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Old Aug 13, 2011, 2:11 AM   #1
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good morning to all,

please, i wish to hear any good or bad comments on the olympus e-620 with
zuiko lenses ed 14-42 mm and ed 40-150 mm.

i need to buy my "first ever dslr" for studio photography.

since now i still use my old bronica etrs and my yashica mat 124g.

fashion, still life and studio portraits is my main interest.

unfortunately in my area there is no laboratory that can develop anymore 6x6 negatatives and it is very dificult to find 6x6 films so i am thinking to buy a dslr.

the olympus e-620 with two lenses as kit is retail euros 449 till end of august.

thanks in advance
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good morning to all,

please, i wish to hear any good or bad comments on the olympus e-620 with
zuiko lenses ed 14-42 mm and ed 40-150 mm.

i need to buy my "first ever dslr" for studio photography.

since now i still use my old bronica etrs and my yashica mat 124g.

fashion, still life and studio portraits is my main interest.

unfortunately in my area there is no laboratory that can develop anymore 6x6 negatatives and it is very dificult to find 6x6 films so i am thinking to buy a dslr.

the olympus e-620 with two lenses as kit is retail euros 449 till end of august.

thanks in advance
I love mine. The kit lenses do a terrific job but you'll want to upgrade them down the road.
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Old Aug 13, 2011, 2:34 PM   #3
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hi gjtoth,

thanks but i have to search a lot and hear good and bad comments on olympus e-620 before i buy.

earlier today i have found trough ebay germany some zuiko lenses (prime lense) 28 mm, 85 portrait, 300 mm telephoto models from 1978 !!!

those lenses were retailed at more than 1000 euros in germany in 1980.

all the three lenses for just 100 euros plus shipping plus insurance plus vat.

can i ask please if those old lenses can fit on the e-620 ?

thanks again.
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hi gjtoth,

thanks but i have to search a lot and hear good and bad comments on olympus e-620 before i buy.

earlier today i have found trough ebay germany some zuiko lenses (prime lense) 28 mm, 85 portrait, 300 mm telephoto models from 1978 !!!

those lenses were retailed at more than 1000 euros in germany in 1980.

all the three lenses for just 100 euros plus shipping plus insurance plus vat.

can i ask please if those old lenses can fit on the e-620 ?

thanks again.
They will if you get and OM-4/3s adapter. They are readily available on eBay and are very inexpensive. HOWEVER, you will lose the autofocus on these lenses. Manual focus only!.
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Old Aug 15, 2011, 2:54 AM   #5
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dear gjtoth i thank you for your reply.

i dindt know that olympus e-620 use 3/4 sensor and i assume that the sensor will have much digital noise and also the resolution may not great.

ok, what do you expect from a dsl tha cost so little money ?

it seems that the overall performance of the e-620 is above average but the 3/4 sensor is reall a bad think.

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good morning to all,

please, i wish to hear any good or bad comments on the olympus e-620 with
zuiko lenses ed 14-42 mm and ed 40-150 mm.

i need to buy my "first ever dslr" for studio photography.

since now i still use my old bronica etrs and my yashica mat 124g.

fashion, still life and studio portraits is my main interest.

unfortunately in my area there is no laboratory that can develop anymore 6x6 negatatives and it is very dificult to find 6x6 films so i am thinking to buy a dslr.

the olympus e-620 with two lenses as kit is retail euros 449 till end of august.

thanks in advance

Hello,

It is difficult for me to understand why you would be looking to replace your current film cameras with an Olympus digital camera or any cropped sensor camera , for that matter. The Yashica MAT 124G produces a 6cm x 6cm (2-1/4"sq.)negative while the Bronica provides essentially a 6cm x 4.5cm negative. Even a full frame digital camera will come up short with respect to
resolution as compared to what you can get with your current equipment.

It is not that the Olympus E-620 or the fourthirds sensor is bad. It most definitely is not. You're simply looking at the wrong tool for your requirements.

You would be better off, looking at a possible digital back for your Bronica ETRS.
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