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    Thread: The unOFFICAL OLYMPUS Thread

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      08-11-2009 10:13 PM #76
      ouch, unfortunate way to offer a heads up on the bag though, more for the warranty than anything have to buy in 1st 90 days and register, remote is $20 alone, for $9 you get a 2 yr warranty, not a bad deal for a refurb.
      and no sales tax outside of NY, take that Chicago's 10.25%...
      I buy online any time I can to stick it to daley... don't even get me started on the Olympus, I mean Olympic's...
      lol...

    2. 08-11-2009 10:33 PM #77
      my kit had the same bag as that but it came with a new BLM1, new Hoya UV filter, new microfiber cloth ect...for 30$ on fleabay. Overall was still a great deal, but it cost me 250$ to get the lens fixed
      Ohh well...lens works awesome after being fixed. Great service too.

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      08-11-2009 10:41 PM #78
      I'm debating shipping for the fix on my 12-60 other than I scratched it as opposed to dropped it...
      good to hear service was great to deal with and thorough...

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      08-13-2009 11:36 AM #79
      I've got an E500 with the 18-180mm zoom lens. I'd like to find a 14-45 for cheap (the one that came with my camera broke) as a walkabout lens, as the 18-180 is a little on the heavy side (though a fantastic lens as well). I'm also thinking about replacing the body with an E620 next year, especially for the live view and the in body IS.
      Pictures:


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      08-14-2009 07:56 PM #80
      man, oh man, ... did i ever score, today
      as i mentioned near the beginning of this thread, my trusty old OM-1 had just died.
      the mirror is up regardless of the position of the knob,
      the lever won't advance, or wind the shutter,
      the shutter won't fire,
      and the self-timer works, but it won't fire the shutter, either.

      today i bought a new one, on my local craigs list.
      this unit has been barely used, from new.
      it is super-duper clean.
      with the perfect OM-1 md body i got:
      > 50mm f1.8 Zuiko
      (which is cool, because all i had for my old one was the Zuiko 35mm f2.8,
      so now i have the two, as compliments to each other)
      > 135mm f2.8 Vivitar
      (not a great lens, but it's fairly sharp)
      > Olympus motor Winder-2
      (how i dreamed of having one of these,
      when i was in high school,
      shooting basketball, football, rundgren, weather report, & yes concerts)
      > Olympus strobe T20
      (i have plenty of strobes, now, but one can never have too many)
      > soft leather Olympus ever-ready case
      (tailored for the camera w/winder mounted)
      > totally fresh batteries in winder, strobe, and camera
      (the guy went and bought all new ones, in order to sell)
      all of this, ... for $50 !!
      essentially $30, if you subtract what he spent on batteries
      i have a pile of Nikkor lenses for my Nikons, .. the F-photomic, the FM, & the F3,
      and they're my primary 35mm kodaks.
      ... but now i'm back in Oly heaven !


      Modified by boki-san at 6:48 PM 8-14-2009
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      08-14-2009 10:35 PM #81
      CL can be magical... GO YOU today... big time score for that $50
      I got a similar deal a year back.
      perfect om10 w/ non oly case(no batteries though)
      50mm f1.8
      28 f3.5 w/ Oly 28mm case with lens hood
      I guess the FF canon crowd really like the 28mm even at its f3.5 after spending a little time cruising around fred miranda a while back
      crappy no name flash already tossed
      no batteries though, for a slightly more expensive $65
      My all time best CL score
      8mm fisheye ZD lens
      wait...
      wait for it...

      $325 for a currently B&H listed $694...
      I still smile when thinking about that deal and take pictures with it...


      Modified by valfaw at 9:52 PM 8-14-2009

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      08-19-2009 12:15 AM #82
      E1 + 12-60

      Last edited by valfaw; 01-03-2012 at 08:48 AM.

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      08-19-2009 07:49 PM #83

      Been very pleased with the FL-50R, it has breathed some new life back into the 14-42 & 40-150. Never knew they could be this sharp.

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      08-19-2009 09:36 PM #84
      E-520 & Zuiko 14-54mm MKI


      E-520 & Zuiko 70-300mm




      Modified by AUDIPWRD at 7:42 PM 8-19-2009
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    10. 08-20-2009 11:09 PM #85
      ohhh how i'd like to have IS. Great shots!!!
      Here are a few shots of a flyover today, I know there are alot...
      E1+50-200mm CAF, RAW, dev in LR2.0





















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      08-20-2009 11:55 PM #86
      cool shots,
      at first, i though those were T-37 tweety birds, ... they used to fly around here all the time.
      dug deeper, and learned about the CT-114
      ... sure looks like an evolution of, or knock-off of, the tweety bird
      but 'they' say it's not
      ぼき 母気 boki-san
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      world R32 record holder for high altitude, low altitude, maximum trip altitude delta
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      08-21-2009 10:41 AM #87
      Great shots! [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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    13. 08-30-2009 12:07 AM #88
      To the top here guys:
      Just some vacation shots from last week. Only have a few processed so far. Shot with the E1 + 50-200mm or E1 + 11-22 (most were 11-22mm)
      Cheers!

















