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EM5 mkii underwater settings

Discussion in 'The Olympus Outlet' started by Ardy, Sep 4, 2019.

  1. Ardy

    Ardy Solo Diver

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    HI I just bought an EM5 mk2 and although I have my EM5 mk1 settings I am wondering what extras does the mk2 bring that adds value to uw photography?
    The main reason is that there are a lot of settings in mk2 that were not in the Mk1 and it is a bit different.
    Any ideas? I was surprised theat a search brought up noting on this.
    BTW I use back button focus and single shot manual for all my UW stuff.
     
  2. Chris Ross

    Chris Ross Barracuda

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    You can program a number of buttons to be the back button focus, including the video button. Choose which button is easiest to place your thumb on to be the back button focus button. On my Nauticam housing i had the video button programmed as back button focus as it had a lever assigned to it.

    You have four functions buttons available and also the aperture stop down button. You can save presets - called myset and assign them to a function button. I had a preset for manual flash and another for TTL . press the function button once to get to TTL settings and again to go back to manual flash. I programmed that function to the aperture stop down button. You can have other buttons to provide focus peaking or other functions.

    I had a myset for each mode of UW photography Myset 1 was manual flash in manual mode which was my main UW mode. Myset 2 was TTL flash, Myset 3 was ambient - no flash with underwater white balance. I would start before installing the camera by calling up myset 1 while in manual exposure mode. then to get to either of the others from there press the assigned function button. The myset stores the SS, aperture. white balance option and ISO among other functions but not EVF auto switch to off for some reason. (need to turn this off as it detects your eye at viewfinder to enable the EVF - it doesn't work inside the housing).

    They are the main features I can think of.
     
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  3. kevjli

    kevjli Solo Diver

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    Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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  4. Ardy

    Ardy Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Australia - Blue Mountains
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  5. Ardy

    Ardy Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Australia - Blue Mountains
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    Thanks Chris, I like the ttl/manual switch might have some use as TTL is better on this camera. Will run through the options on the Mk2 and post some questions re do they have any use underwater.
     
  6. kevjli

    kevjli Solo Diver

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    I never had an mk1, only the mk2. I generally use the settings from those links, but I have my Fn buttons set a little differently. Using Nauticam housing.

    Fn1: magnify
    Fn2: record video
    Fn3: EVF/LCD viewer
    Fn4: focus peaking
    Rec button: AEL/AFL (back button focus)

    One thing nice about the mk2 is the extra control dial on top (along with 1-2 switch). It's easy to change your shutter, aperture and ISO very quickly.

    What new settings did you see change from m1 to mk2?
     

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