Problem with Olympus OM-D E-M1II

6 months 2 days ago #759325 by Dave_59
I use this camera with a Panasonic Lumix 100-300 mm lens, primarily for dragonfly photography. I'm very happy with the results on aperture priority (A) (shots of dragonflies perched on vegetation) and on shutter speed priority (S) (dragonflies in flight) at good/high light levels. However, at lower light levels (still within normal UK daytime levels), I get very underexposed shots on shutter speed priority, even after exposure compensation of up to +3. This gets worse as light levels decline. I've tried different light metering modes but no change. I'd appreciate advice on this.


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6 months 3 hours ago #759414 by Shadowfixer1

Dave_59 wrote: I use this camera with a Panasonic Lumix 100-300 mm lens, primarily for dragonfly photography. I'm very happy with the results on aperture priority (A) (shots of dragonflies perched on vegetation) and on shutter speed priority (S) (dragonflies in flight) at good/high light levels. However, at lower light levels (still within normal UK daytime levels), I get very underexposed shots on shutter speed priority, even after exposure compensation of up to +3. This gets worse as light levels decline. I've tried different light metering modes but no change. I'd appreciate advice on this.

Any underexposure will be due to settings. I suspect your ISO is too low to obtain the correct exposure for the shutter speed and aperture you are using. Exposure compensation will only work if the exposure is within a workable range. As the light levels drop, something has to give. Either a larger aperture, which you are probably at the largest already; a slower shutter speed but you are probably using a faster one to prevent blur; or a higher ISO to compensate for loss of light. If you are using AUTO ISO, go to the menu and check to see where you have the maximum ISO set. I suspect it's too low. Low light is always a compromise with settings.    
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5 months 4 weeks ago #759518 by Dave_59
Hi,

Thanks for the advice. I tried looking at that, but it wasn't the problem. I eventually reset the camera and the problem has disappeared. Not sure what it was, which is frustrating, but at least it's fixed! I didn't have any custom settings stored, so no problems there.


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5 months 4 weeks ago #759520 by Shadowfixer1
Glad you got it sorted out.
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