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Hacking the Olympus Stylus Epic?

Mr. Cheng,

I stumbled upon your web site while searching for information on hacking P&S cameras, specifically the Olympus Stylus Epic. I am looking for any information that might lead to being able to control the shutter speed and aperture manually on this camera (or any P&S for that matter). I realize it may be a fruitless endeavor, but the only option available to folks like me who want a small, high-quality P&S with AF and manual controls is the Contax G2 for AF and the Voigtlander Bessa R-series for MF, both of which are very expensive. I already have a good Canon Elan 7 and Digital Rebel setup, but I still carry the Epic around town with me and on day trips. Maybe a couple variable resistors inserted in the right places...

Any information would be appreciated.

Thank you.

Rob Watson
Wed, 19 May 2004 13:34:25 -0700

The Olympus Epic is a good camera. At one point I had thought about purchasing it. But I moved onto the digital route.

But I do have one article, I believe will benefit you. It's called "Exposure Compensation with any Camera". Following the concepts in this article, you will be able to trick the Epic and adjust the exposure compensation manually.

An added side-effect of following this article is that you will also be able to trick the Epic into focusing at a distance you pick.

Chieh Cheng
Thu May 20 09:49:57 PDT 2004

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