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What do Pentax, Sony, and Olympus DSLRs offer that differs from Canon and Nikon?

We have a question and answers outlining the significant differences between the "big two" DSLR brands. I'm interested in the other DSLR makers, and how the cameras they make compare in terms of ...
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Are there drawbacks when using Panasonic lenses on Olympus Micro Four Thirds cameras?

I'm interested in trying out Olympus' new OM-D E-M5, and since I'm used to using a normal prime (and just spent some time using one on Fujifilm's new mirrorless EVF camera), I'd like to try that ...
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Why does Picasa open RAW images correctly then desaturate them? [duplicate]

I have an Olympus E-PL2 and am taking photos in raw. I have the codec downloaded from Olympus, so I can view the photo with Picasa in Windows, and it looks fine but a few seconds after loading the ...
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How do I get the Super Control Panel of Olympus OM-D E-M5 to appear on rear-LCD screen when the EVF is on?

I like having the EVF Auto Switch off (as I don't like the lag in getting the EVF to turn on with the eye sensor), but I would like to get the SCP on the rear-LCD screen. I read in a blog that if you ...
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Olympus OM-D developing hot/dead pixels within two weeks of purchase

I recently bought an Olympus OM-D on holiday and took around 2000 photographs in the 2 week period on holiday. On day 12 it developed some white/pink pixels on the sensor. I've emailed Olympus ...
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From a pure specs perspective, do micro four thirds cameras like the E-PL2 have any advantages over Sony's new RX100?

David Pogue is deeply, wildly in love with Sony's new high-end "pro's second camera", the RX100. So I was thinking of trying to find an excuse to buy it to replace my S95. But then I realized that ...
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Can the Olympus EPL3 camera be tethered to a computer?

I own an Olympus EPL3 camera, and I'm finding it hard to get a clear answer regarding tethering. Can I tether this camera to a computer for studio shots? If needed, I'm happy to use 3rd party ...
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Are there reasons beyond weight and price to choose the Olympus 40-150mm over the 14-150mm?

I'm curious whether there is any advantage in buying the 40-150 vs. the 14-150 lens. Both are f/4.0-5.6 and quality seems to be the same. Is there any reason except weight and price for which one ...
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Printing large (16x20 and up) with the Olympus OM-D EM-5?

Is it possible to make 16x20 inch prints using images from the Olympus OM-D EM-5 (and some good Olympus primes), while retaining sharpness and detail? Especially for landscape images? I've used a ...
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How to transfer Olympus Master albums to a new PC?

I am migrating everything to a new Windows 7 laptop, including about 5Gb of photos. All of the photos belong to albums on the old laptop. I transferred the photos to folders with the same names on the ...
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Is it possible to do a multiple exposure on an Olympus 35sp? [duplicate]

I am a big fan of double exposures in film photography, and was hoping to try my hand at it. I have an Olympus 35sp and it is an amazing 35mm rangefinder. Like most film cameras, it has a rewind ...
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How useful is in-lens image stabilisation at long zoom lengths on micro 4/3?

I have a Panasonic G3 with the 14-42mm kit lens. I am now looking for a second lens and would like to start with a longer kit-zoom. Something to go from around my kit lens' 42mm up to the 150mm kind ...
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Is there a radio flash control system for Olympus that allows setting flash power from the camera?

One of the main advantages of optical wireless flash control systems is that they don't require anything extra: at least with many cameras, they work with the built-in flash, and can often control ...
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How do I get the Olympus OM-D E-M5's “multi function” button to be multi?

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 has a Multi Function button, which the manual says: Allows rapid access to the selected function. Choose from [Highlight & Shadow Control], [WB], [Magnify], and [Image ...
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Will Joby Gorillapod SLR Zoom work with mirrorless Olympus EM10?

I looked at the Joby Gorillapod Hybrid, which lists mirrorless support but would only hold 1kg. The SLR Zoom would hold 3kg which I prefer. However, it only lists DSLRs as supported. Will it work with ...
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What are battery replacement options for the Olympus OM-1?

A friend of mine gave me a beautiful OM-1 with some lenses. The only caveat is that I don't have any batteries for it. The camera takes mercury batteries. I was wondering if there are any options to ...
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How to test the autofocus system before asking for support?

