August 4th, 2012, 11:49 AM
Originally Posted by Mikefellh
HUH? There's something that comes with the camera (and most new products for that matter) called a "manual"...it shows you how to use the camera. The SCP is covered on pages 22-24 of the E-M5 manual.
As they say, RTFM (F stands for FULL in case you think it stans for something else).
People are just too lazy to make the most basic effort to learn how to use the camera; they spend money on cameras, lenses, and software, but they don't spend anything (including time) to learn how to use them properly!
For the record, I read the manual BEFORE I buy the camera...when I was deciding on my first dSLR I skimmed THREE manuals so I could give each camera I was considering a fair test, rather than picking up a camera and not knowing how to use it.
I also skim through a few months of forum posts so I know both the bad and the good people say about the camera(s) I'm interested in. In the case of your comment it would have been dismissed since I would have known all about the SCP from reading the manual already.
I'll be the first to admit that I did not read every single page, cover-to-cover but I did read the manual for the Super Control Panel section and to be brutally honest, it could have been written a bit better.
So here's my workflow:
-Open camera & assemble
--While battery is charging, read manual
-Shoot after battery charges (which is usually a day or two after purchase - I've never had the time to buy & shoot on the same day)
--I know that I will miss some things but this first shoot is a familiarization shoot
-Go back and read the manual again for specific things that I want to do.
What I find interesting is how many other users in various online communities asking questions about the SCP - which lets me know I'm not the only one. In fact, Olympus dedicated a "FAQ" sectioin on their own website on how to enable the SCP for the E-PL1
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Last edited by RT_Panther; August 4th, 2012 at 12:16 PM.