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    Default EM1 EVF help

    Just got my EM1 back from service getting a new TFT for burn out number 3... anyway.. it came back with all settings reset I set it all up like I had it before, but I can not get the adjustments to show in the EVF... I used to see the exposure adjustments now I do not.. I have the S-OVF off and I thought that was the setting but on or off I get the same bright VF, am I missing another setting? or did they change something in latest firmware?
    I did notice I can now shoot 1/16000!
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    Cool Re: EM1 EVF help

    I suspect you have live view boost on (page 95 of the fine manual):

    If [On] is selected, priority will be given to making images clearly visible; the effects exposure compensation and other settings will not be visible in the monitor.
    Basically you turn on live view boost when you are shooting in a dark area, and you are going to use a flash for the final image. You turn it off to see the effect to see the effect of changing exposure compensation, using art filters, setting the tone curve for highlights and shadows, etc. According to page 149, the default should be off.

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    Default Re: EM1 EVF help

    I think thats only for live view, but will check.. I am seeing no change in the view finder.. I think its the S-Ovf setting, but on or off doesn't change it
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    Default Re: EM1 EVF help

    I found it, it is the EvF adjust, auto luminance has to be turned off also
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    That is good to know, as I've finally decided to buy the E-M1 (I'll buy it at the beginning of May when my store has a spring sale). For me, it is getting harder to want to lug the E-5 around all day, but I would still like to use the 50-200mm (non-SWD) for distance shots.

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    Default Re: EM1 EVF help

    I've been using the 50-200mm+EC-14 with the E-M1. It seems to work OK. The improved IS plus silent mode of the E-M1 makes hand holding a delight.
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    Default Re: EM1 EVF help

    Hi Jim did you have fluorescent green dots and smudges when looking through the EVF? From what I'm reading, if you have the diopter cranked (which I do)
    and on a tripod the sun can burn glue or a screen coating in the EVF.


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    Default Re: EM1 EVF help

    Neil,
    You don't even need a tripod for that. It can happen within a fraction of a second!

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    Default Re: EM1 EVF help

    I find this a bit ridiculous that they are still selling this camera with an obvious design flaw. I have 16 spots showing up and three of them are large.
    Most of my photography is birds on a tripod and I usually shoot with my back to the sun, and I have the diopter cracked all the way to the plus side.
    Are we expected to put bags over our equipment when our eyes are not blocking the viewfinder? Does the E-M5 Mk II have this problem as well?

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    Default Re: EM1 EVF help

    No, at least some E-M5 II's also seem to suffer from it. Here is a thread on dpreview.com that is discussing it, and I'm linking to a post with an E-M5 II user who had the burn: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/57721601.

    Earlier in the thread, it was stated that some high end video cameras also suffer from it. For example, a quick google search shows:


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    Default Re: EM1 EVF help

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Meissner View Post
    That is good to know, as I've finally decided to buy the E-M1 (I'll buy it at the beginning of May when my store has a spring sale). For me, it is getting harder to want to lug the E-5 around all day, but I would still like to use the 50-200mm (non-SWD) for distance shots.
    I used my first model 50-200 the other day on my E-M1. Super images, very close to my 150f2. And it does not feel to be too large to handle, unlike the other lens which feels like a brick on that camera.
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    I agree with Don. I have the first version, and still find it a stunning lens.

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    Default Re: EM1 EVF help

    Quote Originally Posted by Don Baldwinson View Post
    I used my first model 50-200 the other day on my E-M1. Super images, very close to my 150f2. And it does not feel to be too large to handle, unlike the other lens which feels like a brick on that camera.
    Don
    I picked up the E-M1 last weekend. The 50-200mm (mark 1) seems like it was made specifically for the E-M1. I did have some teething pains where I had not dialed the noise filter down to low and kept the silent shutter enabled, which meant pictures of birds at the feeder were soft, but once I changed those two settings, things were tack sharp.

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    Default Re: EM1 EVF help

    I too have noticed softness with that setup as well. Thanks for the advice about the noise filter but I don't see how having the silent shutter enabled would contribute to softness or am I reading that the wrong way around?
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    Default Re: EM1 EVF help

    Quote Originally Posted by BobT View Post
    I too have noticed softness with that setup as well. Thanks for the advice about the noise filter but I don't see how having the silent shutter enabled would contribute to softness or am I reading that the wrong way around?
    You might want to look at this thread on dpreview http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/57742955.

    Basically my take-away is at shutter speeds slower than 1/320 second, the camera will use silent shutter if enabled. Unfortunately, the silent shutter takes about 1/15 second to read the whole image. Unlike the mechanical shutter where the shutter is closed when the read out is done, the read out is done with the shutter still open (i.e. it is still gathering light). So if you have subject movement within that 1/15 second, or you are shooting with florescent lights (that cycle on/off every 1/50 or 1/60 second) as your primary light source, it will show up in the image.

    To my way of thinking, this pretty much reduces the main reason you would want to use silent shutter in the first place (photographing concerts from the audience), and that it is better to go with the more traditional ways to muffle the shutter sound (i.e. soundblimp clones), or using an advanced p&s camera like the Stylus-1. It is a shame, since silent shutter was one of the minor reasons I upgraded to the E-M1 (the major reason being able to use the 50-200mm lens).

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