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Old Jan 15, 2007, 11:07 AM   #1
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having just upgraded the firmware on my E-300
now at ver 1.4
but i neglected to check what version it was before i connected
does it automaticly give you all u need when u upgrade firmware
or is there a chance that it skips a version or two ?

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Old Jan 15, 2007, 11:49 AM   #2
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forget it
i found some answers on

http://www.wrotniak.net/photo/oly-e/index.html

and can see bits of each firmware on my camera, so i guess it works
strange that a demo camera wasnt updated

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Old Jan 15, 2007, 1:08 PM   #3
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I foud the same thing with my new E1 - was still at version1 even though the reseller stated that it was supposed to be at v1.4.

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Old Jan 16, 2007, 9:43 AM   #4
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When you download 1.4, you get all the updates before as well.

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Old Jan 16, 2007, 10:28 AM   #5
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thanks guys
I had it earning its keep today
I must say, metering and colour accuracy are more than a step up from C7070
its a hoot to shoot with and renders greens nicely. plus the 8mp files can take more of a PP hammering than the 5Mp from LC1

one thing worries me some, is that without live preview, i cant see before i take a shot how the WB is behaving. In the C7070 this was easy, but it had to be, it was frequently wrong

knowledge is power i guess

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Old Jan 17, 2007, 11:03 AM   #6
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I hardly ever get any problems with the white balance, neither on my e-300 or e-500.

If you shoot in mixed lighting where white balance is important, shoot raw as you can change the white balance later. It is the only time I actually would shoot raw.

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Old Jan 17, 2007, 12:29 PM   #7
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well so far its been good
but there are circumstnces when it can be fooled
like with low voltage lighting
or those tungsten lamps in bathrooms

its important for me to be able to produce the room colours as close as i can
usually thats not much of an issue
but low incident light
and mixed light sources can bring some odd gifts

i could turn out the house lights, shoot wide open and have less problems
but while its more or less acurate like that its not especially pretty
and the windows always blow out white
so i need to mix enough speed light, daylight, and house lighting for an interesting warm effect, but adequate to balance outside lighting too

all this has to be done on the fly
because we dont want the client to be disturbed by a long drawn out shoot


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