OMD exposure preview/live-view "as the taken image"

Started Jan 31, 2013 | Discussions thread
bowportes
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Re: OMD exposure preview/live-view "as the taken image"
In reply to juantastico, Apr 3, 2013

juantastico wrote:

Hi Peter,

Thank you for your answer.

I have looked almost everywhere (manual and internet), and I have come to the conclusion that it is not possible to have the same "real time" live-view as in "M" in any other shooting mode.

This is one feature that was possible in my canon G1X (as i recall :-)), in both A and S you could see the real preview and not only a warning when you were overcooking a photo, as with the OMD.

One more question is it possible in "M" mode to add the function (to a button) to get a quick glance of the optimal values for aperture and speed, thereafter you can override this manually if needed. I loved this function on my G1X, it made manual mode a dream

Thanks

Cheers

Juan

Peter 1745 wrote:

If you go beyond the camera's ability to expose correctly in S mode the Aperture value flashes on the live view screen to warn you. Similarly in A mode the speed flashes. In P mode they both flash.

The only time you don't get these warnings if it you have set live view to display without any overlay.

I don't know of any way to get the live view to act the way it does in M mode

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Regards, Peter 'Keep taking the photos'

Coming from Panasonic cameras, I have been genuinely surprised that the live view of exposure and 1-touch exposure suggestion are as poorly implemented on the EPL5 and EM5 as they are. My Panny G5 does both of the things you request. One-touch exposure suggestion can be assigned to a function button, and Live View of exposure is obtained through the shutter speed preview, which is assigned to another function button. Both of these are very useful and I miss them on my EPL5. Given its great feature set, I'm surprised these were omitted. Kudos to Panasonic for including them!

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