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JeanieW 6th April 2018 04:47 PM

Hello from the Kent Coast
Hi there.
I've just bought a OMD 5 MKII (the dSLR has got too heavy for travelling with) I hope this new purchase will do the job -if I ever make sense of the menus!

MJ224 6th April 2018 04:59 PM

Re: Hello from the Kent Coast
Welcome Jeanie.

Menu's are a little complicated, you will need some time to work out what you want the camera to do. Stick to the simple things first, and gradually explore.

Plenty of help mon the forum.................*chr

Graham_of_Rainham 6th April 2018 05:11 PM

Re: Hello from the Kent Coast
Hello and Welcome to the Forum.


Phill D 7th April 2018 09:20 AM

Re: Hello from the Kent Coast
Hi Jeanie and welcome to the forum. I tend to use the Super Control Panel a lot for general things rather than dive into the menus very often. It's easy but not always the quickest way.

drmarkf 7th April 2018 09:48 AM

Re: Hello from the Kent Coast

Yes, the menus are complicated, but that’s because they allow you to set up the ‘hard’ buttons and dials on the body how you like them. It means the learning curve is relatively steep from a DSLR where there may be more hard controls, but they are usually fixed in function.

Olympus produce the most configurable cameras and so their menus are the longest, but once you’ve configured them to suit you they fit you like a glove (well, that’s what I think, anyway!).

I’ve also owned Sony A7 series cameras, and I’d say while managing to be less configurable they also manage to have more complicated and less rational menus.

Yes, the super control panel is really useful: it might not always be the ultimately quickest way to change something, but it’s very useful when you can’t quite remember which submenu the item is buried in...

OM USer 7th April 2018 02:41 PM

Re: Hello from the Kent Coast
A warm welcome Jeanie. Any questions just ask and someone here will answer.

JeanieW 7th April 2018 06:17 PM

Re: Hello from the Kent Coast
Thank you all for your encouragement. Some things I'm finding rather confusing but things are getting better each day and I'm starting to get some decent images out of it.
Focusing is my latest bugbear. I'll be posting questions about that soon no doubt :)

Mdb2 13th April 2018 08:07 AM

Re: Hello from the Kent Coast
Hello and welcome.
Kind regards Mike

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