Custom Menu F: Flash Sync


Olympus® OM-D® E-M5 Mark II Fast Start


Lesson Info

Custom Menu F: Flash Sync

Okay, next up is flash synchronization. We'd mention this before in the flash section that the maximum sink speed is one to fiftieth of a second. And so I guess you can go in and change that if you want. You know, I'm not even sure what the options are. You can. You can set it down lower, if you would prefer to. So, for instance, if you were using flash and you wanted it to be a slower shutter speed, or you had a certain type of power pack system that required a little bit longer period of time. When you do have the built in flash, this is this is one of those areas where you get to grade yourself on how good you are at holding the camera steady. So your average user beginning user who is just going to hold the camera and not be too conscious about how they're holding it probably should have it set to around a sixteenth of a second, which is moderately fast. Now, if you're really good about holding that camera rock steady, you could go down to a thirty f or fifteen or much lower. I wou...

ld feel perfectly comfortable holding this camera at a fifteenth of a second cause. I know the stabilization works out very well, and I can hand hold the camera pretty darn steady. And so if you're really good, you could go down to an eighth or a quarter of a second. So this is just kind of the limits that your camera would automatically choose in shutter speeds when there is a flash attack. Seeing how the camera does not have a built in flash it's. Not something most people are going to use very much. All right, flash exposure, compensation and exposure compensation are two different things. Do you want to combine them? The more advanced photographer does not, they want to keep him separate. They're going to do one adjustment on one in one adjustment on the other, when you are using a flash and you want your pictures to be a little bit lighter or a little bit darker and you're trying to keep things really, really simple, you can set this toe on, and it just makes the appropriate adjustments to pick make the picture 00:01:57.638 --> 00:02:00. lighter or darker for the man. For the more advanced 00:02:00.75 --> 00:02:03. user who wants to turn this off, they could say no, 00:02:03.78 --> 00:02:06. I want the flash a little bit darker, but I want the 00:02:06.28 --> 00:02:08. ambient light a little brighter and they can go in 00:02:08.8 --> 00:02:11. and really tweak with these settings in this. I mean, 00:02:11.49 --> 00:02:15. this one setting right here is probably a five hour 00:02:15.95 --> 00:02:20. class and lighting if we really wanted to get in and 00:02:20.83 --> 00:02:25. go through the options on it. Sorry, folks, we don't 00:02:25.06 --> 00:02:26. have time.

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.


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!