To help customize the Olympus E-M5 to suit your needs, you can setup 3 buttons for specific functions. The 3 buttons are:
- Video Record
Many owners who have a good size stable of older manual focus lenses like to set Fn2 as a “Magnify” button. This is a very handy spot, being just to the right of the shutter button.
Many who like to take a light reading, and “Hold” it to re-frame, like to make the Red Video record button an Exposure Lock.. Using the Spot Meter for the reading area. Being just a small distance on the top deck from the shutter button, makes it convenient also..
And, I like Fn1 as the digital 2x option….
But, if you want to customize these 3 buttons and save them as a “My Camera #”, this allows you have several settings that are easily changed when needed.
OK, how do it?
- B (Button/Dial)
- Button Function
- up/down arrow to pick function
- OK (to set button to function)
To set the AEL to the spot meter:
- E (Exp/ISO)
- AEL Metering
- Up/Down arrows to pick meter pattern (3rd option is the Spot Meter)
- OK (to set the pattern)
BTW, if you change the Meter to Spot via the SCP before you use the AEL lock, you will see the effect as you move the spot around. The benefit of “Live View. Then you can just push the AEL button when you see the effect you want.