The Micro 4/3 Photography FAQ Forum (not to be confused with our Site FAQ
) is a place where we will collect some of the questions which seem to get asked over and over again, along with clear, concise answers.
If you are interested in contributing a carefully written answer to one of these questions or another question which you think is appropriate for this forum, send me a PM with your question and a very brief version of how you would would approach explaining the answer.
Some of the many, many questions we plan to address eventually are shown below:
Why should I choose Micro Four Thirds?
Which Micro Four Thirds lenses do you recommend to start out with?
What is the difference between Four Thirds and Micro Four Thirds?
What are the implications of using different sensor sizes, and what does "crop factor" mean?
What is an adapted lens and how do I get started with them?
What does it mean to say that lenses are "equivalent"?
What does "diffraction limited" mean?
Can Olympus lenses be used on Panasonic bodies and vice versa?
Can Four Thirds lenses be used on Micro Four Thirds bodies?
What is dynamic range?
What is image quality?
Why shoot RAW?
Why shoot JPEG?
What is exposure compensation?
How can I get good pictures of children?
What is postprocessing, and how can I do it?
What is HDR?
How do I get a shallow depth of field?
How do I get a 3D look?
Why does my camera blow highlights?
Why are my photos so noisy?
How can I resize images for the web?
How can I get started with off camera flash?
What is a good online service for large prints?
What is a good online service for making photo books?
What is a good strategy for making backups?
Should I use lens filters?
How can I photograph an eclipse?
What is zone focusing, and how can I use it?
What is G.A.S?
What is CDAF, and how does it differ from PDAF?
Why should I choose primes over zooms or vice versa?
How are minimum focus distance, magnification, and focal length related to macro photography?
How do teleconverters work?
How do extension tubes work?
How does image stabilization help me?
How can I test to see if my lens is defective?
Is it normal to have dust in a lens, and will it affect my images?
How do I know if my sensor needs cleaning, and what is the best way to clean it?
What is a color profile, and why should I care?
Do I need to do color calibration, and how should I do it?
How can I get pleasing colors in my photos?
... and many more.