I like the default settings in E-M1, These are mine fine tunings. Though I do it and change, if I want to go back it’s like a maze, go through every level and find out where it is. Here’s the cheat sheet for my most commonly used.
|What ?||How ?|
|1) Focus Peaking with Manual Focus||D3->Disp/../PC ->Peaking settings|
|2) Change color of Peaking||D3->Disp/../PC ->Peaking settings
Or Info button
|3) Hiding Information in [HDR/Self Timer]||D1-.Disp/../PC ->Self timer icon|
|4) Change the Function of Fn2 button||B->Button Function->Fn2->Multi Function.
Hold and rotate the back dial function. To use that function, press and release the Fn2 button
|5) Keep it stealthy||D4->Beep->Off
b. Af assist off
A2->AF Illuminator (4th) -> Off
c. Silent Shutter
HDR/shutter/timer button on On Off switch -> Shutter with heart
|6) View the gird/ change the grid||D3->Grid Settings|
|7) Display Histogram, level gauge
Most needed, but tough one to figure it out
|D1->Info setting (2nd) -> LV-Info(3rd) -> Custom 1 -> Level/Historgram|
|8) Change what’s in Multi Function F2 button||D1->Multi Function settings. (Disabled color creator , Image aspect, which I hardly use|
|9) Options in HDR/timer button in the On/Off control||D1->Timer settings(4th)|
|10) Back Button focus||A1->AEL/AFL ->S3/C2/M3|
|10) Disable Back Button focus||A1->AEL/AFL ->S1/C2/M2|
|11) Tripod Setting to C1||a. ISO 64/200
b.Image stabilization Off
c. Hi Res Mode on
d. Image file to 50M + Raw
e.Face Priority OffCamera1 ->Reset Custom Modes -> Assing to C1.
How to assign custom settings to C1
It could be any settings you want.. for me.
- I start with Aperture Priority
- Changed following settings
- ISO Low
- WB auto
- Shooting Mode Hi-Res
- File 50M + Raw
- Change the Aperture also to 5.6 ( In case I forgot, will be good enough to kepp
- Adobe RGB ( I hardly touch the raw with , since I am mostly likely to print with my own printer, I will keep in sRGB for sharing in web, or sending to lab)
- I also enable Level and Histogram (Step 7 above)
- Click on Menu, Showing 1 , Reset/ Custom Modes
- Assign to Custom Mode
Now no matter what setting I’m on, just changing to C1 brings back all these settings. So accidental shooting of ISO 6400 with the tripod, or missing Hi-Res shot.