Mirrorless DSLR..sorry but they are pretty crap

Started Oct 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Martin.au
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Re: Mirrorless DSLR..sorry but they are pretty crap

pcm81 wrote:

Martin.au wrote:

Tommot1965 wrote:

Righto Martin I look at that too...sounds feasible...

cheers

Martin.au wrote:

Tommot, the VF blackout you're seeing is probably the 0.5s playback that's set by default. (like an autochimp). You need to turn that off too.

Errr, damn. Now I need to figure out where the various settings you need to set are.

Ok

Peaking has to be disabled, otherwise you don't get the high frame rate.

cog menu:

A -> MF assist -> Peaking off (has to be off under buttons too, but I think that's default).

B-> Button Function -> Peaking should be off in all these

D -> Live View Boost -> Off

D -> Frame Rate -> High (If it's greyed out it means that something (probably peaking) is conflicting with it.

J -> EVF Adjust (If you want to adjust colour or brightness of the EVF)

J -> EVF Adjust -> EVF Autoluminance -> Off (Maybe play with that option a bit. Not necessary to change it)

Spanner menu -> Rec View -> Off

Enjoy.

I'd love to watch someone do this in the middle of runway photoshoot. I bet with practice downtime can be reduced to 30 seconds or less. Although would be no problem, while casually walking through the streets of Paris.

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Why would anyone do that?

You set it up once, to get the camera how you like it, and that's it. Once an E-M1 is set up you should hardly ever need to go into the menus.

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