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New OMD E-M10 Owner

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by HaViet, Oct 9, 2014.

  1. HaViet

    HaViet Mu-43 Veteran

    311
    Mar 20, 2014
    Hartford, CT
    Hi guys, I am back with an E-M10. After selling off my EPM2 earlier this year and switched to Pentax, I just sold of my Pentax kit and got myself an E-M10. I do really missed this forum :tongue:

    The camera is scheduled to be deliver tomorrow, perfect timing since I'll be attending a USA soccer match later in the day so I'll give it a spin at the stadium.

    First, a few questions.

    1) What are the settings I should make with the E-M10 to ensure I got it set up properly for my first outings?

    2) Where do you get screen protectors for your E-M10? This product seems have good reviews.

    http://www.amazon.com/Micro-Solutio...r=1-1&keywords=olympus+e-m10+screen+protector


    Thanks
     
  2. Theo

    Theo Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 26, 2013
    Canada
    Theo K.
    JJC screen protector fits and works great on mine.
     
  3. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    Hi and welcome back,

    1. Go to biofos.com and look at their guide and spreadsheet for the E-M1. The E-M10 should be very similar.
    http://biofos.com/mft/omd_em1_settings.html

    2. I got a 2-pack of screen protectors at a camera store but the first one got bubbles quickly so I replaced it; then that one started peeling after a couple months.

    I'd had Zagg InvisibleShield protectors on my phone before with no problem, so I went to a mall that had their booth and got it installed for about $20; been good so far. I should have done that in the first place but they had closed the one closest to me.

    Barry
     
  4. HaViet

    HaViet Mu-43 Veteran

    311
    Mar 20, 2014
    Hartford, CT
    Thanks guys. A few more questions;.

    1) How do you check shutter actuation on the camera?

    2) Something is a little weird, when I half press on the shutter, I hear some static sound. It's like the microphone is on or something. Is this normal? How do I turn it off?

    3) How do I activate multipe points focusing, instead of single point? I suppose this is prefer when taking grou photos?

    Thanks
     
  5. BuckarooBanzai

    BuckarooBanzai New to Mu-43

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    Aug 29, 2013
    Maryland, US
    For #2, the sound you hear when you half-press the shutter is the IBIS activating. It is normal.
     
  6. HaViet

    HaViet Mu-43 Veteran

    311
    Mar 20, 2014
    Hartford, CT

    Really? Thanks, but that's a little strange. I never heard this sound with my EPM2 previously.
     
  7. sammykhalifa

    sammykhalifa Mu-43 Top Veteran

    762
    Jun 22, 2012
    Pittsburgh PA
    Neil
    It surprised/worried me at first too, but you get used to it. Sometimes it's louder than others, though I'm not sure why.

    I just picked up the EM10 a few months ago and am loving it so far.
     
  8. HaViet

    HaViet Mu-43 Veteran

    311
    Mar 20, 2014
    Hartford, CT
    Ok. I guess I will try to get use to it.

    Btw, do you know how to activate multi points focusing?
     
  9. sammykhalifa

    sammykhalifa Mu-43 Top Veteran

    762
    Jun 22, 2012
    Pittsburgh PA
    Neil
    Trying to remember off the top of my head, but do you have the "Super Control Panel" set up yet? If not you can click the button up on the side of the viewfinder.

    In there, You should see the option for choosing your focus "box" and style--near the bottom left of the screen. I think you can touch it but I usually just navigate down with the arrows.
     
  10. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    The EP10 has a more complicated (and functional) IBIS.
     
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  11. DaveEP

    DaveEP Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 20, 2014
    York, UK
    Did page 51 of the user manual not do it for you? Is it not working ?
     
  12. HaViet

    HaViet Mu-43 Veteran

    311
    Mar 20, 2014
    Hartford, CT
    I have the manual that's only 30 pages long. Page 51 is French


    :confused:
     
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  13. DaveEP

    DaveEP Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 20, 2014
    York, UK
  14. HaViet

    HaViet Mu-43 Veteran

    311
    Mar 20, 2014
    Hartford, CT
    Perfect. Thanks
     
  15. HaViet

    HaViet Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 20, 2014
    Hartford, CT
    A few shots at the game yesterday. Not too satisfy; I need a little more work taking photos.
     

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  16. HaViet

    HaViet Mu-43 Veteran

    311
    Mar 20, 2014
    Hartford, CT
    Looking through my previous photos, I tend to take lots of group pictures (family, friends, etc.)

    Any tips on shooting group photos with the E-M10?

    Thanks
     
  17. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    Group photos...
    Focus on the middle of the group (or 1/3 in for a very large group), depth-wise.

    Use Aperture Priority mode, and stop down the aperture enough (depends on focal length, but try f5.6-8 for a non-tele lens) so that everyone is in focus. Take a test pic and check focus, especially on eyes.

    If there is something in the background that you want in focus, you may have to stop down more.
    Barry
     
  18. HaViet

    HaViet Mu-43 Veteran

    311
    Mar 20, 2014
    Hartford, CT
    Thanks Barry. I almost always use A mode and Single Focus point exclusively. Perhaps I haven't stop down low enough, since the few people in the center of the photos are focused, but those to the sides seem a bit out of focus.

    I'll try your suggestion.
     
  19. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    Which lenses are you having issues with the sides?

    Barry
     
  20. HaViet

    HaViet Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 20, 2014
    Hartford, CT


    I am still shooting with the kit lens. Hoping to save up for the 12-40 PRO