I was in conversation with someone the other day and it brought some thing up I hadn’t really paid attention to prior. The function lever on the new E-M1mkII has a lot of added functionality, but the way it interacts with menu items has changed too. I figured this post might be helpful to a quite a few of us!
A lot of people use the Function lever in “mode one.” This allowed the dials to change aperture and shutter in Position 1 and white balance and ISO in position 2. If you can customize this even more on the Mk II…but there is a weird catch to how it operates.
2. Custom Options – B – Dial Functions – Pick your mode (PASM) – Now select what each dial adjusts for each lever position.
If you want in Position 1 to change Aperture and Shutter, and Position 2 to change WB and ISO… you just have to select those values in this menu. Just remember that this is based on each of the shooting modes, P, A, S, M, and also stores into custom settings. So make sure you do it for whatever mode you use.
So…that is how it works. In use however, if you are in position two and rotate the rear dial for white balance… when the WB menu comes up BOTH dials will navigate the menu.
If you are in the general shooting screen and then rotate your dial for ISO…the ISO selection screen will come up and then BOTH dials will navigate that.
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