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Old 22nd December 2016
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Re: So are Olympus cameras too complicated?

Im going to give a slightly different perspective.

My EM1 is the first fully manual camera I have owned and think the Olympus manual is aimed at people who had a very in depth knowlege of cameras. I printed it out and read through it. I still felt none the wiser having read every page. I went through a phase of almost not wanting to use my camera and was actually very disappointed. The menus and options available felt alien and way too complex.

Then along came the mastering the em1 book. I have to say it was fantastic as it broke down every menu with visual representations and recommended settings for each section. It gave me a foundation, has become my bible if there is anything I dont understand.
The menu now feels easier to navigate, so im saying there is nothing up with loads of features and complex menus but you need a very good reference guide.
Without the book i belive I would have given up.
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