E-M1 Users, what EVF settings do you like?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by bcaslis, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. bcaslis

    bcaslis Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 3, 2011
    Wilsonville, OR, USA
    Brian Caslis
    I have to admit I have a prejudice for 3:2 versus 4:3. But on the E-M1 the EVF styles 1 & 2 have extra features over the E-M5. For example once you get focus there is a horizontal level that shows up also. Very handy.

    Style 3 is the one to use the full EVF. Styles 1 & 2 don't work well for 4:3 since you use a lot to blank areas.

    I'd be curious to know what others are using. Right now, 3:2 format and style 2 gives me the best EVF view.
  2. robbie36

    robbie36 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2010
    rob collins
    Yes met too. Style 2, 3:2 view. Moved from style 3 on the E-M5.

    As you say additional functionality with the level guage. Shooting 3:2 has an additional benefit with the E-M1. In Lightroom, the entire 4:3 image comes back when you crop.
  3. bcaslis

    bcaslis Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 3, 2011
    Wilsonville, OR, USA
    Brian Caslis
    Bumping this thread now that a few others have the E-M1. What EVF style do you use? Style 1 & 2 work best with 3:2. Style 3 works best for 4:3. But I really hate style 3, 1 & 2 are way more useful on the E-M1. In addition to more info, if you are in style 1 or 2, when you flip the 1/2 lever, the appropriate fields highlight in yellow in the EVF. Doesn't happen in style 3.
  4. HappyFish

    HappyFish Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 8, 2012
    3:2 mode with style 2 and all info turned off for me :) 
  5. lombardispot

    lombardispot Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 19, 2013
    I use style 2 with 4:3 format. I don't mind the loss of using the entire EVF. I would rather loose a few pixels on the EVF rather than crop in 2:3 format. I like the 4:3 ratio better for now.
  6. HappyFish

    HappyFish Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 8, 2012
    for me shooting in raw I can always get that small area that 3:2 crops out back if I want :)  kinda fits more with my FF gear when viewing them together :) 

    also I do switch up quite a bit with ratios for weddings or personal use :)  I like 4:3 also :)  and use it for personal stuff
  7. radamo

    radamo Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 22, 2012
    Long Island, NY
    Right now I have been giving this a test run. Still not decided. I really like the full view of style 3 (with a grid) for setting compositions. I am weighing that against the additional functionality bestowed on Styles 1 and 2 by Olympus.
  8. b_rubenstein

    b_rubenstein Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 20, 2012
    Melbourne, FL
    I never like all the shooting info sprinkled around the edges of the frame. With the E-M5, style 1/2 made the image too small. When I test drove the E-M1 yesterday, I set the VF to style 2 and the image was about the same size as style 3 with the 5.

    I make 4:3 prints and try to use the whole frame, so I'm not going to set the image view to 3:2.
  9. dcisive

    dcisive Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 19, 2010
    Salt Lake City, Utah
    #3 with no info. I stick with the 4/3rd format and have the cross grid(the one like a large + with fine lines in it on all the time. That's all I need to level myself.
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