E-M1 EBook Recommendation

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E-M1 EBook Recommendation

GAS got the better of me and I purchased the E-M1. Coming from the E-M5, I think I could figure out most everything on my own. However, in my Sony DSLR days there was a guy who wrote very good ebooks on most all of the Sony cameras. His name is Gary Friedman. I found his books to be pretty good.

Since he pretty much only wrote books on Sony cameras, I was surprised to see he has one on the E-M1.


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Garry Schaefer Veteran Member • Posts: 3,321
Re: E-M1 EBook Recommendation

I'm one purchaser of his book on the E-M1. I found it to be worthwhile, although quite a bit can also be picked up from the free guide on http://www.biofos.com/mft/omd_em1_settings.html

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Michael M Fliegel
Michael M Fliegel Veteran Member • Posts: 3,683
Re: E-M1 EBook Recommendation

I bought it and it is excellent.

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Chuck Eklund Contributing Member • Posts: 673
Re: E-M1 EBook Recommendation

I am another pleased purchaser of Gary Friedman's book. For me, it is much more helpful than David Busch's book.

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bs1946 Veteran Member • Posts: 7,472
Re: E-M1 EBook Recommendation

Michael M Fliegel wrote:

I bought it and it is excellent.

I also bought the Friedman book to help me navigate all of the features on my E-M10. I was just going through chapter 2 last night. That chapter is an overview of all of the dials, levers, buttons, and the entire menu. It also includes Friedman's setting recommendations for many of the options. Except for the extra buttons and leavers on the E-M1, the E-M10 menus are almost identical to the E-M1. I bought this book before I found Supercharging the E-M10 by W.N. Green. The Green E-book is only available on iBooks. For us E-M10 owners, both books are an excellent reference resource. The advantage of the Friedman book is that I can use it on my iPhone as a reference in the field. The green book can only be viewed on an iPad or iMac.

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cfh25 Senior Member • Posts: 1,070
+1 for Gary Friedman

Have seen both Gary Friedman's and David Busch's guides and the former is superior. If you buy the Kindle version you can download a full colour pdf file (and an epub version for other e-readers); plus Gary's "Tip Cards" - recommended settings for various situations in a handy format.

The printed version of David Busch's guide is far too heavy to be used as a field guide (400+ pages of coated paper); also has a number of errors - signs of being rushed into print

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