E-M5 User Books

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by teddoman, Feb 8, 2016.

  1. teddoman

    teddoman Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 22, 2013
    Is the Busch and Simon book the only book for new buyers who want to learn how to use an E-M5? I'm only going to read one book, so it might as well be the best. Note that I'm talking about the original E-M5, which I picked up used from another user here, and not the new mark ii model.
  2. runner girl

    runner girl Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    Nov 26, 2011
    I don't know if there are others but I found that one to be extremely helpful.

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  3. rjl1246

    rjl1246 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 18, 2013
    Robert Lietz
    I've found Darrell Young's books on the E-M1 and E-M5 MK II to be comprehensive, thoughtful, and useful guides to working
    with both cameras. I realize that both books refer to cameras other than
    the camera you've recently purchased, but, owning the two above plus
    three e-m5s, I think there's enough overlapping to make the suggestions
    in the books useful as an orientation to the E-M5 1, while providing an option
    for you if the camera works out and you decide in the future to upgrade.

    Last edited: Feb 8, 2016
  4. HalPAnderson

    HalPAnderson Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 27, 2014
    I bought the Busch book for the EM-1, and wasn't impressed. Much of it seemed to be cut and pasted from his other books, and a lot of non-EM-1 content made it into print. Later, I read pieces of Darrell Young's book, and it seemed much better written. YMMV, of course.

  5. teddoman

    teddoman Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 22, 2013
  6. runner girl

    runner girl Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    Nov 26, 2011
    John Grengo also did a program on Creative Live. I think he did them on both the EM5 and EM5 MKII. Considering that the EM5 is an older model it might be pretty cheap.

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  7. Holoholo55

    Holoholo55 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2014
    Honolulu, HI
    I found Gary Ayton's site and wiki to be very helpful when I was starting out with the EM5. I have Darrell Young's book for the EM1 and thought it was much more useful than the camera manual. Unfortunately, he didn't write one for the EM5.
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