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Olympus OM-D E-M1 The first Micro Four Thirds camera that offers phase detect focusing so you can use Four Thirds DSLR lenses normally as well a Micro Four Thirds lenses.

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E-M1 book out now

On the internet I found the following book for the E-M1: Mastering the Olympus OM-D E-M1 by Darrell Young (
Mastering the Olympus OM-D E-M1: Darrell Young: 9781937538545: Amazon.com: Books Mastering the Olympus OM-D E-M1: Darrell Young: 9781937538545: Amazon.com: Books


). It should give an in depth description of the E-M1 especially the menus, set up and use.

Is it worth the price (about 40 euros)? Anybody who knows the book/author? For the basics, I'm quite familiar with my E-m1. So would it give insight in the more 'expert' features?

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Re: E-M1 book out now

Personally, I think all these sort of books are a waste of money. I'd recommend you get a few batteries charged, a nice cup of coffee and a piece of cake and then just sit down with the camera going through the menus and experimenting for a few hours. I'm sure you'll learn more - and because you found it yourself, you're much more likely to remember it.
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Re: E-M1 book out now

There is a free ebook on the android kindle store under art and photography. Title Olympus OMD EM1 Firmware update 2 . It is listed under No. 176 may help and it is free! Best of luck locating it.
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Re: E-M1 book out now

I have a book by David Busch and use it when I need to. Sitting down with tea and cake is always a good idea, but the due to the complexity of the menus I find having a book to look at helps me. Horses for courses. Of course, this forum is a very good source of info too.
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Re: E-M1 book out now

I have this book on pre-order
I originally bought it as a Birthday present for my mate before I realised it hadn't been published so I ordered him another E-M1 book.
Flicking through it made me realise that this was one stunning camera with loads of useful features so I went and bought one.
I forgot to cancel the original order so now it's being delivered in the next couple of day's apparently
Looking forward to learning more about this great camera

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Re: E-M1 book out now

Just received an email from Amazon to say that this book has been unexpectedly delayed.
Estimated delivery is now April 2nd at the earliest
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Re: E-M1 book out now

Order it from Wordery

https://wordery.com/mastering-the-ol...-9781937538545

Cheaper than Amazon and UK company so pay their taxes

Email yesterday to say my order had been shipped.
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Re: E-M1 book out now

Amazon order cancelled and reordered from Wordery
Delivery in 5-7 days - just in time for my monthly 10 days off work

Thanks for the heads up Dave
Virtual beer on its way to you

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Re: E-M1 book out now

Thanks for the tip. Just cancelled Amazon for end of April delivery and ordered. I need help with all the settings with the EM1 I got this week and Darryl's books were a great help when I had my Nikon gear but I'm back to my homeland at Olympus now!!

I should have kept the faith when I jumped ship and sold my E30 and went for a D7000 - good camera without a doubt but big and not got the soul of an Olympus.
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Re: E-M1 book out now

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Just received an email from Amazon to say that this book has been unexpectedly delayed.
Estimated delivery is now April 2nd at the earliest
The Wordery website says it's not due for publication until 30th March. Maybe that's the delay.
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Re: E-M1 book out now

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The Wordery website says it's not due for publication until 30th March. Maybe that's the delay.
It also says

Available with FREE delivery to United Kingdom in 5-7 working days

I ordered mine on 28th Feb when Wordery made it clear that it was a pre-order. I received the following in email on Friday

We are really pleased to tell you the following items have been dispatched from our warehouse and are on their way to you.

Your item should be with you within four working days.


Will find out the true situation hopefully by Thursday.
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Re: E-M1 book out now

I didn't notice that it was a pre-order

I'm sure the delay is due to the new firmware upgrade so at least we'll have up-to-date info

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Re: E-M1 book out now

It's NOT a pre-order now! It was when I ordered over 2 weeks ago.
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Re: E-M1 book out now

Just checked my emails and it states that it will be delivered within 6 days - Yay!!
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Re: E-M1 book out now

Well much as I like dealing with Amazon, I have had this book on order for around 4 months now so I have cancelled the order with amazon, after been promosed delivery last week now only to be told it will be in Mid April-Hell by the time it arrives the replacement camera will be out after they have sorted the problems with the Em1.:-(
Must admit though, Amazon are usually very quick. A couple of months since I ordered a book from them lateish on a Saturday afternoon and it was delivered by 1000hrs the following day (Sunday).
I guess its not their fault.
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