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Old 12/18/2007, 08:12 AM
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Talking Getting an Oly E-510 for Xmas

I know there doesn't appear to be too many Oly DSLR users on here, but that's the system I've decided on and I'm pretty stoked about it. Can't wait to get the camera and start experimenting and getting everyone's comments. Not expecting too much for aquarium photography right off the bat with the kit lenses, but we'll see what happens. One thing is for sure, I'll try to keep this updated so people will have additional information to muddy their decision waters

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Old 12/18/2007, 08:23 AM
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I've had a myriad of Oly digi cams over the years. It was definitely a tough decision to break out of that mold and go with Nikon for my DSLR system. I'm sure you'll deservedly love your new Oly system. Enjoy!
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Old 12/18/2007, 10:03 AM
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Dave, recently I purchased a Nikon D40x but I was tempted to get the Olympus because of the “live view” feature. Its nice to see the composition of the photo in the LCD. I have read very good reviews of the Olympus. I used to have an OM-2 Olympus 35mm film camera and the lenses are very sharp. I am sure you will like your Oly.
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Old 12/18/2007, 10:05 AM
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Dave, recently I purchased a Nikon D40x but I was tempted to get the Olympus because of the “live view” feature. Its nice to see the composition of the photo in the LCD. I have read very good reviews of the Olympus. I used to have an OM-2 Olympus 35mm film camera and the lenses are very sharp. I am sure you will like your Oly.
You could also look at the Canon 40D. It's got live view other companies actually make lenses and accessories for it.
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Old 12/18/2007, 12:11 PM
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SWEET, hope you like it. I have an OM-2 also and love the pics it takes. The Zuiko lenses are real nice. When I can afford to go DSLR I will also go with this system, that way I can use all my lenses I already have.
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Old 12/25/2007, 02:22 PM
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Well, here's one of my very first photos with the new E-510, hand held, kit lens at 42mm (84 equiv):



Already the best fish pic I've ever taken.

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Old 12/25/2007, 03:52 PM
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That is a very good first effort. Seems like you'll have a lot of fun with your new "toy"
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Old 12/25/2007, 09:52 PM
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Lets see some more. Maybe some corals I'm thinking about getting this camera. Its this and the d40
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Old 12/26/2007, 04:29 PM
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Here's a few more, remember these are the kit lenses and I'm no photographer so I'm probably not doing the camera any justice.

These are under actinic only:







These are with the 40-150, at 150mm (300 equiv):





Forgive the 3 stripe damsel in the upper right corner of the pic, I was using the timer and besides I still really like the photo.

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Old 12/26/2007, 04:34 PM
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Nice do you like it? so are you looking at the lcd when taking the pic or the eyepiece
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Old 12/26/2007, 04:40 PM
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I've done both, they each have their pluses. Live view is easier to compose, however, if you're not using the timer or remote, it's not instant because the mirror has to flip back down. Also you have a live histogram with the live view that you don't get in the VF. Using the VF is quicker and more responsive. I'm loving the camera, if feels alot better in my hands than the XTi or the D40x did and I think the lenses are outstanding. The feature set is actually more comparable to mid level DSLR's, although performance is probably not up to their level. Being new I think it does a fantastic job and is a tremendous value for the performance and feature set.

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Old 12/26/2007, 08:33 PM
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A couple of people have asked about crops since I'm using kit lenses, so here are a few taken from a couple of the above photos. Again, I'm not the greatest photographer and this is my second day with my 1st DSLR.







Hope these help.

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Old 12/27/2007, 10:43 PM
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Trying my hand at some PP, new to DSLR and new to PP. What do you think? The original is just above.



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Old 12/29/2007, 09:04 AM
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Oops, replace the original crop, so here's the comparison photo:



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Old 12/29/2007, 09:06 AM
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I know the highlights are blown, but that's more of an issue of my learning curve and not solely the camera's, I believe.

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Old 12/29/2007, 04:38 PM
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Looks amazing!!!!
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Old 12/29/2007, 10:45 PM
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Thanks Deb, here's another one I took today that I like:



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Old 12/30/2007, 10:59 AM
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I bought this camera a few months ago and I love it. I also purchased a Sigma 105mm macro lense and it is awesome. Here are some sample shots using the macro. Other pictures with the lense kit are on my website (http://www.reefbum.com), although some of the shots were taken with my old Nikon (not a DSLR).











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Old 12/30/2007, 01:38 PM
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Thanks for posting, I'm considering the Sigma 105 or 150.

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Old 12/30/2007, 02:09 PM
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ReefBum....did you use a flash when taking those coral shots?
They are beautifull, by the way!
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Old 12/30/2007, 03:29 PM
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Thanks Mache62. No flash on those coral shots but I am experimenting with that option.
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