Book about Olympus PEN cameras

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k0mit
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Book about Olympus PEN cameras
May 1, 2013

I'm considering the E-P3, but notice there haven't been any books written about any of the PEN cameras since the E-P2 over two years ago.

Do any of you know of some good resources for information on setting up and using these great little cameras?  I would think someone would have been updating this series since these cameras are so popular.

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In reply to k0mit, May 1, 2013

k0mit wrote:

I'm considering the E-P3, but notice there haven't been any books written about any of the PEN cameras since the E-P2 over two years ago.

No books, it's all about Googling around and inhabiting this forum to find information and to answer any questions. For instance I have a mess of pages that started about the E-PL1 but has expanded in places to cover others and now of course has a separate mess attached to the E-PL5.

http://homepages.ihug.com.au/~parsog/olyepl1/01-epl1-menu.html

Do any of you know of some good resources for information on setting up and using these great little cameras?  I would think someone would have been updating this series since these cameras are so popular.

As above, and also trawl my links page there somewhere where E-M5 setups also really apply to the E-PL5. Better than any books is the immediate response here to any possibly obscure question, OK you do have to do your homework to sift out the idiots from the sensible, but it is possible to learn a lot here, I certainly have.

As for considering the E-P3, it really is last generation camera and the E-PL5 smokes it for image quality, I have an E-P3 but never used much at all since the E-PL5 arrived. Even the ISO 200 noise is smaller and nicer in the E-PL5.

Currently the E-PL5 is the easiest to use of the Pens/OM-D because of the ability to assign MySets to the Mode dial. I keep boring people talking about that but it is a truly great feature.

Regards.... Guy

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In reply to k0mit, May 1, 2013

There's a thread around here somewhere though that's well worth reading. Ah here it is: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/40844776

It's about the E-PM1 but I think most of the points still apply.

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In reply to Guy Parsons, May 2, 2013

Thanks Guy. I really appreciate all of the info you shared and will spend some time working through your website.

The reason I ordered the E-P3 was because I "assumed" it would be most like the upcoming E-P5 which is my ultimate destination.  Does that make sense?  Plus, it was so reasonable … $450 on ebay for new with 17mm f/2.8 kit lens.

Thanks again,

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In reply to Msnap, May 2, 2013

Excellent Msnap!  I'll check out that thread.

Thanks,

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