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Old 31st August 2008
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Re: Have I rushed this decision.....

Thanks for that Zuiko. I rang Barrie straight away and his lens is a 14-45mm so we will meet up at the weekend and compare while the girls have a glass of wine.



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Re: Have I rushed this decision.....

300 for the E1+14-45 is about the going rate

350 for the E1+14-54 is a very good deal

enjoy it (and the learning experience)
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Re: Have I rushed this decision.....

I think you have got yourself a very good deal, especially with the 14-54 included. The 14-42 or 45 "standard" kit lens is remarkable for the price, but the 14-54 is in a different league.

I swapped some old OM lenses and other bits and pieces for an E1 in February and have never regretted it. I think the colour rendition is actually more accurate than my E510 in many ways, and I can use it in conditions where I would hesitate to take the E510 out of the bag (rain, for example). 5MP rather than 10 is much less of an issue than the marketing people would have you believe. The shutter noise is much less harsh than the E510 and the viewfinder is much better. My only real gripe is the small LCD, and of course, the fact it doesn't have IS.

The grip is also well worth having. It balances the camera better, and makes shooting 'portrait' orientation much easier. I had pooh-pooh'd the whole idea of grips (based on experience of motorwinds with my OMs) before getting a free one courtesy of Ian and this group.

When I can eventually afford an E3, it's going to be a very hard choice as to whether I sell the E1 or the E510...
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Re: Have I rushed this decision.....

Thanks all.

This all came about because I had the use of a E-510 as a loan for a few weeks. I then got to hold a E-3 which was a massive step forward ergonomically, wanted one but decided that it was to much money to discover as to whether I was going to keep this hobbie going.
So the E-1 is an ideal compromise.

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Re: Have I rushed this decision.....

I would say you have a bargain!

I like me E1 so much that I bought a second body as a backup. I use the E1 a lot in my work, and have found it very reliable over around 30,000 exposures.

Sadly I dropped it rather heavily a few months ago, and it had to go back for repairs, but it was returned in as new condition, and works perfectly.

IIRC I paid about 2,400 for my original E1 with 14 ~ 54, 50 mm macro and FL50 flash in July 2004, and even at todays values I would say it was worth every penny.
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Re: Have I rushed this decision.....

I would say you have a bargain!

I like my E1 so much that I bought a second body as a backup. I use the E1 a lot in my work, and have found it very reliable over around 30,000 exposures.

Sadly I dropped it rather heavily a few months ago, and it had to go back for repairs, but it was returned in as new condition, and works perfectly now.

IIRC I paid about 2,400 for my original E1 with 14 ~ 54, 50 mm macro and FL50 flash in July 2004, and even at todays values I would say it was worth every penny.
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Re: Have I rushed this decision.....

Just to add to what the others are saying. I have an E1 and although it was a steep learning curve at first ( 1st DSLR ) I do feel very at home with it and the handling and IQ are superb. My only real complaint is the noise at 400 and above which means breaking out the noise reduction programs. It sounds like you had a good deal.
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Re: Have I rushed this decision.....

Thanks everyone, I am hoping that the weather is not too carp this weekend to get out and use it.

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Re: Have I rushed this decision.....

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Thanks everyone, I am hoping that the weather is not too carp this weekend to get out and use it.

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Its weatherproof - get out and get shooting!


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Re: Have I rushed this decision.....

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Thanks everyone, I am hoping that the weather is not too carp this weekend to get out and use it.

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I know the weather forecast is shocking, but let's hope it's not raining carp and dogs!

(Sorry Peter, couldn't resist! )
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I know the weather forecast is shocking, but let's hope it's not raining carp and dogs!

(Sorry Peter, couldn't resist! )
I dunno Hugh, what is this plaice coming to..
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Re: Have I rushed this decision.....

I don't mind the humour, in fact I am having a whale of a time....

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Re: Have I rushed this decision.....

This is hardly the Plaice to bare your Sole, especially where there might be sharks about.

Just put your thoughts in a neat Roe, sit back and and relax.
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Just put your thoughts in a neat Roe, sit back and and relax.
Totally agree, everyone should do as they Pike
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Re: Have I rushed this decision.....

I feel at this point of the proceedings we should call a halt, take the steam out of the situation, and build a platform so that my photos signal a buffer to this subject.

I know it is poor but it was worth a try....

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