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Olympus PEN-F Fast Start

Lesson 28 of 31

Built-In EVF Menu

 

Olympus PEN-F Fast Start

Lesson 28 of 31

Built-In EVF Menu

 

Lesson Info

Built-In EVF Menu

all right, We're getting into the controls that control the E V f on the camera. So the viewfinder you hold up to your eye. We have the three different styles here, my personal preferences style to because nothing is in front of the actual image that were photographing. And there aren't any colors, too. Skew your view of looking at the colors in the photo itself. But good options all around. All right. Info settings. So when you press the info button, which types of items are you going to see in the viewfinder? So once again, just uncheck all the items that you don't find useful for your type of photography. We've talked about grids before, but this is just simply the grid that you see in the viewfinder normally left off. I will occasionally turn it on. Depending on the project I'm working on, the I sensor will automatically switch back and forth between the IV E f and the LCD, and if that for some reason is not working for you like you have your hand in back of the camera and it's aut...

omatically switching when you don't want it to, you can turn off that TV F switch so that you are just manually going back and forth on the options. If you have found that the E V f doesn't quite look right, the brightness or the color of it is not right. You can go in and you can tweak the brightness in color. I hope you don't have to do this. Most people will not be doing this halfway level. Okay, this is kind of interesting. And so when you press halfway down on the shutter release the light meter is replaced by a level that tells you whether you're tilting the camera left and right. And so normally you hold the camera up to your eye. You figure out your exposure, and then when you're getting close to taking the photo, you're gonna press halfway down on the shutter release. And that's a good time to have a level to see if you have the camera level. If you are wanting to look at the light meter the whole time, leave this feature off. But I would say Leave it on and it's gonna be a great way to make sure that you get level horizons. All right. Simulated optical viewfinder and surprisingly, I'm gonna As much as I like to have the best view possible looking through the viewfinder, what's even more important to me is getting a view that represents the brightness of the photo in here. And so that's one of the beauties of a muralist camera is that you can see whether you have your shutter speed set too high or too low, whether your picture is going to be too light or too dark. And if you turn it this simulated optical viewfinder on what it does is it forgets about the exposure information, and it's just trying to give you the best image possible, and this is gonna be very useful for some people in certain types of photography. But I think for the average photographer it's much more handy to get a better representative representative representation of what the final image is gonna look like. And so if you leave this turned off, you're gonna be able to get a good view and see what that final image looks like.

Class Description


We know what it’s like to dive right into taking pictures with your new camera. But dense technical manuals make for a terrible first date. Get the most out of your new Olympus PEN-F with this complete step-by-step walkthrough of the camera’s features.

Join expert photographer John Greengo for a fast-track introduction, and unlock your camera’s full potential.  In this class you'll learn:

  • How to use the electronic viewfinder
  • How to take advantage of the customizable interface
  • How to use the video options
John is a CreativeLive veteran instructor and an experienced photographer. He has extensive experience teaching the technical minutiae that makes any camera an effective tool: aperture, ISO, the Rule of Thirds, and the kinds of lenses you’ll need to suit your camera body. This Fast Start includes a complete breakdown of your camera’s exposure, focus, metering, video and more. John will also explain how to customize the PEN-F’s settings to work for your style of photography.

Reviews

Jay Linsenbigler
 

Awesome course and thorough description of the PEN-F capabilities and functions. HOWEVER, John's "big boy camera" bias comes through when he describes some of the creative functions as "just fun". I highly disagree- because like other tools and features- it depends on HOW the photographer uses the tool or feature. Like HDR, the creative features can be used tastefully or look "overcooked". Film photographers who use a variety of different films in film cameras- is this "just fun", or do they offer creative options? I encourage John and any listeners to look up the Olympus Visionaries and many other professionals using Olympus cameras in their daily work to see the amazing results they create with them. Instead of the same old Nikon and Canon "muscle-flexing" biases- lets look at what the pros produce with the camera tools. All modern cameras are superb and capable of great results. And this PEN-F camera offers groundbreaking control over the image making IN CAMERA at the time of exposure- which can be used to adjust an accompanying RAW file if needed. Not everyone wants to sit in front of a computer for hours doing post processing.

Jay Linsenbigler
 

Awesome course and thorough description of the PEN-F capabilities and functions. HOWEVER, John's "big boy camera" bias comes through when he describes some of the creative functions as "just fun". I highly disagree- because like other tools and features- it depends on HOW the photographer uses the tool or feature. Like HDR, the creative features can be used tastefully or look "overcooked". Film photographers who use a variety of different films in film cameras- is this "just fun", or do they offer creative options? I encourage John and any listeners to look up the Olympus Visionaries and many other professionals using Olympus cameras in their daily work to see the amazing results they create with them. Instead of the same old Nikon and Canon "muscle-flexing" biases- lets look at what the pros produce with the camera tools. All modern cameras are superb and capable of great results. And this PEN-F camera offers groundbreaking control over the image making IN CAMERA at the time of exposure- which can be used to adjust an accompanying RAW file if needed. Not everyone wants to sit in front of a computer for hours doing post processing.

Kate Mooney
 

The Pen 5 is an amazing camera - however it is capable of so much that getting to know it can be somewhat overwhelming at first. John systematically and logically works through every part of the camera in really clear and easy to understand steps, quickly converting my initial apprehension into confidence and excitement for the endless possibilities of this camera.