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Title: Promised Guide to the Olympus OM-D E-M1
Post by: on2it on November 26, 2015, 05:46:36 AM
Hi, is this ever going to be produced?
Or have we lost interest...
Title: Re: Promised Guide to the Olympus OM-D E-M1
Post by: stamper on November 26, 2015, 07:23:38 AM
A nice "courteous" question which do doubt will be answered by a nice "courteous"answer? First post too. :( Eleven years a member.
Title: Re: Promised Guide to the Olympus OM-D E-M1
Post by: nma on December 03, 2015, 02:37:30 PM
Not very courteous but still a valid question. I, too, would be very interested in seeing this guide.
Title: Re: Promised Guide to the Olympus OM-D E-M1
Post by: Chris Sanderson on December 03, 2015, 02:46:53 PM
Kevin certainly talked about it and it may still happen - I am uncertain. It's not for lack of interest on either side. Simply a lack of time to get all projects done. I will nudge Kevin  :)
Title: Re: Promised Guide to the Olympus OM-D E-M1
Post by: Kevin Raber on December 03, 2015, 03:06:31 PM
Consider me nudged.... In 10 days Chris and I will be shooting for a week together.  We'll discuss the logistics of the project.  I have the outline and the OLY expert in place.  It's  matter of scheduling.  Watch this space for more info in about two weeks.  We have quite the project list right now. 
Title: Re: Promised Guide to the Olympus OM-D E-M1
Post by: MikeB55 on December 07, 2015, 04:47:43 AM
Thanks and fingers crossed! I would find such a guide invaluable particularly after the firmware 4 upgrade.
Title: Re: Promised Guide to the Olympus OM-D E-M1
Post by: Kevin Gallagher on December 07, 2015, 06:32:29 AM
 +1 To MikeB55
Title: Re: Promised Guide to the Olympus OM-D E-M1
Post by: degrub on December 07, 2015, 11:27:58 AM
please focus one segment on working full manual with older lenses - useful camera setups, techniques, difficulties
Thanks
Frank
Title: Re: Promised Guide to the Olympus OM-D E-M1
Post by: kencameron on December 08, 2015, 01:10:38 AM
One of the challenges will be to help owners to achieve, through an excessively complex menu system, the high degree of customisation/personalisation that is possible with this camera. The Olympus expert better be good. 
Title: Re: Promised Guide to the Olympus OM-D E-M1
Post by: Robert-Peter Westphal on March 13, 2016, 05:40:12 AM
Hello,

is there any news available to this topic ( after very long promised 2 weeks ;-) )

Robert
Title: Re: Promised Guide to the Olympus OM-D E-M1
Post by: Kevin Raber on March 13, 2016, 08:21:04 AM
This project as well as others are still on our list.  We have a lot of video content that we will be publishing over the coming weeks.  We are a small team.  While doing everyday articles and such for the site I have also been doing workshops.  The latest in Iceland and then I'll be gone 4 weeks for our Patagonia and Altiplano workshops in S. America.  This obviously takes away from time in the studio. We will get this and other camera tutorials on the production schedule.   We haven't forgotten this and it is important as I own the Olys and really see a need for a good tutorial. 
Title: Re: Promised Guide to the Olympus OM-D E-M1
Post by: Ranger Rick on March 13, 2016, 10:00:30 AM
good news, thanks Kevin!
Title: Re: Promised Guide to the Olympus OM-D E-M1
Post by: Robert-Peter Westphal on May 03, 2017, 11:56:41 AM
This project as well as others are still on our list.  We have a lot of video content that we will be publishing over the coming weeks.  We are a small team.  While doing everyday articles and such for the site I have also been doing workshops.  The latest in Iceland and then I'll be gone 4 weeks for our Patagonia and Altiplano workshops in S. America.  This obviously takes away from time in the studio. We will get this and other camera tutorials on the production schedule.   We haven't forgotten this and it is important as I own the Olys and really see a need for a good tutorial.

Hello Kevin,

can you please precise a little bit how many weeks you were talking about ? If I'm not totally wrong, your reply and the promise was much more than one year ago.

BR Robert
Title: Re: Promised Guide to the Olympus OM-D E-M1
Post by: stamper on May 03, 2017, 12:14:24 PM
There must be other published guides elsewhere on the internet?
Title: Re: Promised Guide to the Olympus OM-D E-M1
Post by: Robert-Peter Westphal on May 03, 2017, 02:06:15 PM
There must be other published guides elsewhere on the internet?

This is not the point : You pay here for a service based on promises which are not held. It is not just the Olympus video, nothing happened what Kevin proposed in the mentioned thread.

