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    Re: E-1 on the way!

    Quote Originally Posted by T-Lama View Post
    People are getting it because of the quality (i.e. sealing, performance, ergonomics, etc.), but lots of people are bought by numbers. Try to tell them, that small LCD is enough, that they do not need 3" one, but I doubt they will listen. It would not attract many customers, I think.
    What would be really great? Something like E-1 Mk.II, a camera with the same body, built-in IS, latest image processing and a brand new 5-10MPx CCD and maybe with an updated AF sensor. LCD can be a slightly bigger or at least with higher resolution. No need for Live view and such stuff, I can live without it. Now that would be something worth buying!
    As much as we'd like to believe otherwise I think we all know deep down it would be a very hard sell! The whole technology market is driven by numbers and now even now most people still believe that MP are the de-facto rating by which image quality is rated... though let's not forget that less than 10 years ago even Canon's flagship EOS 1D was 4mp!

    That said, your proposal in interesting! As one of the new E1 owners the only thing I'm currently missing from my e510 is IS... during my initial testing I even find the high-iso images from the E1 preferable to the E510. Like others have mentioned, it's not necesarily less noise, but "nicer" noise.

    And I'm sure your local Olympus representative would tell you there's already an E1mkIII called the E5!
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    Re: E-1 on the way!

    Quote Originally Posted by timg View Post
    And I'm sure your local Olympus representative would tell you there's already an E1mkIII called the E5!
    Well, there are only 2-3 things I do not actually like on E-5 compared to E-1:
    1.) it's price - but that will change over time, so that is a minor thing
    2.) colors - from some of the first pictures I saw, it looked like it shares the same problem as Canon cameras - pale skin tones, oversaturated orange, blue,etc. (but after I saw more pictures , I really hope it was wrong first impression)
    3.) the only thing that will never change and I really didn't like it on E-3 - the Canonish look and some of the controls. I am only glad that there is no "steering wheel" as on 50D, as it is as wrongly placed as it can only be. I personally think that button layout on E-1 is close to perfect as well as placement of all the dials and I don't see a single reason to change it.
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    Re: E-1 on the way!

    Quote Originally Posted by timg View Post
    The whole technology market is driven by numbers...
    That what I was saying. You get not the latest tech and make a body 2 times cheaper than others - well thats the number a lot of people would go by.
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    Re: E-1 on the way!

    Quote Originally Posted by T-Lama View Post
    Well, there are only 2-3 things I do not actually like on E-5 compared to E-1:
    1.) it's price - but that will change over time, so that is a minor thing
    2.) colors - from some of the first pictures I saw, it looked like it shares the same problem as Canon cameras - pale skin tones, oversaturated orange, blue,etc. (but after I saw more pictures , I really hope it was wrong first impression)
    3.) the only thing that will never change and I really didn't like it on E-3 - the Canonish look and some of the controls. I am only glad that there is no "steering wheel" as on 50D, as it is as wrongly placed as it can only be. I personally think that button layout on E-1 is close to perfect as well as placement of all the dials and I don't see a single reason to change it.
    I've only been using the E1 for a couple of weeks and after a few teething troubles (like 5 minutes to find the on/off switch! ) I'm getting used to the layout and have to agree that it feels really good in the hand... the only minor niggle I have is that I'm so used to the OK button being the middle of the arrows it feels very odd that it's off to the side!

    Even the weight feels good as I was a little concerned that it would feel too heavy in comparison to the E510, but now it just feels like the E510 will break if I hold it the wrong way!

    I may be experiencing E1 rose-tinted glasses but I think I know what you mean about the colours, though I do need to do some side-by-side E1 vs E510 testing to make sure I'm not just imagining it!

    Having said all that, I am looking forward to 7 years time when you can pick up an E5 for 150!
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    Re: E-1 on the way!

    I'm like Reggie and use the Panasonic L1 as my other camera, and I must admit that the tonality of the images from the Kodak sensor do seem to have so much more than the E3.

    If the Panasonic L1 were water resistant and had the great viewfinder of the E3, then it would be my only camera. I spend a lot of time out walking, beating and generally getting very dirty and grubby, the E3 copes with that without missing a beat.

    I did Umm and Ahh over whether I went for the E1, but my E3 came up at a good price, sometime I'll pick up an E1 and see what all the fuss is about

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    Re: E-1 on the way!

    I just found out by accident an interesting thing. Or should I say E1 surprised me again.
    Was trying to shoot something couple of months ago (pic1 pic2 pic3) and pretty much failed it.
    But with a little fast tuning found out that not everything has been lost (pic1 pic2 pic3)
    E-1; E-520; E-M10; ZD 14-42; ZD 35+CIR-PL; ZD 40-150; FL-36R; Metz 52-AF1

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