UPDATE: Custom mode dial

Started Apr 8, 2015 | Discussions thread
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Martin Ocando
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UPDATE: Custom mode dial

I you have access to a Brother PT-9600 label printer (or similar), you can use the PC software that comes with it, import a JPEG file, and print it out. I designed my new dial on Illustrator, exported as JPEG and printed the label. Now look at this, and let me know how do you like it

The label adheres very tightly, and doesn't seem to damage the finish of the dial. And I can still reprint as many as I want.

What the settings mean?

WLF: Wildlife, brids in flight, AF-C, center weighted, 1600th setting in shutter priority mode. Auto ISO with no top.

LND: Landscape or Tripod (Studio) work, IBIS off, manual mode, manual focus with magnification and peaking, manual flash control for external strobes. Manual ISO set at 160.

STR: Street Photography, Shutter priority at 1/400th, Matrix metering mode, AF-S, auto ISO with 3200 top. AF Beep and illuminator off.

And I still have one myset left


AI file is now available for download here

This is how the AI file looks now, first row is for E-M5 Mark II and E-M10, the second row is for E-M1, PEN E-P5 and E-PL7, and the third row is for the E-PL5 and all 8 dial positions.

And here are JPEG files, so you don't need to have Illustrator, if you simply want to use the numbers, as many have requested.

EM-5 Mark II and E-M10 Black

EM-5 Mark II and E-M10 Silver

EM-1 and PEN EP-5 and E-PL7 Black

EM-1 and PEN EP-5 and E-PL7 Silver

E-PL5 and all right dials with 8 positions Black body

E-PL5 and all right dials with 8 positions Silver body

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