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Old 9th August 2010
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E-1 aftermarket camera guide

Having just bought a Magic Lantern guide for my E-P1 I wondered if anyone knew of any decent aftermarket guides for the E-1. The artist who is having my E-1 kit only has compact camera experience and a well-written guide would really help her.

Does such a guide exist - on paper or online (Pdf etc)?

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Re: E-1 aftermarket camera guide

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Having just bought a Magic Lantern guide for my E-P1 I wondered if anyone knew of any decent aftermarket guides for the E-1. The artist who is having my E-1 kit only has compact camera experience and a well-written guide would really help her.

Does such a guide exist - on paper or online (Pdf etc)?

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Hi

I have just been onto the Olympus website and after clicking on a couple of links, I have downloaded the E1 manual. It's about 180 pages and I can email it to you if you wish. Let me know.
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Re: E-1 aftermarket camera guide

Hi Bob

Thanks for that but I've got the Oly manual for her on Pdf. I was hoping there was an aftermarket guide/manual by someone like Magic Lantern as well. The Oly guide is ok but not really wrtitten in the way that someone as new to dslr's as her would find smooth to navigate through
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Thanks for that but I've got the Oly manual for her on Pdf. I was hoping there was an aftermarket guide/manual by someone like Magic Lantern as well. The Oly guide is ok but not really wrtitten in the way that someone as new to dslr's as her would find smooth to navigate through
I do agree that the Oly manuals are not particularly conducive to understanding for a beginner to the system. Have you looked on Amazon or eBay?
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Re: E-1 aftermarket camera guide

Yep looked Amazon, eBay, WH Smiths and the net generally - no luck yet
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Yep looked Amazon, eBay, WH Smiths and the net generally - no luck yet
Then I guess you'll have to teach your buyer!
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Re: E-1 aftermarket camera guide

I would but she'll be about 100 miles away
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I would but she'll be about 100 miles away
Then it looks like there will be long expensive phone calls!
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Re: E-1 aftermarket camera guide

Have a look at the reviews/guides by Wrotniak - they give pointers on using the camera

http://www.wrotniak.net/photo/43/index.html

Luminous Landscape
http://www.luminous-landscape.com/re...ympus-e1.shtml

The E1 review at the Biofos web site -
http://www.biofos.com/esystem/e_1test.html

By reading the reviews you can get tips on using the camera as well as being warned about some of the pitfalls.

I suggest you read the suggested web sites before you pass the details on.
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Re: E-1 aftermarket camera guide

I have been looking for aftermarket guides for the E-1 (and the E-3) for a long time, something along the lines of the Magic Lantern guides. To date I have not seen any such book.


Edit: Just found guides for the
E-P1 E-P1

 

and
E-510 E-510

 

(EVOLT).

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Re: E-1 aftermarket camera guide

Thanks for these. I had them all myself a few years ago but had lost the links. They may be a little too advanced for a novice - but as you say, she can learn a lot indirectly. I'll encourage her to read them

Such a shame there's no Magic Lantern Guide.... the one I have for the E-P1 is very good indeed
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Re: E-1 aftermarket camera guide

Seen these "cheat sheets" may be of some help

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Re: E-1 aftermarket camera guide

Thanks Skyman - I'll give her the links

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