Olympus Pen F Tips | How To Use The Colour Wheel

Olympus Pen F Colour Wheel One of the most fantastic things about the Olympus Pen F is its colour wheel! I haven’t seen this feature on any other camera and it’s a brilliant way to start your colour editing process early in camera…It’s super simple, the best thing you can do is spend a little time working out your own custom setting with the colour settings that suit you. I have two settings – a super saturated one, and a less saturated one, depending on what mood I am in. As I still (I know, shock horror!) shoot in JPEG as opposed to RAW, there are times I don’t want to lose colour information. But I’ve discovered that in the end, my out-of-camera editing ends up super de-saturated anyway!

Olympus Pen F Colour Wheel 1. So first of all, you need to set the Mode wheel on the front left of the camera (facing it) to COLOUR.

Olympus Pen F Colour Wheel
SELECTING THE RIGHT MODE
    1. 2. Then you need to toggle right (although sometimes it’s left depending on the camera) to bring up the colour wheel on screen. You should have everything at normal settings but if you need to reset, hold down the OK button.
Olympus Pen F Colour Wheel
TOGGLE TO BRING UP THE COLOUR WHEEL

3. To adjust individual colours make sure the colour ring with the dots is not highlighted by pressing INFO, and that there’s a dotted line that runs through the colour. Use the OK circular wheel to adjust the strength of the colour up or down.

Olympus Pen F Colour Wheel
NOW IS THE TIME TO EXPERIMENT TO FIND THE EFFECT YOU LIKE… I FOCUS ON PULLING DOWN THE YELLOWS & GREEN MAINLY, THEN A LITTLE RED AND A LITTLE PURPLE…
Olympus Pen F Colour Wheel
AND LOWER YELLOW AS WELL AS GREEN TO ADJUST GREEN…
Olympus Pen F Colour Wheel
YOU CAN SATURATE OR DESATURATE ALL THE COLOURS AT ONCE

4. To adjust all the colours at once, press INFO to highlight all the colours at once and use the OK wheel to adjust up and down.

Olympus Pen F Colour Wheel
CREATE YOUR CUSTOM SETTINGS…
  1. 5. To save your settings, press Menu and in Shooting Menu 1, select Reset/Assign Custom Modes. Choose C1 or 2/3/4 and press OK to save your settings. Remember this will also save all the other settings you are currently in like aperture, ISO, WB etc.


All shot on the Olympus Pen F with the 25mm 1.2 lens – use JULIA25 for 25% off the E-PL8 model & various lenses at Olympus checkout, valid until 31 Sep.

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  1. Nice tutorial simply explained. I love my Pen F. I am slowly returning to simple jpeg output. I haven’t tried editing in the camera yet. Time to do a little experimenting.

      1. Hi Julia

        I tried to buy the Pen F through Olympus yesterday but they wouldn’t honour the code. They said it had expired. I spoke with someone on the telephone and via e-mail but they wouldn’t do it. Not your fault but thought I should say. 🙁

        1. Hi Nicole – yes I know. I am so sorry, there was a miscommunication over the code application. I now have a new code that is for the E-PL8 model & various lenses xx