▶︎ Making Sense Of Olympus Menus


DFZ

If like me you came to Olympus cameras via some other brand first (in my case it was Nikon), understanding how the Olympus camera menus work  can be challenging. However, once you get used to them they do make sense and now after 5 years of use I am fairly competent in using them, although sometimes I do have to remember where certain lesser used items are kept.

 

In this series of videos I will attempt to give some insight into the way the menus work that will hopefully help other users, or potential Olympus adoptees not be so scared of all the deep menu levels and various options. I am going to try and upload as often as possible, keeping the videos to around 5 minutes each (it took me 2 hours to upload this first one!), however, if you have specific items you would like me to cover in a video, please let me know and I will prioritise them. Also let me have any other production suggestions. :) 

 

 

If you like the video please hit the thumbs up on Youtube, share it wherever you can and if you're a generous soul please consider donating to Fotozones or helping me out via Patreon

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Here's the second instalment of the Making Sense series. Please let me know what you think, thumbs up or thumbs down on Youtube. If you want to keep track of new videos that I will upload in not only this series but others I intend making, be sure to hit the subscribe button. 

 

 

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Dallas, nice to see you doing these videos, as I know many struggle with the Olympus menus.  I did manage to learn something from your introductory video about turning off the Olympus accessory menus, thank you.  If I could offer a suggestion, while your narration is very good and easy to follow, the audio quality could use some improvement.  Please keep them coming.  Maybe at some point you might want cover using the lever switch and the multiple options available with it.  Since I usually shoot action subjects, I use the lever to switch in between S-AF and C-AF.

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Thanks Greg. 

 

Still learning about these video things. I did buy a Rode VideoMicro but unfortunately the Pen-F which I used to film these overhead videos has no mic in socket, so I was using the built-in mic. I used that camera because it is the lightest one I have right now. I will use an E-M1 with the Rode mic for the next video. Hope to have one more done this week. 

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In the third instalment of the series for you Olympus shooters I am looking at how to use the Mysets, which are notoriously confusing if you have never shot with an Olympus before. 

 

 

I shot this on my other E-M1.1 as I have had to return the Pen-F. I did use the Rode Video Micro for this one so the sound should be better. However, while the camera says I shot it in 1080i and I uploaded it in the same resolution, Youtube is only presenting it as 720p. Interesting. 

 

Next week everything changes w.r.t. video. I should be getting a brand new iPhone 7 Plus which will be used to create more video content, especially of what's going to happen on our UB5 Safari. :) 

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I believe the new Olympus E-M1 mk II does this, but you apparently save the settings to the Olympus Updater app, not to a card. Would be nice of them to roll this feature back to older models in a firmware update. 

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Yes, the Olympus E-M1 mkII will save your camera settings to a .set file which can be saved to your computer using the Olympus updater.  I believe you need to use the Olympus updater to install the settings back to the camera, and yes making it work with earlier models would be a nice bonus from Olympus.

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