godfreydigiorgi at me.com
Thu Sep 17 04:09:42 EDT 2020
Leica has supported exporting user settings to the SD card and reloading them since the first Leica M digital camera was released. The M models, the T/TL/TL2/CL/SL/SL2 all have this functionality, some of the others too. My current CL model allows me to define five or six user profiles (plus the factory default profile) and export/import them as desired, transfer them to another CL, etc. You can't have multiple sets of user profiles without doing some manual naming/renaming of the export settings file outside of the camera with your computer, but what's there covers what I need very well anyway.
With over 195 different configurable menu options, I wish my Olympus E-M1 allowed me to do the same thing, but it doesn't. I made a cheat sheet of my settings for it by copying the pages from the instruction manual that listed all the functions and default settings, annotating that with my changes, and keep that handy should I need to set the camera up from the defaults. With that, it only takes me about ten minutes to restore my user setup.
> On Sep 16, 2020, at 10:21 PM, mike wilson <m.9.wilson at ntlworld.com> wrote:
> For "family owned" or hire cameras, there could be a setting that reads setup from the SD card. Then everyone that uses the camera would put in their card, preloaded with their preferred setup, allowing an instantly usable camera for that individual.
> In the case of a card being inserted that did not have setup instructions, a subsetting would allow the camera to revert to a previous setup or remain in the setup of the last SD card to instruct it.
>> On 16 September 2020 at 23:07 John <jsessoms002 at nc.rr.com> wrote:
>> Those might actually be useful.
>> On 9/16/2020 17:28:18, Larry Colen wrote:
>>> My prodigal K-1 returned home yesterday, a bit less than 2 months after it broke.
>>> Precision, of course, reset all of the settings to default. It probably took me an hour to correct them.
>>> Wish #1: being able to save all of my camera settings to the SD card, and reload or transfer them to another computer.
>>> Wish #2: An app for my computer that goes through all of the settings, with actual detailed descriptions of what they do, that can be saved to different profiles to to SD cards, or read off the SD card above.
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