OMD E-M1 Grid Lines Question

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by sushi, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. sushi

    sushi Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 28, 2013
    Hello, sorry if this an amateur question but I've noticed that the grid lines (rule of thirds) on the E-M5 are a bit pinched in the middle,


    Compared to the GX7


    **Pictures are from http://tysonrobichaudphotography.wo...ttle-for-my-affection-round-1-ibis-evfs-lcds/

    Can someone help me confirm whether the E-M1 has similar grid lines like the E-M5? and whether I could customize it so that it'll look like the grid lines on the GX7.

    Thanks :)
  2. Dave in Wales

    Dave in Wales Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 5, 2011
    West Wales
    The E-M1 has similar grid lines, I can find no way to adjust them.

    The grid is 'pinched in' in all AR's.

    BTW...It says nothing about 'rule of thirds'......although it would seem logical......:confused:
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  3. Musashi

    Musashi Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 17, 2013
    +1 for the "pinched grid"

    I don't know of any way to adjust it either, but I prefer the pinched grid. When using it for composition, it allows me a decent margin of error when I process the image.

    Most of my photography is architectural, so I shoot a lot of wide-angle shots. In post, I often lose a significant amount of the image after correcting for distortion and perspective, especially when I shoot at extreme (non-level) angles. So at least for me, the grid lines make me shoot wider, but leave me the option to crop it out later - and still have the image (more or less) that I intended to capture.

    I suspect that actually might be the purpose behind the pinched grid.