Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital SLR and Interchangeable Lens Cameras > Olympus dSLR

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Apr 8, 2014, 10:18 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
HarjTT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 4,430
Default Something about the E1 and at ISO 100-200

I've been going through my old pics in between my studies and job hunting and started looking at the number of pics that I've taken over the years and there are a lot of crap/terrible pics in the mix! Whats got me is who good the E1 pics look at base ISO100-200 - I can't put my finger on it and my settings are the same for both E1/E3 pics within LR but there's a subtle but noticeable difference - basically no noise at base ISO and their richer in colour. Will be posting some old snaps when I get a chance later on today.
HarjTT is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Apr 10, 2014, 12:41 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
folob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 674
Default

Not the same sensor?
__________________
Portfolio: http://agilephotography.deviantart.com/

Gears: Olympus Gears including OM-D E-M5 and E-M1 with 12-50mm, 15mm f8 cap lens, 60mm Macro, 25 and 45mm f1.8, 40-150 f3.5-5.6 and MMF2/3 4/3 adapters. Olympus E-30 DSLR, 9-18mm, 12-60mm SWD, 35mm Macro, 50-200mm SWD, 70-300mm, FL-36R. Also Rokinon mFT 7.5mm f3.5 Fisheye, and it is more than enough ... I hope!
folob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 10, 2014, 5:56 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Steven R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 5,260
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by folob View Post
Not the same sensor?
No, the 5 meg E-1 Kodak sensor is not the same as the 10 meg Panasonic sensor that was used in the E-3. Lot of folks still like the color quality of that Kodak sensor.
Steven R is online now   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 10, 2014, 7:59 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
folob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 674
Default

Maybe getting the E-500 back (my first DSLR) for cheap is a good idea?
__________________
Portfolio: http://agilephotography.deviantart.com/

Gears: Olympus Gears including OM-D E-M5 and E-M1 with 12-50mm, 15mm f8 cap lens, 60mm Macro, 25 and 45mm f1.8, 40-150 f3.5-5.6 and MMF2/3 4/3 adapters. Olympus E-30 DSLR, 9-18mm, 12-60mm SWD, 35mm Macro, 50-200mm SWD, 70-300mm, FL-36R. Also Rokinon mFT 7.5mm f3.5 Fisheye, and it is more than enough ... I hope!
folob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 10, 2014, 8:13 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Steven R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 5,260
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by folob View Post
Maybe getting the E-500 back (my first DSLR) for cheap is a good idea?
Actually, there are some folks who have done that for the Kodak sensor. And I have heard so many people praise the E-1 picture quality and handling, that the thought of obtaining a cheap used E-1 has crossed my mind.
Steven R is online now   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 10, 2014, 10:10 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Washington State
Posts: 901
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steven R View Post
Actually, there are some folks who have done that for the Kodak sensor. And I have heard so many people praise the E-1 picture quality and handling, that the thought of obtaining a cheap used E-1 has crossed my mind.
For the cost I say you can't go wrong. I still think the E-1 is the nicest camera I have ever used ads far as shooting goes. Great ergonomics, almost no shutter lag, nice viewfinder and weather sealed. I have shot mine in toatl downpours w/o any issues. Only downside is the TINY LCD on it. Almost useless.

John
jelow1966 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 11, 2014, 6:47 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
HarjTT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 4,430
Default

You for the amount the E1 is going for these days .. I'd say its a steal, although the E3 is so close to it in pricing that even the E3 looks to be a steal as well.
HarjTT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 11, 2014, 9:49 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
tkurkowski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Maryland, USA
Posts: 3,596
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by folob View Post
Maybe getting the E-500 back (my first DSLR) for cheap is a good idea?
Gilles, if you're asking the question I think you're asking, yes the E-500 (and E300 but not the E-330) also used a Kodak sensor - the KAF-8300CE. The E-1 used an older (of course) Kodak sensor - the KAF-8300CE. As I recall, both sensors were prized for their color rendition at the time. I have kept my E-500 for that reason - it's not easy to quantify but there's just something about those Kodak sensors.

Whether you'd like the E-1 more or less than the E-500 is hard to say. The E-1 was sorta based on its predecessor, the E10/20 camera which had the best ergonomics of any camera I have ever used, before or since (although the L1 comes close). But I skipped the E-1 because at the time it was really out of my price range and also because they inexplicably decided to leave out a second flash card slot. Then, as now, I was primarily doing event photography and back then flash memory cards didn't have a lot of storage space. Not being able to keep shooting simply by switching the camera to a second internal card was a show-stopper for me. It wouldn't be that for most people.

I think you'd be happy with either camera but if I were going back to get one of the two I'd probably lean towards the E-1. It's ergonomics would trump the potential for slightly less noise in the newer sensor in the E-500. You'll be using either one in daylight or with a flash so I doubt the noise difference would manifest.

Just my 2 worth and keep in mind that I've never shot with an E-1.

Ted
tkurkowski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 11, 2014, 9:49 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
MarceloLI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Long Island - New York
Posts: 1,416
Default

The E1 is one of the best DSRL I had, the rich and sharp pictures from this camera is just incomparable.






MarceloLI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 11, 2014, 10:31 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
James Emory's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Bay City, MI
Posts: 2,103
Default

Ahh, more eye candy from Marcello. As to the E-1, there is a nice looking body for sale on eBay for 75 bucks.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Olympus-EVOL...item43c823134e
__________________
Olympus E-3, Olympus 14-54mm lens, Olympus 35mm macro lens, Olympus 40-150 f/3.5 lens, Canon Pro 9000 Mk II Printer, Canon MP990 Printer, Slik U212 Tripod, Manfrotto monopod.
James Emory is offline   Reply With Quote
0
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 8:56 PM.




SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2