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NSS
8th January 2010, 08:33 PM
Seems that there is only me out there with an E-450. Surely not.

So down to me to show off some snaps with this great little camera, using kit lenses.

All taken today. Some in less than ideal conditions.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2751/4256884078_f2f353d363_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2788/4256104467_5cc4bde1c2_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2554/4256969112_dec1878d91_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2804/4256264455_30d8f8bc18_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4006/4256266367_bc202fb539_b.jpg

jonsey
5th February 2010, 11:27 AM
A friend has just bought one of these, il get him to sign up;)...nice detailed pics BTW.

Ian
5th February 2010, 04:57 PM
The E-450 is rather unique as it has the 10MP sensor, but the later TruePic image processor that the E-30 and E-620 have. Back to back comparisons with the E-420 show that the E-450 has noticeably better high ISO image quality.

Ian

NSS
5th February 2010, 06:46 PM
Excellent news.

Could even take over the Forum with 2 of us.......:):)

nickg
29th June 2010, 12:09 PM
Make that three! :)
I too am a member of RCMF, so I saw yuor thread on whether to get the E-450. Alas I didn't get it at the bargain price you did, however I did find the twin lens kit for around 370, which puts Amazon prices to shame.

NSS
29th June 2010, 09:53 PM
Welcome.

It is a great little camera.

Check out any of my threads on RCMF that have photographs, and they will all have been taken with the E-450.

Sandyw
3rd July 2010, 12:26 AM
Actually 4 I'm still here too....!

Ross the fiddler
3rd July 2010, 03:07 AM
I'm not a E450 owner, but enjoy nice the photos. While we are in the middle of winter here (Australia), it's interesting to see snow falling in the NH in the middle of summer.

Ross

chrisdoig24k
2nd April 2011, 01:16 AM
I have one of these and it seems to work pretty well. It was more than enough to take most of my holiday photos, and I've had good results with gig photography and portraits.

miketheumpire
1st December 2011, 09:37 AM
Hi All,
Just acquired an E450 after much deliberation. Got mine from Argos outlet via ebay for 199.99 inc.courier delivery which is an amazing price. My first foray into dslr photography so still ploughing through the manual!!!

Olybirder
1st December 2011, 10:34 AM
I got a bit of shock when I looked at the snowy pics taken 'this morning' here in Norfolk and then I noticed the date. I had forgotten that this camera ever existed but it is interesting to see the fine images that it takes. In the Olympus tradition of small cameras which punch well above their weight.

Ron

NSS
1st December 2011, 05:52 PM
Welcome Mike.

I love my little E-450. Has done me proud over the last couple of years.

Lots of good advise on her.

miketheumpire
1st December 2011, 05:57 PM
Many thanks for that, I may well be in touch!!!!

Adam Easton
1st December 2011, 08:20 PM
Hi

I have had my E-450 for a year now (last years Christmas present) I love it! I have spent this year playing with the settings and getting into good photographic habits. I am going to write up a wish list of shots for next year.

miketheumpire
1st December 2011, 09:24 PM
Looks like I made a good choice then. Might save up the pennies for the longer zoom lens!!

adye1964
12th March 2012, 02:10 PM
Another E-450 here, bought from Argos in the UK in April or May last year. I got lucky and picked up a 18-180mm ED from a fire salvage store back in November too.

miketheumpire
12th March 2012, 02:59 PM
How do you like the E450?

adye1964
12th March 2012, 03:08 PM
How do you like the E450? It's the only SLR I've ever owned myself, previously used my father and sisters film Yashica and Zenith cameras. I'm currently on a night school course learning to get the best out of it, but overall I'm very pleased. It cost less than our Nikon Coolpix 4300 and has a heck of a lot more flexibility. A better/faster auto focus system would be an advantage, but I'm nothing resembling a pro, and in practice it's delivered some cracking good photo's in light that critics indicate it shouldn't have. Being on a tight budget, I'm unemployed, the price point was perfect.

adye1964
12th March 2012, 03:12 PM
Thinking about it, I've probably been using it for photographing what would conventionally be considered the wrong subjects too, motorsport events, and with the wrong lens - 14-42mm kit..... But, I'll post some of the material I managed last year, before starting my current course, in the gallery. Since then I've got my hands on an 18-180mm and a monopod, so this year, armed with those and hopefully more wisdom and understanding of composition, I'm hoping to achieve rather more.

