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Are they really worth getting ?

I keep reading how good the E1 is . Is it worth buying when you have an E5 and a E3 ?
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Re: Are they really worth getting ?

Of course it is,you can then say you have the E1,E3,E5 ,,, almost collector status
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Re: Are they really worth getting ?

Everyone should own an E-1 at sometime in their lives, if only to see how cameras SHOULD be made.
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Re: Are they really worth getting ?

I've never used the E3/E5 but I have to say the colours from the E-1 with it's old school Kodak CCD are quite something. There are things it renders really well: Flowers, leaves and, I suspect, skin tones.

It's something indefinable to do with the gradation of the tones. I also maintain its an E-series classic along with the E400 and the E620.

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Re: Are they really worth getting ?

I agree.

The E-1 is a milestone camera and a wonderful photographic tool capable of superb results.
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Re: Are they really worth getting ?

Hi John, I am still amazed at the 5.5Mp quality in E-1 shots - printing A3 is no problem and I had some E-1 art printed 1m x 3m in Banners a few years ago !

However, the E-5 squeezes so much more out of the Zuiko lenses - especially noticed in Macro/close work and I find if I take only an E1, I regret it
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Hi John, I am still amazed at the 5.5Mp quality in E-1 shots - printing A3 is no problem and I had some E-1 art printed 1m x 3m in Banners a few years ago !

However, the E-5 squeezes so much more out of the Zuiko lenses - especially noticed in Macro/close work and I find if I take only an E1, I regret it
True, technology advances. But above all, the E-1 excels at ergonomics and an indefinable "feel". Especially that shutter!
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I've never used the E3/E5 but I have to say the colours from the E-1 with it's old school Kodak CCD are quite something. There are things it renders really well: Flowers, leaves and, I suspect, skin tones.

It's something indefinable to do with the gradation of the tones. I also maintain its an E-series classic along with the E400 and the E620.

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I'm a bit of s cynic when hit comes to the idea that there is something special about the Kodak sensor colours in E-System cameras. My comparative tests indicate that Olympus has maintained a fairly consistent colour model throughout the E-System, regardless of sensor.

Are we talking JPEGs from the camera or RAW images?

But I do think the E-1 is special - I like the shoulderless design and, above all, the sweet action of the mirror/shutter mechanism.

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But I do think the E-1 is special - I like the shoulderless design and, above all, the sweet action of the mirror/shutter mechanism.

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Does that means it doesn't disturb the neighbours like the E30 does?
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Does that means it doesn't disturb the neighbours like the E30 does?
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But then you should hear Sony DSLRs (OK, you probably have - they are that loud! )

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I'm a bit of s cynic when hit comes to the idea that there is something special about the Kodak sensor colours in E-System cameras.
Be careful what you say Ian, people have been burned at the stake for less!!
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Re: Are they really worth getting ?

Well
Sir Phill ,Sir Stephen, Sir Pete, Sir Zuiko, Sir Chevvy, Sir Ian and Sir Ross all Knights of the Olympus Round Table have spoken. I be off now in my quest for the holy Grail the E1.
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Sir Phill ,Sir Stephen, Sir Pete, Sir Zuiko, Sir Chevvy, Sir Ian and Sir Ross all Knights of the Olympus Round Table have spoken. I be off now in my quest for the holy Grail the E1.
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They say you are not a real petrol head until you've owned an Alfa (and yes, I've had five). Similarly, I suspect you are not a real Oly but until you've had an E-1.

Sorry. This isn't helping is it..

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They say you are not a real petrol head until you've owned an Alfa (and yes, I've had five). Similarly, I suspect you are not a real Oly but until you've had an E-1.

Sorry. This isn't helping is it..

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Re: Are they really worth getting ?

I've never had an E-1, but I'm currently using an ancient E20p and rather liking it!

I still have my lovely e520, which never lets me down - currently using it with some rather nice old m42 lenses.

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