One of the World Photography Day live stream sessions today was with David Smith which covered Olympus menu options including gear icon tab navigation. David provided a quick verbal review of the various menu items under the gear icon tab. I thought some readers may find David’s tips on Olympus gear icon navigation helpful.
Menu item details can vary depending on the model of Olympus camera that you happen to own. Here is a quick overview of the basic control groupings under the gear icon navigation tab.
A Settings (Auto-Focus)
The various options to adjust Auto-Focus are found under the A settings in the ‘gear’ icon tab.
B Settings (Buttons)
To adjust any of your options as they apply to buttons, dials and levers… go the the B settings in the gear icon tab.
C Settings (Continuous Shooting)
The optional settings to adjust continuous shooting are found under the C settings under the gear icon tab.
D Settings (Display)
Adjustments to change various display options are found under the D settings under the gear icon tab.
E Settings (Exposure)
The options to make adjustment to exposure settings are found under D settings under the gear icon tab.
F Settings (Flash)
Adjustments to change flash options are found under the F settings under the gear icon tab.
G Settings (Gamma/White Balance)
Adjustments to make various gamma/white balance changes are found under G settings under the gear icon tab.
H Settings (Hard drive/memory)
Options related to how your camera saves photographs to hard drive/memory are found under the H settings under the gear icon tab.
I Settings (‘eye’ EVF)
Options to control what your eye will see through the EVF are found under the I settings under the gear icon tab.
J Settings (Janitorial)
J settings include a mix of options dealing with pixel mapping, touchscreen controls, battery, sleep mode, auto power and a few other janitorial functions are found under the J settings under the gear icon tab. The J settings are a catch-all for options not covered in the other designed areas under the gear icon tab.
I found David Smith’s quick summary very helpful and thought I’d pass it on to readers.
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