Grid overlays can be extremely useful for composing a shot. The grid lines can help with levelling and alignment, and they can help with composition with the placement of subjects in the frame. They’re one of the first features I enable when picking up a new camera.
Olympus is now OM System
In 2020-21, the photography business of iconic camera brand Olympus was spun off and sold. The core remaining Olympus brand is focusing on medical and scientific products. The camera and photography side was then rebranded as OM System, with the first cameras and lenses under that brand coming out at the end of 2021.
Back in film days, we had to get similar effects by switching out the focusing screen—physically removing and replacing a matte screen with the markings etched on it. But it’s infinitely easier and less tedious with new digital cameras, and it has become a pretty standard feature of mirrorless cameras through the live view back screen and the electronic viewfinder. 
Viewfinder Grids on the OM System OM-5
These are the styles of viewfinder grids that are available on the OM-5.
How To Enable & Select Viewfider Grids on the OM System OM-5
Here’s where to find the menu option to enable viewfinder grids and select which you want to use.
You can find the option under:
Custom Menu (gear/cog icon) > tab D3 > Grid Settings > Displayed Grid
OM System OM-5 Price & Availability
The OM-5 body has an MSRP of $1200. It’s also sold with a 12-45mm ƒ/4 PRO kit lens for $1600.
Check the current price and available at:
- New 20M 4/3 Live MOS sensor
- Computational photography functions, including Handheld High Res Shot, Live ND, Focus Stacking & HDR…
OM System OM-5 Camera Accessories
These are the model numbers for the official accessories for the OM System OM-5.
- Battery: BLS-50 lithium-ion rechargeable battery
- External Charger: BCS-5
- USB-AC Adapter: F-5AC AC wall adapter
- Grip: ECG-5
- Remote: RM-WR1 wireless remote control
- Eyecup: EP-16 / EP-15
- Some DSLRs also have this feature available through their optical viewfinder.
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