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#1 malway

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Posted 22 September 2015 - 07:51 PM

A newbie question for sure. 

 

I just got the olympus omd-em10

 

As I scroll through setting in the menu system there is an option for hdr....however I am unable to highlight it and turn it on. 

 

Is there some setting I must turn on first which then allows me to turn on the hdr setting?



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Posted 22 September 2015 - 08:38 PM

One suggestion would be to find the online product manual, probably in PDF format. The advantage would be that you can search "HDR" and quickly find all references too it

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Posted 23 September 2015 - 03:40 PM

I have been looking through the manual. Just figured it out though. If the camera is set to auto and you go into the menu system you have some choices unavailable. If you go to P, A or S for example THEN the full menu becomes available. 

 

The manual is not clear that if you want to go into the menu system it makes a difference which setting you are on. 



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Posted 23 September 2015 - 03:41 PM

I am glad that you figured it out. Good luck!



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Posted 30 September 2015 - 02:09 PM

Glad you figured it out too. I also have an E-M10 and like it a lot.

I do not like the way the HDR option works, however, and wrote the following note to myself. I later even set up a Myset to automate the entire thing - one click of the shutter and it takes 5 bracketed HDR shots. Hope this helps:

The "HDR" option on the camera is not very useful for 2 reasons.

1) it only allows 2 f-stop changes between shots. So, for example you can take 3 shots, one normal, one 2-stops above, one 2-stops below. Or you can take 5 shots, one normal, one 2 stop above, one 4 stops above, one 2 stops below, one 4 stops below. I have always felt that ONE f-stop is the correct increment to use with HDR.

2) The shooting mode selection is greyed, so you cannot use anti-shock or the self-timer to prevent camera shake on a tripod.

So, the best option is to use Bracketing instead of HDR. Bracketing allows you to take as many as 7 shots, with varying exposure bracketing. So, to get what I want - 5 shots (one normal, 2 above, 2 below) with 1 f-stop between them, you set up bracketing with those settings. The problem is that you have to press the shutter 5 times (in single mode) or if you try a burst mode, it will work but if you take too many shots you will have restarted another bracketing sequence.

The way to handle this is to also set up a Custom self-timer, set to the same number of shots (5) as the bracketing. You can even give it anti-shock of 0, and a starting self-timer delay (.5 seconds is the minimum time between shots).

 

As I said, these settings (5-shot bracketing, plus the 5-shot custom self-timer) can then be set to a Myset setting and then you can do it with one shutter click.


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