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Going for the E3


bppowell 13 2.1k 2 England
11 Dec 2009 8:59PM
Thanks Paul, I must have read the spec wrong I will have another look.

Barry

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bppowell 13 2.1k 2 England
11 Dec 2009 9:13PM
Paul, I have had a look at the spec for both the E3 and E30 and now I am confused. I was under the impression that the E3 would allow me to transmit the images from the camera to a laptop wirelessly but the E30 would not. After looking at the specs again I am not sure either of them will.

I am starting to cover more events were poeple have been drinking and would like to remove all cables that can be removed.

Barry
Paul Morgan 13 16.3k 6 England
11 Dec 2009 9:21PM

Quote:Paul, I have had a look at the spec for both the E3 and E30 and now I am confused. I was under the impression that the E3 would allow me to transmit the images from the camera to a laptop wirelessly but the E30 would not. After looking at the specs again I am not sure either of them will


The wireless capability is with flash, nothing to do transferring images Smile
bppowell 13 2.1k 2 England
11 Dec 2009 9:31PM
Thats what I gathered when I had another look. Certainly not worth paying the extra for an E3. I know you have a better build quality but that is not important to me.

Barry
filmforever 7 695
14 Dec 2009 11:57AM
I notice that there are hardly any single focal length lenses in the four thirds system. I was contemplating an E3 with the 12-60mm lens as standard. However with the bulk and weight of the 50-200mm, I was rather thinking of utilsing either a 100mm or 135mm OM series manual lens. Can the OM series lenses be used on the E3 without too much of a problem. Obviously I realise you lose the automated functions, but what about the automatic diaphram operation? And is there a quality loss, anyone tried this?
Paul Morgan 13 16.3k 6 England
14 Dec 2009 7:50PM

Quote:I notice that there are hardly any single focal length lenses in the four thirds system


Take your pick, 8mm, 17mm, 20mm,24mm, 25mm x 2, 30mm, 35mm, 50mm x 2, 105mm, 150mm x 2, 300mm and a crop of lensbabys Smile


Quote:Can the OM series lenses be used on the E3 without too much of a problem. Obviously I realise you lose the automated functions, but what about the automatic diaphram operation? And is there a quality loss, anyone tried this?


With the right 4/3 adapter pretty much any lens could be used.

Tamron produced some lovely adaptal 2 lenses, top of my list 135 f2.5 and 500 mirror. Then there`s the 24mm, 50mm and 100mm zuiko`s, all gems.

You have to use stop down metering and I find that there not quite as contrasty as the modern equivalents, easily corrected though.
filmforever 7 695
15 Dec 2009 6:45PM
Thanks Paul, I hadn't realised there was a single length 105mm available, with a 12-60mm zoom, that could be an ideal longer lens, giving me the 35mm equivalent of 210mm. Thought the only 150mm was an f2 ? a bit prohibitively expensive and probably heavy too!
Yes, I know of the quality of the Tamrons, had the 135 f2.5 in Nikon mount some years ago, unfortunately had it stolen during a confrontation whilst covering a riot.
filmforever 7 695
22 Dec 2009 2:54PM
Comparing the specification of the E3 with the E620, I notice that the latter has a slightly higher spec. in terms of megapixels...12mp for the E620 as opposed to 10mp for the E3. Yet the E620 is half the price at around 459. I appreciate the E3 is built tougher, but is there something I'm missing here.....At face value it seems that the E620 will have the edge on quality.
Tooth 10 5.8k 227 Ireland
22 Dec 2009 4:27PM
No of pixels does not automatically mean higher quality - if they're crammed into the same size sensor then the photosites need to be smaller and closer together, more noise etc
23 Dec 2009 5:23PM
Well had the E-3 what a couple of weeks now, enjoying it

Struggled with the one touch WB have to google to find out I needed to program the function button first lol

Bit cheesed I have the FL-36 and not FL-36R as i would have loved to use the wireless option with that. Few little apparent teething problems but I think more user error, getting used to where everything is etc. My older Mk-1 lenses are noticeably slower but again with upgrading something that I can sort in time. Otherwise v pleased.

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