How to Change the Aperture on an Olympus E500


The Olympus E500 is a mid-level DSLR camera. It offers the benefits of digital photography, such as instant image review, and advanced features like interchangeable lenses. While the camera is easily used in automatic mode, it also has a manual mode for advanced control. The aperture, which is the iris of the camera, controls the amount of light that enters the camera. Adjusting this will control the amount of blur in the foreground and background.

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  • Olympus E500
  • Turn on the camera and rotate the shooting dial to the "M" icon to set the camera to manual.

  • Hold down the "+/-" button and rotate the click wheel to open and close the aperture. The size of the iris will be displayed on the LCD screen.

  • Adjust the shutter speed to compensate for the change in aperture, then take the photo as normal.

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