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conrad
conrad  1010877 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2013 - 3:31 PM

Something about my camera puzzles me, does anyone know the correct setting for this? I have the eye detection on, so the electronic viewfinder is activated when my eye comes close - but I thought this would mean that when I don't look through the viewfinder, the LCD screen should be on, and it isn't. I only see something on the screen when using the menus, not when taking a photo. Have I overlooked a setting? (I still lost in the menus, there are so many more options than on my old 20D...).

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Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1318446 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2013 - 3:44 PM

I get that sometimes when something is close to the viewfinder to shade it. If I do shots from the waist for example if I have the screen up and the camera close to my body the LCD view switches off which can be annoying.

AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6613 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States42 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2013 - 3:55 PM


Quote: I get that sometimes when something is close to the viewfinder to shade it. If I do shots from the waist for example if I have the screen up and the camera close to my body the LCD view switches off which can be annoying.

You can turn disable the EVF sensor Pete. Instructions here.

Last Modified By AnneWorner at 19 Feb 2013 - 3:57 PM
brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110306 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2013 - 4:52 PM

I used tha last of the good weather to have another go at them moon with the Tamron 500 + EM5 combo, of the tripod with a 12 sec delay and it is a bit sharper

tamron-500-moon-b-w-tripod.jpg

re: the EVF switching, I have done as Anne suggested and turned it off completely as it annoyed me so much

mdpontin
mdpontin  106016 forum posts Scotland
19 Feb 2013 - 4:57 PM

Very nice, Brian.

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315463 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2013 - 5:29 PM


Quote: I get that sometimes when something is close to the viewfinder to shade it. If I do shots from the waist for example if I have the screen up and the camera close to my body the LCD view switches off which can be annoying

The eye piece censor drove me nuts with my G2, I had to switch it off, when I got the OMD I did the same with that.

StrayCat
StrayCat e2 Member 1014851 forum postsStrayCat vcard Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2013 - 9:10 PM


Quote: Something about my camera puzzles me, does anyone know the correct setting for this? I have the eye detection on, so the electronic viewfinder is activated when my eye comes close - but I thought this would mean that when I don't look through the viewfinder, the LCD screen should be on, and it isn't. I only see something on the screen when using the menus, not when taking a photo. Have I overlooked a setting? (I still lost in the menus, there are so many more options than on my old 20D...).

Conrad, I think you need to be aware of the little button on the right side of the viewfinder, I sometimes hit it accidentally and lose the lcd.

StrayCat
StrayCat e2 Member 1014851 forum postsStrayCat vcard Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2013 - 9:11 PM

That's a very good shot Brian.Grin

Gudgeon
Gudgeon  7128 forum posts England
19 Feb 2013 - 10:50 PM

It is indeed a very good shot.
The first image was rotated by 90 deg. but still good.

Can I confirm that '12 sec delay' refers to the time between the button being pressed and the image capture, rather than a 12 sec capture time? In my experience, the latter would result in moon movement blur especially at that magnification.

Nonetheless, I like it.

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110306 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2013 - 11:15 PM

Yes, should have been more clear, I used the 12 sec self-timer

As to the shot having been rotated 90 degrees, its odd and I hadn't spotted it.

I didn't (knowingly) rotate the image in either case (I've just checked the original files from the two sessions which were a day apart and the orientation shown is as they show straight from the camera?) but the first one (from a series of around 12) is, as you say, clearly rotated 90 deg left compared the the 2nd (also from a series of about 12)

The first shot was later at night at 22.5 and was hand-held, pointing to the SSW whereas the last shot was off the tripod and pointing SSE to SE at 17.28 but as far as I am aware both were shot in landscape mode - most odd

I'm sure there is an obvious reason but it escapes me this late at night Wink

mdpontin
mdpontin  106016 forum posts Scotland
20 Feb 2013 - 7:35 AM


Quote: I'm sure there is an obvious reason but it escapes me this late at night Wink

You fell over whilst taking the hand-held shot? Wink

Update on the Fotodiox adapter story. I've heard back from their tech support and they say that they've not heard of any problems with their adapter on the OM-D. They suggest I go ahead on the basis that I can return it within 14 days if it doesn't fit. Well it was always doubtful that they'd have tested it against all M43 cameras.

conrad
conrad  1010877 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 10:22 AM


Quote: Conrad, I think you need to be aware of the little button on the right side of the viewfinder, I sometimes hit it accidentally and lose the lcd.

Yep, that was it, thanks! (Well, that was easy, wasn't it. I clearly don't know this camera well enough yet...)

Gudgeon
Gudgeon  7128 forum posts England
20 Feb 2013 - 12:15 PM

Brian, I hadn't previously noticed that the first was handheld which makes it very impressive. You certainly seem to have an extremely good technique for handheld. Smile

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110306 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 1:39 PM

Thanks Kev (its 90+% the camera Smile )

I still haven't worked out why that first image (and the rest of the series) was on its side, most puzzling

Gudgeon
Gudgeon  7128 forum posts England
20 Feb 2013 - 5:27 PM

That's very modest of you Brian. However, I have the same camera and struggle to get anywhere near that quality handheld, at lower magnification and without the level of crop and distance of focus point you are working with there. Smile

Could it be the square crop that's confused an auto-rotate function?

Is it also rotated on your monitor at home or just after the upload?

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