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Old 8th July 2012
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Re: OM-D guidebook

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Originally Posted by Loup Garou View Post
The one gripe I do have with the Olympus OM-D is that their user guide manual is so difficult to follow. I have the full manual - ie everything that is on the disc but am still not happy. Old Time Cameras prepare printed booklets of almost every camera and as always, I got mine through them. But being used to as I am to the very clear and precise instructions of the Canon manuals, I find the Olympus one for the OM-D is very haphazardly laid out.

How long is it before there is an independent User Guide for the OM-D? Considering its popularity, I was hoping that it would be sooner than later.
I took delivery of my OM-D a week ago and have been struggling a bit in finding my way about the rather complex system of menus, sub-menus, modes etc. This is my first Olympus camera though I have had considerable experience with other brands mainly Pentax and Ricoh.

The lack of a printed manual is frustrating. I have printed out the manual on disk as well as installing it on my computer. I am sure that most of the essential information is there but it is not always easy to find. I have made a collection of the online guides and notes such as the DPreview user guide which was most helpful in getting started.

I am getting there and have set up most of the features I commonly use to my liking but the learning curve would be made easier with better printed documentation. I am thinking of something along the lines of the "Magic Lantern" series of camera guides though they do not seem to have issued one covering the OM-D as yet.

On a more cheerful note I am enjoying getting acquainted with this wonderful camera and have found a lot of information by browsing on this forum.
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