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Old Oct 26, 2012, 2:06 PM   #1
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Default ....and it still is as good as it was

when new 7-yrs ago; my E-300 that is.

Yesterday early morning I headed out to see one of our newest city parks area which was opened May this year. I made a photo trip through it the day before the park dedication and had not seen it since.

The changes were that the park is showing maturity already along the trailway and next summer we will see some awesome areas of wildflowers blooming.

For the walk yesterday I decided to use my E-300, the Zuiko 9-18 and 35mm MACRO lenses; light and easy in that both lenses work off the 'old' E-300 so nicely.

Shooting in manual mode the early morning sunlight was awesome and the results really rewarding; I will always shoot the E-300 because it is just a fine old camera that makes beautiful Kodak color pictures, ......FUN!



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Old Oct 26, 2012, 2:10 PM   #2
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That's going to be one beautiful place when the wild flowers start popping up, Bob. Nice series. The "old" E-300 produces some great images.
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 4:23 PM   #3
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Well done Bob. You and the camera haven't lost it..!
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Good pix, Bob. I'm sure it will be fun to watch that park blossom.

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...Shooting in manual mode the early morning sunlight was awesome and the results really rewarding; I will always shoot the E-300 because it is just a fine old camera that makes beautiful Kodak color pictures, ......FUN!
I know what you mean. The E5 with SHG glass really delivers, but I enjoy using the L1 more. It's similar to the E300 but is really part of the E330 family - I'd like it even more if it had the Kodak sensor. Either way they have a "rangefinder" feeling that is very satisfying to use, and being SLRs they overcome a disadvantage to a rangefinder (composing a photo with different focal length lenses).

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...For the walk yesterday I decided to use my E-300, the Zuiko 9-18 and 35mm MACRO lenses; light and easy in that both lenses work off the 'old' E-300 so nicely.
Again, I know what you mean. I use the L1 a lot with the ZD 11-22 - that camera body seems to fit well with a good but not too heavy or large, wide-angle lens.

Thanks for posting these, Bob.
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Really nice series Bob. Well done. The E-300 delivers some nice colors.

(I normally use my E-3, but once in a while I pull out my E-330, especially if I think I will be using the live view feature. It still has the best live view operation.)
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Hi Bob

Just adding to what the guys already have stated .. the E300 still delivers.. the colours do jump out at you .. something thats not always the case with the E3 or newer E's.

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....thanks for the comments, it is true that the colors from the early series cameras just are different, better?, I think so in some ways. During early spring, fall and winter I do use the E-300 quite a bit because the sunlight is so different to summer.

Today I shot a city parks and recreation sponsored fishing event, the kiddos who don't usually get to 'go fishing' have a great time. The city does this 4-times each year.

.....another from the E-300 & ZD 14-54 this morning @ 1100hrs & getting warm; it was 40deg F at 0700, our first frost last night.
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Hi Bob

Yeah there is something just when you look at the pics from the E1/E300/E500 where the colours just have that something extra... esp when its just straight out of cam jpegs.. When I look at my E1 files sometimes.. I get amazed how much pop they seem to have .. and my E3's at times doesn;t seem to have that.
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very nice pictures Bob.
I did see you used the 9-18 lens in the beginning, what I would to ask is did you have to correct the distortion from the pics at 9mm and with kind of program did you use for this?
I do own since this week a 9-18 myself but no test so far.
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....thanks Lordje for the comment and question.

None of the photos above have been vertically corrected, for any landscape type images I do my best to hold vertical, as well as horizontal, level, the E-P3 can display digital leveling which I use, it is a great help.

So, if kept level the 9-18 does very well at keeping distortion very low.

For all non landscape images I just compose and shoot regardless the subject angle, this link is to my cars gallery http://tinyurl.com/9obdw66 , every image was done with the E-P3 and FT 9-18 lens. I believe you will enjoy using the lens, please post some photos..........thanks, Bob
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