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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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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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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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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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What does "AUTO-ZOOM" mean on my Zuiko lens?

"Auto-zoom" is written on my Zuiko 35~70mm lens, is this a name of some lens technology?
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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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Why did my developed photos come back blue outdoors (and fine indoors)?

Just bought an Olympus 35RC on the cheap. To try it out I bought a Kodak Ultra Max 400 (24 exposures), fired them off and sent them to be developed. The photos I got back were... well... blue? The ...
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How does camera firmware obtain lens distortion correction parameters?

I use an Olympus MFT system and one thing I notice is that for most Zuiko MFT lenses there is significant barrel distortion as seen in the raw images. However, if you look at the jpg's, often they ...
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Why's there a round ring on my developed 35mm film?

I'm still really new to film so I hope someone can help me. I recently developed my 35mm film from a point and shoot olympus camera, and some of the photos came out with a roundish white border - one ...
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Help, Green fog on my photos?

I've just started using film cameras, so sorry for any terminology errors. I picked up an Olympus OM-1 from a flea market and it works great, but every now and then my pictures come out looking like ...
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Olympus OM-10 35mm - Film not gone all the way back into the cartridge

I've recently purchased an Olympus OM-10 off ebay, seems to be in good condition, only issue is I've just tried to unload my first roll of film (Fuji Superia 400) and I'm not sure its done it right. I'...
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White ring around my analog photos

I bought a used Olympus superzoom 800s camera and this was the first time that I have used it. There is a white ring around most of the exposed negatives and I would like to know what it is and what ...
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What are the downsides of the Olympus Anti-shock Shutter Release (electronic front curtain shutter) on the M10 Mark ii?

From what I understand this uses an electronic front curtain shutter, which I do not know how does it work. Does it present the same disadvantages as a regular electronic shutter? - which are: ...
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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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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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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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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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"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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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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What is the "ALBM" folder for?

I have an Olympus EM-10 III. When I put the SD card in my computer, there is a folder titled ALBM (along with the normal DCIM folder containing photos). Within it, there is a folder called ALB67ZZ8....
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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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What is causing this white-out with my camera?

Camera: Olympus Pen E-PL1, nearly 8 years old (wikipedia). I have two lenses, 40-150mm (amazon) and 14-42mm (amazon). I change between them frequently, but am careful when I do so. It's recently ...
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Is there a way to get an image of the live view?

Is there any way for Olympus OM-D class cameras to store their own live view as an image? For newcomers: the live view is what is displayed on the back of camera on the LCD screen when the camera is ...
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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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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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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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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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Why does my film camera not use entire roll of film?

I have a point and shoot olympus mju zoom 105. It had been working perfectly fine with the first few rolls of film but recently whenever I have put a new lot of film in it automatically rewinds the ...
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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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Why did some of my point & shoot film photos come back with one third light white or orange?

I am just starting with photography. I had bought a Olympus trip 35 at a flea market for €4 euros. I used a Fujicolor C200. I had my ASA on 200 and used the automatic setting on my camera. I took 36 ...
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Are there autofocus-enabled adapters for Olympus lenses on Canon EOS cameras?

Fairly new to photography so forgive my foolishness before calling me out, I already know. I bought a Olympus 50mm F1.8 lens thinking it was a manual focus but when I received it I realized I misread ...
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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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Difference between LG-1 and FD-1 ring light accessories for Olympus TG-4

I'm considering the Olympus TG-4 camera, because it could have a good combination of macro and ruggedness. One of its macro features is that it has got native accessories for ring illumination. ...
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What is this strange Olympus startup message showing hands pointing at a camera from different directions?

Whenever I turn on my Olympus TG-4 I get a strange message which pops up for a few seconds and then disappears. I am baffled by what this message is trying to tell me and also is a little bit ...
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Olympus OM 10 alternative lenses to the original Zuiko 50mm [closed]

I've been using the Olympus OM 10 for a lil while with its Zuiko 50mm and I'm struggling to find new lenses for that (old) camera. Would you have any brand/model to recommend? I'm not particularly ...
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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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Is minor pixelation 'normal' when playing back pics at max magnification through the viewfinder?

I own a Olympus EM5 Mark 2. When reviewing my pics through the viewfinder, during playback, I have noticed that some of the pics show slight pixelation at max magnification (x14). This is not evident ...
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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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How to determine the maximum memory card size that an Olympus E500 is compatible with?

I have an E500 with some 1 GB XD cards. It also takes CompactFlash. I can't find any information about what the max limit on card size is. I have checked the manual: https://cs.olympus-imaging.jp/en/...
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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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Canon FD lens mount adapter for Olympus Pen E-PL1

First time poster in this forum, and I want to ask this before I spend money. My parents were avid photographers, and both had Canon AE-1 Cameras. I have an Olympus Pen E-PL1. I have a few lenses ...
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How to mimic Olympus' dramatic tone filter?

I just did a few tries with some of Olympus' art filters and liked that "dramatic tone" filter. But even then, the images are far from perfect and I would like to recreate them in my raw converter (I ...
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Will Godox TT350o work with Olympus EM10 M2?

Will Godox TT350o work with Olympus EM10 M2?
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WIll an Olympus TCON-17X teleconverter work on a Fujifilm X100 series camera?

The X100 has a 49mm thread via a AR-X100 adapter. The Olympus TCON-17X has 55mm threads, so the connection should be no problem. Has anyone tried it?
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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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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 ...