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    E-5 Sample and Review Aggregation

    So far the E-5 purchase poll has lots of "after the price drops" responses, with "No" being a distant second. I thought it might also be helpful to pull together information in the camera in to one post, since there are disparate posts all over the place with information on the camera. So, here are some links, samples now, I will add reviews as they become available. If you know of another, post a link, and I can add it to this first post! Thanks so far go to Ian for his hard work at Photokina, and of course for this web site! Thanks also go out to Greytop and Barrie who have foxed out some of the links provided herein.

    Sample Photos:

    Ian's first set

    Ian's second set (birds of prey)

    E-5 compared to E-3 & E-PL1 by Ian http://fourthirds-user.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7985

    DPReview Samples

    Fotopolis Samples (originally posted by Greytop)

    http://www.foto-diestel.de/Galerien/...mal/index.html (originally posted by Barr1e)

    http://translate.googleusercontent.c...f5GVaNUEofz-Uw

    http://translate.google.com/translat...wtopic%3D16116




    Professional opinion:

    Judy Herrmann on the E-5 (Thanks to Barrie for finding this one)



    Reviews:

    Four Part Review by Robin Wong:-

    http://robinwong.blogspot.com/2010/1...n-streets.html

    http://robinwong.blogspot.com/2010/1...ooting-at.html

    http://robinwong.blogspot.com/2010/1...low-light.html

    http://robinwong.blogspot.com/2010/1...g-remarks.html


    Review by Dutch site 'Pixelmania.' Spotted by Joop. http://translate.google.nl/translate...n&hl=&ie=UTF-8

    Review by Steve's Digicams, spotted by Joop:- http://www.steves-digicams.com/camer...lr-review.html

    http://lafotoboy.blogspot.com/

    http://www.digitalcamerareview.com/d...ew=olympus+e+5

    German review http://weinzettl.info/
    Last edited by John Perriment; 25th September 2010 at 07:32 PM. Reason: extra link added
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    Re: E-5 Sample and Review Aggregation

    The samples from Ian are all with date and time, the samples from DPReview and Fotopolis are all without date and time. This could mean that the used bodies with DPReview and Fotopolis are pre-pre-production models and the one from Ian a pre-production. It could also mean that the samples from DPReview and Fotopolis aren't taken with an E-5 and comes from something else. Can hardly believe that date and time don't work in a pre-production model because this is so basic. Judging the samples I suggest the samples from Ian, don't know what to think from the other two.

    A marker about the professional opinion, I don't see "the professional" in it nor information which could set me on or off for the plan to buy an E-5. Up to now everyone is looking for the surface easy to see things, not what's done inside, not whats done with the complaints from the E-3. I don't have problems with focus, but some of us do and get them repeatedly under different conditions.

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    Re: E-5 Sample and Review Aggregation

    Well, DPReview is reliable, and the EXIF data from those shots clearly states that they were taken with an E-5. And while the pro's opinion was a forum post, it was the woman that you can see a rather large picture of on this page:
    http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_se...p?product=1525

    Would I take her view as unbiased? No, but she is a pro who has spent a significant amount of time with the camera.

    Joop - I just checked the EXIF data on all of them, Fotopolis, DPReview, and Ian's samples all are from an E-5 running the same software version. fyi
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    Re: E-5 Sample and Review Aggregation

    Here are a few more - can't believe some of the settings. They excite me more than somewhat.

    http://www.foto-diestel.de/Galerien/...mal/index.html

    Regards. Barr1e

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    Re: E-5 Sample and Review Aggregation

    Quote Originally Posted by Barr1e View Post
    Here are a few more - can't believe some of the settings. They excite me more than somewhat.

    http://www.foto-diestel.de/Galerien/...mal/index.html

    Regards. Barr1e
    Thank you Barrie! Some amazing shots in there!

    I didn't realize how quickly the author of a post loses the right to edit it on the forums here (guess I should have looked in to that ) Perhaps a moderator can add future links, or I will volunteer to continue to do so, if it is possible to give me editing rights to that post! I will be checking back to see!
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    Re: E-5 Sample and Review Aggregation

    Quote Originally Posted by Barr1e View Post
    Here are a few more - can't believe some of the settings. They excite me more than somewhat.
    Pretty impressive stuff!
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    Re: E-5 Sample and Review Aggregation

    Don't know about the rest of you guys, but I have pre-ordered and can't wait to get this new camera! The E-3 has been faithful and fun to use and will now be used strictly for work. I don't think I can stand to part with my E-510 that has been in storage as a back-up unit should the E-3 go down.

    Anybody else going to order?
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    Re: E-5 Sample and Review Aggregation

    I've compared some of the images posted so far with those I have taken with my D700.

    Using a full size image at 6400 ISO and applying a little noise control from Topaz I am finding that when printed at 10X8 versus a print from the D700 at the same settings there is no real difference in print quality. I suspect that I will find the same when I try some 11X14 prints.
    Given that I'm comparing a 4/3 sensor to a FF sensor this is impressive performance and I am saving my pennies already.
    My future working system looks like it will be a D700 for wide angle work and an E5 for medium/long telephoto work. And I will have two totally capable systems backing up each other.
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    Re: E-5 Sample and Review Aggregation

    Quote Originally Posted by ReggieB View Post
    Thank you Barrie! Some amazing shots in there!

    I didn't realize how quickly the author of a post loses the right to edit it on the forums here (guess I should have looked in to that ) Perhaps a moderator can add future links, or I will volunteer to continue to do so, if it is possible to give me editing rights to that post! I will be checking back to see!
    I didn't realize that either, Reggie.

    I've added Barrie's link to your original list, just send me a PM if you want to add any more, I'll also keep an eye on this thread.
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    Re: E-5 Sample and Review Aggregation

    Quote Originally Posted by John Perriment View Post
    I didn't realize that either, Reggie.

    I've added Barrie's link to your original list, just send me a PM if you want to add any more, I'll also keep an eye on this thread.
    Appreciate it! I will watch it, I figured as reviews roll in, I would add a couple, I wouldn't suspect there will be a ton more samples, it's time for some real reviews! I can't wait!

    That being said, that set that Barrie just posted is awesome.
    ~Reggie

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