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    I don't really have too much to say. I just wanted to be the first to post in this section.

    Seriously, I have had my E-300 for two years now and I would have to rank it right up there in the top three purchases I have ever made. The first was back in about 1973 when I was in high school and got a Bach Stradivarius trumpet. I still have it today. The second, in 1982, was an Olympus OM-10FC. Still have that one, too. I suspect I will keep my E-300 as long as it works and is compatible with the computer technology that is available (memory cards, USB cords, etc.).

    To all the rest of you "ghetto cam" owners out there: you made a very intelligent choice when you bought your E-300.

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    I have had mine for 2 years as well. Great 2 Lens buy at Costco. Bought an E-1 last year and have been using it mostly. Lately ween using the E-300 again for the built-in flash. Also the DZ 14-54 works great on it.

    Just shot with it tonight with the 14-45 kit lens.

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    • #3
      Re: 1st E-300 Thread Here!

      The E-300 definitely has a cult following

      It's the one E-System camera I have used the least, oddly. I have spent a lot of time using all the other models, including the E-330, but not the E-300.

      And it's the only model, apart from the E-1, that offered the option of a battery grip.

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        I got me E-300 about 2 years back. I love it. It is not quite as forgiving as the E-510 I just acquired but it is built like a tank and takes great pics. It allowed me to use my old OM lenses and kept me from the P&S landslide and allowed me to stay in the SLR neighborhood. I learned a lot about digital photography (a lot more than my P&S taught me - yes I own a little Sony one) and got me interested in photography again. Thanks Olympus.

        E-510
        14-54/2.8-3.5
        14-42/3.5-5.6
        40-150/4.0-5.6
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        Various Zuiko Lenses

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          E300 is so great that so far there is no E-SYSTERM camera can take its place.While in China,E300 is highly praised for the unique colour it provides,it's really characteristic,once you have used it,you will profoundly feel it,especially in Landscapes pictures.The great colour may due to the FFT CCD,Kodak has done quite well(may share some common values with digital back I think).But on Portraiture,E300 may not please the yellow,for the Oriental girls like to be taken whiter and whiter,but E300's rich colour and illuminations are not satisfied,in this field Canon may do better.While 410 and 510 have listed,many 4/3 around me purchased E300 on second hand market,maybe oneday I will be one of them.

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            Originally posted by derekrichard(陈积岩) View Post
            E300 is so great that so far there is no E-SYSTERM camera can take its place.While in China,E300 is highly praised for the unique colour it provides,it's really characteristic,once you have used it,you will profoundly feel it,especially in Landscapes pictures.The great colour may due to the FFT CCD,Kodak has done quite well(may share some common values with digital back I think).But on Portraiture,E300 may not please the yellow,for the Oriental girls like to be taken whiter and whiter,but E300's rich colour and illuminations are not satisfied,in this field Canon may do better.While 410 and 510 have listed,many 4/3 around me purchased E300 on second hand market,maybe oneday I will be one of them.
            The preference for different skin tones is interesting. I understand that in Japan, and maybe it is the same in China?, the preference for skin tones is lighter and more towards a pink tone. Certainly in the West, the preference is for a more tanned shade and certainly less pink.

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              Certainly here in Thailand the skin preference is for a lighter shade, mainly because it shows that the person is not a manual worker who has an outside job in a paddy field or whatever. There is a large class distinction and the whiter the skin the more well-off they are likely to be. I think this reasoning is endemic to Asian countries and culture.
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                Originally posted by Malakor View Post
                Certainly here in Thailand the skin preference is for a lighter shade, mainly because it shows that the person is not a manual worker who has an outside job in a paddy field or whatever. There is a large class distinction and the whiter the skin the more well-off they are likely to be. I think this reasoning is endemic to Asian countries and culture.
                Ah - we have a Thai member! Excellent

                My (British) father lives in north eastern Thailand (Maha Sarakham) and I was over in Thailand during Son Kran last April; now that's a lot of fun! People throwing water at each other and not minding

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                  Re: 1st E-300 Thread Here!

                  I've had mine for about two years as well. Very happy with it, especially since I sold the 14-45 kit lens and purchased the 14-54. Quite a noticable difference in sharpness.

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                    Re: 1st E-300 Thread Here!

                    Originally posted by Ian View Post
                    Ah - we have a Thai member! Excellent

                    My (British) father lives in north eastern Thailand (Maha Sarakham) and I was over in Thailand during Son Kran last April; now that's a lot of fun! People throwing water at each other and not minding

                    Ian
                    Needless to say......... I have no pics of Songkran whatsoever! I think ownership of the E-1 or the 720SW would be an important prerequisite under such conditions as Pattaya goes wild for an entire week and you cannot venture outside without getting a good soaking.
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                      Re: 1st E-300 Thread Here!

                      Originally posted by Malakor View Post
                      Needless to say......... I have no pics of Songkran whatsoever! I think ownership of the E-1 or the 720SW would be an important prerequisite under such conditions as Pattaya goes wild for an entire week and you cannot venture outside without getting a good soaking.
                      This is what you mean?


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                      • #12
                        Re: 1st E-300 Thread Here!

                        You're a braver man than I!

                        I use my cam mainly for bird watching.
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                          I would agree that the E300 is an excellent camera. I have been a pro photographer for 30 yrs and I chose to replace my beloved Hasselblads with E300's cameras when they were launched, having bought E1's when the came out. I now own 4 - E300's and they perform very well indeed. Being a pro I have made life easy for myself and I have one body per lens as easier than swapping lenses.I can go from fisheye to 50-200 in a few seconds. Looking forward to the new E3. I still have my E1's.

                          Originally posted by Ditto1958 View Post
                          I don't really have too much to say. I just wanted to be the first to post in this section.

                          Seriously, I have had my E-300 for two years now and I would have to rank it right up there in the top three purchases I have ever made. The first was back in about 1973 when I was in high school and got a Bach Stradivarius trumpet. I still have it today. The second, in 1982, was an Olympus OM-10FC. Still have that one, too. I suspect I will keep my E-300 as long as it works and is compatible with the computer technology that is available (memory cards, USB cords, etc.).

                          To all the rest of you "ghetto cam" owners out there: you made a very intelligent choice when you bought your E-300.

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                            The 300 was my first dslr and at first I was dissapointed in the image quality compared to my 8080. In learning to get the same IQ out of the 300 I have learned more about better glass and photography than I ever have. It has been a great camera to relearn photography on.

                            I perfer the 300 for birding over the 330. Partly for the grip that makes it easier for me to carry.

                            I plan on getting the new E ? when it gets here but I just don't see the 300 being left on a shelf.

                            Jim

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                            • #15
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                              I got rid of my E-300 when I got the E-330. I regret it already. Mind I regret selling my Minolta 700si film SLR too! I think its called hindsight.

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