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Can I fix or troubleshoot my 14–42 mm lens that isn't working with Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II?

I have an Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II camera with two lenses: 14–42 mm and 40–150 mm. When photographing the rain, suddenly the 14–42 mm lens stopped working giving the following error: "Check the ...
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Under what circumstances does f/22 cause diffraction?

Today I went out to get a photo of a historic building with a lake in front and opted to shoot at f/22 with a tripod. To my surprise, the images aren't sharp. I also used the Olympus high res mode and ...
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Can you use Olympus/OM Systems OI.Share app on a single phone to connect to 2 cameras (not at the same time)

I have the OI.Share app, which fairly seemlessly connects to my OMD E-10 Mk III over WiFi, when I enable WiFi on the body, and connect to its hotspot. This works ...
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Suffering zooming issue with Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mk III

Before I start just want to say I am a very new and inexperienced camera user so I appreciate any support. I also want to thank you for your time reading this in advance even if you don't have an ...
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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III: Is there a way to get the number of shots left in continuous shooting before the buffer fills?

Many interchangeable-lens cameras provide some sort of buffer capacity display when shooting, typically indicating the approximate remaining number of images that can be stored in the buffer, and ...
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Do Olympus OM-D cameras count two shutter cycles per exposure in single shooting?

Inspired by "Does live view increases the number of shutter actuations?" This question should apply to most mirrorless system cameras, but I'd like to see an answer that applies to the Olympus OM-D ...
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Kit lens on an Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II not being recognized?

I have an Olympus OM-D E-M10 with the kit lens, which reads Olympus 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 EZ ED MSC 0.2m/0.66ft-∞, and for some reason today, when I turn it on, the lens goes in and out (zoom) ...
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Can I mount a ring flash to the kit lens of the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II?

I have an Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II and for some of the photography I'm trying to do, I have reasons to believe a ring flash would be a good option. I want to get a cheap one and play with it, but I ...
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Olympus OMD EM 5 mark I: camera froze while focusing during macro shot. Wont switch on anymore

I have an old Olympus OMD EM5 5 Mark I that is in perfect condition. I use it to practise my photography and also to look cool. I was attempting to take a macro shot; with the target object a bit too ...
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What's the reason for the different P-mode shutter speeds between the electronic and the mechanical shutter on the Olympus M10 ii?

When I use the P mode on my M10 Mark ii, the shutter speed seems to default to around 1/125 when using the mechanical shutter and to a much lower 1/30 when using the electronic shutter? Might there ...
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Black smudges during long exposure shots? What are these called and why are they there?

I recently sold my pro camera and lens and downgraded to an Olympus mirrorless. A used lens I bought, the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 12-50mm, I have been doing long exposure shots with. Here is an ...
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How to calculate the new focal length when usng a lens mount adapter

I'd like to know how to calculate the new focal length when using a lens adapter. Is there any formula? To be more specific: I need to attach my old lens (four third) to new micro four third system ...
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How can I display the 'settings menu' in the viewfinder on the Olympus OM-D E-M5?

I came into possession of an OM-D E-M5 with a broken screen, and I would like to tweak the menus of the camera. However, I did not succeed to bring them up in the viewfinder. Does anyone know how to ...
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How to resolve error "-.-" and not able to take pictures on an Olympus OM-D E-M10?

I'm getting this error on my Olympus OM-D E-M10 and I can't take any pictures:
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Olympus E-M10 Mark II - Auto Focus Point Lock

When I use the Super Control Menu to set the AF target ( and using Single Target mode), while I know to do this, it subsequently moves while I'm taking photos. I'm not sure what makes it move - other ...
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Remove spot on sensor Olympus OM-D E-M10 [duplicate]

I've got a visible spot on the sensor of my OM-D E-M10 (Mark I). I think it's a tiny splatter. Can I clean it with a cotton swab and some alcohol for example? I assume there is a piece of glass in ...
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How can I best post-process underexposed, noisy images taken at 5000 iso?

