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Why did my developed photos come back blue outdoors (and fine indoors)?

It looks like the laboratory messed things up: the film you used is a daylight color negative film. Which means that basically, without (extra*) correction, the daylight images should have been ok, ...
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What does "AUTO-ZOOM" mean on my Zuiko lens?

Your lens dates back to a time when some lenses were still completely manual, and the aperture had to be manually closed for stop down metering. Your zoom lens has a more modern feature that allowed ...
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Suffering zooming issue with Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mk III

Your Olympus is a Micro Four Thirds camera. Without going into all the technical details, this means that the sensor in the camera is smaller than the 'standard' full-frame sensors found in some other ...
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How do I add lens correction for my model+lens to Lensfun in Darktable?

For lensfun <= 0.2.8, you may download http://wilson.bronger.org/db/version_0.tar.bz2, and extract its contents over your old database, which usually resides in /usr/share/lensfun (clean this ...
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Help, Green fog on my photos?

Your exposures are under exposed. Prints made from under exposed images often have a green fog or tinge. It is an artifact from an attempt to make a "useable" print from a very thin, under exposed ...
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How does camera firmware obtain lens distortion correction parameters?

Micro Four Thirds (MFT) is a vendor-neutral platform that standardizes the information communicated between camera and lens. Lenses can inform the attached camera body some of their chromatic ...
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"Stuck" pixel appearing on every photo taken

Olympus has a pretty good explanation on this page: The CCD, CMOS, and NMOS sensors used as film in digital cameras are made up of millions of pixel sites that are microscopic photodiodes—charged ...
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Why do my in-camera effects seem to have been applied to RAW?

Are the effects really being applied, or are they just showing up in the preview image of the application you use? For example, I can apply in-camera effects to my RAW images, and these effects will ...
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Backyard wildlife zoom question factoring distance

Given the ratio of the Canon APS-C crop factor (1.6) to the MFT (2.0) sensors, the equivalent of a 300mm on your camera is 300*1.6/2=240mm so a bit longer than your intended lens (200mm). The zoom ...
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Backyard wildlife zoom question factoring distance

Assuming all other things are equal: Your Canon 80D has a crop factor of 1.6. This means that your 300mm lens has an effective focal length of 300mm × 1.6 = 480mm. A micro-4/3s camera has a crop ...
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Does the Olympus OM-D E-M10 II use the same battery as the previous version?

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 ...
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Should 5-axis Image Stabilisation work on exposures greater than 1/60 second?

This is generally not true. The image stabilization should be helping in that range. However, you can't expect miracles. Olympus claims 5 stops of stabilization on that model, and, taking that down ...
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What are the best non-m4/3 lenses for Micro 4/3 cameras?

Hate to say it, but you're unicorn-hunting. There is no such beast. Understand that you're shooting a camera with a 2x crop factor. So, a "normal" lens is 25mm. And if you're looking at all classic ...
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OM-D E-M5 Takes One Photo, struggles, Shuts Off

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 ...
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OM-D E-M5 Takes One Photo, struggles, Shuts Off

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 ...
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Olympus OM-10 35mm - Film not gone all the way back into the cartridge

The cartridge is fine. Remember, when you get the cartridge, the leader is already exposed, so the film canister is designed to allow the film to come out without exposing the roll to light. You may ...
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Why does my film camera not use entire roll of film?

Had the same problem once with 135 film and a Canon EOS 300v. Turns out, that: the battery was quite low (and old) it was winter-time outside with -5 °C and some idiot (me) had the habit of ...
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Can I adapt an E-mount rectilinear lens on a micro four thirds body?

I would suggest looking into a shift or tilt-shift adapter, to mount say a wide-angle Canon EF or Nikon AF-S lens. This way, you have a much wider selection of regular lenses to choose from than just ...
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How do I zoom in and out with Olympus Digital PEN series cameras?

The Olypmus Digital PEN series cameras are interchangeable lens cameras. The camera itself does not perform the zooming — you can zoom only if the lens attached to the camera is a zoom lens. It ...
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Are there any industry-wide consequences as a result of Olympus' sale of their camera department?

Olympus is part of the micro-4/3 consortium also including Panasonic and a number of other manufacturers of both bodies and lenses. The departure of one major player with a long history and ...
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Can I continue shooting when film camera counter was reset to 1 after opening film door?

The counter on a film camera is just for your convenience - to help you assess how many pictures have been taken on the roll and thus, how many can still be taken. The actual frame that will be ...
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Difference between LG-1 and FD-1 ring light accessories for Olympus TG-4

Some comparisons: FD-1 is compatible with only TG-4 (Firmware update is required) and the TG-5. The shooting distance is 2 - 30 cm and is usable underwater. LG-1 is compatible TG-5, TG-4, TG-3, TG-2, ...
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What is the "ALBM" folder for?

This is a fantastic question! I copied the file off my E-M10 III (same filename incidentally, so not based on serial) and opened it in HxD. This is what the beginning looks like: Offset(h) 00 01 02 03 ...
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Do I need to remove the flash hotshoe cap when taking pictures?

Original author: Marc Lacoste. Used under CC-BY-2.5 license from Wikimedia Commons. If you are referring to the centre part of the camera, with the two rails and the silver dot surrounded by black ...
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Is there a radio flash control system for Olympus that allows setting flash power from the camera?

As of 2018, aside from the built-in RC "smart" optical system made by Olympus and Panasonic, there are a few radio triggering systems that now support TTL and HSS with MFT (micro four-thirds), as well ...
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Is there a 3rd party X-mount lens (price & function) similar to Fujinon's portrait lens?

No, not really. The 35/1.4 is probably the closest you can get in that price range. Zeiss Touits aren't exactly cheap, and the Samyang/Rokinon X lenses aren't exactly small and compact, as they're ...
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What is 5-axis optical stabilisation? How does it work?

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 ...
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What is 5-axis optical stabilisation? How does it work?

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 ...
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Will Joby Gorillapod SLR Zoom work with mirrorless Olympus EM10?

Yes. From the specification for the Gorillapod: Connection Point: ¼"-20 standard tripod mount And see Is there a standard tripod mount? — this is the standard thread, which is near-universal. ...
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