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Olympus OM-D EM-5 Discussion


Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
2 May 2012 12:10PM
I'm not a machine-gunner, so battery changes never impinge on my stills photography. Smile

The only time I worry about battery is when recording lengthy videos: then the tension mounts as the battery level goes down, especially if continuity is important (e.g. music or a long speech). Wink

I'm sure removing the handgrip is no harder than removing a tripod plate.

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joshwa e2
4 710 United Kingdom
2 May 2012 2:38PM
The EVF has three different view modes, as well as two refresh rates, by default it's on the slower refresh rate.
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
2 May 2012 2:52PM
Thanks Josh. Haven't got around to configuring the EVF as yet. I expect it's in the (PDF only) manual. I think I'd better print some of it out!
Coleslaw e2
9 13.4k 28 Wales
2 May 2012 2:53PM
Ah, ok.
Thanks Josh.
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
2 May 2012 4:10PM
Hooray....... Adobe have updated ACR to support the OM-D. See here .

Quite a few other new cameras added too.
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
2 May 2012 4:41PM

Quote:The EVF has three different view modes, as well as two refresh rates, by default it's on the slower refresh rate.


Definitely recommend fiddling with the mode (I have chosen traditional SLR style - rather than "all over the place") and setting the higher refresh rate. And cleaning off the thin film of muck I didn't realise was on the viewfinder glass! Grin

All makes makes a huge difference.
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
2 May 2012 4:41PM
What do you make of the tilting screen CB, I preferred this setup like on the E330 to the fully articulated screen on the E3.
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
2 May 2012 4:54PM

Quote:What do you make of the tilting screen CB, I preferred this setup like on the E330 to the fully articulated screen on the E3.


I think it has potential as a waist-level finder for street-shooting etc. Used it today to take a shot where the camera was pointing directly downwards.
Pete e2
13 18.7k 96 England
2 May 2012 4:57PM

Quote:What do you make of the tilting screen

I'd like it to be fully rotating as I tend to shoot a lot of low level stuff in portrait mode and having it move in one direction doesn't help, but it's better than having a fixed screen.
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
2 May 2012 5:00PM

Quote:having it move in one direction doesn't help


Erm, I think it moves in two?

om-d-lcd.jpg

Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
2 May 2012 5:04PM
And what of the eye sensor by the viewfinder, I found it annoying on the G2 so switched it off in the menus, found it would often switch of the rear screen switching to viewfinder at the most awkward of times while using the rear screen Smile

CB does the screen also move the other way for over head shots as well.
Pete e2
13 18.7k 96 England
2 May 2012 5:06PM

Quote:Erm, I think it moves in two?

??? That's one direction. (the two directions being horizontal and vertical - not up and down)


Quote:does the screen also move the other way for over head shots as well.

Yes that's the top pic in CBs illo above
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
2 May 2012 5:09PM
That`s good enough for me then Smile
Pete e2
13 18.7k 96 England
2 May 2012 5:10PM

Quote:That`s good enough for me then

It's just an issue if you shoot in portrait mode
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
2 May 2012 5:11PM

Quote:It's just an issue if you shoot in portrait mode


Yes I agree Smile

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