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    Thread: The unOFFICAL OLYMPUS Thread

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      09-15-2009 10:17 AM #106
      From a Porsche swap meet this past weekend...

      E-510 w/ OM Zuiko 50mm f1.8




      Modified by iDub 1.8Weee at 8:04 AM 9-27-2009


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      09-15-2009 11:51 AM #107
      between my e1's and PEN I am seriously wanting to get into older MF glass. I took picture's at my daughter's dance class over the wknd and was really impressed by the e1/50 f1.8 combo.

      I shot the 50 on the PEN as well and can start to see what all the MF/PEN rage is all about...

      seems your 50mm MF is put to good use as well...


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      09-15-2009 12:12 PM #108
      Quote, originally posted by valfaw »
      seems your 50mm MF is put to good use as well...

      I love my 50! Probably my favorite lens out of my collection. I was lucky to find someone on craigslist who was selling a bunch of OM gear and my 50 was included. I payed very little for everything and actually turned around and sold the rest for a profit.

      You can get a 50mm along with an adapter for under $75. And once you have that adapter, you can look for other cheap OM lenses to play with. You really can't lose with OM Zuiko glass. It's awesome!


      Modified by iDub 1.8Weee at 9:14 AM 9-15-2009


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      09-15-2009 04:22 PM #109
      got mine, a 28mm f3.5 & a om10 for $65

      waiting to hear from someone here in town with a 50mm f1.4/om10 kit for CL cheap

      will start cruising a few shops I know as well


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      09-27-2009 11:07 AM #110
      Quote, originally posted by valfaw »
      waiting to hear from someone here in town with a 50mm f1.4/om10 kit for CL cheap

      I had an f1.4 at one point. I found that the DOF was too narrow for me and it was pretty soft wide open. I found that is was most sharp at f2.


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      09-27-2009 11:08 AM #111
      A couple new ones from the coast.




      Modified by iDub 1.8Weee at 8:09 AM 9-27-2009


    7. 09-27-2009 01:27 PM #112
      Very nice! Where are those taken?

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      09-27-2009 03:34 PM #113
      Quote, originally posted by lowa2 »
      Very nice! Where are those taken?

      Cape Disappointment, Ilwaco, WA.


    9. 09-30-2009 04:31 PM #114
      just about everyone of these pictures are absolutely amazing... Is it the glass? or are all the "olympus folks" just that good? The colors,the contrast, the range... im tellin ya my jaw was on the floor...I shoot with a canon xs by the way... my first dslr coming up on 10k shots

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      09-30-2009 04:41 PM #115
      My 12-60 crapped out, no more autofocus. It's going back to Olympus later this week.


    11. 09-30-2009 05:13 PM #116
      That sucks. But $hit happens. My 11-22 fubared up 2 weeks after I bought it, when my bag malfunctioned and dropped on pavement!!!

      I got it back, and it works great now!!

      More shots


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      09-30-2009 06:10 PM #117
      Quote, originally posted by shutterdub »
      just about everyone of these pictures are absolutely amazing... Is it the glass? or are all the "olympus folks" just that good?

      We are that good
      The glass does have a lot to do with it...

      Quote, originally posted by John A »
      My 12-60 crapped out, no more autofocus. It's going back to Olympus later this week.

      That blows! I hope you get it back quick...

      Quote, originally posted by lowa2 »

      Awesome


    13. 09-30-2009 06:20 PM #118
      Thanks dude! That's with a 6 year old (almost 7) body!!!

      The glass does make a huge difference. I had the kit stuff..but sold all of it for 2 lenses. And I'm happy.

      Also, I am looking for an EC14. Know anyone?


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      09-30-2009 07:11 PM #119
      Quote, originally posted by lowa2 »
      Also, I am looking for an EC14. Know anyone?

      Haha, the first thing I did was checked Fourthirdsphoto.com, but forgot you had an account over there...

      I don't know anyone personally that has one for sale. Just keep looking online I guess...

      Adorama has a used one for $349

      http://www.adorama.com/IOMEC14.html#rec


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      10-01-2009 12:36 AM #120
      people want $300 for it usually so the $349 doesn't sound "too" bad...

    16. 10-01-2009 01:38 AM #121

      Brought my E-510 to two wedding video jobs for a few quick snaps.

      I got the Eye Piece extender/magnifier...much better but still no good in low light...shame. Still need a bigger viewfinder for low light....

      Awesome in daylight though. I'm pretty much bang on in focus with my minolta lenses.


    17. 10-01-2009 08:50 AM #122
      Quote, originally posted by valfaw »
      people want $300 for it usually so the $349 doesn't sound "too" bad...

      yup. 350 aint bad for it, but they use UPS, and UPS charges about 130$ just for customs on an item of that value. If they would use USPS or Fedex, I would definetely go there!


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      10-01-2009 09:58 AM #123
      Quote, originally posted by lowa2 »
      yup. 350 aint bad for it, but they use UPS, and UPS charges about 130$ just for customs on an item of that value. If they would use USPS or Fedex, I would definetely go there!