Br Robert
Title: Re: Promised Guide to the Olympus OM-D E-M1
Post by: Kevin Raber on May 03, 2017, 02:19:48 PM
The Olympus, as well as other projects, were on our list.  The problem is as many businesses find is a lack of resources, in this case, human.  Chris and I have completed a number of videos and I am trying to catch up with getting the articles that go with them published.  In addition, we have a Shooting with The Masters Video which is in the can and we want to get that finished.  We're looking at using third parties to do some of the videos as well as editing.  We have added help for other areas and hopefully, we can begin to pursue a lot of what we want to add as content.  I apologize for not doing the video as promised.  With the passing of Michael last spring when this was promised and a lot that happened after that some plans changed.  I do hope that over the coming weeks the video and articles that are coming will be of interest.  I am meeting Chris in Toronto next week to discuss our productions for the rest of the year.  Thanks for the understanding.  I'll discuss camera tutorials plus some of the other ideas that we are working on and hopefully, we can soon share what to expect.
Title: Re: Promised Guide to the Olympus OM-D E-M1
Post by: Robert-Peter Westphal on May 03, 2017, 02:43:08 PM
The Olympus, as well as other projects, were on our list.  The problem is as many businesses find is a lack of resources, in this case, human.  Chris and I have completed a number of videos and I am trying to catch up with getting the articles that go with them published.  In addition, we have a Shooting with The Masters Video which is in the can and we want to get that finished.  We're looking at using third parties to do some of the videos as well as editing.  We have added help for other areas and hopefully, we can begin to pursue a lot of what we want to add as content.  I apologize for not doing the video as promised.  With the passing of Michael last spring when this was promised and a lot that happened after that some plans changed.  I do hope that over the coming weeks the video and articles that are coming will be of interest.  I am meeting Chris in Toronto next week to discuss our productions for the rest of the year.  Thanks for the understanding.  I'll discuss camera tutorials plus some of the other ideas that we are working on and hopefully, we can soon share what to expect.

Kevin, thanks for your answer, but to be honest, this is almost the same you already wrote more than one year (!) ago. Please, compare both :

You make it difficult to believe in your words, Kevin !

Br Robert
Title: Re: Promised Guide to the Olympus OM-D E-M1
Post by: Kevin Raber on May 03, 2017, 03:21:07 PM
Robert, we are doing our best and I  said we are doing what we can to get more content completed. 
Title: Re: Promised Guide to the Olympus OM-D E-M1
Post by: Robert-Peter Westphal on May 03, 2017, 04:22:29 PM
Robert, we are doing our best and I  said we are doing what we can to get more content completed.

Kevin, I'm talking about 14 month !

Don't you think that there would be a time window within this period ? And if you take a look at the initial pos, it was years ago
!
Title: Re: Promised Guide to the Olympus OM-D E-M1
Post by: on2it on February 08, 2018, 08:25:55 AM
I am the original poster and have been visiting LL for around 15 years I think. Over that time I have learned a lot for free and also purchased several slightly expensive video tutorials and was happy to do so as the content has been excellent.

When LL moved to a $12/year subscription I was surprised but assumed a large number of people paying a trivial amount was going to work out better than a smaller number of people paying somewhat more. At the time I recall part of the explanation was about aiming for a more consistent cashflow.

It seems the continuous subscription model is not working for creating the type of content I am interested in and was previously happy to pay for on a per-video basis. I guess also there's no longer a market mechanism of pricing per video to judge what will sell and what won't. For what it's worth I would still pay per-video as the content quality is very high.

However LL also seems to me to have moved on towards an interest in very high-end and expensive equipment costing tens of thousands and equally high-end travel excursions that are well beyond my interest.

If this is indeed the case then it would be better for LL to come out and just say it: "We're not going to do xyz tutorials, we're going to concentrate on high-end kit and our travel business"

Something like that

Cheers and thanks

Richard
Title: Re: Promised Guide to the Olympus OM-D E-M1
Post by: Chris Sanderson on February 08, 2018, 10:08:26 AM
...If this is indeed the case then it would be better for LL to come out and just say it: "We're not going to do xyz tutorials, we're going to concentrate on high-end kit and our travel business"

That is definitively not the case. A quick glance at any of the Charlie Cramer videos recently published might prove otherwise.
Title: Re: Promised Guide to the Olympus OM-D E-M1
Post by: DP on February 08, 2018, 11:24:26 AM
may be you can cut the actual talk time and simply do powerpoint presentations  ;D ... because "Kevin Raber explains you the A7rIII menu settings in a short 85 minute video" almost made to meme