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Forum: Olympus Micro Four Thirds Dec 19, 2013, 9:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,045
Posted By plg3
Greg - Thank you for the background on how...

Greg -

Thank you for the background on how you customize (manually set) the White Balance. I obviously need to venture outside the box on setting White Balance, other than doing an individualized...
Forum: Olympus Micro Four Thirds Dec 18, 2013, 9:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,045
Posted By plg3
Greg - Great collection of pictures from...

Greg -

Great collection of pictures from Klyde Warren Park. I especially liked the fifth one, the arched fountains with the Christmas tree in the background.

Tell me about your metering...
Forum: Contact Steve's Aug 21, 2009, 8:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,785
Posted By plg3
Reveiw Format - minor suggestion

I was reading the recent review of the Sony DSLR A330. As I finished reading each of the "pages" or "tabs" of the review, I could not find a way to go to the next page (or tab) without having to...
Forum: General Discussion Nov 30, 2008, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,075
Posted By plg3
Try Zaag. They make "invisibleSHIELD" which I've...

Try Zaag. They make "invisibleSHIELD" which I've used on both of my Olympus DSLRs. Good product.

http://www.zagg.com/invisibleshield/camera/

Here's a review of their product I put up on 4/3...
Forum: Olympus dSLR Jan 21, 2008, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,703
Posted By plg3
Just to be a bit on the contrary... I've...

Just to be a bit on the contrary...

I've used an InvisibleSHIELD LCD protector on my E-500 for nearly two years. My E-500 has been "all over the place" with me, including many bike rides both on-...
Forum: Newbie Help Nov 4, 2007, 8:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,066
Posted By plg3
Good advice here - bounced or diffused flash,...

Good advice here - bounced or diffused flash, faster lens, etc.

I would add that I've had my best success with natural light through a window. Not necessarily direct sun light which can be a bit...
Forum: Olympus dSLR Sep 1, 2007, 6:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,067
Posted By plg3
Jami - Panoramas are fairly easy to make...

Jami -

Panoramas are fairly easy to make with your E-500 but it does take a bit of practice to get started. Whether you want to take two or 20 shots to stitch together, remember that you want to...
Forum: Add-On Lenses Jan 27, 2007, 7:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,088
Posted By plg3
My "vote" would be to sell your Opteka lenses...

My "vote" would be to sell your Opteka lenses with your Powershot A620. You can get a step-down ring which would allow you to mount your 52mm lens on your G7's 58mm lens adapter but I suspect you'll...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Dec 3, 2006, 8:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By plg3
Mathieu - Welcome to the forum! I had a...

Mathieu -

Welcome to the forum!

I had a nice long reply ready to go but when I clicked on "preview", I lost it! Oh well...

Here are some of my main points -

- I've owned an E-500 since...
Forum: General Discussion Dec 2, 2006, 8:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,071
Posted By plg3
If the "specs" or "dots" are showing up with the...

If the "specs" or "dots" are showing up with the lens cap on as you say, it sure sounds like dead pixels. I'm not sure how the imager would display dust if there was no light coming in. The other...
Forum: Add-On Lenses Nov 24, 2006, 8:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,561
Posted By plg3
stevepow wrote: This is perfectly normal,...

stevepow wrote:

This is perfectly normal, that is, not being able to focus on near objects with an add-on lens attached. I have the same situation with my Oly C-730 and B-300 (the predecessor to...
Forum: Tips & Tricks Aug 26, 2006, 8:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,899
Posted By plg3
I think that it's most important to remember that...

I think that it's most important to remember that the members of "the greatest generation" are truly our senior citizens. My father was a WW II vet and would be 92 if he were still alive today. Allow...
Forum: Add-On Lenses Jul 13, 2006, 8:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,919
Posted By plg3
Alan - Is the E-500 the next step? Well, who...

Alan -

Is the E-500 the next step? Well, who knows??? (Snide comment!)

