We all have waited for the upgrade to Olympus E-M5 MKII. The wait is over the Olympus OM-D E-M5 MKIII is here. It was just announced. I have had the possibility to test it for a week. In the video below you can see my first impression of the new Olympus OM-D E-M5 MKIII camera.
It was five years ago when I took all my Canon gear to the local camera store here in Helsinki. In this video I will tell why and what I think now.
I did not have to rely only on my memory. I had a blog post about that day and about the switch.
White balance is a very important thing to understand. With white balance you can control the colors in your image and video.
In the video I give you five tips on how to get the white balance right.
I have also made a video about white balance in January.
Sharper photos are usually something that you want. In this video, I will give you 5 tips for instantly sharper photos.
It is also very important to hold your camera properly so it is as steady as possible. This way you will minimize the motion blur that is cased by the camera moving during exposure.
Here is the link to the Lens Calibration target that I mentioned in the video:
Here is the video about how to take sharper photos.
These are the instructions that I promised to tell in my video about How to reduce Noise in Camera. The video can be found at the end of this blog post.
1: Open the images as layers in Photoshop.
2: Align the layers if needed: Edit > Auto-Align Layers
3: Convert the layers to Smart Objects: Layers > Smart Objects > Convert to Smart Objects
4: Blend the images: Layers > Smart Objects > Stack Mode > Mean.
The result is a image with less noise that the original images. The more images you use the less noise there is.
Here the video about Noise Reduction.
To know your camera is very important. Most Olympus cameras have tons of features that most us do not even know or consider using. In my video about Olympus OM-D E-M10 MKII i give you 5 useful tips and tricks you can use to game up your creativity.
I have been testing the Olympus Digital teleconverter lately. It can double your focal length on your M.Zuiko lens. That why it is very tempting. Wouldn’ t it be great to have extra reach on you trips if travelling only with one lens?
But since it is a digital teleconvetert, it will upscale the cropped image you see from the EVF or the LCD. How bad is the loss in image quality?
Check out this video and the images below to see for yourself.
As you can see the difference is not big, but the upscaled raw-filer is a bit better.
This blog post is done together with the video that is embeded below.
Here are all the settings that was mentioned in the video.
The first setting of the Basic Settings is the ability to toggle the info about the Menu item:
Here were the Best Settings for Olympus OM-D E-M1 MKIII. Be sure to watch the video. There are more explanations and some extra tips about the 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.
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.
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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