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Olympus 4 thirds E system


kodachrome 7 720
22 Jan 2018 11:32AM
Any body still using the older 4 thirds E cameras and lenses, although I moved over to a Panny bridge camera, I hadn't the heart to sell my old Oly cameras, E-510 @ E-410, I guess i'm a hoarder, guess what they still take outstanding Jpegs with all that old tech!

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pentaxpete 14 667 1 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2018 3:39PM
YES !!! I'm using an Olympus E-500 with 2 Zoom lenses! It was a 'Gift' form an Old Gent ( Yes -- there are people actually OLDER than ME in Brentwood !) it is 12 years old -- hardly ever used -- i found three 'test' images on a CF card in it ! I had to find an online Instruction book and mentally digested all 270 pages over about two weeks -- now i c an use it well . It has let me down once when trying to take a photo at my Club of an award -- the people were in a 'dark' area of the room and it has no 'Focus Assist Beam' so would not shoot.
I have now got an M42 to Olympus 4/3rds adapter and c an use my lovely screw lenses on it -- I did a VIDEO of the adapters -- you can see it here :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAkStTNqh84
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kodachrome 7 720
22 Jan 2018 4:24PM
Excellent, to hear that you are still using an old 4/3 E Olympus, Just as a point of reference, Google 'Wrotniak' Olympus he has the most amazing reviews and how to tweak the 4/3 cameras to get the best out of them, he says no need for RAW after the tweaks, but that's up to you. Are the M/42 Pentax lenses and how do you get on using them manually on the E 500 body, Have you looked at the 4/3 - m/4/3 Web site forum, very interesting stuff



pentaxpete 14 667 1 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2018 1:26PM
Mr Kodachrome : Thanks -- I will 'Google' that gent now ! I have not done many 'tests ' on the M42 lenses yet but I have used my 50mm f1.4 SMC Takumar and my 1 Camera Club Auction Bargain Russian Jupiter 85mm f2 -- will see if i still have them to show ----
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Jupiter Test at f2
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50mm f4 SMC Macro-Takumar test with Ring Flash
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50mm SMC f1.4 test at f1.4
rb61 2 1
13 Apr 2019 10:20PM
I am using a tripod mounted E 510 for non-moving subjects such as product shots for ebay, craigslist, etc. Sometimes I will use it with a legacy telephoto for birds at the deck feeder. Still a great camera!

My OMD 10ii is always ready for everything else.
SteveAitch 1 17 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2019 9:48AM
I have an e-510 with a 14-42mm kit lens that I got last year for my collection of 10MP cameras.
And the 35mm Macro lens, which I got because it was going cheap, and I fancied trying a bit of macro work with something other than my Lumix LF1.

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Speckled Bush Cricket Nymph

But I need more practice...


eta: strange, it's a lot sharper on my PC, uploading seems to lose something.


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