Useful links to set up your OM-D E-M5 : share them !

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Useful links to set up your OM-D E-M5 : share them !
Oct 19, 2012

Beginner photographers may be happy to find a book describing how their new camera will work. But for more experienced photographers that kind of books are often a loss of time : the little bits of info they need is hidden among a lot of more general considerations which they already know, don't need, but have to peruse if they want to find the few usefull tricks they need most.

I have made a list of the most useful links I've found untill now for the E-M5 for another thread, but i repeat them here in their own thread, because it may be more easy to find it and to bookmark it.  Feel free to add your own favorite links  

These links you will go right to the essential, to what is really specific to the handling of the E-M5 :

First read the DPreview guide on how to make out the most of your E-M5 :http://www.dpreview.com/articles/9115179666/user-guide-getting-the-most-out-of-the-olympus-e-m5 

The best tutorial I have found until now are the "Suggested settings for the E-M5"  written by Gary Ayton : http://www.ayton.id.au/wiki/doku.php?id=photo:olympusem5_settings
If you have more time, you can start by reading Gary Ayton's general pages on the E-M5, they describe all its features and provide a lot of interesting links :http://www.ayton.id.au/wiki/doku.php?id=photo:olympusomdem5
obscure ones will do, consult the extended list of menu options and custom settings offered in the DPreview's review especially those two pages : To get a good overview of all the customizable options allowed by the E-M5 and explanations of what the most http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/olympusem5/9 http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/olympusem5/10
You can also read the FAQ issued by Olympus America : http://olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/cpg_support_faqs.asp?id=1583#27
And the thread started by Macx :  Tips and tricks to set up your OM-D http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/41411509
Guy Parsons has useful pages concerning the E-Pls cameras, but many features concerns all the Pens and the E-M5 too. In particular these useful explanations concerning the Mysets. http://homepages.ihug.com.au/~parsog/olyepl1/25-epl1-custom.html(Scroll a little down to find out how to save and then use the Mysets) 
Pekka Potka also shared his configuration of the E-M5 in his blog : http://www.pekkapotka.com/journal/2012/2/28/configuring-the-e-m5-updated-feb-29th.html
For more advanced photographers don't miss reading his series of articles describing how to expose for the right with the E-P3 and then the E-M5. (Begin with the E-P3 article since the two cameras share many features and the first article explain the interest of the ETTR technique better, while the E-M5 article build on that)
If you want to give a try to continuous AF : read about the best settings in Don Parrots threads :http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/41294319
How to adjust highlights and shadows in real time for the jpegs is explained there : http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/41616717
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