E-M5 and low light

Started Jan 6, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP Valentinian Contributing Member • Posts: 838
Re: E-M5 and low light

Binone wrote:

Under Custom Menu D is an item called "Live View Boost". Changing this to "ON" cranks up the gain of the LCD or EVF so that very dark subjects appear much brighter than normal. When this setting is OFF, the EVF/LCD give you a representation of the brightness that the image will be when you take the photo. You'll notice that as you change exposure, the EVF/LCD image will get brighter or darker. With this option "ON", changing exposure has no effect on the brightness of the image on the EVF/LCD. If you had this option ON, you may have been able to see your subject and even if AF didn't work, you could have used MF to get a clear shot. With a dSLR that has an optical viewfinder, you may not see anything no matter what you do. In that case, unless the Elk were close enough so that they were illuminated by the focus assist light, the dSLR probably wouldn't have achieved focus either.

One of the big problems with the OM-D is that there's really no manual to help you figure these things out. You really have to spend quite a bit of time with the camera going through all of the options and discovering what they do for your self. Shame on Olympus for this.

thanks. I'll  try to understand how to use the option you explained

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