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EM5 Mk II Newbie needing help.

This is probably obvious to seasoned photographers who know this system but here goes:

I've just bought the EM5 Mk II with the 12-40 2.8 Pro lens. I'm wading through menus etc learning a little each day but mainly living in confusion.

I still have my little Panasonic GF1 with its 20mm f1:7 pancake lens and one of the things I like about it is that when getting the camera out in a hurry, it fires up instantly and (as long as it's on auto) I'm less likely to miss that opportunity that presents itself suddenly. I want it to be in sharp focus front to back as often there's no time for selecting focus points.

Can I/ how do I replicate this on the Oly?
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Re: EM5 Mk II Newbie needing help.

Sorry, just realised there's a sub-forum for the EM5 Mk II. Can I move this post or is a moderator needed?
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Re: EM5 Mk II Newbie needing help.

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Sorry, just realised there's a sub-forum for the EM5 Mk II. Can I move this post or is a moderator needed?
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Re: EM5 Mk II Newbie needing help.

I seem to recall that the E-M5ii is slow to resume from "quick sleep". Could that be the problem? Most owners recommend that the feature is turned off. I think it's in Cogs menu K (utility), second page. Make sure that "Quick Sleep Mode" is off.

You can still set regular sleep up. That's in Cogs menu D I think.

If your complaint is that it's slow to startup from cold (via turning the power on), then I don't know what to suggest.
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Re: EM5 Mk II Newbie needing help.

Welcome to the forum Jeanie,
Are you saying the camera takes a long while to start up or asking how to use it on auto? The iAuto or P modes should work for you straightaway, but once you have the worked out your preferred settings you can save them as a 'My Set' and even programme them to one of the mode dial functions. You can create up to 4 'My Sets' and have each saved against a mode you don't use.I have over-written P, iAuto, Scene and Picture Story(?) with my own sets.
I don't t have a copy of the manual at hand so can't point you to the correct page, but I will have a look later.
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Re: EM5 Mk II Newbie needing help.

This thread is better than the manual.
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Re: EM5 Mk II Newbie needing help.

Thank you all for your help so far. I think I'm making progress and as with most things, they become clear given time, so I was probably a little premature with my first post as things are starting to make more sense. No doubt I will be back soon.
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Re: EM5 Mk II Newbie needing help.

Just a thought - if you want to travel light, you could put your Panny 20mm lens on the Oly body. You should also be able to replicate all the settings (exposure mode, aperture etc.) which should give similar characteristics to the GF1 but with the extra bells and whistles of the Oly available if you need them.

I had the GF1 and 20mm lens, thought it was a lovely combo.

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Re: EM5 Mk II Newbie needing help.

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I want it to be in sharp focus front to back as often there's no time for selecting focus points.

Can I/ how do I replicate this on the Oly?
For 12mm simply set the focus to manual on the MF clutch set focus to 5 feet and shoot at f8 in apperture priority will work every time.

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Re: EM5 Mk II Newbie needing help.

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Just a thought - if you want to travel light, you could put your Panny 20mm lens on the Oly body. You should also be able to replicate all the settings (exposure mode, aperture etc.) which should give similar characteristics to the GF1 but with the extra bells and whistles of the Oly available if you need them.

I had the GF1 and 20mm lens, thought it was a lovely combo.

Good luck ... John
Thank you John. I may well use the Panny 20mm sometime. I'm already finding the new kit much lighter as I've previously been using my Nikon D7100 with 18-200 VR but I was struggling with the weight on long days out. I'm hoping when I get to grips with this new Olympus I can bear to part with my Nikon.
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