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There’s a brand new e-book already out, all about the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II. Professional photographers Gary L. Friedman and Tony Phillips have collaborated to quickly release this new book, and it’s another good one! You’ll find it provides the shortest learning curve for this infinitely configurable camera.
The book is very well written in the usual easy-reading style you find in all of the camera books from The Friedman Archives. In its 430 pages, there is great coverage of virtually every button and function on the camera, with lots of photos, examples, tips, and tables. Speaking of tips, here are a couple of good ones straight from the book:
I’ve read several camera books by both of these guys and always appreciate the thoroughness and depth they provide. I highly recommend this book for new (and experienced) E-M5II shooters. Plus, with the money-back guarantee, you really don’t have much to lose. So head over to The Friedman Archives for all of the details.
And don’t forget to look around while you’re there. Gary has many outstanding images, and there are books about virtually all of the recent major cameras from Olympus, Sony, and Fujifilm.
We all know that our Olympus OM-D cameras (all except the E-M10) have excellent weather sealing. But did you know all of the various components that affect the level of this sealing? Most are fairly intuitive, but still it never hurts to be reminded of what all needs to be in place to help keep the insides of our cameras nice and dry.
For the E-M1, Olympus produced a small manual that covers all of this and more, and it can be found here:
Product damage caused by sand or liquid contamination will void the original warranty and any extended warranties if applicable. In most cases Olympus service will not be able to repair the camera. In these situations, the camera would be deemed beyond reliable repair and returned without servicing.“
Bottom Line: Be careful out there. 🙂
The link to this critical plug-in for converting the new High Res RAW files produced by the E-M5 Mark II is here:
Tony Phillips, the guy who’s written two great books about Fuji cameras already, the X100S and X-T1, has released a guide to the latest X-T1 Firmware Update version 3.0. Like his other books, this one is well researched, beautifully written, and full of insights into the update.
The update has at least 27 new / improved features for the X-T1 and some of Tony’s favorites include: additional customization of the reprogrammable Q-Menu, more Function button items, high-speed electronic and hybrid shutter, a new Chrome film simulation, and manual focus tweaking in autofocus. In this free update, you’ll find great information about all of these and more.
To get your Free copy, you’ll need to send an email request to Tony Phillips (click his name to send the email). Or, if you haven’t bought his X-T1 book yet, go to The Friedman Archives to purchase the primary book and get the Firmware update included.
BTW, Tony is currently working on his next book … about the Fuji X100T, so stay tuned for that release.
Ducks seem to be equally at home either in the air or in the water. But, the transition can be difficult.
Air to water doesn’t look too bad as long as the water is relatively smooth and they can make a nice landing.
However, trying to get airborne from the water is a totally different story. They literally have to “walk on the water” for several steps as their wings beat furiously until they can build up enough speed to liftoff and “Slip the Surly Bonds of Earth”.*
(*From the poem, High Flight by John Gillespie Magee, Jr.)
Originally published on Feb. 5, 2012.