Con­trols and customisation

Amateur Photographer - - Testbench In The Field -

OLYM­PUS has made the OM- D E- M1 Mark II feel very much like a DSLR. It has only one ob­vi­ous con­trol miss­ing: a thumb switch and joy­stick, which is handy for mov­ing around the fo­cus point and chang­ing the fo­cus ar­ray rapidly. This can be repli­cated to some ex­tent with the four-way con­troller and a cus­tomis­able Fn but­ton. The other omis­sions, the in­di­vid­ual white bal­ance and ISO but­tons, can be mapped to a sin­gle Fn but­ton and op­er­ated by the front and rear di­als. Just about all but­tons, di­als and levers are cus­tomis­able, with some hav­ing a dual pur­pose. The Olym­pus also has a few ex­tra tricks up its sleeve. The Fn lever en­ables you to al­ter your set- up at the flick of a switch. I set it to swap from con­tin­u­ous fo­cus to sin­gle or man­ual (if not us­ing back-but­ton fo­cus). A wel­come ad­di­tion for me is three cus­tom set­tings that have been added to the mode dial, which can be cus­tomised to ac­cess an im­me­di­ate start­ing point to suit a spe­cific shoot­ing style.

The OM-D E-M1 Mark II has been de­signed to feel much like a DSLR

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