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    Myset 1,2,3,4. Seems a bit confusing. It would be nice to be able to rename them. Also Set/Reset has caused me to reset when I tried to set.


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    Quote Originally Posted by britops View Post
    Myset 1,2,3,4. Seems a bit confusing. It would be nice to be able to rename them. Also Set/Reset has caused me to reset when I tried to set.
    Look at this: A Guide To The Olympus MYSET Function.rtf

    I haven't tried his advice yet, but I will. I'm still working on dpreview's setup recommendations: User Guide: Getting the most out of the Olympus E-M5: Digital Photography Review

    Good luck!


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    Quote Originally Posted by frelwa View Post
    Look at this: A Guide To The Olympus MYSET Function.rtf

    I haven't tried his advice yet, but I will. I'm still working on dpreview's setup recommendations: User Guide: Getting the most out of the Olympus E-M5: Digital Photography Review

    Good luck!
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    My Avast! Internet Security didn't report a problem. I had no trouble downloading and printing it. I clipped it to Evernote and printed it from there. If I can share my Evernote note, I'll post it here later today.


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    The problem I have (and have had) with Olympus "mysets" is that its really difficult to get to them. Most cameras with good custom setting capabilities give you My 1, My 2, and maybe My 3 right on the mode dial. Or at the very least make it easy to access them all with a single click of a button. On the Olympus you can assign a set to a specific button, but as far as I can tell, you have to hold down the button to use it - you can't move between mysets for different shooting conditions without doing some pretty serious menu diving. I basically don't use them as a result. One of the only things about Oly's interface I really don't like. Most of the complexity to me seems like a worthwhile tradeoff for the extremely flexible level of customizing you can do, but creating this fairly powerful custom setting mechanism without a better way to get at the settings you create seems like a pretty serious shortfall to me. Something I'd love to see in a firmware fix, but Olympus has been doing it this way through several models, so they must think its the best way to implement this feature...
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    Best I can do without inviting you to my drive C:/

    A Guide To The Olympus MYSET Function
    There is some (understandable) confusion about the Olympus MYSET function which is available in every PEN and some E series Olympus bodies - hopefully this will help clear things up regarding it and help some people to use this very useful and versatile function.

    IMPORTANT: First things first - you must take the Olympus user manual and put it somewhere safe; so safe that you'll never find it again should you ever think about needing it - now that's out of the way, down to business.

    What is MYSET?
    MYSET is the ability to save frequently (or infrequently) used settings in the camera in a bank of SETS - invoking the numbered MYSET will bring all the settings you saved back instantly. My own E-PL2 has four MYSETS; other bodies may have more or less.

    How to start using MYSET?
    The best and easiest way is as follows - set the camera to your normal shooting settings; whatever you most commonly use, and this will be saved as MYSET1.....assuming you have now set your normal settings, follow the screenshots and text below:

    Press the Menu button > Use the arrow/dial and OK button to enter the RESET/MYSET menu as shown below.







    Now navigate to MYSET1



    Now arrow/button RIGHT and you will see the screen below



    Now press the OK button - your normal shooting settings are now saved as MYSET1.

    It's very good practice to always go into the menu and activate MYSET1 each time you turn the camera on - this can save a bit of a disaster as you could have changed settings previously that you have forgotten about and still be shooting with them. With a bit of practice it takes about three seconds to do this.

    How to add further MYSETS?
    Set your camera to your now saved MYSET1 (see below for how to do this); now change whatever you like; Bracketing; Auto ISO; Flash settings; anything. Now follow the steps above to enter the MYSET menu once more. Now navigate to MYSET2 > Arrow/Button right > Press OK button. Done. You now have a totally different set of camera settings in MYSET2. Any further MYSETS are set in the same way.

    How to apply previously saved MYSETS?
    Highlight the MYSET you wish to invoke and press the OK button. You will see the screenshot below: Arrow up to 'Yes', then press OK again, and the MYSET is now invoked and active.



    There seems to be some confusion regarding the difference between saving settings as MYSETS and invoking previously saved MYSETS. If you are in the main MYSET menu shown below, the easy way to remember what does what is this.



