E-3 FAQ thread

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Brent Lossing
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E-3 FAQ thread
Jan 4, 2012

For those of you who own or have owned E-3s I thought it may be helpful to have a thread with links to other threads that have helpful information about the E-3, of course general information to all Oly cameras would be welcome. However items specific to another camera such as the E-5 could be put in another FAQ thread.

So dig out those bookmarks and post a link to the thread. Try and make the subject line of the thread as descriptive as possible.

Some ideas would be:
1. Power usage of the E-3 in various modes
2. Uneven ISO noise levels as ISO settings are increased
3. How to use the super control panel
4. Best settings for JPGs
5. How to get the shutter count
6. How to optimally set up the flash
7. Effects of IBIS
8. Problems/ resolution with loss of focus
9. Problems/ resolution with hand grip
10. How to update firmware
11. Setting up sticky buttons
12. Setting up my modes
13. Setting up the Function button, switching with AEL
14. Focus patters and CAF

DOF comparisons to FF cameras could perhaps be left out - no need to go to 150 right away.
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Brent Lossing
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Uneven ISO noise levels as ISO settings are increased
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The thread says E-5 but there are graphs for the E-3
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1022&message=40196460

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How to get the shutter count
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Wrotniak's article on setting up the E-3
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Oly America E-3 FAQ list
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Focus patterns and the PL25
In reply to Brent Lossing, Jan 5, 2012

Only real issue I ever had with my E3 was with faster lenses missing focus, especially the PL25.

After a lot of experimentation, I found that the PL25 wasn't missing focus, it was locking on to things I couldn't see in the VF, like a stray strand of hair.

Solution was center point only/focus target small when using the PL25. That pretty much eliminated missed focus on portrait shots.

As I didn't have any SWD lenses, I didn't find CAF to be all that useful on the E3.

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LCD screen - split screen repair
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CAF with SWD update
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Shutter count - hidden menu - correct link
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Brent Lossing wrote:

http://forums.dpreview.com/...forums/read.asp?forum=1022&message=29504339

Brent, that link does not work (anymore).
But this one does :
http://biofos.com/cornucop/hidden.html

It's not a link to a forum page, but to a direct source for the information.

I also take the chance to refer to the page in my signature, with the E-3 user field report from the Sahara. It is a bit old by now, but apparently some people still find it a useful read, from time to time.
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my E-3 user field report from Tunisian Sahara: http://www.biofos.com/ukpsg/roel.html

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E3 Focus problems
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Re: E-3 FAQ thread
In reply to Brent Lossing, Jan 18, 2012

Hi
E3 11 months and about 3,000 images of experience
the camera's autofocus system is very strange, can not be trusted.

I sold the E3 and I will continue shooting 2x E510,,, the focus will always be successful!
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E3 presets for LR4
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Re: E-3 FAQ thread
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Harri Fin H5 wrote:

Hi
E3 11 months and about 3,000 images of experience
the camera's autofocus system is very strange, can not be trusted.

I sold the E3 and I will continue shooting 2x E510,,, the focus will always be successful!
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Able to undetstand your feelings - only problem with the 510 is you're not quite seeing what you're doing.

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Some recent posts regarding AF
In reply to Brent Lossing, Oct 20, 2012

A way of setting the AF modes without the superpanel -using the FNC button

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/41226794

Some AF tuning by Erik (eaa) links he added in that same thread

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/26306450

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/26391866

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Re: Some recent posts regarding AF
In reply to Brent Lossing, Oct 20, 2012

Thanks I have book market it .

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