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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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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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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 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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Should the sensor assembly on an Olympus E-PL7 move freely when power is off?

I just purchased (new) an E-PL7 as a backup for my aging E-PL6 body. It appears to function perfectly, but when powered off a slight clunking sound can be heard if the camera is lightly shaken along ...
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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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Why doesn't a zoom lens at 25mm on a Micro Four Thirds camera have the "normal" 50mm lens 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 focal....
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Panasonic Lumix G 25mm f/1.7 ASPH vs Olympus M. Zuiko 25mm f/1.8

I want to understand what are the advantages of Olympus M. Zuiko 25mm f/1.8 over Panasonic Lumix G 25mm f/1.7 ASPH because Panasonic is twice as cheap. Looking at specs those are pretty much the same ...
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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) Microdrive ...
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Why does a newer camera get lower score for a specific lens than an older one on dxomark?

I was looking around on DxOMark and found discrepancy in sharpness scores which seems very weird. The lens Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f2.0 has a sharpness score of "10 P-Mpix" when mounted on a ...
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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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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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"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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Olympus E-M10 Mark II - zoom in live view with manual lens

So I’ve got a manual lens for my Olympus E-M10 Mark II, and while I could turn on focus peaking, sometimes I want to zoom in a bit before I shoot. For the AF lens with the electrical contacts, it ...
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Backyard wildlife zoom question factoring distance

I'm quite new to photograhpy/videography and I only have a limited budget of $800.00US for a lens. As per Kai's request allow me to pose the question centered around the discussion I initiated: Which ...
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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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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 to get the most out of low-level monochromatic light?

Do you have any best practices in general for shooting in low-level monochromatic light? This is easily my least favorite lighting condition. Say you're at a Halloween party, and everybody is hanging ...
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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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How can I use a manual-focus Minolta MC Rokkor-PF 55mm SLR lens on a four-thirds system?

I have few questions. I'm using a four-thirds system (an Olympus E-410) If I use a Minolta MC Rokkor-PF 55mm f/1.7 prime lens: Can I use this lens with a Minolta MD/MC adapter? Will I lose auto ...