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Solar
13th February 2008, 03:45 PM
By now everyone here has read some review or other about the E-3 and if you are not sick about reading data on the E-3 I have collected 9 reviews as a reference.

Having read some of them I can attest to the fact that the testers will provide data here and there on customizing your camera to make it more fit for you and your style. The data some of the reviews provide go beyond what the E-3 Manual talks about and for this reason some of the data in the reviews is very useful. Feel free to comment or add a link ... I have not put these in any order so don't expect that the first review is the best and the last is the worst.


Shutterbug Review
http://www.shutterbug.net/equipmentreviews/proquality_digital_slrs/0208olympus/index.html

4/3 Forum - Tony Spore Review
http://fourthirdsphoto.com/special/E3review/E3review01.php

Steve's Digicams Review
http://www.steves-digicams.com/2007_reviews/olympus_e3.html

Andrzej Wrotniak E-3 review
http://www.wrotniak.net/photo/oly-e/e3-rev.html

DC Views Review
http://www.dcviews.com/reviews/Olympus-E3/Olympus-E3-review.htm

Imagining-Resource Review
http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/E3/E3A.HTM

Luminous Landscape Review
http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/cameras/Olympus-E3.shtml

Biofos Review
http://www.biofos.com/esystem/e3_tst.html

DC Resource Review
http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/olympus/e3-review/index.shtml

emirpprime
13th February 2008, 05:32 PM
Thanks :)

Makes tracking them down a lot easier!

Phil

nad
13th February 2008, 08:01 PM
...a few more:

Digit.no 8unfortunately not in English):
http://www.digit.no/wip4/olympus_e-3/tt.epl?id=153558

PhotographyBLOG:
http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews_olympus_e3.php

Rangefinder Magazine:
http://www.rangefindermag.com/magazine/Jan08/178.pdf

Popular Photography:
http://www.popphoto.com/cameras/4924/camera-test-olympus-e-3.html

Photography Review:
http://reviews.photographyreview.com/blog/olympus-e-3-review/

Ephotozine:
http://www.ephotozine.com/article/Olympus-E-3

And this great one...

Zone-10, Beyond the Light:
http://zone-10.com/cmsm/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=38&Itemid=73

niels

Graham_of_Rainham
15th February 2008, 03:19 PM
I really have serious concerns about reviews, but when I read one that finishes off with the Pros & Cons comment "won't take my Canon lenses!!!", then I know the review is really just that - a review...

It is not, and never will be a technically accurate assessment. It will however provide the reader with a subjective opinion, that can be used to reinforce the rational behind a purchase.:rolleyes:

Will we ever see an impartial review in a magazine? If you do know of one please let me know.

Cheers

vicb981
15th February 2008, 03:47 PM
Well how about 'I suppose Nikon could add an effective anti-dust solution, though' (in a review of a 3400 camera) as the dumbest comment ever, at the same time giving it 5 star max rating for features. Who on earth writes this trash? So you change a lens up a mountain and suck in a load of dust! How good are your pics then? The reviewer seems to rate this feature as important as the colour of the badge.
We're constantly told how impartial and honest the reviewers are, never favouring one brand and able to assess each one objectively. And of course I believe it. But we're not told how competent they are.

DerekW
15th February 2008, 04:14 PM
It would be more relevant to include the workshop turnaround time for broken cameras in reviews of the different makes of cameras.

And then compare times across the various countries in the world for the different makes and models.

DerekC
15th February 2008, 04:47 PM
Should we as Olympus users expect anything else? I've been using Olympus cameras for many years starting with OM20 through 40, 2n 2sp and a pair of OM4's reviews always had a bias towards the Canon Nikon. Always questions of reliablity features and function. Comments of the 2sp high battery consumption and unreilable electronics, never experienced any problems in 8 years of ownership. In 20 years of owning OM cameras I never had the need to send 1 for repair, yes they were well used the black OM4's had alots of paint missing rubbed off the corners but they functioned when I sold them as when I bought them. Nothing it seems has changed in the digital era the same bias towards Canon & Nikon. Photography comics are always answering questions on sensor cleaning on Canon Nikon etc I for 1 have never with my E system had a dust problem. Reading some of the reviews I agree with some of the points raised but in others e.g. the AP review I didn't agree with it was so negative, not what I was expecting after reading there preview from the launch in Turkey. Then some magazines test the E-3 against camera's costing many thousands more??? Well thats the end of my rant. I'm very happy with my E-system cameras, I have E-3, E-510 & still own my E-20p. Long live the E-system.:)
Derek

nad
16th February 2008, 11:21 AM
And here's one more...

CNET Reviews:
http://reviews.cnet.com/digital-cameras/olympus-e-3-body/4505-6501_7-32655759.html?tag=pdtl-list

niels

Solar
16th February 2008, 07:34 PM
I never ever ever ever accept a person's opinion about something as anything more than their opinion. I am well aware also of the $$ that Nik-Can spend in the various magazines and take all reviews from such sources with grains of salt.

My main interest in reviews is to collect anything useful which extends my knowledge of the item which another has already walked the path on so that I can verify and confirm its workability in my own photography.

Other than that, reviews are just reviews.

nad
16th February 2008, 08:10 PM
I agree. But when you know the camera they can be quite amusing.

For those who don't know the camera they can be confusing or even misleading.

Here's an update to Pop Photo's review:

A Second Look Olympus E-3 - - PopPhotoFebruary 2008:
http://www.popphoto.com/cameras/5104/a-second-look-olympus-e-3.html

niels

PS: Luckily we have the Internet. Keep on schearcing and you'll find somebody who agrees;-)))