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

Subject: [OM] Re: Opinions on E-1 or E-300?
From: Earl Dunbar <edunbar@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2005 19:15:49 -0400
Who did you get hooked on 4/3 by having an 8080?  Was it simply the 
overall quality or character of the camera, the lens, etc?  It's not 4/3 
right?  Mind you, I think for a digicam the 8080 is pretty attractive.


jowilcox@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

>>>For  those of you who chose either an
>>>E-1 or E-300 over other DSLRs, what was it  that made
>>you choose the
>>I narrowed my choices to Nikon D70, Canon 20D, and the
>>E-1. Salesman recommendations were enough to convince me
>>that in terms of overall build, the E-
>>300 and D-70 weren't what I wanted. In the end, a
>>combination of handling, overall build, recommendations
>>from users and $$$ made me choose the E-1 over 
>>the 20D. Knowing that I could buy a complete E-1 kit with
>>a great flash, fast lens, and an extra lens or two for
>>the price of a 20D and a fast lens alone (i.e. no 
>>extra battery, no flash, no filters, etc) was a major
>>factor. throw in the fact that I have 25 + years of
>>experience with Olympus, the controls were intuitive for
>>and the camera came with an adaptor to use my OM glass,
>>the decision became pretty easy.
>>Barry B. Bean
>Price became hard to resist.  I figured the ZD 14-54 with an
>MSRP of $600 (B&H $500) meant that at about $1K the camera
>was the cost of one of the more reasonable advanced digicams.
>If money were no object, I would have investigated the
>CWMNBN* from the N competitor.  I would not consider Canon
>because I am irrationally indisposed to that marque, but
>also worried about the expense of the lenses.
>I got hooked on the 4/3 system with the C-8080.  I'm a
>believer now, so the E system is part of the land of milk
>and honey, and everything else ain't.
>I didn't expect to like the E-1 as much as I now do and the
>OM lenses work better than I had expected.  The camera is
>extremely comfortable in the hand.  There is no pain or
>performance sacrifice associated with shooting in RAW mode,
>which suits my penchant for post processing.  My other
>digital cameras either don't do RAW or do it quite slowly.
>Joel W.
>CWMNBN* (camera which may not be named)

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