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Re: [OM] Micro four thirds lens contacts

Subject: Re: [OM] Micro four thirds lens contacts
From: Mike Bloor <admin@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 11:56:33 +0100

Sometimes to use a machine, or something like software, really well you have to get inside the head of the person who created it. You need to understand how they were trying to make things work, not be given a third-hand version. Bizarre instruction books ? ?pressing button ?floop? activates floop mode? are not enough, especially if you have little idea what floop is and what it can do for you. The book that came with my OM-D is a prime example.


At 00:57 20/06/2019, you wrote:

> I'm just interested in how the machine works. I'm certainly not trying to build any new hardware.


I'm glad you are curious because we need more of that in society, but I'm even more glad that you are not trying to build something new, cause we've got enough already.

But I suggest you adopt in this case an approach that has served me well. Like most of us, I started out using a typewriter. A manual typewriter. I later moved to an electric typewriter, but what is the common thread? Simple. Although innately curious, I never knew what made either the manual or electric typewriter, and I didn't care. I could operate it, not fast but I could type a letter,and that made me happy. I know what I needed to know to get the job done. and that was that. A friend was one of the original designers of the Heathkit computer, and he often said that personal computers would never be a big success until they could be operated as easily as a typewriter.

Likewise, I suggest you accept the fact that the camera tells something to turn the focus ring to get the photo sharp, and it does. It does it amazingly well now that the systems are mature. So I'm happy. Try this you'll like it.

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