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Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by britops, Jun 10, 2012.
Why doesnt the E-M5 have a display grid divided into thirds? That's the one I want.
Read the manual, page 39. "You can display a framing grid to choose the type of grid displayed using LV-Info settings."
You jumped in with your answer without understanding it was a specific grid i was wanting.
There are several to chose from but not the rule of 1/3's one I want. I understand why i'd use the diagonal cross but not sure about the others.
There is. Look properly (mind you not very easy as the menu setting is extensive). I have my rule of third grid line on mine.
I assume it's the same one as on the E-PL1 - in which case there is a sort of rule of thirds grid option (9 rectangles) but oddly they are not all the same size - the four in each corner are the largest and the one in the middle is the smallest.
On my GF3 and Nex all 9 rectangles of the grid are the same size, so each one accurately marks a third of the image. Also, on my E-PL1 whenever I use the smaller sized focus box the grid disappears which is a bit annoying! The grid stays in place on my GF3 when I use the smaller size focus box on that.
Mine also has that screen, but my favorite is the cross-hair with the tick marks followed by the one with 24 blocks, works well with UWA lenses.
Not split into 1/3's ?
Well, a quick google search gives me this:
Re: E-M5: No Rule of Thirds grid?: Micro Four Thirds Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review
Basically, my understanding, the rule of thirds is a simplified version of the golden mean, the E-M5 shows you the Golden Mean grid instead of the rule of thirds grid.
So the answer would be no, no rule of thirds grid for the E-M5, golden mean grid instead.
World Mysteries - Science Mysteries, Fibonacci Numbers and Golden section in Nature
Indeed, the Rule of Thirds is the dumbed down version of the Golden Mean.
Member efoo thinks different as he says he's using it ??
I looked properly like suggested but still came to the same conclusion as slith.
So does the golden mean grid not fullfil your needs?
I understand the rule of thirds technique but will read up more about golden mean. Everyday is school day when it comes to photography :smile:
I'm still surprised there isn't a 1/3 grid
That's the way it is with all of the Olympus m4/3 cameras, not only the E-M5. It took me a while to get used to this "Golden mean" grid, but I think is its just as effective as a 1/3 grid composition-wise...
That golden mean grid doesn't change with selected aspect ratio, which kind of spoils it. The only compositional aid I use is the crosshairs with levels screen, which identifies the centre of the image for focus and spot metering.
Indeed it is. I just learned that it was called "golden mean" as well, but I have been using it for the rule of thirds.