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mtclimber Jul 7, 2010 3:01 PM

Oldies, But Still Cameras w/Very good Image Quality
 
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Just for fun, I went and pulled out my C-2100/UZI and C-4040 camera for a little comparison. I really had to search for the needed SM cards, but I still have two of them.

So take a look, these were #1 cameras is their day back in 2002 and 2003. And they used Smart Media Cards and were 2mp and 4mp cameras.

Sarah Joyce

eharrim Jul 23, 2010 7:01 PM

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The older Olys had great glass and took superb shots even though they lacked all the extras of todays lot. I had the 765C which was 4mg and 10x optical. I wanted as big a zoom as I could get in a non dslr and at the time that was about the biggest. I cost me 460 bucks and I loved it. It took great shots and gave me the opportunity to learn how to start using manual settings although I normally set it on the landscape mode which seemed to work better than my abilities at the time. A shot from the 765, the oldies were goodies.
Eric

zig-123 Aug 2, 2010 6:49 AM

My first experience with Olympus
 
was the Olympus C-5060WZ. I bought primarily to use for taking interior shots of homes for home appraisal reports.

I found it to be a great little performer with a 27mm to 110mm zoom lens that took very sharp images. I brought it with me when my wife and I took a cruise through the mediterranean. I still have framed photographs of Venice hanging on the walls from that trip.

Sadly, I sold it to partially fund a new lens. I wished that I had kept it as it was a great travel camera, just the right size with a great focal range.

Zig

mtclimber Aug 4, 2010 10:36 AM

Hi Zig-

You will find the C-5060W selling on E-Bay currently at under $100.

Sarah Joyce

a-beginner Aug 6, 2010 2:38 AM

What's a good model of Oly? I don't need all the fancy add-ons like video. I'm also not after megapixels as photos will be for prints mostly 5x7 or for the Internet.

Steven R Aug 7, 2010 11:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by a-beginner (Post 1126411)
What's a good model of Oly? I don't need all the fancy add-ons like video. I'm also not after megapixels as photos will be for prints mostly 5x7 or for the Internet.

Hi: are you interested in an advanced point and shoot? or are you thinking about a DSLR? Are looking for small size to fit in a jacket pocket, are more interested in a bigger model.

I have had a C-8080 for years, and it's built like a tank; much studier than the lightweight Oly P&S of today. It can be had for a reasonable price on e-bay and would probably suit you needs without spending a lot of money.

Good luck
Steven R.

a-beginner Aug 8, 2010 9:13 PM

Thanks everyone for your suggestions. I'll take a look at the models you mentioned. I just need a basic p&s. I already have the Canon 400D and 500D for DSLRs.

mtclimber Aug 13, 2010 1:00 PM

a-beginner-

A good number of Olympus C-5060's and C-5050's have popped up on E-Bay in the last several weeks.

Sarah Joyce

Alex 1.0 Nov 4, 2010 6:18 AM

I had a D-380. It took great pictures. 2 megapixels.
Hunters are hacking and using them as trail cameras now.

http://axlechassis.smugmug.com/Other...9_Kw4wh-XL.jpg

http://axlechassis.smugmug.com/Other...8_Szy3t-XL.jpg

Alex 1.0 Nov 4, 2010 6:27 AM

Another goodie from the old 380

http://axlechassis.smugmug.com/Other...6_FDsR2-XL.jpg


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