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Not a problem with your equipment. They are reflections of the clouds. Non-smooth water will cause vertical smears. The effect is subtle here, but it is more obvious when the sun is reflected. Why does sunset over a body of water cause a path of light stretching towards the horizon? Edit: More evidence, an example of vertical smearing from my library: ...


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Keep in mind that the memory card in the camera is just a standard removable data storage device, and the photos on the memory card are just standard files. You don't need any special software to transfer files like this. Take the memory card out of the camera and just use a card reader.


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Just to complete this - my camera went to Olympus AU who diagnosed a faulty shutter mechanism. they tell me that is a replacement not a repair - but I think these service centres are lazy when it comes to that choice. So in any case its hardware not software. Its not battery, sd card or anything I could fix at home. (though please do try these first) ...


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Because "tech specs" are sales and marketing documents meant to fulfill checkbox requirements or look good in comparisons. Calling out some of the ISO range as limited or specialized does not advance that goal. On the other hand, the camera settings and help exist to help you make the best choices for your photographic situation, so more information is ...


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Just wanted to put my experience out there. Had this identical problem which is why I found this discussion. Determined to test everything in a hope to get it working I found a solution which worked for me, for now atleast. Switching to burst mode on the camera solved my problem. It failed a couple of times; taking just one photo eventhough in burst mode. ...


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Yes, they both use the same battery type. The E-M10 comes with a BLS-5 and the E-M10II comes with a BLS-50. They are equivalent as you can see in Power Supplies for OM-D / PEN series cameras. You can buy replacement batteries for the E-M10 and they'll work for the E-M10II. Both come with a BCS-5 battery charger that can charge both batteries


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Lens mount adapters increase the pool of available lenses we are able to mount on any particular camera body. Adapters are basically mechanical coupling devices; however, some also couple electrical communications as well. Unless the adapter incorporates optics, the optical properties of the adapted lens are not altered. In other words, the focal length of ...


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Olympus has a video explaining it. They show all axis with each one designed to compensate for a type of movement. It is an evolution of sensor-shift stabilization: Originally, when Konica-Minolta invented Sensor-Shift stabilization, the sensor moved along two axis, vertical and horizontal. This compensates for the camera moving along a plane as long at it ...


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Of the three dimensions you are thinking about (left-right, up-down, fore-aft) only two are at all relevant except in macro photography. For-and-aft is not one of the axes of stabilization since it generally requires a lot of camera movement in the fore-and-aft direction to affect focus, either by moving the subject out of the depth of field that could be ...


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Here are a couple of possibilities: When I try focusing with the electronic viewfinder I find it helpful to zoom in on the live view. (Not sure if your camera can do that) Depending on your scene, you can also use a torch to light the scene as focusing aid. If the subjects are too far away, use knowledge of hyperfocal distance to focus on something that is ...


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...and it is not covered in the official manual. Well, actually it is (see page 52 of the English manual), and you are well under way. I was intrigued and tried it, and it worked when I used the viewfinder. You make the correction you think is going to work, look in the viewfinder and half way press the release button. The viewfinder white balance has ...


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There is no single best way to clean the sensor of a digital camera. To put it more precisely, which way is better can depend on a number of variables. The most significant variable, by a fairly large margin, is determined by what, exactly, needs to be cleaned from the sensor. The same method that is most effective and safest for removing lightly attached ...


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I would recommend that you continue to use the highest resolution and the lowest compression settings. Reason for this is so that you have a high-resolution copy just in case you want to make prints. If you can shoot RAW+JEPG, then that would be a good solution. When posting to social media, you don't need much more than about a 2MP image. Anything ...


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Start with the usual suspects: Turn off the camera and remove the battery. Let the camera sit overnight. Replace with a fully charged battery, turn the camera on, and see if the problem still manifests itself. Remove the lens. Try a different lens. Try the same lens on a different body. Clean the lens contacts on the lens and on the camera body. Reset all ...


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The camera does not have this ability. You will need a separate motion trigger, sometimes called lightning triggers. Many of the available triggers can also be triggered by loud sounds. Some of the triggers currently available: Ubertronix Strike Finder line of triggers Pluto Trigger Vello FreeWave Stryker line of triggers MIOPS Smart Trigger Opteka LTX80-O ...


