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Anonymous
December 28, 2004 12:16:21 PM

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Anyone tried that camera? How does it look?

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Anonymous
December 28, 2004 2:42:13 PM

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Check out this Olympus discussion forum:

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/forum.asp?forum=1022

Bye.

"Geir Ertzgaard" <geir¾tertzgaarddotnet> wrote in message
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> Anyone tried that camera? How does it look?
>
> Geir
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> Geir Ertzgaard
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December 28, 2004 8:52:04 PM

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Geir Ertzgaard <geir¾tertzgaarddotnet> wrote:

> Anyone tried that camera? How does it look?
>


Got one of these as my first real digital camera. I've used a D10 and didn't
like the interface. The results were good but the focus screen seemed small
and cluttered etc.

Haven't used this E300 a bunch yet but so far the results look very nice,
especially shot in raw mode at 100asa and processed in PS. 99% of my
shooting is daylight landscapes or macro nature shots and this seems to be
a good camera for my uses.

Still playing with software and hope OM is listening to the people bitching
about the exessive NR processing and add a feature to disable or adjust
this in a firmware update? People bitched about the noise at high ISO so
they added default noise filters, now people bitch about the noise filters?
Oh well.

The bundled zoom isn't that good and will probably hurt it in some of the
reviews if they use this lens for testing the camera. My main beefs with
the bundled lens (besides less than stellar image quality) is it's dim at
the long end, has no focus distance scale and just feels cheap (which it
is). Obviously was thown in at a price point to fit the under $1000
"prosumer" market.

I just picked up the 11-22mm (which is equal to a 22-44 on a 35mm camera)
and it's SO much nicer to use, as well as being sharper and contrastier.
Then again this lens costs almost what the whole E300 kit costs! I have the
50mm f2 macro on the way and plan on using these 2 lenses most of the time.
I should have waited till they started selling the body alone, but
couldn't.. I might get the E2 (whatever they are going to call the pro
version body that I image will be out soon with this same sensor) and maybe
sell this kit later this year.

Like I said, I like the interface and coming from manual 35mm and medformat
cameras, this one seemed the easiest for me to get used to and use. Nice
small size, lightweight, compact lenses and so far the image quality seems
very good and I'm real picky about that!

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Anonymous
December 28, 2004 10:31:33 PM

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In article <41d116d3@news.broadpark.no>, Geir Ertzgaard
<geir=3Ftertzgaarddotnet> says...
> Anyone tried that camera? How does it look?
>
> Geir

I heard it looks like a camera.

I haven't seen any full-size samples yet.
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Anonymous
December 29, 2004 2:31:37 AM

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In article <41d116d3@news.broadpark.no>, Geir Ertzgaard
<geir?tertzgaarddotnet> says...
> Anyone tried that camera? How does it look?

There is some discussion going on here:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Olympus_405080/

I saw it today in Kuala Lumpur (kit for 3600 RM, which translates into
720 Euro - very cheap for an 8MP DSLR with lens). Very tempted to grab
one, if it wasn't for this big unsolved issue of all current DLSRs (no
live preview on the LCD screen) and the slow F3.5-5.6 lens
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Anonymous
December 29, 2004 2:31:38 AM

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Got one for Christmas, 15th Dec to be exact.
Handles very well but I need to learn how to use dslr so will be looking at the link from David & Alfred.
I am very pleased with it. I am used to OM1 or Bronica film cameras so used to quality, this will give me quality I think when I have mastered it.
Dave

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Anonymous
December 29, 2004 5:13:03 AM

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> Very tempted to grab
> one, if it wasn't for this big unsolved issue of all current DLSRs (no
> live preview on the LCD screen)

I don't see this changing with DSLR's anytime soon as they all use (to my
knowledge) a mirrow system similar to 35mm SLR that prevents light from
falling on the sensor until
the image is taken.


> and the slow F3.5-5.6 lens

This lens is offered as the "kit" lens to keep the cost of the camera down.
You can substitute the 14-54 MM 2.8-3.5 lens that was more or less standard
on the E-1 if you want something faster.
Anonymous
December 30, 2004 1:01:16 AM

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In article <PooAd.34194$kq2.7324@twister.nyc.rr.com>, Steven Wandy
says...
> > Very tempted to grab
> > one, if it wasn't for this big unsolved issue of all current DLSRs (no
> > live preview on the LCD screen)
>
> I don't see this changing with DSLR's anytime soon as they all use (to my
> knowledge) a mirrow system similar to 35mm SLR that prevents light from
> falling on the sensor until
> the image is taken.

This has been discussed several times already. The solution is to lock
up the mirror.

> > and the slow F3.5-5.6 lens
>
> This lens is offered as the "kit" lens to keep the cost of the camera down.
> You can substitute the 14-54 MM 2.8-3.5 lens that was more or less standard
> on the E-1 if you want something faster.

Yep, but at the moment they are only offering the kit to my knowledge
and I don't want to pay for a lens I won't use.
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Olympus 8080 resource - http://myolympus.org/8080/
Anonymous
December 30, 2004 1:01:17 AM

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"Alfred Molon" <alfred_molonREMOVE@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> In article <PooAd.34194$kq2.7324@twister.nyc.rr.com>, Steven Wandy
> says...
>> > Very tempted to grab
>> > one, if it wasn't for this big unsolved issue of all current DLSRs (no
>> > live preview on the LCD screen)
>>
>> I don't see this changing with DSLR's anytime soon as they all use (to my
>> knowledge) a mirrow system similar to 35mm SLR that prevents light from
>> falling on the sensor until
>> the image is taken.
>
> This has been discussed several times already. The solution is to lock
> up the mirror.
>
>> > and the slow F3.5-5.6 lens
>>
>> This lens is offered as the "kit" lens to keep the cost of the camera
>> down.
>> You can substitute the 14-54 MM 2.8-3.5 lens that was more or less
>> standard
>> on the E-1 if you want something faster.
>
> Yep, but at the moment they are only offering the kit to my knowledge
> and I don't want to pay for a lens I won't use.
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> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Olympus_405080/
> Olympus 5060 resource - http://myolympus.org/5060/
> Olympus 8080 resource - http://myolympus.org/8080/

Get over it, Alfred, it ain't gonna happen anytime soon. There isn't
exactly a groundswell of demand for a feature that most find relatively
useless.
Quit whining and go buy a good, solid Oly E-20, or something. Close to the
best of both worlds, if only 5mp. But it's a great 5mp.

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