Olympus OM-D E-M1X - Best Exposure Settings

In my latest video (14.5.2019) I was talking about the experience that I have had with the E-M1 X now that I have used it for a couple of months.



I promised to write down the best settings for exposure.

Menu D1 > InfoSettings > LV-Info and in one of the Custom setting choose Highlight&Shadow
Menu I > Info Settings > in one of the Custom setting choose Highlight&Shadow
Shooting Menu 1 > Picture Mode > Muted > Contrast -2, Saturation -2
Menu G > Keep Warm Color > Off

Menu G > Color Space > AdobeRGB

Menu D3 > Histogram Settings > Set Highlight to the value you want the red color to appear and the same goes with the Shadow (blue color) I have set Hightlight to 253 and Shadow to 3.

Menu B1 > Dial Function > Set on each exposure modes the back dial to exposure compensation.

These settings will show the image on the LCD and EVF so that it is perfectly exposured when adjusting the exposure compensatuion so that there is no red or blue flag color in the scene. Usually you can have a half a stop brighter becouse the image that shows in the jpg and the final image is a raw-file.


Very durable HDMI port on the Olympus OM-D E-M1X!

I quite often use an external monitor when making videos with Olympus OM-D E-M1X. I either have an Atomos Ninja Inferno recorder or a Feelworld FW568 field monitor. The recorder or monitor gets the info via an HDMI cable.

The problem with this method is that most cameras have a micro HDMI port. It is ok to get the signal from the camera to the monitor or the recorder, but the micro HDMI port is not usually very durable.

I had a video gig this week and I used my Manfrotto 561B HDV monopod. I rested the camera against my body. When started to shoot video again the monitor was black. Then I realized that the HDMI cable was bent and was still attached to the camera. This usually means that HDMI port in camera is broken.

The bend HDMI cable

The bend HDMI cable

But luckily it was the HDMI cable that was bend. The port on the camera is ok! So it looks like the E-M1X can not only be washed under running water, but the HDMI port is more durable than the HDMI cable!

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Extended Low ISO - Is it worth using?

Every camera has extended ISO. In the upper end where the ISO is pushed, I do not recommend using them.

But the extended low ISO is worth testing. In theory, the image quality should be better. The ISO is pulled and the brighter images get darker and that will reduce noise.

Check out the video to see my test on the different Olympus cameras.


Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III or Mark II?

In this video I will tell you which one for photography and which one for video Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III or Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II.

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Best Settings for OM-D E-M10 Mark II

In this video I will give the best settings for Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II. *** https://kit.com/PeterF/olympus-cameras-i-have-tested/olympus-om-d-e-m10-m

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Olympus OM-D E-M10MKII and MKIII - specs and differences

I have both the Olympus OM-D E-M10MKII and the OM-D E-M10MKIII for a short time for testing. Olympus Finland loaned me the cameras. I will be testing both of them during December.

Disclaimer: I am a Olympus Visionary and make all my images with Olympus cameras and M.Zuiko lenses.

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f2.0 Review

I tested the 7 years old Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm F2.0 lens. In the video I go trough the specs and show a set of images I have used the 12mm f2.0 for.

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Disclaimer: I am an Olympus Visionary and make almost all my images and videos with Olympus cameras and M.Zuiko lenses. If noy then I use vintage lenses on my Olympus.

Olympus OM-D E-M1 MkII - My Set Up

I like Olympus cameras for their customizability. In this video from my YouTube-channel I share my settings.

Disclaimer: I am an Olympus Visionary and I only look at the mirror in the morning.

Dual Card Slots - Olympus OM-D E-M1 MkII

Dual Card Slots in my Olympus OM-D E-M1 MkII are very handy for back up during image making. Memory Cards can fail. Having Dual Card Slots in your camera is very crucial. Especially if you do wedding photography and venues that are one time things. You cannot re-make the wedding. With camera recording to two memory cards you have a back up straight away. The if you have a memory card failure your images are not gone. You still have the other one with the images.

Olympus Live Composite - mitä, miksi ja miten?

Live Composite on Olympus kameroiden erittäin käyttökelpoinen pitkien valotusten feature. Se on kätevä tapa kuvata pitkällä valotuksella ilman, että kuva ylivalottuu kovinkaan helposti. Live Comp ottaa peräkkäin useita valotuksia ja yhdistää kuvat yhdeksi kuvaksi kamerassa. Kuvaan tulee ainoastaan lisää, jos kuva-alalle tulee vaaleampia alueita kuin siinä siihen mennessä on ollut. Valotuksen voi lopettaa, kun kuva näyttää omasta mielestä hyvältä. Parasta juuri onkin, että kameran näytöltä voi seurata miten kuva kehittyy.

Saadaksesi Live Compin päälle laita kameran valotus M-asentoon. Valitse valotusajoista Live Comp. Valotusajan pituuden saat valittua Menusta. Kun sinulla on Live Comp. päällä, paina menu-nappia. Kamera osaa mennä suoraan oikeaan valikkoon josta saat valittua yhden valotuksen pituuden. Valotuksen pituus luonnollisesti riippuu vallitsevan valon määrästä. Ohessa olevien kuvien valotusajoista saat jonkinlaisen haarukan valotusajoista, aukoista ja ISO-herkkyyksistä.

Kuten kuvien tiedoista näkee ei kovin pitkiä valotusiakoja tarvitse. Kauanko kameran antaa ottaa LiveCompilla kuvaa on sitten jokaisen oman maun mukaan päätettävä itse.

LiveCompin käyttö vaatii käytännössä jalustan käyttöä.

0,5s f9 ISO200

0,5s f9 ISO200

 
0,5s f8 ISO100 (OM-D EM-1)

0,5s f8 ISO100 (OM-D EM-1)

 
0,5s f5.6 ISO200 (M.Zuiko 75mm f1.8)

0,5s f5.6 ISO200 (M.Zuiko 75mm f1.8)

 
0,5s f5.6 ISO200 (M.Zuiko 75mm f1.8)

0,5s f5.6 ISO200 (M.Zuiko 75mm f1.8)