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    Walkthrough for E series

    Is there a "walkthrough" or tips and hints guide for the Oly E series? I have read a couple of time the Users manual but some aspects aren't clear so far. BTW that user manual is little more than nothing for new users....there is not much explanation a bout stuff and where there is, its still some how poor IMO.

    For example I haven't find out how to save some settings. Let say.....if Im going to shoot two sets of portraits one "normal" and one "low key"...adjust ISO, contrast, color etc. for the normal shoot out, when done... can I save this preferred settings before altering them for the low key shoot out?
    Ten days later when I want to shoot another portrait pic can I recall either the "normal" or low-key" personalized settings previously saved?
    :mad2:

    I know is not the best example but I hope it was clear

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    Re: Walkthrough for E series

    As far as I know, theres no way to save preferences.
    E-3, E-510
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    Re: Walkthrough for E series

    Quote Originally Posted by Atomic2
    As far as I know, theres no way to save preferences.
    Thanks Atomic...if what you say is correct Im little disappointed. As a NewB I thought this type of feature would be on my starter SLR

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    Re: Walkthrough for E series

    I know of no manual either. There is a mode called "My Mode" that allows you to quickly load personal settings. I have never used it though but you might try it.
    I am like Barney Fife, I have a gun but Andy makes me keep the bullet in my pocket..

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    Re: Walkthrough for E series

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg McCary
    I know of no manual either. There is a mode called "My Mode" that allows you to quickly load personal settings. I have never used it though but you might try it.
    Thanks Greg...But now I`m lost...I think the e-420 has no MyMode function....can you confirm this.
    Thanks

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    Re: Walkthrough for E series

    Maybe this will help - http://www.wrotniak.net/photo/43/e420-e520.html

    Cheers, Don

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    Re: Walkthrough for E series

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueRob
    Thanks Greg...But now I`m lost...I think the e-420 has no MyMode function....can you confirm this.
    Thanks
    Yes it looks like you are right. I downloaded the manual and I don't see My Mode anywhere. But you have a ton of help here if you need it just ask as many questions as you like and we will help you through getting use to your camera.
    I am like Barney Fife, I have a gun but Andy makes me keep the bullet in my pocket..

    Sony a99/a7R

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