Doug Bray Suggests Book for OM-D EM-1

Posted Mar. 17th, 2015 by Daniel J. Cox

Hi Dan,

I just wanted to let you, and any Olympus OMD E-1 users know that there is a new book which helps to unravel the mysteries of the camera. It is entitled ” Mastering The Olympus OM-D EM-1 ” by Darrell Young. In my opinion, having read both books, I think that it is far superior to the David Busch book ” Olympus OM-D E-1″.

Here's the cover to the book Doug alerted me to.

Here’s the cover to the book Doug alerted me to.

The Young book contains photos of the menu pages as well as detailed explanations of how and why the various options and custom menu options work, both alone and in conjunction with other options.

Whether one uses the ebook (Kindle) version or the hard copy, it is a must to go to website for the update to the book for using the Firmware Update 3.0. That Update explains how to utilize the new 9 fps with autofocus between each frame option.

Best wishes to you, Tanya and your staff.


Thanks Doug. Great information for the MFT readers. I noticed they also have a book on the GH4 which I may just order myself. Really appreciate the heads.

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  1. Doug BrayOn Mar. 18th, 2015

    Hi Dan,

    Debra and I will be in Europe late May into June. We had hoped that the new Olympus 7-14 lens would be available by then but that looks unlikely.

    Do you know about, or have you had any experience using Nikkor lenses with MFT cameras? We have the Nikkor 14-24 2.8. Would that lens become 24-48 on a MFT camera?


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      Daniel J. CoxOn Mar. 18th, 2015

      Doug, yes I have used the Novoflex MFT to Nikon adapter and it works quite well. An even better option is Panasonic’s 7-14mm f/4. Not as fast as the coming Olympus but not as big and heavy either. I’ve not found the F/4 aperture to be any problem with a lens that wide. I’m guessing it will be considerably less expensive as well and it is super sharp. It does flair more than I would like when pointed straight into extreme light like the sun or spotlight. So it will be interesting to see if the Olympus performs better with flair.

  2. Doug BrayOn Mar. 17th, 2015


    One further comment on the setup of the OMD E-1 which is not in either book.

    If you want to set the EVF frame rate to high, a necessity for tracking fast moving objects, such as flying birds in the EVF, ” Peaking” in the AF/MF menu, MF Assit menu, must be set to Off. If it is not, the option to set the EVF frame rate to high, which is needed to track fast moving objects will be ” grey ” in the menu, and not available.


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      Daniel J. CoxOn Mar. 17th, 2015

      An important option to tick. Thanks Doug.

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