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02-19-2013, 08:58 PM   #1
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Green = exposure, red = movies

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02-19-2013, 09:10 PM   #3
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I use the green and EV button in its default function.

The red button I assigned to File Format changes. I normally shoot RAW+ and this enables me to quickly change to Jpeg on not-so-essential shot or for quick Jpeg burst then back again to RAW+ during shoot.
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green = default

red = focus peaking (which is freakin awesome)

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...And I always though the green button was to release the film sprockets to rewind the film. Oops
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Green button: default exposure program line

Red: Focus peaking

That said, I would LOVE to set red button to the manual/custom WB setting. Yes, you can hit the WB button on the 4-way controller, move over to manual white balance from there and trip the shutter to set the custom white balance. However, it would be SO MUCH better if I could press the red button, point the lens at something that is supposed to be white and press the shutter to set a manual white balance. That would make setting manual white balance VERY quick.

The Olympus m4/3 cameras have this option in their menus (I do it with the OM-D EM-5 and E-P3). That ability to set a custom white balance in the blink of an eye is one of the only things (other than AF speed and burst shooting in RAW) where I think the OM-D seriously surpasses the K-01.
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You mean the Port and Starboard Hand Buttons ;-)

Port Hand Button: default Green button
Starboard Hand Button: Focus Peaking
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Green: auto-exposure
Red: format (raw/jpeg) select

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Green = Default
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