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Re: E520 - stick, wait or upgrade now?

I've just received my E m1 from Wex. I bought a better quality 2nd hand one. Advertised as no issues. When it arrived it includes a note from previous owner who not executed. Says fault with lever to right of viewfinder. ..does not alter button settings. It's not clear whether this has been repaired or not. The paperwork is very unclear.
I take it they mean the AeF and AfL lever. If so, how do bi know if it's been fixed or not? If it hasn't is this crucial? I could either return it or possibly get money off, I guess.
I have rang them to ask but they didn't know and I haven't got time to test it plus don't know the camera yet anyway.

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Re: E520 - stick, wait or upgrade now?

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I've just received my E m1 from Wex. I bought a better quality 2nd hand one. Advertised as no issues. When it arrived it includes a note from previous owner who not executed. Says fault with lever to right of viewfinder. ..does not alter button settings. It's not clear whether this has been repaired or not. The paperwork is very unclear.
I take it they mean the AeF and AfL lever. If so, how do bi know if it's been fixed or not? If it hasn't is this crucial? I could either return it or possibly get money off, I guess.
I have rang them to ask but they didn't know and I haven't got time to test it plus don't know the camera yet anyway.

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What firmware level is in it now? The latest is 4.1
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Re: E520 - stick, wait or upgrade now?

It's on 4.1. I checked.

Only had time to take about 6 shots with it and put the strap on it.

How do I check if this 1 2 lever is working?
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Re: E520 - stick, wait or upgrade now?

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How do I check if this 1 2 lever is working?
Moving it from 1 to 2 should change the settings options. For example, with it set on 1 press the AF button on top left of the body. On the LCD screen it should show the Metering options at the top of the screen and AF options at the bottom. If you move the lever to position 2 and press the AF button again it should have changed to Flash settings top and bottom.

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Re: E520 - stick, wait or upgrade now?

I'll try it later. If it doesn't work, how serious an issue is that? I could either return it or ask for a discount ( since it was not declared in the advert).
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Re: E520 - stick, wait or upgrade now?

I don't use the lever very often, so it wouldn't be a major problem for me. However, if it was my new camera I would be disappointed to discover that it had a fault. I would probably return it.

If you haven't already done so, I would do a complete reset to clear any rogue settings which might be in the camera. I think there are some settings for the lever which can affect the way it works.

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It's on 4.1. I checked.

Only had time to take about 6 shots with it and put the strap on it.

How do I check if this 1 2 lever is working?
It depends on the Mode setting (OFF, 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5) for Lever Function in Menu B*. Go to page 105 in the Version 4.0 Manual. The default is Mode 1 for the Lever which changes the parameters that are adjusted with front & rear dials (to ISO & WB). Obviously, if that setting is OFF then the Lever will do nothing.

Here is a copy of the Lever settings from page 105.
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Re: E520 - stick, wait or upgrade now?

Thanks guys.
I'm a complete newcomer with the camera (its more complex than my E520) so the hints are useful.
I've ordered the book re Mastering the camera and printed off a page of setting tips someone else gave the link to here.
I'm going to need hints like this. The camera looks fab. I'm looking forward to trying different lenses on it etc. ..Inc some old OM mounts.

How do you reset it?
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Ah yes...the manual. The one I got with the camera has hardly any pages in English.
I could download from your link...and I hope that book is going to be good.
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Re: E520 - stick, wait or upgrade now?

Hi Guys,

Ross's lever info re making sure it isn't switched to off worked!

Just orderdered a 12-40mm, already have the Sigma 60mm, and a few 43 lenses, so I'm ready to go.

The book on Mastering the camera comes soon, so I'll be buried in that.

if I eventually go for a second body, I'm thinking EP5 or E m10mk11. I think the pen might get more use as I'd be inclined to use it more covertly as family gatherings etc. What do you think?

And if so, 14-42 EZ or R as lens to start with?

What I'm intending to do is use my E520 with the 14-42 kit lens as the car camera. I'll levae it there and soon enough it will be useful. Seems hardly worth selling it for 100. Kids might want it one day too.
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Re: E520 - stick, wait or upgrade now?

I've not got the book yet, bt I've had a go at setting based on recommended ones I've found online. All seems fine.

A few questions:
Is there a way of making sure they stick and don't get lost - a sort of super save method?
Where is the setting for making sure I capture each image in both RAW and JPEG (superfine or equivalent)
Why are some menu options grey-out? is that to do with firmware 4.1? For instance I can't access Pic Mode settings, Noise Reduction, Shooting Menu 2.
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Re: E520 - stick, wait or upgrade now?

That is great news on your E-M1.
My E-520 lives in a bag now, but then again I also had an E-30 & E-M5 before the E-M1.
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Re: E520 - stick, wait or upgrade now?

I am having great fun so far. Have done a lot of setting up.
I'm very impressed with how the camera knows which lens is on and picks a good auto focus system for it. It handled the 43 9 18mm very well and its not a big heavy lens. Definitely going to keep that and not get the m43 version.
The 70 300mm 43 was ok too.
I take it that the e m1 uses IS automatically when it thinks it's needed.
I haven't used the toy-looking flash yet and have a decent metz, but it's easy to carry weight - wise so it may get use. Anyone know it's range?
The Sigma 60mm is great. I'll use it a lot for portraits.
I've ordered a 12 40mm, so my next lens in line will be the Samyang fisheye. ..maybe a Christmas present.
Thanks again to all who have advised and suggested here...it helped me a lot to get it right.
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Re: E520 - stick, wait or upgrade now?

Have tested a few lenses.

60mm Sigma and 12-40 pro are great. Didn't expect the 12-40 to be so good as it appears to be at the 40mm end. A bit of a pseudo portrait lens there, maybe.

I tried some Om lenses today too - I set the camera to A Mode and hand focussed. i did not do anything with the auto focuse modes. Not sure if I as supposed to.

The 50mm OM worked best. Very easy to focus - it's a 1.4. I found focussing with the eye was all I needed.

The Tamron 135mm proved tougher to focus on the exact spot I wanted and I think maybe peaking needs to be tried. The same with the Tamron 80-210 zzom, which has quite some reach - and if I try it with the 2x converter that would be 840mm! Got to be tried at some point. I guess if it was a distant object, focussing to infinity on the ring would be enough and the rest irrelevant.

I take it IS works with the OM lenses automatically.

I also found that I had set the camera to paler colour o the dial and so put it back to natural after taking the shots. I'll have to look out for that, as I don;t want to use and art filter and then forget that I left it on!

Can I insert download an image from my PC to here, or do I have to put it online somewhere first?
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Re: E520 - stick, wait or upgrade now?

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I take it IS works with the OM lenses automatically.
No, because there is no electrical (or mechanical) connection that communicates to the camera. Here's a quote from page 68 of the E-M1 Manual.
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Choosing a focal length (Micro Four Thirds/Four Thirds System lenses excluded)
Use focal length information to reduce camera shake when shooting with lenses that are not
Micro Four Thirds or Four Thirds system lenses.
• Select [Image Stabilizer], press the INFO button, use HI to select a focal length, and
press Q.
• Choose a focal length between 8 mm and 1000 mm.
• Choose the value that most closely matches to the one that is printed on the lens.
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