Olympus PEN and OM-D Underwater Settings

A look at the best settings for macro and wide-angle underwater photography
By Kelli Dickinson

Olympus has had a long standing tradition of creating great cameras, and over the past several years their PEN line and now OM-D line have offered some of the most popular cameras for underwater photography around. These camers tend to be highly customizable, especially in the higher end O-MD options, allowing the user to set up the camera exactly as they like. However, Olympus also has a few quirks here and there (like creating the OMD housing so the flash has to be in the "off" position to fit), that requires you to set up a few key options before you can take your camera underwater.

Here are the links to several articles outline the ideal settings and giving a solid overview of the menu system for the latest PEN and O-MD camera versions.

If you have any questions, please contact the experts at Bluewater Photo Store.

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Kelli Dickinson is an avid diver and underwater photographer who shoots primarily on mirrorless cameras. Familiar with a variety of cameras and housings she tries to shoot on as many different options as possible to improve her overall knowledge of underwater camera systems. In addition she is Manager of Bluewater Photo. In her spare time she can be found running, hiking or underwater. 

Connect with her on instagram @kelnkelp or at www.kelnkelp.com

She can be reached via email at kelli@bluewaterphotostore.com.


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