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I’ll start this off with the references I have found most useful:

First, Olympus has a useful E-M5 Q&A on their site here: http://www.olympus.co.jp/en/support/imsg/digicamera/qa/products/em5/ . If you just glance briefly at this, you may say “yeah, yeah, I know all that.” But I found quite a few surprises – read it through!

EDIT: Unfortunately, Olympus chose to remove 60% or more of the original document referenced above, and a lot of interesting stuff is gone now.

Second, while working on their review of the EM-5, DP Review took notes and shared them as a tutorial here: http://www.dpreview.com/articles/9115179666/user-guide-getting-the-most-out-of-the-olympus-e-m5 . This is worth a careful read, as it is full of tips and suggestions.

Third, the E-M5 Instruction Manual. Yeah, really! I knew I was going to be into this manual a lot, and wanted a hard copy I could mark up and fill with sticky notes. Rather than try to print out the PDF, I purchased a bound copy for $10 on the Olympus Support web site here: http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/cpg_support_manuals.asp?id=1583 . It was well worth the money, for me. Be patient and assume that what you need to know IS in here somewhere – it probably is, really. Learn to follow the “cookie crumbs” pointing from one section to another related one (“see page xx.”) Take your camera in one hand, the manual in the other, and try things!

If you have found other good references, please point us to them!



Oct 07, 2012 at 12:55 AM
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The OM-D E-M5 Configuration Thread


I’ll start this off with the references I have found most useful:

First, Olympus has a useful E-M5 Q&A on their site here: http://www.olympus.co.jp/en/support/imsg/digicamera/qa/products/em5/ . If you just glance briefly at this, you may say “yeah, yeah, I know all that.” But I found quite a few surprises – read it through!

Second, while working on their review of the EM-5, DP Review took notes and shared them as a tutorial here: http://www.dpreview.com/articles/9115179666/user-guide-getting-the-most-out-of-the-olympus-e-m5 . This is worth a careful read, as it is full of tips and suggestions.

Third, the E-M5 Instruction Manual. Yeah, really! I knew I was going to be into this manual a lot, and wanted a hard copy I could mark up and fill with sticky notes. Rather than try to print out the PDF, I purchased a bound copy for $10 on the Olympus Support web site here: http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/cpg_support_manuals.asp?id=1583 . It was well worth the money, for me. Be patient and assume that what you need to know IS in here somewhere – it probably is, really. Learn to follow the “cookie crumbs” pointing from one section to another related one (“see page xx.”) Take your camera in one hand, the manual in the other, and try things!

If you have found other good references, please point us to them!



Aug 31, 2012 at 05:10 PM



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