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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Fast Start

Lesson 4 of 33

Basic Controls and Touch Screen Demo

 

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Fast Start

Lesson 4 of 33

Basic Controls and Touch Screen Demo

 

Lesson Info

Basic Controls and Touch Screen Demo

Well, folks, it is time to dive into the good stuff on the camera. So what we're gonna be doing is going to be taking a tour of the entire camera and talking about what all the buttons and all the tiles dio So first off, obviously, you're gonna have the camera turned on. This is a type of camera that if I am not using it in a fairly active mode, I would probably keep it turned off because of the battery life issue. It's something you always want to keep aware. Now this camera does have a number of ways where it puts displays to sleep. It puts the camera into a napping mode, and then it will actually shut the camera off, where you have to turn the camera off and turn it back on. If it stays off and you have control over how long those periods of time arm will get into those Maurin the menu section, the shutter release right up there on the front of the camera, pretty easy to get to one of the things we'll be talking about. I guess we'll be talking about that moment. It's the half way pr...

ess down on them. The front dial in the back dial are kind of what are soft controls. They do a lot of different things shutter speeds, apertures, but they could be customized in what they do and in the direction that they turn. If you still want to change that, the little four way control on the back is what Olympus likes to call the arrow pad. I might forget in this class just to warn you, and it's the up, down and left right joystick on the back of the camera. But the aero pad for controlling things like the focusing point as well as navigating throughout the menu system, the okay button is used for setting features in the menu. Also he working with the focusing system as well. So that's kind of the confirmation when you want to set a particular feature. So getting into the top deck of the camera the shutter release button, as I mentioned, is a two stage device. So you're in a press halfway down, and it's going to engage the autofocus system and the media ring system on the camera, so that kind of wakes the camera up from its napping mode so that you can get a reading and composed with the camera. And so when you are focusing, press down halfway, let it do its thing, and then you compress down all the way for taking your photos. So just get very used to that field because every camera has its own slightly different pressure feel on it. And so that's the main way that you're gonna be taking pictures. But this camera also has a touch screen on the back of the camera, and you can use it to focus. Or you can use it to take pictures. In fact, let's do a little live demo right here and now and see if we can get this camera turned on and we'll put it over here. And we got some Olympus and Panasonic lenses that would work on this camera that we can kind of focus on, and I'm gonna zoom in a little bit on them and so we can see some things in the foreground and over on the left hand side. We have a three different way control that can control either. I don't want to use the touch screen at all, which means this doesn't work. If you tap that little one now you can focus, and so I can choose to focus in the foreground. Or I can focus in the background and you can see that it is very quick in focusing or I can choose. I want to shoot pictures and it will focus, and we actually have a zooming or a framing option over here on the right, and we can zoom in and look at this. If we wanted to adjust, focus manually. I'm going to switch into manual, actually, go back. Try this again. Where's my focusing? We can do our zoom in to check focusing. Scroll around. We could see this one is out of focus. That's, uh, get it back to full frame focus, and we should be able to shoot pictures here. There we go. Focus on the background and take a picture. Focus on the front, and so we can use that for taking pictures as well as the shutter release. And so there's a number of touch options. There is really nothing that you have to use touch for. It's completely optional, which is great, because I tend not to be a big fan of the touch, but every once in a while it's nice toe have and so be aware that we will be talking about some of the touch features as we go through the class.

Class Description


Ready to make the most of your Olympus® OM-D E-M5 Mark II? Join expert photographer, John Greengo for a fast-track introduction to taking full advantage of your camera’s features in Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Fast Start.

John will teach you how to navigate and set up your camera’s menus and guide you through its buttons, dials, and features. You’ll learn how to take full advantage of your camera’s super-fast live view focusing. You’ll also learn how to optimize your camera for sports and other high-motion photography. John will teach you about your camera’s high-resolution sensors and settings and help you get them attuned to your shooting style so you get the picture you want, every time.

This course will have you using your Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II like a pro in no time – no complicated manuals required.

Reviews

a Creativelive Student
 

I had previously purchased the Fast Start for the earlier OM-D E-M5 model and found it invaluable. I was lucky to catch this E-M5 Mark II Fast Start when it was live and had my camera set up beautifully - until I updated the firmware recently and discovered how uncooperative the camera can be in the absence of the combination of settings recommended by John. So I bought the course, which enabled me to restore the camera to the optimal settings and gave me may "Aha" and light-bulb moments about things I'd forgotten or not understood the first time around. I am glad I now have this course so I can revisit it as needed. NOTE: There IS an option to save settings to the PC before updating firmware. I will be doing that in future!

a Creativelive Student
 

Excellent course. John's ability to patiently and throughly cover all elements of this detailed camera is impressive. He converts the stress level of learning a new camera to a fun level.

a Creativelive Student
 

I watched most of the live broadcast and just finished going through all of the modules with my camera. I learned so much!! My camera is customized to my preferences and I am now very comfortable shooting in M mode. My picture quality has already improved. John is an excellent instructor.