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Old Oct 29, 2010, 9:43 PM   #1
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Default E-5 review from a working photographer.

As an FYI: Came across an interesting prospective on a photographer's blog on using the E-5. Some of his summary comments were very interesting.

"The claim that the new thinner anti-alias filter and improved image processing would boost the image resolution and quality of their existing glass got lost in the mix of comparisons to the performance specs of other cameras. That's unfortunate, because the ability to produce better image quality from existing glass is easily one of the camera's greatest strengths.

It seems silly that a camera that improves the optical resolution of its lenses would be a point that seems secondary in a lot of the discussions I've read. While much has been made of the high ISO performance of this camera compared to the Nikons and Canons, there's been little made of how well the cameras are capable of taking advantage of the resolution of the lenses that are mounted on them. To my thinking a camera that allows me get better performance from my existing glass 100% of the time is more important than performance at an ISO setting that I will use 5% of the time. Yes, it's definitely a good thing to have great ISO performance when you need it, but in the end I have to base my assessment of a camera on what I actually do, not merely what I think I might do. ......."
"....For enthusiasts, the $1699 price tag may be a little more difficult to justify, but if you own three or more Olympus lenses, I think it's worth a serious consideration because of how much better the images from those existing lenses will look.

Personally, I haven't been this excited about making images with a new camera for a while. My first reaction to seeing the improved sharpness and color rendering really spurred me to get out with the camera as much as possible, which is always a good thing......"

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Old Oct 29, 2010, 10:07 PM   #2
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what a great assessment!
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Old Oct 30, 2010, 5:39 AM   #3
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Good morning Steven,

Just finished reading this review of the E-5. A great way to have my morning coffee. a good read and good information.


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Old Oct 30, 2010, 6:02 AM   #4
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He started it in mid-October and it has been fun reading his thoughts over the days. Be sure to look at his previous 4 blogs on the E-5. He's an excellent photographer.

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Old Oct 30, 2010, 6:10 AM   #5
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A very good assessment, I enjoyed that read.. thanks Steven.
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