I'm editing photos but the photographer was quite new and he took photos using Olympus OMD EM5II at 1/400, ISO 5000 and at f3.5 resulting in a underexposed noisy image. (The photos are raw.) I tried ...
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What are Olympus' best in-camera Jpg settings for facebook

I usually shoot raw and make minimal in-camera post-processing with my O-M10 Mark II before exporting the photos to Facebook. Did anyone figure out what are the best in-camera jpeg resolution and ...
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Camera calls some ISO settings extended, but the technical specifications do not

I am looking at a late-model Olympus digital camera and my curiosity is piqued by seeing that, although the camera itself specifies that ISOs of 8000 and higher are extended, neither the technical ...
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How to quickly switch from bracketed to single shot shooting?

I frequently switch between exposure bracketing and single shot shooting, and this is kind of a pain because I have to change two settings. For example, let's say I want to bracket 3 exposures with a ...
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How does the White Balance preview work on the OM-D E-M1?

I can't figure out how the white balance preview works on the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, and it is not covered in the official manual. If you go to the LV control panel, select either of the A/G WB ...
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Can I make the out-of-camera jpegs from my Olympus camera less oversaturated?

I am using an Olympus OM-D E-M1 II and I find that the jpegs it produces are oversaturated. I tried using the "natural" and "muted" picture settings (see below) and it did not have much effect, still ...
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OM-D EM1 Mark II file transfer to Windows XP?

Is there any way to get a file transfer from an Olympus OM-D EM1 Mark II to Windows XP? As far as I can tell, the only way to get files off the camera is with Olympus Viewer 3 which does not work on ...
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Is the Olympus Highlight & Shadow Control for jpeg only, or does it affect raw files?

Is the Olympus Highlight & Shadow Control for jpeg only, or does it affect raw files? In other words is it an effect that can be accomplished just as well in post-processing, or will it adjust ...
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Motion activated shutter built in to Olympus cameras?

I have been reading the manuals for the Olympus OM-D II and have not found any feature that allows for motion triggering the shutter. By "motion triggering" I mean situations where I would want to ...
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Should I get extension tubes or a close-up macro converter for macro photography?

I am using an Olympus EM-10 Mk2 with a Panasonic 20mm f/1.7, Olympus 45mm f/1.7 and 40-150mm. I cannot afford a good macro at the moment but really wish to get into macro photography. My choices for ...
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How do I turn off the LCD and EVF during timelapse on Olympus OM-D E-M1?

I want to save as much battery as possible. EVF consumes a lot of energy. Is there any way to disable both displays during timelapse shooting?
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OM-D E-M5 Takes One Photo, struggles, Shuts Off

After a period of not using my OM-D E-M5 (maybe six months), I took my camera out to use it. Upon taking a photo the screen goes black, as if struggling to record the image, and then shuts down. If I ...
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What are the different picture qualities in the Olympus OM-D E-M10II?

For picture quality in the Olympus OM-D E-M10II there are many options. I know what RAW is, but what about the rest:
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Does the Olympus OM-D E-M10 II use the same battery as the previous version?

I would like to purchase a OM-D E-M10 II and I want an extra battery with it. Does it use the same battery as the previous version, the OM-D E-M10? Does it come with an external battery charger?
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How do I get both subject and background in focus at the same time with my (µ4/3) prime lens? [duplicate]

I'm using an Olympus EM-5 Mark II and my prime lens is the Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 (40mm film equiv. focal length). I don't know if I can set the camera's focus to infinity to avoid the blurring effect ...
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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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Olympus OM-D E-M10 not turning on properly

This is about a brand new, freshly unboxed Olympus OM-D E-M10. When turning on the camera, it is producing two short "clack clack" sounds, the display is turning on and the lens (kit objective, 14-...
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Focus in night photography

Another question related to the Olympus OMD EM5. I bought this camera to replace my Nikon D90 and I'm very satisfied with it. However, I find very hard to do the focus at night. With the Nikon D90, ...
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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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Why does exposure shift occur with my OM-D EM-5?

I have been using OM-D Em-5 for a few months with my 3 lenses: 12mm f/2, panasonic 25mm f/1.4 and 45mm f/1.8. Two of my lenses have a problem with exposure shift all the time - after I turn camera on, ...
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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 to select multiple images for deletion on the Olympus E-M5?

The manual of the Olympus OMD E-M5 says it is possible to select multiple images for deletion, but does not mention how. Sorry if this sounds like a silly question but, how can I select multiple ...
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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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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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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 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 ...
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