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Problem: OM-D camera shuts down immediately after taking a picture Solution: Use shooting modes that skip the first curtain cycle Both the "Silent" and "Anti-Shock" on my E-M5ii skip the first curtain cycle and work as expected even though the standard single / sequential shooting modes do not. "Anti-Shock" mode allows for the use of flash, but does not ...


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This happened to my E-520 the other year. I'd take one picture normally but after a second capture the card light would blink until I switched the camera off. When I restarted the camera both pictures were saved to card and readable, but the problem repeated every shot. It was discussed in flickr's E-System Community My only solution was to send it to ...


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I don't know if I can set the camera's focus to infinity to avoid the blurring effect when I don't want. For example, when I want to take a picture that both background and subject is clear. Currently I can only choose, blur background or blur subject. The thing you're trying to control is called depth of field, which refers to the range within which ...


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This is called 'Live Bulb' or 'Live Time' and you have to enable it in the setup menu. The number of refresh is limited, but you will see the image evolve at fixed intervals during a bulb exposure. EDIT This only works in BULB or TIME mode, in case it is not obvious which seems the case from your comment. To do that, you have to set the time past 60" to ...


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Setting up the Live Bulb and Live time: Menu > Custom Menu > E Menu > Live Bulb: 0.5sec Menu > Custom Menu > E Menu > Live Time: 0.5sec Note: In order to use either function, you must put the camera in Manual Mode (M) and scroll the main dial until you see the option. Rotate shutter speed dial until way over 1 minute since those options are beyond that ...


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To my knowledge, Olympus cameras use a combination of mechanical and electronic shutters. I doubt that they would use the mechanical shutter twice as you described. If nothing else, it would be quite noisy and noticeable. I checked the information for my Olympus E-M5 camera, which I've been using for over 9 years now. Its internal counters show: 22,066 ...


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Press the REC button. A red tick will show up in the top right corner on the selected images. When finished, press the DEL/trash button. "Are you sure?" Yes. This will delete all selected images.


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The letter on the left stands for Large, Medium, or Small, with respect to JPEG output dimensions, and the letters on the right stand for Fine or Normal JPEG compression quality. The "+RAW" options save a JPEG at that quality along with the RAW file.


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This thread has a number of people describing very similar issues: http://www.flickr.com/groups/om-d_user/discuss/72157630018014187/ There is some info on there that looks like it might help you: "If you are able to turn on/wake up the camera, wait 15 sec, and still get a dark frame on your first shot, then I'd say your camera has an "issue," even if it ...


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The distance from the lens to film/digital sensor is a variable based on subject distance. When the camera lens focuses on a far distant object (infinity – a far as the eye can see symbol ∞) the distance lens to focal plane is at its shortest. As we focus on subjects that are closer than infinity, the distance lens to focal plane is elongated. We focus by ...


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I found the answer...thanks all. The answer lies in setting the Home position of the AF grid to the middle position (or whatever position you want as Home), then assigning the Home position to a Fn button. So, by pressing the Fn button I reset the AF target point.


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Yes, there is a very valid reason. Mirrorless cameras typically have an electronic first shutter curtain and a choice between electronic and mechanical shutter for the second curtain. First, you should understand how a traditional mechanical shutter works. In the beginning, the sensor is covered by the first curtain. The first curtain starts to move down, ...


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Is the -.- at the bottom supposed to be a lens aperture? In which case this would mean that there is no lens or the lens is not detected (bad contacts in the mount, or defective lens or lens not supported, or added with a mount converter). This could also be the reason for MF. There could be some setting to allow taking pictures despite this (legacy/full-...


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It is not a very good idea to just clean the sensor with a cotton swab and some alcohol. In cameras with interchangeable lenses like your Olympus there is NO glass in front of the sensor and the alcohol would damage the sensor and or filters. Also the cotton swab would most likely left some particles on the sensor which you will see on the images. To begin ...


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Following up from Michael Clark's comment, the solution is to use "custom modes". All the settings of the camera can be saved to one of four profiles or "mysets" designated C1, C2, C3 and C4. The steps to do this are: Set the camera to a desired configuration. Go to menu Picture1 / Reset/Assign Custom Modes Select one of the four choices C1, C2, C3 or C4 ...


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