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Mastering the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II

Book Description

Olympus launched the OM-D E-M5 Mark II camera with a specific purpose in mind: to create a Micro Four Thirds camera for advanced enthusiast and professional photographers who prefer a smaller, yet very powerful mirrorless camera. The E-M5 Mark II is a true system camera for those who demand the best in cameras, lenses, and image quality.  

Darrell Young and Jim Johnson’s Mastering the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II explores the features and capabilities of the camera in a way that far surpasses the user's manual. It is designed to guide readers through the camera’s features with step-by-step setting adjustments; color illustrations; and detailed how, when, and why explanations for each option. Every button, dial, switch, lever, and menu configuration setting is explored in a user-friendly manner, with suggestions for setup according to various shooting styles.  

The authors’ friendly and informative writing style allows readers to easily follow directions while feeling as if a friend dropped in to share his knowledge. The learning experience for new E-M5II users goes beyond just the camera itself and covers basic photography technique.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Acknowledgements
  5. Table of Contents
  6. Foreword
  7. Control Location Reference
  8. 1 Camera Setup and Control Reference
    1. How to Use This Book
    2. Charge the Battery
    3. Super Control Panel or Live View Screen?
    4. Enable the Custom Menu System
    5. Initial Camera Configuration
    6. Camera Control Reference
    7. Unusual Icons in Menu Names
    8. Contacting the Author
    9. Author’s Conclusion
  9. 2 Screen Displays for Camera Control
    1. Super Control Panel
    2. Live Control
    3. Live View and Electronic Viewfinder Screens
    4. Working with Images In-Camera
    5. Mode Dial Setting Control Screens
    6. HDR Button Control Screen
    7. Lever Control Screen
    8. Author’s Conclusions
  10. 3 Shooting Menu 1: Preliminary and Basic Shooting Options
    1. Card Setup
    2. Reset/Myset
    3. Picture Mode
    4. [Record Mode]
    5. Image Aspect
    6. Digital Tele-Converter
    7. [Sequential]/[Self-Timer]/[Interval Timer] Shooting
    8. Time Lapse Settings
    9. Author’s Conclusions
  11. 4 Shooting Menu 2: Advanced Shooting Options
    1. Bracketing
    2. HDR
    3. Multiple Exposure
    4. Keystone Comp.
    5. Anti-Shock/Silent
    6. High Res Shot
    7. [Flash] RC Mode
    8. Author’s Conclusions
  12. 5 Playback Menu
    1. [Slideshow]
    2. [Image Rotation]
    3. Edit
    4. Print Order
    5. Reset Protect
    6. Connection to Smartphone (or Tablet)
    7. Author’s Conclusions
  13. 6 Custom Menu
    1. Enabling the Custom Menu
    2. Custom Menu A. AF/MF
    3. Custom Menu B. Button/Dial/Lever
    4. Custom Menu C. Release/[FPS]
    5. Custom Menu D. Disp/[Sound]/PC
    6. Custom Menu E. Exp/[Meter]/ISO
    7. Custom Menu F. [Flash] Custom
    8. Custom Menu G. [Record Mode]/Color/WB
    9. Custom Menu H. Record/Erase
    10. Custom Menu I. Movie
    11. Custom Menu J. Built-In EVF
    12. Custom Menu K. [Camera] Utility
    13. Author’s Conclusions
  14. 7 Setup Menu
    1. [Date and Time]
    2. [Language]
    3. [Monitor Adjustments]
    4. Rec View
    5. Wi-Fi Settings
    6. Menu Display
    7. Firmware
    8. Author’s Conclusions
  15. Appendix: Button Tasks Reference