I looked very hard for a follow-on camera to my C-730. My C-730 had served me very well, to include the Panama Canal, a...
Forum: Olympus dSLR Jul 8, 2006, 8:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,045
Posted By plg3
Nathan - Easy one... Go to "Menu" and scroll...

Nathan -

Easy one... Go to "Menu" and scroll down to "Wrench 1". Scroll right and downto "ISO Boost". This is currently set to "Off". Your other choices are "On/Noise Reduction" and "On". Either...
Forum: Add-On Lenses Jul 8, 2006, 8:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,235
Posted By plg3
I would go with the "plain vanilla" version of...

I would go with the "plain vanilla" version of your rear lens cap, the one that does not open the aperture blades. All you want to do storing your lens is protect the rear lens glass, any electronic...
Forum: Add-On Lenses Jul 8, 2006, 7:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,919
Posted By plg3
Alan - Just to add on the good advice from...

Alan -

Just to add on the good advice from Bill above, the TCON-17 is an excellent lens. I have its predecessor, B-300, and have really enjoyed using it on my Olympus C-730.

You will definitely...
Forum: Add-On Lenses Jun 25, 2006, 9:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,914
Posted By plg3
Pashminu - I've used the Olympus WCON-07...

Pashminu -

I've used the Olympus WCON-07 (wide angle) and Olympus B-300 (telephoto) add-on lenses. The B-300 has been "replaced" by the TCON-17 (1.7 mangnification) which has received very good...
Forum: Misc Accessories Jun 18, 2006, 8:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,838
Posted By plg3
Wow! Special polarizing filters for digital...

Wow! Special polarizing filters for digital cameras! What will they think of next?

Sounds like a lot of hype, if you ask me. Stick with what you have. If you need to get another filter or two,...
Forum: Newbie Help May 29, 2006, 8:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By plg3
You may use any USB cable as long as it fits the...

You may use any USB cable as long as it fits the camera. The trick is to make sure you get the right pin count (and configuration) on the camera end of the cable.

Paul in NoVA
Olympus E- 500 C-...
Forum: Olympus dSLR May 7, 2006, 10:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,920
Posted By plg3
Chuck - Consider hanging onto your two "kit"...

Chuck -

Consider hanging onto your two "kit" lenses even if you get the 14 - 54 mm lens for your E-500. Reason is that if you ever decide to get another Oly DSLR body (E-3 if it isever...
Forum: General Discussion May 7, 2006, 10:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 847
Posted By plg3
Look for any of the current Olympus FL series of...

Look for any of the current Olympus FL series of flashes. FL-36 is nearly $200 but would probably give you the most flash for your buck and it's fully compatible with your E-500. Here's a link to one...
Forum: General Discussion May 7, 2006, 9:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 984
Posted By plg3
I have a small sholder sling bag I picked up at a...

I have a small sholder sling bag I picked up at a local department store. I can fit my DSLR in it with lens mounted and one other lens (keep it in a lens pouch). It has an external pocket which works...
Forum: Canon Lenses Apr 4, 2006, 8:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,590
Posted By plg3
This means that at "wide angle" (70mm) the widest...

This means that at "wide angle" (70mm) the widest opening for the aperture is f4 and when at full "telephoto"(300mm) the aperture is f5.6.

Paul in NoVA
Olympus E- 500 C- 730...
Forum: Printing General Apr 2, 2006, 9:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,437
Posted By plg3
Robert - To followup on a comment from Jim,...

Robert -

To followup on a comment from Jim, I've been using Qimage for the last several years to print out "photo album" pages. My printer is ancient (HP-895.) It works fine but it's limited to...
Forum: Olympus dSLR Mar 18, 2006, 7:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,887
Posted By plg3
Bayside - I think that you're are going to...

Bayside -

I think that you're are going to be very happy with your E-500. It's an excellent camera.

Your approach to buying the camera was spot on. Read, listen, and test but as you note at...
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