An alternative is to reassign those arrows to other functions.
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Re: New E-M5 .... Let's get all the moaning done first!

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Not as such, but if you move the Info screen to another view which doesn't show the focus point, then I don't think you can accidentally press the up-down-left-right arrows, which I presume is what you're doing.

An alternative is to reassign those arrows to other functions.
I know I didn't ask the question, but I was wondering about it myself, so thank you for the tip about reassigning the arrows Stephen!!
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Re: New E-M5 .... Let's get all the moaning done first!

Thanks Stephen, will have a look at that tomorrow, seeing as the Monsoon season has returned to Lancashire for the weekend.
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Not as such, but if you move the Info screen to another view which doesn't show the focus point, then I don't think you can accidentally press the up-down-left-right arrows, which I presume is what you're doing.

An alternative is to reassign those arrows to other functions.
I started out having the 4 way keys assigned to focus position but now appreciate how much more useful the 4 function keys are, so apart from having four function keys it also adds that safeguard to accidently pressing one of the buttons that would move the focus point. It is quick to press the left first to follow which ever direction you want afterwards, but I find the wheels get there quicker (once in that mode). Also, as I said earlier, the 'touch to focus' facility is even better (because the 'touch to shoot' method isn't always ideal, especially with slower focussing 4/3's lenses).
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Re: New E-M5 .... Let's get all the moaning done first!

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Thanks Ross, I hadn't considered that using the dials to navigate the menus is quicker that pushing buttons, but it is!

I've set up somewhat differently than you; fn1 = Mymode, fn2 = ISO, (O) = DOF Preview, <> = focus point, front dial =exposure compensation, back dial = shutter/aperture depending on the mode selected. Just shows how configurable the camera is, covering the individual requirements for virtually everyone.
I'm just used to using the wheels on the E30 for navigating the menus, so it was a natural move to the E-M5 for that.

It is good how we can tailor this camera quite differently to suit so many styles of use. I haven't used DoF monitoring much at all, even though I had the dedicated button on the E30 (which would be better on the E5 being programmable for other functions). The DoF would make sense on the (O) button as the MF can be easily accessed from the SCP (with touch screen) if needed. There are a whole lot of different ways to access the functions on this camera that they can be overlooked sometimes.
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Re: New E-M5 .... Let's get all the moaning done first!

Actually I've kept the arrows unassigned, for the simple reason that I'd forget what I reassigned them TO if I did that ...
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Actually I've kept the arrows unassigned, for the simple reason that I'd forget what I reassigned them TO if I did that ...
Yes, I've had to remind myself a couple of times, but if you use them enough you'll soon learn them as well as your favourite phone number.
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Re: New E-M5 .... Let's get all the moaning done first!

Congratulations John it's a fantastic camera
I've not been posting much of late mainly because I've been away on hols putting my E-M5 to intensive use
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Congratulations John it's a fantastic camera
I've not been posting much of late mainly because I've been away on hols putting my E-M5 to intensive use
Looking forward to the pictures.
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Fitting the neck strap was also mighty difficult, but that one's down to me and my mate Parky, not Olympus!
I think the next time I get a camera, I'll hire someone to fit the neck strap. For some reason I found this one even more impossible than usual.

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I think the next time I get a camera, I'll hire someone to fit the neck strap. For some reason I found this one even more impossible than usual.

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That's Y I only use a Y Strap They just clip on to one ring.

(except on my X10, for which I've bought a strap with pre-fitted split rings)
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