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Old Jan 17, 2006, 7:40 PM   #1
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My camera has a default focus mode of Iesp, I prefer SPOT but when i switch the camera off, it defaults back t0 Iesp - does everyones do this and is there a way of changing the default just once, so that the camera always remembers to use spot ?

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Old Jan 17, 2006, 10:19 PM   #2
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Check your setup menu and make sure the "all reset" is set to "OFF".
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Old Jan 18, 2006, 2:49 AM   #3
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Hi Steve, this model does not have that option. The reset option is simply a Yes / No option which if you press yes, returns all settings to factory settings.

My suspicions have been raised because EVERY other setting is automatically saved once entered.



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If the options on the set-up menu are only "yes or no" I would set it to "no." That should retain the setting, I believe.

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Old Jan 18, 2006, 12:48 PM   #5
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My camera has a default focus mode of Iesp, I prefer SPOT but when i switch the camera off, it defaults back t0 Iesp - does everyones do this and is there a way of changing the default just once, so that the camera always remembers to use spot ?

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Please read your manual, see sectionaboutthe MyMode setting - you can set any camera settings you want and then "memorize" them into the MyMode setting. :-)
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MTCLIMBER - that is exactly what I would have assumed should happen and indeed it does for all other settings - except my focus mode .... strange isn't it?

STEVE, thanks, I did explore that route (perhaps not as fullyas I might) but I got the impression that since i did that setting from the dial, I would then not be able to go to (say) Apperture control shooting on the dial and still retain the setting. Another solution that i did try, was to set the 'customised button' to the focus menu, but this (a) deprives me of its AEL function and (b) still requires a couple of clicks(in that sub menu) to call up SPOT, by which time my picture opportinity may be gone (I do quite a bit of wildlife), so not an ideal solution.

I could have lived with this if say something like the digital zoom fuction would not stay on - because I never hve it on, but the focus system is central to the camera use and i do like to have my camera set to SPOT.

It will be interesting to see if other 500 UZ users have a similar experience, indicating that it my be a design featureor whether mine was indeed a fault.

Anyway, thanks all for your help, but I took it back to the store today, though the assistant was insistent that this was not a fault, but rather a deliberate design decision,in any case,I exchanged the camera fora different product


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I have the same complaint. When I set it the way I want it I expect it to stay that way, period end of discussion.
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I have an SP-500 and ran into a similar problem with setting being "reset" when you turn the camera off. I called Olympus and after a lengthy discussion with a techie who went and found an SP-500 in their shop found out that in auto model all user change will reset to factory defaults and there is no option available to stop this. My issue was with the image quality - I wanted the highest possible quality all the time and it kept resetting. I was told to use modes other than auto - not a great option. Also, if you add the olympus wide angle lense it blocks the flash and there is no shoe for an external flash - brilliant design :lol:

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