Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by britops, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. britops

    britops Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 10, 2012
    Why doesnt the E-M5 have a display grid divided into thirds? That's the one I want.
  2. David A

    David A Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 30, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
    Read the manual, page 39. "You can display a framing grid to choose the type of grid displayed using LV-Info settings."
  3. britops

    britops Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 10, 2012
    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.
  4. efoo

    efoo Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 5, 2012
    Sydney, Australia
    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.
  5. applemint

    applemint Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 24, 2012
    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.
  6. Sammyboy

    Sammyboy m43 Pro

    Oct 26, 2010
    Steeler Country
    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.
  7. slith

    slith Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 4, 2012
    Dublin, Ireland
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  8. 250swb

    250swb Mu-43 Regular

    Indeed, the Rule of Thirds is the dumbed down version of the Golden Mean.

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  9. britops

    britops Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 10, 2012
    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.
  10. Kshiz

    Kshiz Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 8, 2011
    So does the golden mean grid not fullfil your needs?
  11. britops

    britops Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 10, 2012
    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
  12. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    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...
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  13. Brianetta

    Brianetta Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 5, 2010
    North East England
    Brian Ronald
    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.
  14. Kshiz

    Kshiz Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 8, 2011
    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.