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| p.1 #19 · OM-D Questions and a comment |
Couple of questions, and yes I have RTFM but remain baffled.
1. After taking a shot I want the shot taken to appear on the rear LCD with the shooting info for X seconds. What menu item controls this basic function?
2. When using the grip is there a way to assign the on-camera shutter button to be an Fn button? I think I already know the answer to this but it sure would be handy to have as I don't need two shutter buttons but I would love to have a larger Fn button as Fn2 is in an awkward position with the grip on. I am also finding that the Fn2 is less reliable with the grip and will often take multiple presses to activate when using it to control magnification. I suspect it is the angle at which I am hitting the button.
Comment... The top half of the grip makes the camera so much better that it should have been built-in to begin with. Then it could have been done right so you don't have to pull it to get to the battery and there would have been more room on the top for enlarged Fn buttons. To have to pay $300 to correct a design flaw (almost certainly forced by the marketing people bent on reducing the size as much as possible) is a bit irritating, especially since I will probably never use the bottom part of grip so at least half of my money is wasted. End of rant.
1 - Image playback is controlled by the 'Rec View' setting in the 'Wrench' menu - you can set it to 'Auto', which will display the image until you half-press the shutter, or set it to a number of timed settings from .3-20 seconds.
2 - you do already know the answer to this question
I'm glad that the grip is a separate item - this gives the greatest flexibility for users, with three different configurations to choose from. With no grip, you have the smallest, lightest option; with the battery holder attached, you get a larger, more stable 'platform' for larger lenses and a very useful portrait grip; the horizontal grip falls in the middle.
I've been shooting professionally with the OM-D for about three months (got my first one on 4/19, second in June), and could not be happier. I was previously shooting similar work with a 5D2/7D combo, and my current bag (with all of my m43 equipment) is a Retrospective 7 that weighs about 1/2 of my old Retrospective 30 with two bodies and four lenses. I've found that the OM-D is completely usable up to 6400 ISO (particularly for smaller shots that will be displayed primarily on the web), and the Shadow/Highlight mode has cut my post-processing time down dramatically. It's completely revolutionized how I work.