A6500: the use of M1, M2, M3 and M4

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rtcary Forum Member • Posts: 50
A6500: the use of M1, M2, M3 and M4

My assumption has been that M1 contains the preset for C1 and M2 contains the preset for C2. M3 and M4 can be used to hold other presets. All of these are embedded on the memory card (which I save off on my desktop). Is this correct?

Many thanks...

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Re: A6500: the use of M1, M2, M3 and M4
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rtcary wrote:

My assumption has been that M1 contains the preset for C1 and M2 contains the preset for C2. M3 and M4 can be used to hold other presets. All of these are embedded on the memory card (which I save off on my desktop). Is this correct?

Many thanks...

\rtc

I don't think that is correct.

As far a s I can tell, preset 1 and preset 2 (NOT M1 and M2) are stored in the camera's built-in memory.

You can also set up custom presets for M1, M2, M3 and M4 which are stored on an SD Card.

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OP rtcary Forum Member • Posts: 50
Re: A6500: the use of M1, M2, M3 and M4

Yes, after testing, you are correct! I'm embarrassed that after 2 years of using the A6500 I had not tested the options carefully enough.

There one step I have taken: I save the C1 also to M1 and I save C2 to M2. Then using a card reader and editor, I save M1 and M2.  Why? Once I accidentally reset the camera settings and it took me way too long to try and remember all those settings.

If that should happen again, I would make sure the card contained my saved M1 and M2 data. Then I can bring M1 into the camera and save it as C1; same for M2 and C2.

Thanks!

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Yeah, that sounds like a good idea if you don't need a total of 6 custom settings.

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OP rtcary Forum Member • Posts: 50
Re: A6500: the use of M1, M2, M3 and M4
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Once you have saved the M1 and M2 on the desktop, labeled "saved for C1 and C2", you can over write M1 and M2 on the camera.

*or* save off M1 - M4 to the desktop, then put C1 and C2 into M1 and M2; save them to a special place. Finally re-establish M1 - M4 on the card.

Many possibilities...

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