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Old 23rd July 2009
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I personally think that you don't see the full essence of a photograph if it isn't printed, and printed reasonably large, not 6x4, but A4, at least. I did some A2 prints the other day and they (I modestly say) looked glorious and much better than on-screen.

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Re: E1 to E3, please advise

Ditto - the bigger the better

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Re: E1 to E3, please advise

I print loads of my photos but only the good ones or at least ones I like, anything from 6x4 to full A3 then frame them and hang them. My walls are covered with them. I swap them out as new ones take their place. It's a great way for visitors, friends etc to see what I do and often they are quite impressed

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Re: E1 to E3, please advise

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I personally think that you don't see the full essence of a photograph if it isn't printed, and printed reasonably large, not 6x4, but A4, at least. I did some A2 prints the other day and they (I modestly say) looked glorious and much better than on-screen.

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I could not agree more, I just had two pics of my grandaughter done by photobox at 20x16 and they look great on the wall, and they were shot at ISO640.
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Re: E1 to E3, please advise

Don't let anyone tell you that you need to upgrade to take good photographs, or to keep up to date. I use my E1 to take 'technical' photographs, and it works just as well now as it did when I bought it five years ago.

The E1 might be low on pixel count, but the quality and colour of images is still stunning. The files also take up less space on disk, and are faster processing on Photoshop.

The question you need to ask yourself is: will a new camera make your photography 900 better?

The E3 will certainly allow more cropping, and should produce quieter images, but the E1 is capable of producing superb prints at A3 size, and I very rarely 'need' anything bigger.
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Re: E1 to E3, please advise

First off may I thank all members who responded to my question with valuable advice which helped me make my decision which is to hang on to my E1 {I never had any intention of selling it I love it too much} wait till the E3 is replaced and comes down in price significantly then get one either new or on Ebay because at the moment they are going for ridiculous prices. 600-700 is a stupid price to pay for a secondhand body. Once again thank you all, Ian W.
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I have been wrestling with this problem for weeks now and need advice. I am the proud owner of an E1 body with an HLD2 grip, 14-54, 50-200, 50 macro with ex tube plus an FL50 flash, my question is should I upgrade to an E3 body, will all the above kit bar the HLD2 work with same, will I notice the diference in my pictures for an outlay of at least 900. I love my E1 and have been using it for approx four years and reckon the E system beats the rest hands down. I look forward to other members comments.
YES!! having been in the same situation and eventually getting the E3, I have never looked back! the E3 is awsome!! Twice the pixels, faster focus, live view, articulated viewfinder, built in flash, image stabilisation on all your ex. lenses.....the list is endless believe me, you will not regret it!
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Re: E1 to E3, please advise

I have both – technically the E-3 is a good step up, but in my opinion the E-1 is a much better designed camera.

Maybe the E-3 will start to come down in price as the E-5 becomes established?
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