NSS
12th March 2012, 06:23 PM
Thinking about it, I've probably been using it for photographing what would conventionally be considered the wrong subjects too, motorsport events, and with the wrong lens - 14-42mm kit.....

It is quite suprising what can be achieved with the kit lenses.

All taken using the 40-150 kit lens.

I am well pleased with my combo, but would really like a 70-300 or a BIGMA.

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6045/6211686044_fc5909b67c_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevinfairgrieve/6211686044/)
Tibenham 30-09-2011 Sea Fury (7) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevinfairgrieve/6211686044/) by Kevin Fairgrieve (http://www.flickr.com/people/kevinfairgrieve/), on Flickr

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6026/5999155962_ec837232cb_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevinfairgrieve/5999155962/)
Duxford Flying Legends 2011 Sally B HDR (3) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevinfairgrieve/5999155962/) by Kevin Fairgrieve (http://www.flickr.com/people/kevinfairgrieve/), on Flickr

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6129/6202621397_2dba41422a_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevinfairgrieve/6202621397/)
Osbournby 26-09-2011 (113) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevinfairgrieve/6202621397/) by Kevin Fairgrieve (http://www.flickr.com/people/kevinfairgrieve/), on Flickr

Adam Easton
12th March 2012, 07:54 PM
It is quite suprising what can be achieved with the kit lenses.

All taken using the 40-150 kit lens.

The 40-150mm is a lovely lens, as long as you have good light the images look fantastic.

Adam Easton
12th March 2012, 08:03 PM
Since then I've got my hands on an 18-180mm

I am interested in that lens as a walk about lens. But the 70-300mm is next on my list.:cool: I would like it for May and the Triumph at the Prescott speed hill climb

Janet
12th March 2012, 08:10 PM
I have the 40-150mm kit lens and in good light you really can't fault it.

Janet

adye1964
13th March 2012, 01:39 AM
I am interested in that lens as a walk about lens. But the 70-300mm is next on my list.:cool: I would like it for May and the Triumph at the Prescott speed hill climb
I picked up mine new, at less than half price at a reputable fire salvage company I drop into now and again, for just this reason - random bargains. Complete inc. box and warranty cards. I've read some fairly smelly reviews of it, but..... as has been pointed out above with the kit 40-150, it is capable of really good results. Auto focus can be a bit sloppy in low light, quelle surprise.....Mk 1 eyeball carries the day.
I've read complaints regarding barrel distortion too, but I haven't noticed it yet. For the money it has really increased the reach of my photographs, but cost me a very modest amount. I'm hoping to christen it earnest on Saturday at Oulton Park.... Few obstructions without compromising your safety if you know where to stand, and all with a regular punters ticket.....

adye1964
13th March 2012, 02:00 AM
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/P8212341.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/43960)

miketheumpire
29th March 2012, 08:47 PM
Do you have any contact details for this fire salvage company please?
Cheers,

Barkly
30th March 2012, 07:22 AM
Ross - don't put us in mid-winter just yet - not even mid-autumn for another two weeks! 25 degrees here in Canberra today and and a beautiful clear sky.

Phill D
30th March 2012, 08:41 AM
Only just spotted this thread love that smoky car shot. Well done. The 70-300 is a great lens for the price but a bit frustrating at times when it hunts for focus.

adye1964
28th May 2012, 04:31 PM
Do you have any contact details for this fire salvage company please?
Cheers,
With apologies for the delay - My laptop got wiped out in the interim by some Bahraini hackers efforts and I lost my log in credentials, only just figured them out....... The 18-180mm.... I bought it from a company in Birmingham called International Stock. They buy fire salvage and punt it out to the public. Of course they have a lot of dross on the shelves, and you can't predict if they'll have anything of any good on any given day. I just make sure I wander in and out of them and a couple of their pawnbroker neighbours on a regular basis.

I spotted the lens back in November and realised I wanted it pronto.....Ran home for camera and asked to test it in store - no problem. As it happened it was complete with warranty card, new and unused.