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Questions re: Olympus E1.
Old 10-12-2005, 12:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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As a Nikon digital user I read with interest the myriad of postings here regarding the pros and cons or Nikon vs Canon and good arguments are made on both sides.

I am at the point where I need to start making decisions on the equipment I want to use for the next several years and I want to know from the members of this Forum what their experiences have been with the new Olympus E-1 system.

I used the Olympus Camedia E-10 for a couple of years and absolutely fell in love with it. In my opinion, it was/is one of the best early attempts at digital that was ever made and there are days when I deeply regret getting rid of my E-10.

I can pick up the E-1 body and a couple of lenses for about what it will cost me to buy a newer, more up to date Nikon (or Canon) digital body and I can sell off my Nikkor lenses on EBay to help me recoup some of my costs on the Olympus equipment.

Is anyone out there using the Olympus E-1 system and what can they tell me about it? Thanks.
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Re: Questions re: Olympus E1.
Old 10-12-2005, 08:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Write Rolando - he's an official Olympus photographer and has been using the E1 for all those images he's been posting!
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Re: Questions re: Olympus E1.
Old 10-12-2005, 01:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have used Canon cameras for more than ten years and I bought a 10D for a number of reasons, but partly because it would be compatible with lenses that I already had. I have never been unhappy with my 10D. I have an Olympus E-1 that I bought as a second camera. It has features that are very similar to the 10D and I have not had any serious problems getting used to it. I do prefer the 4/3 format over the 3/2 format of 35mm cameras, but I would like to see a larger image sensor (the scale factor is 2:1, a 50mm lens on the E-1 is equivalent to a 100mm lens on a 35mm film camera). The most serious problem with small image sensors is getting shallow depth of field. On the other hand, Olympus has a good selection of lenses, some expensive, some not so expensive. On the whole, I like the E-1 and am glad to have it.

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Re: Questions re: Olympus E1.
Old 10-12-2005, 06:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Okie Dokee

I have been stopping by this site on and off now for about a year and haven't made the plunge into glamour photography yet. I have been accumulating some studio gear and learning how to use it.

I do own an Olympus E-1 and also have all of the medium grade lenses. It is an excellent camera and puts out great skin tones along with other colors too.

Go to http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/forum.asp?forum=1022 to get the details on the e system.

They just came out with an E500 camera with a 8mp sensor. You can get a two lens entry level lens kit for under a grand. The E-1 is going for some great prices because they are suppose to be coming out with a replacement this spring.

I have a date with a chocolate lab tonight for a sitting to try out my new Alien Bee beauty dish.

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Re: Questions re: Olympus E1.
Old 10-12-2005, 09:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Hello Mark,

I just looked at the E-500 last night and I like what I see. One thing I did not see which is a must have for me is a grip/battery pack for the E-500. Do you know if Olympus will be offering one for the E-500? If they will not be offering one then I will go with the E-1. Thanks for your input.
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Old 10-13-2005, 09:45 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I didn't see one listed in the accessory page at Oly's website.

The E-300 has one as well as the E-1.

If the E-500 has the same effeciency as the E-1 you will be able to get a lot of pictures from one charge. I have a backup battery and very rarely use it while out in the field doing my nature photography. One charge can last almost a whole weekend. BTW I remember seeing some where an adapter so you can use readily available batteries in the E-500.

If you need the grip then that's a different story.

Oly's link

http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_se...p?product=1192

Keep checking the Oly SLR forum at DPReview. There has been a lot of discussion about the E-500 over there.
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Re: E-1 battery pack/grip
Old 10-14-2005, 12:07 AM   #7 (permalink)
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If you haven't already found out, the E-1's grip/battery pack setup (SHLD-2 Battery Holder Set) uses a variation on a Sunpak battery pack, with proprietary connectors. Price? About $450 from B&H. Yet the E-300 evolt that I have uses a far simpler grip/battery holder unit for about $100.

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