    Pressing 'OK' on any of the four mysets will invoke this previously saved MYSET; makes the saved settings active. If you arrow/button right in this menu, it means you are going to save the current camera settings as the highlighted MYSET number. DON'T arrow right if you don't want to save. If you save three MYSETS as shown above and are happy with them, you NEVER need to arrow/button right again unless you want to save a change in settings.

    A Few Points To Note:
    MYSETS only apply to PASM modes
    Stating the obvious: If you set your MYSET in 'A' mode, and are not in 'A' mode when you invoke it, the camera obviously can't physically change the mode dial on your camera, but..... if you assign a MYSET to a custom function button, the camera can/will override the dial PASM setting while the Fn (or other custom assigned) button is depressed.
    If you change settings while in a MYSET and turn the camera off, the changed settings will be retained upon switching it on again - get in the habit of invoking MYSET1 on turning the camera on and you won't be caught out with this.
    You can save virtually any settings in a MYSET - very few settings are global, and really none that will effect you for photography (there are a list of these settings in your user manual; the same one you now can't find as you followed the first part of this tutorial very carefully).

    A few things that would be very useful but aren't available:

    The ability to rename the MYSETS.
    The currently in use MYSET number to be shown on screen somewhere.
    The ability to export MYSETS to your memory card or computer and import them again.

    Source: A Guide To The Olympus MYSET Function.rtf

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    Dekhog also posted a guide to MySets here in this forum awhile back.

    This is my workflow with MySets, as an example of how one can use it. I'm sure there are many other ways:

    MySet 1: My daytime setting. Standard f/5.6, no IBIS, max ISO 1600
    MySet 2: My nighttime setting. Fastest aperture I have (f/1.4), IBIS on, max ISO 6400
    MySet 3: nothing yet
    MySet 4: Same as MySet 1, except also set for bracketing (exposure bracketing 5EV on, continuous 9fps shooting).

    When I turn on my camera, if I don't remember what setting it was last at, I set it immediately to 1 or 2 depending on the situation. Then I change whatever settings I need to for the current shoot via SCP (aperture, ISO, flash etc).

    Effectively, I use it as a way of switching to known camera defaults.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray S View Post
    The problem I have (and have had) with Olympus "mysets" is that its really difficult to get to them. Most cameras with good custom setting capabilities give you My 1, My 2, and maybe My 3 right on the mode dial. Or at the very least make it easy to access them all with a single click of a button. On the Olympus you can assign a set to a specific button, but as far as I can tell, you have to hold down the button to use it - you can't move between mysets for different shooting conditions without doing some pretty serious menu diving. I basically don't use them as a result. One of the only things about Oly's interface I really don't like. Most of the complexity to me seems like a worthwhile tradeoff for the extremely flexible level of customizing you can do, but creating this fairly powerful custom setting mechanism without a better way to get at the settings you create seems like a pretty serious shortfall to me. Something I'd love to see in a firmware fix, but Olympus has been doing it this way through several models, so they must think its the best way to implement this feature...
    I couldn't agree more with Ray. I discovered this after setting MySet 1 to allow a 7 step HDR series of images. Imagine my dismay when I set the Fn1 button to what I thought was an ON/OFF for MySet 1.

    I think Olympus should address this by allowing any of the programmable buttons to walk through any MySet that have been custom SET label, then press OK to accept. After programming the button to make the selection, the camera mode would be set to those settings until being turned OFF.

    Does anyone have access to persons within the Olympus organization that gathers requests for changes to firmware?


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    Quote Originally Posted by hoggdoc View Post
    I couldn't agree more with Ray. I discovered this after setting MySet 1 to allow a 7 step HDR series of images. Imagine my dismay when I set the Fn1 button to what I thought was an ON/OFF for MySet 1.

    I think Olympus should address this by allowing any of the programmable buttons to walk through any MySet that have been custom SET label, then press OK to accept. After programming the button to make the selection, the camera mode would be set to those settings until being turned OFF.

    Does anyone have access to persons within the Olympus organization that gathers requests for changes to firmware?
    ++1

    MY SETS is useful pretty much when you turn your camera on for a session to get it to a known starting point, and useless for the way it works on my Nikon D7000 (U1 and U2 on the mode dial). I'd LOVE to be able to assign SCN and ART as MYSETS - this would be awesome.


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    According to the user manual, on page 30 and 31 the in-use myset will be shown on the evf or lcd... Is there an option to select somewhere to see the in-use myset?
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