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Old 20th September 2010
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Re: Olympus E-5 hands-on preview

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Hi Peter, I was hoping someone could try this on their E-3 or E-30; in C-AF mode with high speed continuous shooting on, shoot a sequence of shoots continuously and then try the same with S-AF mode, and note if there is any difference in shooting rate. Pointless, otherwise, I know, but it may help to identify any differences between the E-3 and E-5.

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Hi Ian,

I understand what you mean but S-AF and continuous shooting are not natural bedfellows as I understand it. Unless of course the focal distance between the camera and subject are fixed or the subject is sufficiently far away. S-AF is fixed at the time of shutter press whilst C-AF re-focusses at the time of exposure. At least I hope I have understood this right.
For the above reason, I never use continuous shooting and S-AF. That said, I have not actually recorded the frame rate using C-AF. I know it is fast by the lack of difference between each subsequent frame and of course the sound of the repetitive actuations. From experience, I cannot imagine what advantage (to me) of higher frame rates. As I said above, I have deliberately reduced it.

Getting back to the E5, what I have seen is encouraging and I have been waiting now for a year to retire my second camera (the E500) and I am pretty sure I shall buy the E5. Is Olympus planning any package deals on the early release?
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Hi Ian,

I understand what you mean but S-AF and continuous shooting are not natural bedfellows as I understand it. Unless of course the focal distance between the camera and subject are fixed or the subject is sufficiently far away. S-AF is fixed at the time of shutter press whilst C-AF re-focusses at the time of exposure. At least I hope I have understood this right.
For the above reason, I never use continuous shooting and S-AF. That said, I have not actually recorded the frame rate using C-AF. I know it is fast by the lack of difference between each subsequent frame and of course the sound of the repetitive actuations. From experience, I cannot imagine what advantage (to me) of higher frame rates. As I said above, I have deliberately reduced it.

Getting back to the E5, what I have seen is encouraging and I have been waiting now for a year to retire my second camera (the E500) and I am pretty sure I shall buy the E5. Is Olympus planning any package deals on the early release?
Ian,

Just fired some bursts on C-AF and S-AF from an E3. I used both low rate (4) and high rate for the bursts, pointed at a random area of sky to give a shutter speed of about 1/1250th. I just listened to the frame rate as I was firing. They were JPEG at LSF.

Those in C-AF sounded slightly slower than those in S-AF.

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Re: Olympus E-5 hands-on preview

Probably because C-AF refocuses between every photo. I notice the same when I shoot sport.
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Ian,

Just fired some bursts on C-AF and S-AF from an E3. I used both low rate (4) and high rate for the bursts, pointed at a random area of sky to give a shutter speed of about 1/1250th. I just listened to the frame rate as I was firing. They were JPEG at LSF.

Those in C-AF sounded slightly slower than those in S-AF.

Hope this helps,

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This seems to support my hunch that the TruePic V+ image processor is faster than the older engine in the E-3 as I can hardly tell any difference in shooting rate when using C-AF and S-AF on the E-5.

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This seems to support my hunch that the TruePic V+ image processor is faster than the older engine in the E-3 as I can hardly tell any difference in shooting rate when using C-AF and S-AF on the E-5.

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Hi Ian,

Good to hear it. That was one of my wish-list items for the E5 that doesn't necessarily appear on a specification sheet

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Hi Ian,

Good to hear it. That was one of my wish-list items for the E5 that doesn't necessarily appear on a specification sheet

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That's great, I was disappointed at the 5fps, but if the E-5 does that using C-AF I'm happy, yep, that's the trouble with making judgments solely on specs. The E-5 is getting more attractive every day, just need the street price to get down to 1000 or so.

Higher ISO looking good on these images too
http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/re...review-samples
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Thanks for that Ian, because the only photo I have seen of this white battery is the back of it. It might have sped up the focus in my E30 a bit without the HLD-4 (going by peoples claims of this with the HLD-4 dual battery use). Can 2 of the BLM-5's be used in the HLD-4 or not (for the E5)?
The fourth contact on the BLM5 is a safety feature that only applies when the battery is being charged. The camera has the same three contacts as the BLM-1 and so BLM-1s work on the E-5 normally. I don't know if BLM-1s can be charged in the new charger or vice versa though.

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The fourth contact on the BLM5 is a safety feature that only applies when the battery is being charged. The camera has the same three contacts as the BLM-1 and so BLM-1s work on the E-5 normally. I don't know if BLM-1s can be charged in the new charger or vice versa though.

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That is good news Ian, so if only the three contacts are used within the camera then it should follow that the HDL-4 is fully compatible with the E-5 too?
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Re: Olympus E-5 hands-on preview

hi lads,

new to the forum. Proud E system owner. not sure if this review has been seen yet but might be of interest.

http://robinwong.blogspot.com/2010/1...n-streets.html

the E5 looks to be a cracking camera. i also found an image of side by side shots with a Nikon D3s, and at low iso the e5 was better. and RAZOR sharp.
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Re: Olympus E-5 hands-on preview

http://forums.dpreview.com/galleries..._crop_D3s-E5_1

here it is. E5 on the left. So much sharper.
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That is good news Ian, so if only the three contacts are used within the camera then it should follow that the HDL-4 is fully compatible with the E-5 too?
Yes, the HLD-4 is completely compatible with the E-5 and BLM-5 batteries. The only thing not possible is to charge a BLM-1 on a BC-5 charger. You can even charge a BLM-5 battery on a BC-1 or BC-2 charger.

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Yes, the HLD-4 is completely compatible with the E-5 and BLM-5 batteries. The only thing not possible is to charge a BLM-1 on a BC-5 charger. You can even charge a BLM-5 battery on a BC-1 or BC-2 charger.

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I thought you couldn't charge the BLM-5 with anything but its own charger.
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http://forums.dpreview.com/galleries..._crop_D3s-E5_1

here it is. E5 on the left. So much sharper.
It is not just about the E-5 but the use of top-notch glass on it that is giving these sharp images. The E-5 will be a great advert for HG and (especially) SHG glass!
Just don't use the E-5 with the kit lenses - as if anyone would
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I thought you couldn't charge the BLM-5 with anything but its own charger.
No, the extra contact is to enable safer charging in the BC-5 charger, but I have charged a BLM-5 in a BC-1 without any problems.

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It is not just about the E-5 but the use of top-notch glass on it that is giving these sharp images. The E-5 will be a great advert for HG and (especially) SHG glass!
Just don't use the E-5 with the kit lenses - as if anyone would
What lenses were used? I can't tell.
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