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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!
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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.

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Hello and Welcome to the Forum.

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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.
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Re: Hello from the Kent Coast

Welcome!

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...
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Re: Hello from the Kent Coast

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

Hello and welcome.
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