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claireh
4th February 2009, 09:49 AM
Hi everyone its been a while hope all of you had a good christmas and new year.

I have uploaded new photos in the gallery for you all to browse and make comments on.

*chr

Claireh

Graham_of_Rainham
4th February 2009, 11:28 AM
Hi,

Welcome. The first image that caught my eye was the Swans. Well spotted...


*chr

Ian
4th February 2009, 12:45 PM
Hi,

Welcome. The first image that caught my eye was the Swans. Well spotted...


*chr

Completely agree with Graham - what a find and well captured!

Ian

claireh
4th February 2009, 02:10 PM
Thanks both for your comments.:)

StephenL
4th February 2009, 02:49 PM
Talk about getting your ducks in a row!

Ian
4th February 2009, 02:53 PM
Thanks both for your comments.:)

Can you tell us a bit more about how you came across this swan caravan? :)

Ian

claireh
4th February 2009, 02:56 PM
i was having a walk at st andrews when i came across the swans just walking along the beach nothing really to tell i think it was just luck really

StephenL
4th February 2009, 03:02 PM
Have you got your sights on any particular Olympus camera yet? Perhaps we can help you choose? Only I see that the photos in your gallery were all taken with the Pentax! :eek: Not a problem, just wondering if you need help with decision making. *chr

claireh
4th February 2009, 03:10 PM
i have a compact olympus and i can if i want borrow the e410 olympus but for just now i am quite happy with my pentax:)

claireh
5th February 2009, 10:01 AM
Have you got your sights on any particular Olympus camera yet? Perhaps we can help you choose? Only I see that the photos in your gallery were all taken with the Pentax! :eek: Not a problem, just wondering if you need help with decision making. *chr


if i was to purchase one which would you recommend as i am still thinking of purchasing an olympus. :D

StephenL
5th February 2009, 12:38 PM
I would look at the E-520 with the base 14-42 lens and maybe the 40-150.

if i was to purchase one which would you recommend as i am still thinking of purchasing an olympus. :D

claireh
5th February 2009, 03:17 PM
I would look at the E-520 with the base 14-42 lens and maybe the 40-150.

thanks for that, will have a look into that *chr

Ian
5th February 2009, 03:59 PM
thanks for that, will have a look into that *chr

I see you have a Pentax K100D. If you want to select an Olympus model that improves on the K100D, the E-520 is the obvious choice. Here are the key comparison points:

Sensor pixels E-520 (10MP), K100D (6MP)
Sensor shift IS E-520 (Yes), K100D (Yes)
Weight (body only) E-520 (475g), K100D (560g)
Live View E-520 (Yes), K100D (No)
Live View AF and face recognition E-520 (Yes), K100D (No)
AF points E-520 (3), K100D (11)

Being as neutral as I can be, I feel the E-520 controls and menu system are much better than on the Pentax. I also think it's a more responsive camera than the Pentax. The Olympus Digital Zuiko standard kit lens is also superior in a number of ways (smaller, lighter, optically superior, proper focus ring, and comes with a petal type lens hood). The Pentax probably perfoms better at very high ISO, but would that be important to you? The K100D has 11 AF points compared to just 3 on the E-520, though in live view mode this can become virtually infinite on the E-520. You can't shoot RAW and JPEG at the same time on the Pentax.

Both retail for about 400 with the standard kit lens.

Ian

claireh
5th February 2009, 06:17 PM
I see you have a Pentax K100D. If you want to select an Olympus model that improves on the K100D, the E-520 is the obvious choice. Here are the key comparison points:

Sensor pixels E-520 (10MP), K100D (6MP)
Sensor shift IS E-520 (Yes), K100D (Yes)
Weight (body only) E-520 (475g), K100D (560g)
Live View E-520 (Yes), K100D (No)
Live View AF and face recognition E-520 (Yes), K100D (No)
AF points E-520 (3), K100D (11)

Being as neutral as I can be, I feel the E-520 controls and menu system are much better than on the Pentax. I also think it's a more responsive camera than the Pentax. The Olympus Digital Zuiko standard kit lens is also superior in a number of ways (smaller, lighter, optically superior, proper focus ring, and comes with a petal type lens hood). The Pentax probably perfoms better at very high ISO, but would that be important to you? The K100D has 11 AF points compared to just 3 on the E-520, though in live view mode this can become virtually infinite on the E-520. You can't shoot RAW and JPEG at the same time on the Pentax.

Both retail for about 400 with the standard kit lens.

Ian

thank you for your advice.