"Tripod mode" (Myset)

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by jamespetts, Feb 21, 2016.

  1. jamespetts

    jamespetts Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 21, 2011
    London, England
    I found that I was always forgetting to turn off the IS when I used my E-M1 on a tripod, and recently I realised that I had forgot to turn it on again afterwards resulting in some less than sharp night shots (although some were still sharp all the same, which I suppose is to be expected at 1/30s and 12mm).

    I hit upon a solution to this, which was to set up one of my Mysets as a tripod mode, with IS off, ISO at 200 rather than auto, and aperture priority with the aperture at f5.6.

    I'm interested whether anybody else has done this?
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  2. bassman

    bassman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Apr 22, 2013
    New Jersey
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  3. yendikeno

    yendikeno Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 5, 2015
    Haven't yet, but I like your idea. Might just try that - thanks!
  4. heli-mech

    heli-mech Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 9, 2012
    Vancouver Island, Canada
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    Realllyyy wish Olympus would let you name the mysets. Once you start using them it can be hard to remember what each one is.
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  5. laser8

    laser8 Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 29, 2013
    Mare nostrum, Istria
    Absolutely. Actually I have two tripod modes-one similar to yours, and one with jpeg, 16:9, manual focus for time-lapse.
  6. wjiang

    wjiang Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I have one, though not exactly for tripod. I find leaving IBIS on is perfectly fine actually, even for long exposure astrophotography. Mine is M mode, face detect off, S-AF/MF, Live View Boost 1, f/4, 1/250s (sync speed of my slowest flash), ISO200, Kelvin WB. I use it for long exposures on a tripod and manual flash.
  7. hazwing

    hazwing Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 25, 2012
    Yep, I used to do a bit of night shooting, with tripod, so I had tripod myset. Turn off IS, base iso, 10s timer delay, bracketing as well.
  8. pake

    pake Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 14, 2010
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    Have you guys told Olympus that? I have and I believe they might react to the suggestion if enough people let them know we wanted that feature...
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  9. lightmonkey

    lightmonkey Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 22, 2013
  10. robcee

    robcee Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 10, 2016
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    Rob Campbell
    yeeep. :thumbup:

    myset 4 is my super manual, no foolin' mode for product and long exposure photography.