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Book on OM-D ?

I recently changed from a DSLR kit to the OM-D E-M10 and am keen to start shooting beyond my initial test shots. I find the menu settings more complex than before and would benefit from a user book or e-book on best settings for certain shooting situations. Am looking for camera specific advice not general photography. I have the manual on CD of course but prefer to see an experienced user's recommendations. Any links to possible sources would be appreciated. Ray.
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Re: Book on OM-D ?

Thanks Shirley. That is the type of book I am looking for but he doesn't seem to have one on the market yet for the E-10. I assume the two cameras and menu settings are quite different. Ray
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Re: Book on OM-D ?

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Thanks Shirley. That is the type of book I am looking for but he doesn't seem to have one on the market yet for the E-10. I assume the two cameras and menu settings are quite different. Ray
Sorry Ray, I only have EM5 so I dont know, I am sure somebody who does will be along very soon.

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Re: Book on OM-D ?

Ray - all the Oly u43 cameras have similar settings and menus. I've owned an E-PL5, E-P5, E-M5 and E-M1 and have played quite a bit with the E-M10; and I'd say that 95% of the non-feature specific menus are identical.

As regards buying a book - IMHO, they're a waste of money, but I appreciate that's a personal take. For me, I'd rather sit down with a coffee, a couple of charged batteries and just take a methodical approach to looking at each and every menu option. That way, you'll stand a much better chance of remembering what they do and you'll build your own mental picture of how it works rather than trying to interpret someone else's.
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Re: Book on OM-D ?

Thanks Paul. I appreciate that point of view and agree self learning is best. However being very new to this type of camera I would like to see a user's experience and settings. Ray
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Re: Book on OM-D ?

I have an E-M5 and Busch's book, and to be honest I was rather disappointed with the book. While a lot clearer on the basics than the Oly manual it doesn't progress very far beyond the basics, and is especially poor on video. Were I writing an Amazon review of the book I'd give it 3 stars out of five. Like Paul I found the best way of leaning about the camera was just trying things out to see what happened. Over a year later I'm still learning!
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Re: Book on OM-D ?

Thanks for the feedback. I am going to back off getting a book and learn by doing!
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Re: Book on OM-D ?

I'd recommend that anyway. I use 7 different cameras, 6 of them Olympus models ranging from the E500 to the E M10, they are all a little different but similar enough to make changing from one to another easy enough, I'd advise you switch on the Super Control Panel as that is one of the most useful items in the menu. Why on earth it isn't set to on as default is beyond me.
I also have a Panasonic G6 which has a very different menu system, but I'm now up to speed with that too.
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Re: Book on OM-D ?

Thanks for all the helpful comments and advice which is much appreciated. Ray
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There is a YouTube tutorial that might be useful at
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Many thanks Derek. It helps me to find my way through the menus.
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Re: Book on OM-D ?

I have also been looking for a book on the EM10. There is this one on Amazon which is being published in January 2015: David Buschs Olympus OM-DE-M10 Guide to Digital Photography. I also found another 2 books in German and I am waiting for a response to see if they are going to be available in English.
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Thanks for that. I will look at it in january.
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Re: Book on OM-D ?

There is a book on Kindle called Supercharging the E-M10?
Here is a description:
"The goal of “Supercharging the Olympus OM-D E-M10” is to help OM-D E-M10 owners, quickly grasp the full potential of the E-M10, so that they can setup their cameras to achieve maximum usability with minimum effort. If that goal is accomplished, better pictures will come automatically! It includes: 1) A chapter on The Variables of Photography; 2) a chapter on demystifying the E-M10’s Menu System, hopefully making it a place users will want to visit from time to time; 3) a chapter on Camera Basics; 4) a chapter on using the Super Control Panel and Mysets to unleash the camera’s true power; and 5) sections on using Wi-Fi, the Olympus Image Share App, and the Olympus Digital Camera Updater Software. It also features a short section on camera handling, and a comprehensive Index with hot-links to help readers quickly and easily find subjects of interest."
It is also available on iTunes
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