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Olympus PEN-F Fast Start

Lesson 13 of 31

Left, Right & Bottom of Camera

 

Olympus PEN-F Fast Start

Lesson 13 of 31

Left, Right & Bottom of Camera

 

Lesson Info

Left, Right & Bottom of Camera

working our way over to the left side. There's not much to talk about over here other than the three little holes, which is the speaker system, so that when you play back your movies or your audio annotations, that's where the noise is coming from. Over on the right side of the camera, we have a little door that opens up and gives us access to our USB cable, which we will use for either downloading images potentially or uploading new firmware to the camera. This is also where you would plug in the RM. You see one remote. So if you are doing work from a tripod, you can plug that in, and that way you're not touching the camera to actually get the shutter. If you want to hook the camera upto a TV, there is an HD I. HTM I control here and that something that you would plug in so that you could view your images or your video on a large TV monitor. Working her way onto the bottom of the camera will have our serial number. We'll have our tripod socket. Then there is a metal grip. If you would...

like a little bit more of a finger grip on the camera, as well as an ARCA Swiss tripod mounting system. The E C G four well give you a little bit of a better grip on the camera and allow you to hook it up onto a tripod more easily. Now this is set for the Ark, a Swiss system. You could hook other tripods into the bottom of this, but there's a lot of tripods that this will just naturally work on. And I have found that this is going to be necessary for a number of people and one of things. If we get a close up shot of the front of the camera here, I'm going to show you that, uh, still little lens removal here. The thing that is unusual about this particular camera is your the bottom of the lens Mount is very, very close to the bottom of the camera. And so let me switch this around sideways and so that you can see let's do it right about there so that when I mount this lens on here, there's not a lot of space between. In fact, it looks like it's just barely touching right down there. And so there are some lenses there, some large aperture lens Is that kind of get in that way? And so you have to be very careful. I have to be very careful about mounting it this on this tripod. Because if I try to mount it like this, the lands rubs against the knob here. And so I have to mount this on the back side. And so if you have those larger lenses on it, you'll probably want to get the grip for the camera, cause that'll give you a little bit more space in which to work with that mounted back up there. And so that's where that grip would really come in handy, along with just giving you a better finger grip on the camera. So then we have our obvious compartment for our battery, and our memory card in here comes with the B. L. In one highly recommend getting a second battery because battery life on the muralist cameras can be a little bit on the short range. You might say 253 100 shots or so comes with a standard charger, lets you know when it's charging and when it is fully charged by turning off the light. This is the battery charger, and you obviously just put the battery in here. But it comes with this long, ungainly cable. And so what you want is you want this little adapter that plugs in the top here. And so if we get a tight shot over here, it on the side and so it simply has basic adapter that we can plug in right here, and we'll just sort of plug it in here has the plugs that plug out. And if you look at the profile of this, that looks like a duck head. Quack, quack, quack, quack. See that? And so these little devices and this one's a fairly cheap one. You should be able to pick him up for a buck or two or three bucks apiece. Plug it in there, and now you have a nice travel size charger. So that was, uh, just want to let you see that a little bit more closely in in person. Finally, the memory card in there. So let's talk a little bit about the memory cards that this camera uses. It uses the secure Digital, or SD memory cards on the camera. There is a little lock switch on the side, so be aware that you can lock these so that you can no longer write information to them or delete information. And so you could do that after you've filled up a card and you don't want to make sure that you don't do anything dangerous with it. The size of the card will determine whether it's an SD or a H si or an ex C version of it, and your camera can use pretty much everything that's available. The speed of the card is how fast the camera can write information to the card and how fast a computer can pull information off of the card. It's not that important with this camera. In my mind, don't spend over overly getting a fast card cause it's not going to change the performance, and it definitely doesn't change the quality of your images. If you shoot a lot of video, you might want to pay attention to the minimum speed of the card. Video is very, very heavy when it comes to the uh, usage of recording data, the car, because it's recording and storing data in a constant MACHIN fashion, you need to have a little bit faster card, and so, if you do plan on doing a lot of video, you want to make sure that you get a Class 10 or faster card, so that would be the new you hs speed one or faster. And that'll enable you to shoot for longer periods of time without having any dropped frames or any problems stopping the shooting in the video of the camera. All right, so you can, as I mentioned before, connect your camera to your computer to download your images. But it's a relatively so process. There's just not a good processor in the camera for downloading images, so a card reader is gonna allow you to download much quicker. And if you have a computer that has a slot for the memory card, that's gonna be very fast, a swell. And so I encourage using those rather than using the USB connection to your computer

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.