Olympus E-M10 Mk III - Best Settings Part 2

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:

Pressing the Info-button on the back of the camera you can get the ingo about the Menu item.

Pressing the Info-button on the back of the camera you can get the ingo about the Menu item.

 
Turn off the annoying beep sounds.

Turn off the annoying beep sounds.

 
Turn off the AF Illuminator. If photographing a lot in dark, them this option is good to be on. It will help to focus.

Turn off the AF Illuminator. If photographing a lot in dark, them this option is good to be on. It will help to focus.

 
Add copyright info to your images.

Add copyright info to your images.

Use the keyboard in the Menu

Use the keyboard in the Menu

 
From the Special Menu F you can make sure that you are recording he best possible JPG quality.

From the Special Menu F you can make sure that you are recording he best possible JPG quality.

Choose Super Fine as your compression.

Choose Super Fine as your compression.

 
Turn on the AF Targeting Pad to choose the focus point from the LCD.

Turn on the AF Targeting Pad to choose the focus point from the LCD.

 
Use Face Priority when photographing people.

Use Face Priority when photographing people.

 
Turning the Reset Lens off, the 14-42mm Kit lens will strat from the focal length that was last used when the camera was turned off.

Turning the Reset Lens off, the 14-42mm Kit lens will strat from the focal length that was last used when the camera was turned off.

 
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I set up the Dials so that the Exposure Compensation is on the back wheel. The front wheel is for Aperture or Shutter Speed depending on what Mode you are using.

I set up the Dials so that the Exposure Compensation is on the back wheel. The front wheel is for Aperture or Shutter Speed depending on what Mode you are using.

 
Using the Grid makes making Composition easier.

Using the Grid makes making Composition easier.

 
I will do my Noise Reduction in post and have turned the Noise Reduction Off in camera.

I will do my Noise Reduction in post and have turned the Noise Reduction Off in camera.

 
I have turned the Warm Color off. If you like the Warm Colors and do not do much post processing and shoot jpgs then you might want to have the Warm Colors On. If shooting only jpgs and post images online, sRGB is fine.

I have turned the Warm Color off. If you like the Warm Colors and do not do much post processing and shoot jpgs then you might want to have the Warm Colors On. If shooting only jpgs and post images online, sRGB is fine.

 
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I like to toggle between EVF and LCD using the button on the side of the EVF. The automatic switch is a bit annoying.

I like to toggle between EVF and LCD using the button on the side of the EVF. The automatic switch is a bit annoying.

 
I have the Touch Screen on.

I have the Touch Screen on.

I have the Sleep Time set at 5 minutes. I want to have my camera ready all the time. Usually make an image in five minutes so that time is quite good for me. If you want to save some battery life you can have the Sleep Time shorter.

I have the Sleep Time set at 5 minutes. I want to have my camera ready all the time. Usually make an image in five minutes so that time is quite good for me. If you want to save some battery life you can have the Sleep Time shorter.

 
I have the Rec View off. I have no need to see the picture right after I have taken it.

I have the Rec View off. I have no need to see the picture right after I have taken it.

 
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I like to use the Super Control Panel instead the Live Control.

I like to use the Super Control Panel instead the Live Control.

 

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.

 

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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Olympus 12-200mm - Super Telephoto Zoom.

Olympus announced a new lens on the 13th of February 2019. I had a chance to test it a few days this week. The lens turned out the be quite interesting. It is a very versatile lens for travel. Unfortunately, I do not have a chance to travel right now. So I decided to spend half a day as a tourist in my own home town, Helsinki.

Check out the video below to see how the Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-200mm F3.5-6.3 performs.

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.

https://kit.com/PeterF/olympus-cameras-i-have-tested/olympus-om-d-e-m10-m

https://kit.com/PeterF/olympus-cameras-i-have-tested/1525792-olympus-om-d-e-m10-m

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What lens should you get next?

This is a question that I hear a lot. When you start to get more into photography the lens that came with the camera might not be enough for you. I made a video about the things you should consider when buying your first lens after the kit lens. Of course this video will help you to decide even if you are more advantaged photographer.

You can get any of those lenses from my kit.com store. (disclaimer: I get a few bucks if you buy from these links.)
 

The link to the store: https://kit.com/PeterF/next-olympus-m-zuiko-lens-after-the-kit-lens

Olympus vs. Hasselblad

I had a change to test the Hasselblad X1D. Its an interesting camera, a medium format mirrorless camera with a 50 megapixel sensor. It has a price of around 9000€ the body alone. The Finnish Hasselblad dealer Fimeko borrowed me the camera.

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First impresssion

I made a first impression video a couple a weeks ago. My Olympus OM-D E-M1 MKII (in Finnish) has a highres mode. With the highress I can make 80 megapixel images with it. It uses the pixel sift technology. Of course there are limitation with that technology.

 

Olympus and Hasselblad head to head!

I wanted to compare my Olympus OM-D E-M1 MKII against the Hasselbald X1D. In the video below you can watch the results. There are also links to to My first impression video on the Hasselblad X1D and a tutorial video about the Highres mode in Olympus cameras.

Videos:

Tutorial - Using Olympus Episode 7: Auto ISO

This time I am talking about Auto ISO. 

The Auto ISO can be found in Custom Menu E in the following Olympus cameras:

Pen E-PL8, E-M5, E-M5 MkII, E-M10, E-M1 and MkII, E-M1,   

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In Pen E-PL9 and E-M10 MKIII its in the Custom Menu D1

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and as shown in the video in E-M1 MkII its in the Custom menu E1.

 

The Auto ISO can also be set with the Super Panel.

If you havent seen the previous episodes I recomend you to watch them. The whole Using Olympus playlist can be found here: https://goo.gl/9cPqo1

If you have any questions please ask them in the comments!

Tutorial - Using Olympus Episode 4: High Res. Image.

 

High Res Image feature was introduced with OM-D EM-5 MkII in February 2015.

The feature is only in three Olympus cameras, E-M1 MkII, E-M5 MkII and Pen-F. The only diffence is that in EM-5 MkII high res image has maximum of 54Mipx while the other two has maximum of 80Mpix. E-M1 MkII and Pen-F have 20Mpix sensor and the E-M5 MkII has 16Mpix sensor. That makes the difference.

In the video my example was from OM-D EM-1 MkII. The control settings for High Res. Image are can be found, as shown in the video, in the Shooting menu 2 in all three cameras.  

In E-M1 MkII to turn the High res. feature option on, go to:

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after its on it can found in the Super Panel as an option:

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If you havent seen the previous episodes I recomend you to watch them. The whole Using Olympus playlist can be found here: https://goo.gl/9cPqo1

If you have any questions please ask them in the comments!

Tutorial - Using Olympus episode 3: Personalise your Olympus!

Personalising your Olympus is easy. Just write your name to the metadata and customize your filenames. My example in the video was OM-D EM-1 MKII. In this blogpost you will find where to find the features in your Olympus. 

In E-M5, E-M5 MKII, E-M10, E-M10 MKII, E-M1, Pen E-PL8 and Pen-F  the Copyright settings and the Edit Filename can be found in the Custom menu H (Record and Erase)

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in E-M10 MKIII and Pen E-PL9 the Copyright settings and the Edit Filename can be found in the Custom menu G (Record) 

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And as shown in the video in OM-D E-M1 MKII the Copyright settings and the Edit Filename can be found in the Custom menu H1 (Record/Erase)

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If you havent seen the previous episodes I recomend you to watch them. The whole Using Olympus playlist can be found here: https://goo.gl/9cPqo1

If you have any questions please ask them in the comments!