E-M10 – Quick access to spot metering

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by PatrickNSF, Mar 26, 2014.

  1. PatrickNSF

    PatrickNSF Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 30, 2011
    San Francisco, CA
    For those of you who use an E-M10 (or E-M5 I think), is there a quick way to gain access to spot metering either through use of the multi-function button or other way? I can do it through the SCP, but can't seem to find another way. The E-M1 has the dedicated button on the left which brings up metering and AF, and I'd like to set up something similar with one of the programmable buttons on the E-M10.
  2. adi10times

    adi10times Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 24, 2010
    Bandung, Indonesia
    Michael Adi P.
    I think you have to go to the custom menu (E on EM10?), sir
    and assign the exposure lock metering mode from there. I haven't received EM10 yet, however I do change movie buttom of EPL1 to spot meter (and also on Oly E500).
    It's on EXP/ISO setting > AEL metering if I'm not mistaken
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  3. mrjr

    mrjr Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 25, 2012
    Nice! Yeah. That works if you have a button assigned to AEL. Just tested it on my E-M5.
  4. Leif

    Leif Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 28, 2012
    I did the combination with AEL on my E-M10 as well and it works perfectly fine. When I hit the AEL button it does a spot metering, otherwise the normal one.
  5. mjw

    mjw Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 23, 2013
    Seattle, WA
    That's what I do as well.
  6. PatrickNSF

    PatrickNSF Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 30, 2011
    San Francisco, CA
    That's great. Just got it to work. Thanks so much – I would have never figured out those steps on my own.
  7. undergrd

    undergrd Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 30, 2012
    Seems to be a good workaround for spot metering. Will try it out tonight too. Thanks for sharing.