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Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by goldenlight, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
    Normally I wouldn't touch IAUTO mode with a barge pole but a while back needed some examples for a possible article. I wasn't expecting much but it was remarkably liberating and kind of fun to just concentrate on composition, press the button and let the camera do everything else. I was surprised how saturated the results were and, although I wouldn't make a habit of it, I can see how this could enhance some situations. For a fully auto mode I didn't think it did a bad job.

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  2. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    IAuto is pretty saturated because it uses iEnhance picture mode. :)  Other than that, what iAuto basically does is evaluate what it sees in the frame to pick a scene mode for you.

    Very nice examples!
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  3. flipmack

    flipmack Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 23, 2012
    irvine, CA
    wow. I need to start using iAuto more often. I like that look!
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  4. Farcanalman


    Feb 12, 2012
    Very nice scenics indeed!
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  5. CarlB

    CarlB Mu-43 Veteran

    For me, the fatal flaw of iAuto is the "on-only" face finder. It thinks any old thing in the shot is a face, and focuses on that. No way to consistently center-frame focus, re-compose with that focus, then take the shot.
  6. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
    There's very little user control and it's not a mode I would normally use but for anyone who wants to use the Pen like a basic point and shoot compact it is an option. :smile:
  7. Kelton

    Kelton Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 13, 2011
    San Diego, CA
    That is true... I also use iAuto when I seem to be unable to get a nice shot due to lighting or whatever... it works pretty nicely!
  8. demiro

    demiro Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 7, 2010
    Here's a good exercise. Find something you want to photograph. Adjust your settings and shoot. Now before you start checking your results, tweaking, and shooting some more, flip it over to iAuto and take a shot. Compare your first effort to iAuto, just for fun.
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  9. M4/3

    M4/3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 24, 2011
    For outdoor landscapes I find the following settings (with the kit lens) produce the vivid, yet realistic colors and maximum sharpness:

    Aperture Priority using f5.6 or 7.1
    Natural or Vivid Picture Mode with sharpness at 0 or +1
    Gradation set to Normal (but you should experiment with Auto and High Key to suit your taste)
    Noise Filter OFF
    White Balance Auto with -1 Amber and + 1 Green white balance compensation
  10. RDM

    RDM Mu-43 All-Pro

    I absolutely love the tree shots.
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