For outdoor usage I got an Olympus TG-2 compact camera. Various tests claimed autofocus: 'quick and mostly accurate' - at least I could not find any that described problems. Now, I know that I cannot ...
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What adapter do I need to mount a Konica lens on an Olympus E-520?

I bought a Konica Super Albinar MC auto zoom 1:4.5 F=80-200 mm no. 911485 55 lens for my E-520 Olympus camera. The adapter I already have does not fit and I desperately need to know what kind of ...
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How do I set the aperture on my Canon camera with an old Zuiko lens mounted with an adapter?

I recently bought an adapter to make the om-system mount of my Olympus Zuiko 50mm f/1.8 fit my Canon 60D. I experimented a bit shooting in Av, but still don't get how the setting given to the aperture ...
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Sigma 1:4.5 70-210 for Olympus - will this work for Canon 600D with an adaptor?

I have an old Sigma Zoom lens used with a film Olympus OM10 (the lens says 'Made for Olympus). It has manual aperture control on the lens and manual focus. Is there any point getting an adaptor for a ...
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How do I turn off the BULB and LIVE TIME mode of my OLYMPUS OM-D EM-5?

I have recently purchased an Olympus OM-D EM-5. I did some research and playing around and figured out how to use the camera and the options I wanted. Everything was working fine, I was using the ...
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Can I make the Olympus OM-D E-M5 control panel always active with one button press?

This camera doesn't seem to have all of direct, physical controls I'd like it to, but it does have a lot of options. There's an "info" screen which gives quick "control-panel" style access to many key ...
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How do I add lens correction for my model+lens to Lensfun in Darktable?

Camera: Olympus OMD EM-10 Lens: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ Darktable: 1.4.2 My raw's are showing a lot of distortion with the above lens that I try to correct using the Lens ...
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Will the Yongnuo YN560III flash work with Olympus E500?

I am planning to buy Yongnuo YN560III flash to use with my E500 camera. Is it safe to use it? Most of the online pages refer using it with Canon/Nikon. I want to be sure before I buy it. What radio ...
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Why did my whole roll of film shot with my Olympus Infinity Zoom come out blank?

I took good photos on my Olympus Infinity Zoom 180 — I believe. I took it to CostCo to get developed, since I favor their quality of printing. But the problem is that the roll came out complete blank! ...
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How can I fix a Olympus Pen Lite where the EPL5 shutter seems to be locking?

I just bought an Olympus Pen Lite - EPL5 and am having an issue with the manual shutter speed setting (S on the analog control). Each time I shoot a picture the screen goes black and it sounds like ...
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M.Zuiko 14-42 kit lens @ 25 mm on Olympus PEN E-PL1 with EV-2 finder does not have a 50 mm field of view

I've acquired an Olympus PEN E-PL1 mounting the kit zoom lens and EV-2 electronic viewfinder. Somehow, setting the lens at 25 mm does not yield the field of view I expect from a 50 mm equivalent ...
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How can I get accurate manual focus with an Olympus E-PL3 without having to zoom 5× every time?

I've just a Voigtlaender 35 mm / F 1.4 for my Olympus E-PL3 (using M-mount converter for Micro 4/3) Since this lens only support manual focus, so I need to zoom 5x every time to check if my focus is ...
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Output of camera to TV looks terrible, but doesn't on a computer

First off, I've purchased a Olympus TG-630 iHS, brand new. I never really had much experience with cameras, I just want one that I can point and shoot, and will produce decent images. That the camera ...
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How do I import Olympus E-PL2 raw files in Lightroom 3.3 for Windows?

I want to know how I could import a RAW file from an Olympus E-PL2 to Lightroom 3.3. If not possible, how I could as least view this in Windows 7 and Vista? I installed the Raw Codec from Olympus but ...
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How can I get the bulb function to work on Olympus E-M5?

manual frustration with the E-M5! Whatever I do I can't get the bulb function to work and see the resultant image happening in the viewfinder or LCD screen. Help Please .
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How long should Olympus EP-5 warranty repair take?

My EP-5 (purchased July 2013 in the US) developed a problem where it occasionally would not turn on. I brought it back to the photography store I purchased it from and they sent it to Olympus for ...
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What third party flashes can be remotely controlled from an Olympus?

