Olympus UK E-System User Group
Olympus UK E-System User Group

Join our unique resource for Olympus Four Thirds E-System DSLR and Pen and OM-D Micro Four Thirds photographers. Show your images via our free e-group photo gallery. Please read the e-group.uk.net forum terms and conditions before posting for the first time. Above all, welcome!


Go Back   Olympus UK E-System User Group > Site news and information > Tutorials, Informative & Classic threads

Tutorials, Informative & Classic threads A new e-Group area for all the wonderful tutorials and helpful threads put on here by our members. Tutorials on using software, camera hardware - and feel free to request a tutorial if you need assistance!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #31  
Old 15th December 2018
Gwyver's Avatar
Gwyver Gwyver is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: nr Stockport
Posts: 1,517
Thanks: 94
Thanked 338 Times in 212 Posts
Likes: 352
Liked 466 Times in 206 Posts
Re: OMD EM1 Auto ISO

Quote:
Originally Posted by RobEW View Post
Mine functions okay, but I can't make up my mind whether I prefer auto ISO (with quite a narrow range: 200-640) or whether I prefer to alter it manually. I tend to avoid the little lever as I too often forget to return it into top position, so I use SCP to adjust it, which is a few more button presses. auto ISO sometimes seems to make the wrong compromises for my circumstances - e.g. if I have a static subject and steady support, I'd rather have a longer exposure than a higher ISO. But the camera can't know those things.
You can change the point at which the (auto)ISO starts to kick in. I agree that on both the mk1 & mk2 the default change point is too early.

For the mk2 go to Cog E1 -> ISO_Auto_Set. The default setting = 'Auto' but you can also select from a range of shutter speeds. I've set mine to 1/15sec, because this copes with a wide range of focal length lens (and is the point at which my hand-steadying competence becomes unreliable).

There is a similar setting on the Mk1 - though it is even more obscurely defined. As I recall, you need to change the flash slow limit speed to something like 1/30sec to achieve a similar effect (don't ask why it is that control ;-) )
A search on this forum should throw up some extra info about this.
__________________
Chris
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 16th December 2018
drmarkf's Avatar
drmarkf drmarkf is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Cambridge, UK
Posts: 5,647
Thanks: 360
Thanked 508 Times in 422 Posts
Likes: 2,219
Liked 1,281 Times in 728 Posts
Re: OMD EM1 Auto ISO

Yes, I normally run my lower ss limit for autoISO during well-lit street photography around 1/250th to ensure things are properly sharp during everyday street activity. Consequently I do need to switch to a set ISO fairly early when the light is dimming and I'm going for a static shot.

I've got used to the forefinger-on-Fn2-and-a-quick-spin-of-the-dial approach.

It must be said, however, that t'internet gets ridiculously obsessed with low noise, and for street photography for the sort of use I give it (i.e. the most testing application is an A4 print with a modest crop for a club competition) I'm usually happy up to 3200 on the 1ii as long as it's exposed properly. Proper sharpness is enormously more important.
__________________
Regards,
Mark

------------------------------
http://www.microcontrast.com
Too much Oly gear.
Panasonic GM5, 12-32, 12-35, 15. Laowa 7.5.
Assorted legacy lenses, plus a Fuji X70 & a Sony A7S.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Liked This Post:
RobEW (16th December 2018)
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Auto LV after V2 David Morison Olympus OM-D E-M1 0 17th October 2014 06:04 PM
Auto Ibis - what do you think of it? Alpha1 Olympus OM-D E-M1 3 5th October 2013 12:09 PM
Help please - OMD auto ISO Rens Olympus OM-D E-M5 5 25th November 2012 01:50 PM
Auto ISO StephenL Olympus E-620/600 3 15th September 2009 06:40 PM
Auto focus? yorky The lounge 0 15th June 2008 02:29 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 02:13 PM.


The Write Technology Ltd, 2007-2019, All rights reservedAd Management plugin by RedTyger