      Modified by lowa2 at 1:08 AM 8-30-2009

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      09-01-2009 10:19 AM #89
      E-510 / Zuiko 14-54mm



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      09-01-2009 12:39 PM #90
      Nice photos in this thread! I'm still kickin' it with my E-300, but yearning for an upgrade to an E3/E30/E620.
      Here is my latest set from ALMS@Road America, mostly shot with the 40-150mm (forgot the 55-200 Sigma at home). The pit shots were with the 14-54mm.
      http://www.bigb.ws/photos/alms-road-america-081609/
      Shot in RAW, converted with a trial of Capture One. I'll post more when I get things sorted out, though all my threads started in this forum were shot with my E-300.
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      09-01-2009 01:30 PM #91
      How do you like capture one, I'm reading more people are liking it...
      & nice shots...

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      09-01-2009 01:59 PM #92
      Quote, originally posted by valfaw »
      How do you like capture one, I'm reading more people are liking it...

      I'd like some more seat time with it. Seems to have a steep learning curve compared to what I've used before (PS CS2 and Lightroom, mostly). Once I started to get the hang of it, I liked it.
      The sharpening portion I do not like, as it defaults to a very sharp setting. My first process/exports of photos looked terrible. These here were with a custom low setting, but I feel a 0 sharpening out of C1 and batch sharpening in PS would be the "right" workflow for me depending on print vs web.
      I also don't like the thumbnail selection area for when you want to choose the next photo you're working on. I do like the copy/paste of specific settings from one photo to the batch that you queue up, but I do not like how it doesn't give you an overall to complete status (not an issue when applying settings to a few photos, but when applying the sharpening setting only to all my photos, I was never sure when it was finished). I also liked the amount of shadow detail C1 seemed to capture and display.
      Quote »
      & nice shots...

      Thanks.
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    18. 09-01-2009 03:19 PM #93
      Halloz,
      I'm kinda new to the DSLR world and just picked up a used E-620 with 14-54mm f2.8-3.5 and 40-150mm f4-5.6. I was previously a point and shoot user only, and am giving DSLR world a try. So far I'm enjoying the greater dynamic range and defocusing that DSLRs have to offer in comparison to point and shoots.
      I haven't taken a whole lot of photos yet, but these are my favorite so far. Taken with the 14-54 MKI







      Modified by Dirtistasty2 at 12:23 PM 9-1-2009

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      09-01-2009 03:42 PM #94
      enjoy the kit... seems to work so far

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      09-05-2009 07:37 PM #95
      E-510, OM Sun Optics 80-240mm Macro @f22 with macro tubes. Vivitar 2800-D triggered camera, upper left.

    21. 09-07-2009 04:17 PM #96
      WOW, nice shot man! The lighting and DOF are sweet!
      Here are a few of an Osprey nest I snapped today. E1 + 50-200mm shot Raw, handheld.
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      09-07-2009 05:33 PM #97
      Quote, originally posted by lowa2 »
      WOW, nice shot man! The lighting and DOF are sweet!

      Thanks
      E-510, Zuiko 14-54mm.

    23. 09-10-2009 12:46 PM #98
      Hey everyone.
      Does anybody have an E620 here? I've got the E1 and love it, but am craving either an E620, E3 or E30.
      I have saved enough to get an E620, but I LOVE the weather sealing on the E1. I think I will miss that the most. I actually use mine in the rain with my weather sealed lenses every couple weeks and it's flawless.
      I could sell the E1, and get a decent used E3, and it would come out the same.
      What do you guys think? THe main reason I want to upgrade is the more MP's, hence more cropping headway. I could just get an EC14, and go that way to, instead of cropping

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      09-10-2009 01:24 PM #99
      That is a tough decision.
      I guess you need to ask yourself if having a second body would be beneficial. If you get the 620, would you ever use your E-1 again or as often?
      Also, what will you be shooting and where? What do you currently have for lenses?
      If you are a birding or wildlife person who likes to shoot in the rain, you could always upgrade to a nicer zoom lens to go with your E-1, such as a 50-200 with an EC-20. That would get you much closer and they are both weather sealed.
      If you really want the higher mp's and the weather sealing, the only choice for you is to upgrade to the E-3.

    25. 09-10-2009 01:44 PM #100
      Right now I have the E1 + 11-22mm + 50-200mm. I wanted the EC14 for more reach (since I guess you lose some focuising ability with the EC20 and the 50-200mm + 2 stops of light instead of 1).
      I would most likely sell my E1 and get another body if I were to go that route. Probably the E3 would be the way I went (for the weather sealing)

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