Olympus cameras (E-M1 in my case) are able to optically control Olympus flashes and adjust power accordingly, but are there third-party flashes that the Olympus can control? Many flashes can be ...
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Removing movement between quick release plate and camera

There seems to be some play between the quick release plate and my camera. What can I do to limit this? Essentially, once focused I'll lock the camera in place and I can see the focus point drop and ...
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Can I use Olympus OM lenses on a Pentax DSLR?

I have some Olypus lenses that were used with my OM20 camera that I would like to use on my Pentax K-r camera. Is this possible, and what would I need to do it?
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“Stuck” pixel appearing on every photo taken

I have noticed that every pictures taken with my new Olympus EM10 has a few "dead" pixels or pixels that appear stuck to a colour. A few of them are red and other few greyish white. It has nothing ...
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Does Pentax make a lens adapter to fit Olympus lenses?

I have some Olympus lenses I found at an estate sale, does Pentax make an adaptor to fit these?
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Olympus XZ-1 stain on photos

Each photo taken in landscape orientation with my Olympus XZ-1 shows a dark stain on the top right, like in this example. Does anybody else has this problem? Could it be a dump patch? How can I ...
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Adapter for Olympus SLR lenses on Sony a6000 camera?

I have a few older Olympus SLR lenses that I really like and want to use them on my new Sony a6000. I do not want to go thru two adapters. It messes with the shot. Does anyone know of a single ...
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Charging similar battery packs in a charger intended for only one of them appears to work; Are there non-obvious reasons for not doing this?

My new Olympus compact uses their LI-90B type battery, and didn't include a charger. I have a number of LI-50B batteries from previous cameras, as well as a couple of chargers for them. Aside from a ...
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OM-D M5 Firmware update does not install

I can't update the firmware of my OM-D M5 to the latest release 1.7. That's what I tried: Start the firmware update tool (Ver 1.06 on OSX Mavericks), Connect the camera to a USB port of my Mac and ...
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Can an Olympus E20P take 8GB flash cards?

I have an Olympus E20P camera that is about 10 years old, and the manual says it supports 3V (3.3V) SmartMedia: 4 MB, 8 MB, 16 MB, 32 MB, 64 MB, 128 MB; CompactFlash (type I and II) ...
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WIll an Olympus TCON-17X teleconverter work on a Fujifilm X100 series camera?

IFAIK the X100 has a 49mm thread via a AR-X100 and the Olympus TCON-17X has a 55mm so the connection should be no problem but has anyone tried it? Thank you. Edit: Added AR-X100.
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Where to find information on Olympus SZ-17?

Walking past my local store I noticed a week, or so, ago a new Olympus model (well, new to me) SZ-17? I've had an Olympus SZ-16 and naturally was interested in this one, but have been unable to find ...
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Olympus and/or Four-Thirds resources? [closed]

Can you recommend any books, blogs or websites that are focused on Olympus and/or Four-Thirds (micro and standard) equipment?
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What is 5-axis optical stabilisation? How does it work?

Some cameras like the Olympus E-M1 have what's called 5-axis optical stabilisation, which produces reasonably sharp handheld photos even at 1.6 seconds: Source (search for "HANDHELD AT 1.6 SECONDS ...
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Is there a 3rd party X-mount lens (price & function) similar to Fujinon's portrait lens?

I'm interested in these two lenses for portraiture: X-mount Fujinon XF 56mm F1.2 R Micro Four Thirds' Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f1.8 The problem is I want a decent portrait lens, but the ...
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Why are Olympus models somewhat less represented on major review sites? [closed]

This is a subjective question, no doubt, and surely some other factors influence what models will get reviewed and such, but I was wondering, are there any reasons why on more popular sites (dpreview, ...
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Is 35× zoom the only meaningful difference between the Canon Powershot SX 40HS and Olympus Pen E-PM1?

PowerShot SX 40HS Vs. Olympus Pen E-PM1 I asked a question for a camera suggestion for my needs and out of the answers I liked the above two cameras. Olympus has an advantage on Canon when it ...
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Olympus XZ-1 or Lumix LX5?

I wonder which one of the two cameras should I get. Here is one comparison. I've seen good photos on flickr using both cameras, so I'm not sure. People say that the Lumix's aperture is slower than the ...