Tweaking the settings on a PL-1

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abatterbury New Member • Posts: 17
Tweaking the settings on a PL-1

I recently reprogrammed the Fn button on my PL-1 so that it toggles auto/manual focus. Simple change, but a huge difference as it lets me decouple the shutter from the focus (though I have to constantly toggle this setting to refocus). Not as nice as having a dedicated focus button like you have on larger cameras, but better than nothing.

So this isn't a post about how clever I am - what I want to know is what things have y'all come up with to get more out of your PL-1?
--Reprogrammed buttons?
--Changed any of the defaults?
--Custom firmware (though I'm certainly not brave enough to try this myself)

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AnandaSim Forum Pro • Posts: 13,422
Re: Tweaking the settings on a PL-1

abatterbury wrote:

So this isn't a post about how clever I am - what I want to know is what things have y'all come up with to get more out of your PL-1?

When I got my PL1 a few months ago, I decided to edit a wiki on it but after I became comfortable, I didn't put attention to it. I'm open to contributors:

http://myolympuspen.wikispaces.com/SettingUpForManualEverythingLenses

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Reprogrammed buttons?

When I am street shooting, I set Fn to blank the screen. Lengthens battery life and makes me less self conscious.

I set it such that the magnify focus area so that it works easily.

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Changed any of the defaults?

I set up Reset 1 to be for normal operation with Autofocus Lenses
I set up Reset 2 to be for use with legacy Manual Focus Lenses
I shoot JPEG+RAW and set max quality on JPEGs (compression etc...)
I normally use "A" mode
Often, I use Single Center AF rectangle

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Custom firmware (though I'm certainly not brave enough to try this myself)

Is there any?

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samyb123 Regular Member • Posts: 146
Re: Tweaking the settings on a PL-1

abatterbury wrote:

I recently reprogrammed the Fn button on my PL-1 so that it toggles auto/manual focus. Simple change, but a huge difference as it lets me decouple the shutter from the focus (though I have to constantly toggle this setting to refocus). Not as nice as having a dedicated focus button like you have on larger cameras, but better than nothing.

So this isn't a post about how clever I am - what I want to know is what things have y'all come up with to get more out of your PL-1?
--Reprogrammed buttons?
--Changed any of the defaults?
--Custom firmware (though I'm certainly not brave enough to try this myself)

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I agree, auto/manual toggle makes it so much easier.
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