The Compleat Olympus Stylus 1s: A Guide to the Olympus Stylus 1s & Stylus 1 Cameras

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The Olympus Stylus 1s, and last year’s model, the Olympus Stylus 1, are the only cameras on the market today to combine the following features: · 14 oz. weight -- including the lens · 28-300 mm f2.8 constant aperture lens · Huge, bright EVF eye-level viewfinder · Touch-sensitive 3” LCD monitor · Split-second focusing and exposure control Some might say this combination of features approaches the ideal travel and street-shooting camera. Steve bought the Stylus 1s as a back up for a $6,000+ interchangeable lens system . A few days later, he left on a cruise that included three ports in Japan, one in Siberia and five in Alaska. He was looking for a very light, relatively inexpensive camera with a fast lens and good telephoto capabilities that he could use if anything went wrong with his more expensive camera. However, after shooting more than 300 photos the first few days in Tokyo, he found myself using the Stylus 1s nearly all of the time. It was lightweight, much more versatile and a pleasure to use. However, he was disappointed with the Olympus Stylus 1s Instruction Manual. He found himself losing valuable vacation time searching through the manual. It didn't have a detailed table of contents and it usually it didn't suggest WHICH setting should be selected under different circumstances. These issues led to Steve writing this book. You will find yourself having to refer to the manual must less often. More importantly, you will always be told WHY you should select particular settings. These suggestions are based Steve's taking more than 1,600 photos with the Stylus 1s, the best of which are included in this book. In fact, all the photos in the book, with the exception of the cover photos and the photos of the camera, were taken with the Stylus 1s. "Really," Steve says, "this book is all you need to make shooting with the Stylus 1s or Stylus 1 one of the most satisfying photo experiences you have ever had!"

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Steve Frankel worked his way through college shooting weddings, sports events, king & queen contests, and selling 8x10s in college bars for $10 apiece. His credo in those days: “Never ask permission of anyone but the bartender, never shoot couples (they may not be married to each other) and shoot quickly and unobtrusively.” He learned his craft shooting with a 2¼x2¼ Yashica-Mat, a 35mm Nikon FTN and a 4x5 Crown Graphic. Fast-forward to 2015. Steve is now an avid travel photographer and street shooter who has logged about 200,000 miles at sea and shot more than 35,000 photos with more than 50 cameras. His credo has changed somewhat: “Seldom ask permission; smile & nod after you take the shot; offer to show the subject your photo if she or he is pleased with being photographed; focus on individual subjects going about their lives; and respect local mores & culture .” These days Steve favors Olympus, Fujifilm, Lumix and Sony mirrorless cameras with good viewfinders. When he's on cruises, he takes an interchangeable lens camera with 2-3 lenses; a “superzoom” such as the Olympus Stylus 1s; and a pocket camera such as the Sony RX100 M3 or the Olympus Stylus Tough HG-4. His camera outfit weighs less than 7 pounds and fits under the seat in front of him in a 13" messenger-style camera bag. When he street shoots in Los Angeles, where he lives, his shooting companion is Shadow, a 95-pound black German shepherd who sits quietly while he is shooting and greets his subjects with a friendly smile. Steve is the Publisher of The Compleat Press (TheCompleatPress.com). He also owns a small on-line travel agency, Cruises & Cameras Travel Services (Cruises-and-Cameras.com). He has written three PC books that sold in excess of 50,000 copies apiece; and was a Contributing Editor of The Washingtonian Magazine for 10 years, writing a monthly column, called "Getting Wired" that featured product reviews of PCs, cameras, audio gear and other consumer electronic products. He lives in Playa del Rey, California, with his wife, two dogs and two cats.

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