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Old Mar 31, 2010, 8:13 AM   #1
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I have a quick question with shooting with a E-520
In most modes ( All I have tried ) everything worked as I expect.
Wiewfinder is working
AF sets up when the shutter is pressed us half way down .
Press down Click " Nice Shot "
Now as soon as I hold the shutter button right after for the next shot
there is a clunk and the viewfinder turns black.
Wait about 3 seconds and everytning is set to go again.
Is this the normal for about a 3 senond delay between pictures?

Thanks in advance
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I have a quick question with shooting with a E-520
In most modes ( All I have tried ) everything worked as I expect.
Wiewfinder is working
AF sets up when the shutter is pressed us half way down .
Press down Click " Nice Shot "
Now as soon as I hold the shutter button right after for the next shot
there is a clunk and the viewfinder turns black.
Wait about 3 seconds and everytning is set to go again.
Is this the normal for about a 3 senond delay between pictures?

Thanks in advance
Fred..
Sounds like you have something turned on that should not be for regular shooting, like maybe the delay/timer.
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In addition to what Greg already mentioned, please check to insure that under the menu options for Camera 2 that the "anti-Shock" is set to "OFF".

If it gets reset to "on", it will cause a delay between 1 to 30 seconds, and it actually performs a mirror lock-up before the shutter opens.
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In addition to what Greg already mentioned, please check to insure that under the menu options for Camera 2 that the "anti-Shock" is set to "OFF".

If it gets reset to "on", it will cause a delay between 1 to 30 seconds, and it actually performs a mirror lock-up before the shutter opens.
Thanks for the replys
Anti Shock is " OFF "
Must be another setting

UPDATE : This does not happen if I do NOT use the Live View

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That's the deal then. There are various forms of AF the camera uses in live view, and depending on the lens in use not all are compatible with all the AF options, and some of the AF options are slower than others.

I would say check the manual, but Olympus manuals are about as useful as tits on a bull when it comes to actually learning something. Take a look at the Live View section of the E520 review here at DPReview..

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/OlympusE520/page7.asp

One of the modes, this review says, can take up to as long as 4 seconds to shoot. Yukko...

That section might give you some clue as to the appropriate live view mode to be using with the E520/lens combination you have, but any of them are "less good" than just using the optical finder.

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That's the deal then. There are various forms of AF the camera uses in live view, and depending on the lens in use not all are compatible with all the AF options, and some of the AF options are slower than others.



That section might give you some clue as to the appropriate live view mode to be using with the E520/lens combination you have, but any of them are "less good" than just using the optical finder.
Thanks again Greg
I can live with that for now.

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Olympus manuals are about as useful as tits on a bull when it comes to actually learning something.
I just found that out.

Now I have anothet Question . I hope I am not being a pest.

How do you set up the jpg compression
I am stuck on pg 63 of the manual
I do not have LF large fine. My settings are
RAW
SF
LN
MN
SN
and all the raw stuff
I can get to the menu screen and on pg 63 "L Normal" is highlighted
in the manual
I cannot get to the compression screen as on pg 63
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The setting would be Large SF (at 3648x2736) with compression set to 1/2.7
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The setting would be Large SF (at 3648x2736) with compression set to 1/2.7
Thanks Steve , but I do not have that setting " LF "
my options are
RAW
SF
LN
MN
SN
and all the raw stuff

On Pg 63 of my manual it shows options to change settings
to most choices like " LF " etc . BUT that as far as I get.

EDIT
I just found a good site with lots of info and settings ( near the bottom of the page )
http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/olympus/e520-review/
along with the dpreview link mentioned.

These will really help me.Thanks again Greg and Steven

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(Go to Tools 1 -(G) and tab down to the symbol that looks like a shower head on its side.):
JPEG Presets [JPEG] (CR)

As copied from Wrotniak.com:Here you define the four JPEG resolution/compression presets which then will be available for a quick recall from the menu (or from Control Panel). Each of these presets gives you the choice of two factors:
  • Image size (pixel resolution): Large, Medium, and Small; while Large is the full (native) sensor resolution, the others are defined as a separate option, see the next section.
  • Quality (inverse of compression ratio): Super Fine (1:2.7), Fine (1:4), Normal (1:8), and Basic (1:12).
Every preset will be shown as abbreviation in the relevant user interface; for example, LSF standing for Large+Superfine.

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Press down Click " Nice Shot "
Now as soon as I hold the shutter button right after for the next shot
there is a clunk and the viewfinder turns black.
Wait about 3 seconds and everytning is set to go again.
Is this the normal for about a 3 senond delay between pictures?
Something is definitely NOT right here. When NOT in live view mode when you half-press the shutter for the next shot (when the review of the image you just took is still on the screen), there should be no actuation of the shutter or even mirror.

First suggest resetting the camera to get to the factory default (an E-520 user can find that in the manual for you). If (without changing any other settings) it still does the same thing then it's time for a trip to Oly.

Also suggest turning off the camera and reseating the lens (taking it off and putting it back on again).
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