Can you dedicate an Fn button to "flash compensation" in E-M1?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by New Daddy, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. New Daddy

    New Daddy Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 24, 2011
    Can you dedicate an Fn button to "flash compensation" in E-M1?

    DPReview mentions no less than 6 customizable buttons on E-M1, but it doesn't say whether flash compensation is one of the functions that can be assigned to an Fn button. With TTL flash, flash compensation becomes very important in changing the exposure of your subject without affecting the ambient light exposure. Having to go through a number of button pushes to change the flash compensation in my Panasonic is PITA.
     
  2. JamieW

    JamieW Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 25, 2013
    The function buttons can be assigned to:

    - Off
    - AEL / AFL
    - Preview (Depth of Field)
    - AF Area Select
    - Home position setting of AF Area Mode
    - MF Mode
    - Test Picture
    - Myset 1 - 4
    - Fish mode (Underwater housing)
    - Exposure compensation
    - Live Guide
    - Digital Tele-converter
    - Magnify
    - HDR
    - Bracketing
    - ISO direct setting
    - White Balance Detect
    - Multi Function
    - Peaking
    - Level Display
     
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  3. New Daddy

    New Daddy Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 24, 2011
    I take that as a no then?
    I wonder why manufacturers don't consider flash compensation as a often-used function. Yes, you can set it directly on your flash, but some models make it really difficult to adjust it, especially if you had to use dark LCD display on the flashgun at night.
     
  4. geelog

    geelog Mu-43 Rookie

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    Apr 6, 2012
    Calgary, AB
    By default the left side buttons are not enabled when the lever is in position 2. If you enable them and set the lever to position 2 the AF (rear) button becomes the controller for the flash. The right front dial controls the flash compensation while rear right dial controls the type of flash. i.e. Auto, fill in, red eye, slow etc.
     
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  5. bcaslis

    bcaslis Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 3, 2011
    Wilsonville, OR, USA
    Brian Caslis
    This. Works great. I have my controls setup this way. No need to waste a function function, you already have a button that can do this.