Site Sponsors
Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: X100 MENU/OK button...

  1. #1
    Senior Member Brian Mosley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    2,233
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    17

    X100 MENU/OK button...

    Hello everyone,

    I'm finding it necessary to press the MENU/OK button on my X100 with my thumbnail, to avoid hitting the surrounding control dial... remembering how the G1 button lost its' decal pretty quickly, and the fact this looks like it could go the same way... I'm wondering whether some preventative maintenance may be in order.

    Has anyone tried any kind of protective varnish on their G1/X100 buttons? any recommendations?

    TIA

    Brian
    Founder, Olympus Photo Safari Group

  2. #2
    Senior Member dhsimmonds's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Hampshire, UK
    Posts
    826
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    20

    Re: X100 MENU/OK button...

    Brian

    Another user on the X100 forum who found this a problem stuck a small piece onto the centre button so as to raise it from the surrounding toggle.

    This link may give you a few ideas? http://www.x100forum.com/index.php?/...menuok-button/

    Personally I have never found it a problem if I just give it a good hard push!
    Cheers, Dave
    www.simmondsphotography.com

  3. #3
    Senior Member Brian Mosley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    2,233
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    17

    Re: X100 MENU/OK button...

    No, a good hard push just mashes the surrounding control dial - causing multiple button presses and is too hit and miss.

    I'll look for something I can stick on to extend the menu button - better than varnish if it will come off without leaving a residue.

    Thanks Dave

    Brian
    Founder, Olympus Photo Safari Group

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Devon, UK
    Posts
    700
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: X100 MENU/OK button...

    Brian

    The 'back button', i.e. the left hand side of this control, usually commits the change, the same as hitting the OK button in the middle.

    Lee

  5. #5
    Senior Member Brian Mosley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    2,233
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    17

    Re: X100 MENU/OK button...

    It's the MENU function I'm struggling with... just tried a hole punched piece of soft velcro which sticks nicely, a minor improvement.

    Cheers

    Brian
    Founder, Olympus Photo Safari Group

  6. #6
    Subscriber Member Streetshooter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    1,431
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    17

    Re: X100 MENU/OK button...

    Brian,
    Use your thumb and just press the the control dial. It will do the ok button only most times. Do you have the new firmware installed? Now there is a lock for the control dial that makes it easier to hit the ok button. Barjohn discovered the thumb thing and it's been adopted by most users.
    Don

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Devon, UK
    Posts
    700
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: X100 MENU/OK button...

    Don

    Lock for the control dial?

    Lee

  8. #8
    Subscriber Member Streetshooter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    1,431
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    17

    Re: X100 MENU/OK button...

    Yeppers.... Press and hold the ok button for about 3 seconds and the lock/unlock icon appears. It's a life saver not hitting the dial and changing things...

  9. #9
    Senior Member Brian Mosley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    2,233
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    17

    Re: X100 MENU/OK button...

    Thanks Don, yes I saw your tip on this yesterday afternoon and now have the control dial locked. I do like having the soft velcro bump though - makes the menu button very grippy and easy to press on its' own.

    The image quality is superb by the way! I've decided to shoot RAW and develop using the provided silkypix converter to finish with my favourite Lightzone (I'm sorry, I just can't be doing with Adobe stuff)... dynamic range is fabulous.

    Cheers

    Brian
    Founder, Olympus Photo Safari Group

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •