Olympus E-300

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by Rox-off, Aug 10, 2005.

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    Rox-off Guest

    I was playing with one of these in a store yesterday and unfortunately the
    salesperson didn't have a clue on how it operates (so what's new).

    From what I could gather, the aperture control is done by menu and the
    rear LCD remains on when the camera is on, switching off only during
    exposure. I'm sure this must be wrong. Can anyone confirm that the camera
    must have been in some sort of custom mode?
     
    Rox-off, Aug 10, 2005
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    Pete D Guest

    Must be wrong, any D-SLR would let you turn off the LCD unless using the
    menu or reviewing a shot, if that is the case then it would be a really bad
    design point. I suggest getting on the Oly site and having a look at the
    menu for the camera.
     
    Pete D, Aug 10, 2005
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  3. Not exactly "custom" mode, but close.

    What you describe happens when the INFO button is activated: a bunch of
    parameters appear on the LCD -- aperture, speed, ISO, white balance,
    resolution, etc.). Pressing the INFO button again clears the LCD of
    those parameters. The potential image, however, does not appear on the
    LCD if the INFO button is dis-invoked ( ? -- if this isn't a word, it
    should be :); you have to use the viewfinder.

    The E-300 can be used in quite a number of different modes (aperture
    priority, speed priority, manual, automatic (program), etc.). The mode
    is independent of the data displayed on the LCD invoked by the INFO
    button.
     
    Earl Misanchuk, Aug 10, 2005
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  4. Well, I've got one. Yes, it was operating in non-standard mode. It has
    the full range of modes, including full program, aperature priority,
    shutter priority, scene modes, etc. Those are controlled by a dial on
    the top right.
     
    Brion K. Lienhart, Aug 10, 2005
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    Stacey Guest

    In "A" or "M" mode it's done with the thumbwheel. No button presses
    required. In "M" mode you press a button to switch between aperture and
    shutter speed.
    That's settable in the menu

    It does..
     
    Stacey, Aug 11, 2005
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