People say the OM-D menus are too complicated

Started May 8, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Louis_Dobson Forum Pro • Posts: 27,361
People say the OM-D menus are too complicated

but I think the reverse. People buying (say) a D4 tend to have had a D3 or D300 or whatever, so they know the menus. I bought a D3 and to set it up from scratch took me hundreds of missed shots and a week with the manual in front of me, cold towel round my head. The C-AF in particular is massively complicated.

The OM-D is not too configurable, it is not configurable ENOUGH.

Just for starters - you should be able to select the mode for art filter. Currently "P" is your lot.

And, although you can set buttons to "multi-functions", the multifunctions are fixed.

Then there is the VF / BackScreen nonsense.
The menu should say:

  • Where do you want the scene you are shooting to appear? Use eye sensor, or default to VF, or default to BackScreen?

  • Do you want an auto review?

  • If you want an autoreview, do you want it to obey the eye sensor, appear where you too the shot from, or always appear on the backscreen?

And that's with one minute's though. Doubtless it could be done better. For now, it appears to offer almost none of that, and is driving me gently bonkers.

I think I've more or less mastered the menus now, thanks. But there are many, many things that I would like to change, but can't.

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