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Olympus PEN-F Fast Start

Lesson 26 of 31

Record & Erase Menu

 

Olympus PEN-F Fast Start

Lesson 26 of 31

Record & Erase Menu

 

Lesson Info

Record & Erase Menu

moving on to record any race. All right, so there's a couple of items in here that fall under the general question of when you delete a photo. How many button presses do you want it to take? And on one hand, I don't want it to take too long. I don't want a press 15 buttons to be racing image. And on the other hand, if I just press one button, that might happen accidentally. And so there's this happy medium that we're all gonna have. And so what quicker race allows us to dio is we changed the normal system? The normal system is you hit garbage. You go down to select that you actually want to have it erased, and then you hit OK, which means you got to hit the button three times. If you turn quick, erase on. You hit the garbage can button when you see a photo and it is gone right away. And so that's a little too quick for a lot of people. And so I would hesitate and say, You probably don't want to have this turned on unless you're really, really sure about your finger movements on the cam...

era and for some reason, the other option is gonna be here in a moment. So just hold on for a second in the rest of that. All right, if you shoot raw Plus J peg, when you press delete, you want to get rid of both images at the same time. I'm thinking, yes, in most cases you would. But if you wanted to Onley delete the J peg or the raw, you could set it up. To do that. The file name is automatically given to each of the photos that you are taken in there. If you want to reset the file number back to 0001 you can do so Normally it just counts up to 10,000 and resets itself, which is usually fine for most people. File name is preceded with a three or four letter code, depending on whether you're shooting in S RGB or adobe RGB. And if you want to go in and say, put your initials in rather than this other letter code, you could go in and have that as part of the final naming of your photos. And so it can just kind of customize your file names. And so if you find this helps in the workflow, then go in there and you can adjust those three or four letter codes. All right, so we were talking about that quicker race option. Well, here's kind of the second option on it. Under quicker race, we either have the option of pressing the button three times or one time with priority set. When you press delete, what's the priority that it says yes or say no? And currently it's no. And if you change it to yes, it says, you hit the garbage can. Oh, you want to delete a photo? You're really sure, And all you have to do is hit the okay button. And so, in my mind, to button press for deleting images is the perfect medium of not being too quick to delete them but not taking too many button presses to delete every single photograph. And so I think the priority set on yes is just the right amount of button pressing to delete a photo if you want to change the DP I settings, and this is mainly if you are going to be hooking your camera upto a printer that you can do so when adjusted. The printing settings here Generally 300 dp eyes kind of long been the standard of what normal prints are printed at you. Go a little up from that. You can go a little down from that. The copyright settings. The camera records metadata about how how you shot your photograph, and one of the things that you can add in is your artist's name. General. Information your name into the camera so you can use this. It's a little time consuming because you got to use the controls toe. Go through the alphabet and put your name in. But I highly recommend doing this because it adds your name to the copyright of the photographs that you shoot with your photograph. And even if you don't plan on publishing photos with your camera, it puts your name in the camera. If it was law, if you lost your camera or it got stolen and somebody was trying to prove that, does this camera really belong to you? You could simply say, Go into the menu setting, Look under the copyright That's my name, and it probably be help in recovering your camera to prove that it's your own. And so you could also put in your website information so somebody could contact you if they found it s so great to go ahead and add that information into the camera. Chances are, a thug who steals your camera probably isn't going to know about that in there.

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.