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Old Nov 18, 2013, 11:59 PM   #1
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The Olympus WiFi app for the E-M1 is very, very good. I've used it with my iPHONE 5 and IPAD1 & iPAD2 .... flawless and a real treat to use.
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This afternoon an hour before sunset I went to capture some Texas fall color and used WiFi to control the camera. I've ordered an iPHONE holder to mount onto the tripod which will make it a bit easier to move the camera from scene to scene because all functions of the camera including the EVF are seen on the iPHONE.

In addition to making the images which, of course, are written to the camera SDHC media the file may also be copied to the phone 'camera roll' and immediately forwarded with text to Facebook, twitter, messaging or email........ everyday RF technology is becoming amazing.

These were done with the FT lenses 14-54 and 9-18 and shot as JPG with subtle adjustments in Aftershot Pro

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Snazzy. That's also a much better way of shooting in inclement/wet/dusty weather than using the cabled release, which does not have the same sealed coupling like the E5 DSLR. Very nice-looking nature walk too.
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I was disappointed to see the cable release is the same USB switch as the PENS and not the screw on type all the DSLRs used.
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Those are really nice shots Bob.
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Amazing how technology give us more options this days.

I found very interesting the way to shoot from your iPhone, very helpful for long exposures.

Nice set of pictures Bob
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Do you download the app from Olympus?
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I was disappointed to see the cable release is the same USB switch as the PENS and not the screw on type all the DSLRs used.
I cuss everytime I plug the cable into that damn slot on the E-M5. Olympus not making the change on the E-M1 was surprising to me, although I'm certain using the wireless remote solution is better.
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....it is a free piece of software James.

Olympus has several apps that are useful.
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Thank you Steven & Marcelo.

All the files yesterday with WiFi were done at 0.0125s (1/80) down to 1/50. Mostly I adjusted aperture for exposure usually in the f/8 - f/14 range.

Yesterday was the first I've used the app for a session but it was so easy to change modes & exposure settings that anytime I will static park the camera I will use it and monopod-overhead shooting will now be reliable for framing too.
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Olympus has several apps that are useful.
I'll have to visit the site and see what kind of apps they have. Thanks.
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