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Olympus Pen Lite E-PL3 Another third generation Micro Four Thirds Olympus Pen and the first Pen to feature a tilting LCD screen.

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EPL3 operational question

I had a very quick look at my nice new EPL3 to check it before it got boxed up again for next week's significant birthday and I spotted something I can't explain. Maybe a PEN expert can comment.

I fitted a MMF1 adapter and tried my 14-54, my 14-42 and my 40-150 4/3 lenses. They all focus and do what they should, so the camera is talking to them through the adapter properly.

So: I set the EPL3 to Aperture priority and I see the shutter speed react to changing light. However, I couldn't make the rotating dial thing change the aperture, it was stuck at f5.6 in all cases.

I checked the menu and the dial was set for f.No in Aperture mode.

(The fly in the ointment is that I didn't have a memory card to install, but that can't be the reason surely)

I take it this is user error, not camera fault

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Re: EPL3 operational question

My E-PL3 is away been repaired now so I can't try it out to verify, but when set to aperture priority the aperture value is changed with the dial, If I remember correctly it can also change the exposure, so you may have to press it to jump between exposure compensation and aperture adjust.

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Re: EPL3 operational question

Aperture changing is by up and down actions on 4-way controller. Up once to select the highlighted value (EV or shutter speed as well depending on mode) to adjust and then change by pressing up or down.

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Re: EPL3 operational question

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Aperture changing is by up and down actions on 4-way controller. Up once to select the highlighted value (EV or shutter speed as well depending on mode) to adjust and then change by pressing up or down.

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Yes, quite right. However I also note it mentions using the rotating dial for shutter and aperture in the manual, but the dial can be disabled or locked. Maybe that was what I did.

I will get a proper play next week, and all will be made clear
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Yes, quite right. However I also note it mentions using the rotating dial for shutter and aperture in the manual, but the dial can be disabled or locked. Maybe that was what I did.

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Yup - the dial is locked by default and can be unlocked in the Button/dial menu

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Re: EPL3 operational question

Have you, er, reached that day yet and started to play with your new toy?
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