Olympus UK E-System User Group
Olympus UK E-System User Group

Join our unique resource for Olympus Four Thirds E-System DSLR and Pen and OM-D Micro Four Thirds photographers. Show your images via our free e-group photo gallery. Please read the e-group.uk.net forum terms and conditions before posting for the first time. Above all, welcome!


Go Back   Olympus UK E-System User Group > Cameras, lenses and system accessories > Camera conference > Olympus E-30

Olympus E-30 An Olympus 12.1MP upper mid-range DSLR, the E-30.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 23rd July 2010
richardn
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
E500 to E30 upgrade

I have an E500 which has been oK but is a bit basic and it's time to move up to something a bit better.
I ma looking at the E30 which seems like a good camera. If I Just buy the body will the two kit lenses I have for my E500 be any good on an E30 until i have saved enough to upgrade gthem as well?
thanks
Richard
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 23rd July 2010
snaarman's Avatar
snaarman snaarman is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Baaarkshire UK
Posts: 6,824
Thanks: 493
Thanked 416 Times in 324 Posts
Likes: 489
Liked 1,285 Times in 496 Posts
Re: E500 to E30 upgrade

In my opinion the two kit lenses (I mean the 14-42 and the newer 40-150) are pretty good optically.

If you take your 14-42 and imagine something slightly sharper, slightly brighter, somewhat heavier and better made.... then you have the 14-54 pro lens.

You will notice the difference when you examine your images at 100% on screen, and the pro lenses do feel very good to hold and use. They certainly give me an indefinable confidence when I am using them.

However the kit lenses are rather good, so the pro lenses have a hard act to beat, as it were.. I would go ahead, keep and use the kit lenses, and save up for better glass eventually

Pete

PS.. Here is a thought. Given that the 14-54 goes for a couple of hundred pounds - you might look on ebay.. Sometimes you see an E1 going for sale with its 14-54 attached for hardly any more money (!!)
__________________
Look, I'm an old man. I shouldn't be expected to put up with this.


Pete's photoblog Misleading the public since 2010.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 23rd July 2010
Ian's Avatar
Ian Ian is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, UK
Posts: 11,410
Thanks: 415
Thanked 2,443 Times in 1,232 Posts
Likes: 829
Liked 1,651 Times in 739 Posts
Re: E500 to E30 upgrade

Richard probably has a an older 14-45 or 17.5-45. In any case, both of these will work on the E-30. His tele kit lens may indeed be the older 14-150 f/3.5-4.5, and this is actually a pretty good lens, although the newer 14-150 is much smaller and lighter. None of the older lenses I have mentioned here will work in full live view autofocus mode with the E-30, but they will work in hybrid live view mode, which is pretty close - you just need to double check that focus is good before shooting.

Ian
__________________
Founder and editor of:
Olympus UK E-System User Group (http://e-group.uk.net)
Four Thirds User (http://fourthirds-user.com)
Digital Photography Now (http://dpnow.com)
Olympus camera, lens, and accessory hire (http://e-group.uk.net/hire)

Twitter: www.twitter.com/ian_burley
Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/dpnow/
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/ianburley/
NEW: My personal BLOG ianburley.com
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 23rd July 2010
richardn
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: E500 to E30 upgrade

Thanks Guys
just to clarify the lenses I have are the 14-45 f3.5-5.6 and the 40-150 f3.5-4.5
Richard
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Upgrade from E-410 ? cinders Olympus E-620/600 10 2nd January 2010 10:40 PM
Underwater system upgrade Wreckdiver For sale or wanted small ads 6 2nd September 2009 06:02 PM
Sigma 50-500 after E3 v1.3 upgrade Jon Taverner Telephoto 11 9th February 2009 08:05 PM
Epson P3000 ORF Upgrade andym Software 0 12th August 2008 07:28 PM
upgrade or not muckup61 Olympus E-400 5 3rd August 2008 12:06 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 04:10 PM.


The Write Technology Ltd, 2007-2019, All rights reservedAd Management plugin by RedTyger