      I didn't realize you were not in the U.S. My bad...


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      10-01-2009 10:04 AM #124
      Quote, originally posted by lostchild »
      Brought my E-510 to two wedding video jobs for a few quick snaps.

      I got the Eye Piece extender/magnifier...much better but still no good in low light...shame. Still need a bigger viewfinder for low light....

      Pics look great! What lens were you shooting with? And which eye piece did you get?


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      10-01-2009 11:01 AM #125
      keep an eye out at fourthirds then, nothing but good buyers there as I can tell... never any problems...

    21. 10-01-2009 12:09 PM #126
      Minolta Rokkor 135mm f/2.8 for both photos.

      Olympus ME-1 Eye piece. I feel like I paid too much for it....but I couldn't find one used...


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      10-01-2009 01:35 PM #127
      Quote, originally posted by lostchild »
      Olympus ME-1 Eye piece. I feel like I paid too much for it....but I couldn't find one used...

      I have heard that the ME-1 is not that great. I plan to go this route...

      http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bn...s=REG

      The Pentax one needs a little modification, but it's better than the ME-1.

      http://forum.fourthirdsphoto.c...41099


    23. 10-01-2009 01:48 PM #128
      ^Thanks for the info! I will have to pick one of those up!

    24. 10-01-2009 02:49 PM #129
      I'm a new D-SLR user.

      Just started with Oly e-510 with 14-42mm and recently picked up 40-150mm.


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      10-01-2009 03:02 PM #130
      enjoy and grab an account so you can post pics...

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      10-01-2009 03:08 PM #131
      Quote, originally posted by kafercrazy »
      I'm a new D-SLR user.

      Just started with Oly e-510 with 14-42mm and recently picked up 40-150mm.

      Welcome! Look forward to seeing some pics


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      10-01-2009 03:52 PM #132
      some taken with my stock lens 14-42mm









      Modified by vdub_1990 at 1:18 PM 10-1-2009


    28. 10-01-2009 03:54 PM #133
      Nice shots man. That 14-42 is a fantastic lens. Sure is sharp for a kit lens.

    29. 10-01-2009 04:23 PM #134
      Quote, originally posted by iDub 1.8Weee »

      I have heard that the ME-1 is not that great. I plan to go this route...

      http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bn...s=REG

      The Pentax one needs a little modification, but it's better than the ME-1.

      http://forum.fourthirdsphoto.c...41099

      The Olympus ME-1 is 1.3x magnification though...Pentax is 1.2

      What i'm saying is, it helps but it still doesn't solve the puny viewfinder....

      I'm just waiting for E-30 prices to crash some how.


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      10-01-2009 05:28 PM #135
      Quote, originally posted by lostchild »
      The Olympus ME-1 is 1.3x magnification though...Pentax is 1.2

      What i'm saying is, it helps but it still doesn't solve the puny viewfinder....

      Nope, both are 1.2x. The ME-1 has been known to cause vignetting and a small loss of light, where as the O-ME53 is known to be not as bad with vignetting and actually increase the brightness. Of course, if you are a person with glasses, your results will certainly vary...

      You are right, the E-XXX bodies have horrible viewfinders in general.

      Quote, originally posted by lostchild »
      I'm just waiting for E-30 prices to crash some how.

      Same here...

      Once the new version of the E-3 comes out, it will prob drop like a rock. You can find them fairly cheap used, but I'm after the warranty


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      10-05-2009 04:39 PM #136
      PEN w/ 70-300 1/400 @ f8


    32. 10-05-2009 06:33 PM #137
      Very Nice. How do you like the pen??

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      10-05-2009 09:38 PM #138
      the last month has been hectic with the next to be more of the same, haven't had as much chance to shoot it as I'd like. last night's moon was the first shooting in about 2 weeks of having it stare me in the face taunting me to go out and play with it...

      more moon shots tonight, have house projects taking over to get my parents moved in...

      really enjoying it the time I've had with, just need more time in a day...

      my flickr has more PEN sets on it...

      http://www.flickr.com/photos/16844962@N03/

      saw you grabbed the converter, how's that going, i think it may be my next purchase...


    34. 10-05-2009 10:56 PM #139
      Pics are looking super good! I think that eventually I will get one of those for the wife. But for now, I just bought a new computer and a new car!! (MK6 golf TDI )

      The converter hasn't showed up yet, but the weather has been the shiiiiiiiiiiit anyways. I will definitely post up pics as soon as I get it

      I also just got a Minolta MD->4/3 adapter so I can use some SWEEEEEEEEEET glass I have from my Film Days. 250mm Minolta Mirror f5.6 and 24-35mm f3.5.

      Should be sweet!


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      10-05-2009 11:01 PM #140
      really getting intrigued by the MF glass options for the PEN... shot my 50 zuiko on it and liked the results. making me think bad things about grabbing other MF zuiko's with no job in sight...ugh

      looking forward to seeing the minolta shot's when you get that in hand.

      BTW - quit whining about weather, you've got an e1 sealed like a tank...lol, no excuses


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