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[OM] Re: Opinions on E-1 or E-300?

Subject: [OM] Re: Opinions on E-1 or E-300?
From: AG Schnozz <agschnozz@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2005 07:09:13 -0700 (PDT)
> Some, myself included, will find it to be only a minor
> inconvenience in actual use.

You know, I'm actually in favour of the way the histogram is
setup in the E-1. It's just aweful enough to encourage you to
"get it right" before you press the shutter release.

On the A1, I use the histogram more as a metering tool. With the
E-1, I'm using the camera more like an OM-2S.  Never had
histograms before last year.  They're handy, but not the end-all
in exposure determination.

I guess all those years of shooting Velvia taught me something
about metering.  The Histogram is the modern implementation of
the Zone System. Quite valid, but not always the best tool for
the task. Now, if the E-1 was able to do in-camera B&W, the
quality of the histogram becomes an issue.

A pleasant surprise with E-1 is the way the contrast adjustment
works. Instead of just stretching the dynamic range out, it
appears to be altering the curves. Nice.  Combine a bump in
contrast and green CM setting, along with a touch warmer WB and
the resulting picture is similar to Provia. Haven't quite gotten
to Velvia yet, but I think an old Analog Zuiko or two will help
there.  The sensor just doesn't render wood the same way--it's a
touch more like Ektachrome than Fujichrome.


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