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Old Sep 28, 2006, 5:33 AM   #11
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-stowaway7
Yes, thats true. E1 is no more expensive. And honestly thats why I asked this question here.

For the same price I can either opt for E1 with 14-45 lense + vertical grip OR E500 with 14-45 & 40-150 +
bag + memory + printer.

I dont really need a printer right now coz I already have one. But still ... it is on offer for a total price of
£550 ... thats £100 less than what I was expecting to spend just on body + two lenses.

At this point of time I am bending towards the package with two lenses since that gives me a fairly
complete coverage of wide + telephoto. I am not sure whether I would want weather-proofing or not.

Still another 10 days or so before I buy the gear.:O

So lets see ... what I end up buying. Another body that I do like really is the Nikon D70s and the prices
have fallen by almost £50 now in about last two weeks. And the kit lense i.e Nikkor 18-70 is one of
the much better lense.
(Although the ratings for ZD lenses on slrgear.com is much higher and much better than both Nikkor
18-70 and 55-200. The ZD 40-150 definitely feels much better than Nikkor 55-200)

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Old Sep 28, 2006, 6:51 AM   #12
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The 40-150 really is a nice "kit" lens as far as they go. Wider aperture than most offered on the market in that range & very well-built...I have one & like it a lot. If the vertical grip isn't a "must-have" consider substituting that first. I got the grip after making my lens purchases.

True enough about the D70 pricing...the D80 just came out. While I own Olympus I'll advise that the Nikon is a fine piece of equipment. I was all-Nikon in my film days. I feel the ZD kit lenses are superior, however.Either camera would be a satisfactory choice.

A note on the E-1...no "scene" modes (night, fireworks, portrait. etc.) like the E-500. Pretty much seat-of-your-pants shooting outside of program mode. But then that makes it a great learning tool IMO.


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Old Sep 28, 2006, 1:58 PM   #13
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I have the sensor sizes as:
E1 17.3 x 13 : 224.90 sq mm
E300 17.3 x 13 : 224.90 sq mm
E330 17.3 x 13 : 224.90 sq mm

Given the MP of each is different
and the association with noise and crowded sensors
E1 5.0 Mp
E300 8.0 Mp
E330 7.5Mp

so for sensors per square mm

E1 22,232.10
E300 33,571.37
E330 33,348.15


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Old Sep 28, 2006, 2:12 PM   #14
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Are you sure those are the sensor sizes ... ?

These are the specs of E1 from Olympus UK website
http://www.olympus.co.uk/consumer/ds...ifications.htm
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Old Sep 28, 2006, 2:32 PM   #15
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akk no !
I read across lines
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Old Sep 28, 2006, 4:46 PM   #16
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I thought that was correct, check out this link...http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/olympuse1/
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Old Sep 28, 2006, 5:27 PM   #17
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yeah i edit/corrected them prajull
thanks for the link !

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Old Sep 30, 2006, 5:57 AM   #18
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Hi,

I just read this idea about the future of 4/3rd system on luminouslandscape.com.

Its interesting.

What if other manufacturers starting offering full frame sensors at affordable
prices. Canon do make full frame sensor DLSR ... but its very expensive. But
it is possible that in the future prices of full frame sensors will come down.

What will those who have built up a collection of Olympus systems do ?
Eversince Olympus have fixed the size of their sensor ... and that impacts
the lenses.

The advantage of having larger photosites will be lost on a fixed size
senesor ?

OR

There is a possibility to keep on improving image quality at high ISOs. ?
Or there is some other way of providing customers with a new body which
will have the same 4/3 sensor size but will show improved image quality and
which will be same as then available/afordable full frame sensor DSLR ?

On the other hand people who have started building up lense collection
from other brands might eventually in the future be able to use the same
collection on a body which has 1X focal length multiplier because at that
point of time a body with a full frame sensor might be well within reach.

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What will those who have built up a collection of Olympus systems do ? Eversince Olympus have fixed the size of their sensor ... and that impacts the lenses.
Just to calm your fears, with Panasonic and now Leica producing bodies and lenses, Sigma's expanding their amount of their lenses that will be 4/3 compatible, and rumours that Tamron will be joining the consortium means 4/3 is stronger than ever.

Anyway, if larger sensors are better, why are people limiting themselves to 35mm sized sensors, why not medium format, or large format sensors? Why not this 6x17, 160mp camera:
http://www.roundshot.ch/xml_1/intern.../d925/f934.cfm

35mm is just another format, the only benefit being if you already own 35mm film equipment, but the quality is not as good as using lenses designed for digital...check out this page to learn more about the technical side of 4/3 format, sensor size, lens circle, film lenses, etc.:

http://www.olympus.co.uk/consumer/dslr_7045.htm
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Old Sep 30, 2006, 8:06 AM   #20
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I think the issue being fended off from the Canon crowd is noise
current four thirds cameras cant use 1600 and 3200 iso like Canon dSLRs can. Personally I never understood their focus on this, unless they hang out in dark bars and the like, and shoot at 3200 iso all the time.

Still, it would be nice, even with smaller sensors to be able to reliably shoot at iso 1600

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