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  • drmarkf
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    Yes, I normally run my lower ss limit for autoISO during well-lit street photography around 1/250th to ensure things are properly sharp during everyday street activity. Consequently I do need to switch to a set ISO fairly early when the light is dimming and I'm going for a static shot.

    I've got used to the forefinger-on-Fn2-and-a-quick-spin-of-the-dial approach.

    It must be said, however, that t'internet gets ridiculously obsessed with low noise, and for street photography for the sort of use I give it (i.e. the most testing application is an A4 print with a modest crop for a club competition) I'm usually happy up to 3200 on the 1ii as long as it's exposed properly. Proper sharpness is enormously more important.

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  • Gwyver
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    Originally posted by RobEW View Post
    Mine functions okay, but I can't make up my mind whether I prefer auto ISO (with quite a narrow range: 200-640) or whether I prefer to alter it manually. I tend to avoid the little lever as I too often forget to return it into top position, so I use SCP to adjust it, which is a few more button presses. auto ISO sometimes seems to make the wrong compromises for my circumstances - e.g. if I have a static subject and steady support, I'd rather have a longer exposure than a higher ISO. But the camera can't know those things.
    You can change the point at which the (auto)ISO starts to kick in. I agree that on both the mk1 & mk2 the default change point is too early.

    For the mk2 go to Cog E1 -> ISO_Auto_Set. The default setting = 'Auto' but you can also select from a range of shutter speeds. I've set mine to 1/15sec, because this copes with a wide range of focal length lens (and is the point at which my hand-steadying competence becomes unreliable).

    There is a similar setting on the Mk1 - though it is even more obscurely defined. As I recall, you need to change the flash slow limit speed to something like 1/30sec to achieve a similar effect (don't ask why it is that control ;-) )
    A search on this forum should throw up some extra info about this.

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  • drmarkf
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    Originally posted by RobEW View Post
    I'm not a mark ii owner but I think that did make it to the spec.

    I'm sure they could add it to the E-M1 Classic spec with a firmware update if they wanted, but they might not want to. Would be useful not only to reinstate settings after updates (or flat battery - I noticed that lost all my settings on a rarely used E-M5 II. It would also be useful if you have two bodies which you want to keep in step.

    On of my bet beefs on the menus. when you want to save a set of settings to a Myset, you press a button labelled "set". And when you want to load a set of settings from a Myset, you also use a button labelled "set". It's too easy to get this wrong. The buttons should be labelled something like "Load" and "Save" or similar.

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  • RobEW
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    Originally posted by drmarkf View Post
    Hard luck. It would be wonderful if all settings could be saved to an SD card and reloaded, but it seems to be impossible or they'd have done it by now. Another one to add to the E-M1 mkII feature request list.
    I'm not a mark ii owner but I think that did make it to the spec.

    I'm sure they could add it to the E-M1 Classic spec with a firmware update if they wanted, but they might not want to. Would be useful not only to reinstate settings after updates (or flat battery - I noticed that lost all my settings on a rarely used E-M5 II. It would also be useful if you have two bodies which you want to keep in step.

    On of my bet beefs on the menus. when you want to save a set of settings to a Myset, you press a button labelled "set". And when you want to load a set of settings from a Myset, you also use a button labelled "set". It's too easy to get this wrong. The buttons should be labelled something like "Load" and "Save" or similar.

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  • RobEW
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    Re: OMD EM1 Auto ISO

    Mine functions okay, but I can't make up my mind whether I prefer auto ISO (with quite a narrow range: 200-640) or whether I prefer to alter it manually. I tend to avoid the little lever as I too often forget to return it into top position, so I use SCP to adjust it, which is a few more button presses. auto ISO sometimes seems to make the wrong compromises for my circumstances - e.g. if I have a static subject and steady support, I'd rather have a longer exposure than a higher ISO. But the camera can't know those things.

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  • janshien
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    Had similar issue. Could not set ISO. Had to do a reset on the camera

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  • timboo
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    there is also an option under the PAS menu to tell the camera what to do in terms of ISO, can also select upper and lower values.

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  • wes4390
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    Loved mine ....sorry I sold it

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  • alfbranch
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    Originally posted by wes4390 View Post
    Have to say I've found the menu a bit daunting, but I suppose I will become a bit more proficient with use ........ really loving the camera though reminds me of my old 2SP
    I bought an OM2sp (again) last month I need to get the films developed now.

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  • Bikie John
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    Welcome to the forum wes. One of the less enchanting things about the Olys is that after a major firmware upgrade, the camera wipes all your settings - fair enough I suppose, but as others have said there is no facility for backing up your current settings. The only answer is to record your changes and re-apply after an update. There are various spreadsheets around to help with this, I don't have one but I'm sure someone will point you at some suggestions.

    John

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  • wes4390
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    Thanks for the help everyone , much appreciated and

    ED.... I went to Newcastle for my first holiday, my grandmother had a caravan in Tullymore, small world eh.

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  • Graham_of_Rainham
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    I was rather hopeful that the Capture software would provide the "save settings" function.

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  • wes4390
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    Have to say I've found the menu a bit daunting, but I suppose I will become a bit more proficient with use ........ really loving the camera though reminds me of my old 2SP

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  • wes4390
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    Sorted .....I think I had the digital/teleconvertor switched on

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  • Olybirder
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    Originally posted by wes4390 View Post
    After the reset the ISO is now working normally however!!...... I have a 15mm Pana attached and the viewfinder and live view image looks as if it is magnified?

    However the recorded is the correct field of view with a white box showing the magnify view........ Can anyone help ...........AGAIN

    Thanks
    I would check to see if you have the digital teleconverter mode activated.

    Ron

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