Word from David Busch on His New OM-D E-M5 Book

Started Oct 15, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Why a book ? When these useful links are all free ?
In reply to rrr_hhh, Oct 20, 2012

rrr_hhh wrote:

Ignace wrote :  (...) Msomething smelling like advertisement :

or why starting a new thread on this theme again ?

You can also find very good ressources online without buying a book, especially if you are a relatively experimented photographer and don't need all the general photographic explanations one usually find in that kind of book. With the following links you will go right to the essential, to what is 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
and provide a lot of interesting links :If you have more time, you can start by reading Gary Ayton's general pages on the E-M5, they describe all its features http://www.ayton.id.au/wiki/doku.php?id=photo:olympusomdem5
To get a good overview of all the customizable options allowed by the E-M5 and explanations of what the most consult the extended list of menu options and custom settings offered in the DPreview's obscure ones will do, review especially those two pages :  http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/olympusem5/9http://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
Tips and tricks to set up your OM-D And the thread started by Macx :  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. of the ETTR technique better, while the E-M5 article build on that)(Begin with the E-P3 article since the two cameras share many features and the first article explain the interest 
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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To your most excellent list, add this:


There are some resources there I don't think have been linked above

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