EM-1 Guide

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by cgbick, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. cgbick

    cgbick New to Mu-43

    Sep 23, 2013
    Disappointing that the EM-1 doesn't include a printed manual. There's a lot to absorb for a new owner, and the onscreen manual isn't the best way. Is there a good printed guide yet?
  2. Ranger Rick

    Ranger Rick Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 11, 2009
    Tempe, AZ
    Don't know if the E-M1 has one, but you can buy a printed copy for the E-M5 from Olympus for $10. They should give you a printed one, but since they don't give you a lenshood... :)
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  3. EMC

    EMC Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 22, 2013
    Garden Grove, Calif.
    My manual was in the pack which included the Viewer 3 Cd, which was a small manual..............I also purchased one off ebay someone printed in the U.K.............which was 81/2 x 11 binded with front back cover.....
  4. Grinch

    Grinch Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 9, 2011
    Maybe check with whoever you purchased from, mine came with a paper manual.
  5. Musashi

    Musashi Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 17, 2013
    I received my 12-40 more than a month ago, and mine was packaged with a hood. Are the new ones being shipped now being sold without it?

    And thanks for the heads up about being able to buy a full E-M1 manual directly from Olympus - I always like having a copy in the bag. The copy that came with the body was essentially a table of contents that referenced pages that weren't there. It appeared complete only because it came in 3-4 different languages.
  6. Ranger Rick

    Ranger Rick Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 11, 2009
    Tempe, AZ
    No, the 12-40 is unusual in that it DOES come with a lens hood. Most don't, charge extra (e.g., $80 for the hood for the 75mm!). My point was that if you don't supply a hood, why would you give a free manual?

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  7. Musashi

    Musashi Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 17, 2013
    Being new to Olympus, that's good to know. Maybe Olympus plans to do it like Canon, where their L series lenses come with cases and hoods, but their consumer grade lenses don't (and the hoods cost $60+ a pop).
  8. sdsyver

    sdsyver Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 14, 2012
    Northern Alberta
    I just downloaded the PDF from Olympus and keep it on my iPhone and laptop. I do agree that it should have come with one however.
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  9. Ranger Rick

    Ranger Rick Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 11, 2009
    Tempe, AZ
    That's what I do, but nothing like the printed word!
  10. rcorreale

    rcorreale Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 14, 2013
    There is a full and complete manual on the CD Rom in the box. (PDF file)

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  11. marcr1230

    marcr1230 Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 28, 2013
    I printed out the manual - 40 pages 2 sided , 2 pages per side

    Need to bind It
    Also have the PDF on ipad
  12. DaveBurbank

    DaveBurbank New to Mu-43

    Nov 29, 2013
    My guess is that yours did not come with the full manual but a rather incomplete printed users guide. The full Instruction Manual for the E-M1 is 165 pages long and is included on the CD as a pdf. If you order the $10 version from Olympus, it comes from a 3rd party company that prints things.
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  13. stefanl

    stefanl New to Mu-43

    Nov 29, 2013
    Here in Germany registered E-M1 owners can get a printed manual for free from Olympus. I just sent them an Email with my contact details and serial number of my E-M1. Three days later my manual arrived.

    Maybe this works in other countries too.

    Kind regards
  14. Dave in Wales

    Dave in Wales Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 5, 2011
    West Wales
    I'll give it a try, thanks.
  15. Ulysses

    Ulysses Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 21, 2013
    Inside a sub-box inside the main box was a 92-page user manual and software CD. Interestingly the PDF file you can download from Olympus is 165 pages.

    Honestly, I don't care for paper manuals. They're bulky, wasteful, rarely used by me, and they're not easily searchable the way a PDF is.
  16. Dave in Wales

    Dave in Wales Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 5, 2011
    West Wales
    Reply from Oly..........

    I have had a Paper manual sent out to you and it should be with you in a day or two.

    Just wait and see now if it a full or short form manual.........watch this space.
  17. cd23murray

    cd23murray Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 7, 2012
    North Carolina
    I live in the US and just call Customer Service and tell them you want one. I did this for the EM-5 and EM-1, they take my address and I had one in less than a week for free in both cases.
  18. Dave in Wales

    Dave in Wales Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 5, 2011
    West Wales
    Full paper manual arrived.......bound copy of PDF on 'good' quality paper.

    I can't explain it but, it changes my attitude to owning a EM1, it's much more enjoyable/pleasurable (and my E/P experience was already rated at 110%) no more peering a PDF going up and dowwn trying to locate some obscure requirement...........the index is C**P as we all know, sadly it's it's the same index in the bound volume.

    The printed manual is available from.......http://www.oldtimercameras.com/stock/Model.asp?Model=27256&ModelPage=true

    I would stronghly advise it's purchase.
  19. beameup

    beameup Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 23, 2013
    Mine also came with a printed manual. As well, I downloaded the pdf for each of my computers.
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