On 11/13/2023 11:00 AM, Iwert Bernakiewicz wrote:
Ha, close, but no cigar:). It was an OM-4 (not ti), maybe also an OM-3 with
top (and bottom?) cover painted white. I have the feeling there was an
image in some magazine about that 'temperature test'.
The topic probably passed by the list when I was in Japan (around 1999 -
2000) or shortly thereafter, but before the demise of the system in 2002.
Or I dreamed about it, hahaha! Thank you for looking into it Piers!
I suppose the experiment took place around the time the big whites became
I don't recall that subject.
But it does make sense. I got my first DSLR in 2004, a silver finish Canon D300/Rebel*. It was cheaper than the far more
"pro" looking D10, but with a firmware hack, did all the same things.
Sitting out in the sun in the front yard, I set the 300D and a black OM-4 on the table. Within just a few minutes, the
Oly was much hotter than the Canon. At the time, noise and other problems from heat were topics of concern for digicams.
I concluded that the cheaper looking 300D was, in fact, superior in practical terms. To this day, I tend to keep my
cameras in the shade.
Looking Back Warmly Moose
* With the then available tele zoom, the E-1 was terrible at low light focus,
compared to the Canon, when I tried both.
What if the Hokey Pokey *IS* what it's all about?
Themed Olympus Photo Exhibition: http://www.tope.nl/