Mister H

Mister H

Lives in United Kingdom Wharfedale, United Kingdom
Works as a Grants Manager at Nonwovens Innovation
Joined on Feb 20, 2008
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Enthusiastic amateur

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On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2062 comments in total)
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jazzybatra: Hello, I have an OMD EM5 and 75mm 1.8 lens. Most of my shots aure either out of focus or slow to focus small kids. Is this fast in OMD EM1? Is there a firmware or setting I should look at to make the focussing faster and accurate?

If you're using the lens at wide aperture (such as f1.8) then it has a very narrow depth of field, so fast, relatively close to the camera children will always be a challenge. Tracking auto focus will help - it isn't brilliant on the E-M5 and is reported to be much better on the E-M1 due to its phase detection autofocus. I'm not guaranteeing it'll solve your problem though. If you post in the Micro Four-Thirds forums there are a lot of helpful people there who may be able to offer suggestions.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 1, 2014 at 13:08 UTC
On User Guide: Getting the most out of the Olympus E-M5 article (262 comments in total)
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Bito1: Greetings all, I am new to this forum, and I have been using a Nikon D-90 for a couple of years, and now, since I travel a lot, decided to go with a low profile camera the Olympus EM 5 considering the places I go!
Can someone please advise me on how to set the shutter speed on the EM 5, it take about 2 or more seconds from the time I press the shutter button to the time the picture is actually taken. My ISO varies between 200 and 400 depending, at F stop around 5.6. I have tried many different things with no results. The shutter speed being so slow makes the pictures blurry also i am not able to take spontaneous shots.
Looking forward for your expert advises

You may have the 'anti-shock' set. This can be customised in the menu (last item in cog menu E) to be on or off - when on it can be tailored from 1/8 second to 30 seconds. It's the time between pressing the shutter and taking a picture - it can be useful for tripod work or slow shutter speeds, but a 2 second delay all the time would be pretty frustrating! I hope that helps you.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2013 at 18:17 UTC
On Olympus Panoramic Instructions article (6 comments in total)

Thanks for posting - I may give this a try with my E-PM1!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2012 at 12:40 UTC as 5th comment
On Preview:olympusEM5 (1364 comments in total)
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abi170845: Do any of the mirrorless fuji x1pro, panas, sony nex, and olys have BULB setting?

I always do long exposures of 10-15minutes before twilight starts and 6 minutes exsposures as dusk descends into darkness.

I don't see bulb setting on top of the dial on this oly.

Not just any bulb mode...

From http://www.ephotozine.com/article/olympus-om-d-e-m5-hands-on-review-18549

"Another unique feature of the E-M5 is a new "Live Bulb" mode, you set the camera up in the normal way with a remote release, press the shutter button and hold it and while you're taking the photo, the exposure is shown on the rear screen of the camera "developing" as you watch it, so you can decide when the photo is exposed correctly. We tried this and were impressed by the results"

Posted on Feb 27, 2012 at 23:48 UTC
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Uwe Skrzypczak: Many, many thanks to all for your nice messages here on dpreview and on my websites and even to all the donators. Now i have the base to found my own NGO next year to support my second home, the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem.

Thanks a lot and warm regards to all

Uwe

Thank you for such a generous gesture - I look forward to reading your book over the Christmas break. I just need to save up for a trip to Africa now! :^)
Thanks again and have a very Merry Christmas.
Andrew

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2011 at 11:20 UTC
On Preview:olympusepm1 (19 comments in total)

I found the default playback settings to be a little strange, but you can configure tha Mini (like I have) to zoom in and out of an image with the wheel and flick between images using left and right on the four-way. Now it's set up just like my E-3. I've found the level of customisation available to be absolutely staggering (and welcome). Apart from the inability to see the screen in VERY bright sunshine (I need to save up for a VF-2) I can't fault the E-PM1 so far!

Posted on Oct 6, 2011 at 14:25 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
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