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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Laowa 7.5mm F2 - Ultra Wide Angle Lens

Last week I had a chance to test a Ultra Wide Angle Lens, the Laowa 7.5mm f2. Laowa is made by Venus Optics.

In the video, I am making architectural images with the Laowa 7.5mm F2 Ultra Wide Angle Lens. Check out the video and find out what I liked about the lens.

More info about the lens (Affiliate link).

FL-700WR - New flash system from Olympus.

Olympus announced the Olympus OM-D E-M1X in January 23rd. In that announcement, they also announced a new flash system with radio control.

The new flash is the FL-700WR. The radio flash system also includes a controller unit and a receiver unit. I had a chance to test the system for a few days.

In the video, I go through the main specifications and the logic of how the system works.

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.

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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 15mm F/8.0 Body Cap Lens - review

Olympus 15mm F/8.0 Body Cap Lens is not sharpest lens on the market. Actually its the worst lens when it comes to sharpness, but its a lot of fun to make image with it!

You can buy this lens from my affiliate link: Olympus 15mm F/8.0 Body Cap Lens

Disclaimers:

I am an Olympus Visionary. I make all my content with mirrorless Olympus micro four thirds gear.
Some of the links above are affiliate links. Using these link when doing purchases, you support this channel. You pay the same price and I get a few bucks to finance this channel.