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Old 29th November 2011
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Re: Are they really worth getting ?

Yes Yes Yes, get one. It has rapidly become my favorite camera. Swapped a Nikon F100 for mine, and use it more than my E-620. I grew up shooting film, so not bothered by the E-1's little 1.8" LCD screen which I tend to ignore. Just for the ergonomics and ruggedness there worth owning, and really....who needs 12MP when you can have 5.5.
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Re: Are they really worth getting ?

Thanks Sprocketdog23
I have bought one but have not had the chance to give it a good outing looking foward to the results .
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Re: Are they really worth getting ?

Is it honestly going to rival the results from your E-5....er,no. But, build, handling, size and sheer enjoyment of use means you can forgive the E-1 for some of it's foibles. I love using mine, and have learned from previous experience not to sell it! I hope you find yours justifies some of the hype.

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Re: Are they really worth getting ?

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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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oops...i now have the classic set...

Mmm. Display time: You need a nice walnut cabinet
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Mmm. Display time: You need a nice walnut cabinet
Is walnut classic enough?

I am in the middle of a long term project at the moment and I keep reaching for the E-1 even though the project requires ISO 800...it just works so well with the 12-60...
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Re: Are they really worth getting ?

Mmm.
Just ask StephenL about Angel's Knickers

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Well Stephen.....?
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Just an innocent comment I made about the sound of an E-1 shutter being as smooth and alluring as the dropping of an Angel's drawers ....
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Re: Are they really worth getting ?

I have recently brought a good example from ebay, o don't really know why but the photos from the E1 are far better than my E520. Makese feel in love with photography all over again using the E1, my missus brought me a pen mini for crimbo and that's really pleasing to use, colours are great and not unlike my E1. I feel like I have been using my E520 wrong all those years.
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Re: Are they really worth getting ?

Please, please don't give me any more excuses to spend money this year! I simply adore my e520 and am having a lot of fun with a rather ancient e20p...I'm lusting after an e5 but will have to wait for a lottery win for that!

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Re: Are they really worth getting ?

Yes, I would love an E5 for its technical merits ... but the E-1....
If you buy one and do not fall in love with it ... the way it becomes a natural extension of your body so that you just take a photograph... I am presently enjoying using the 25mm pancake on the E-1...its photography I was dragged up with...like a comfy pair of slippers (oh age is catching up...that would have been a different simile not so long ago!)...
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Re: Are they really worth getting ?

I am still using my E-20P kit - on macro and with the w-con lens nothing beats it !

I am still using my E-1s too and guiding my middle son, into photography having given him one in Feb 2011 with Tom Angs Books ! He is LOVING the IQ of E-1 shots ! and the E-1

and yes, I did save up and buy an E-5 (I had my E-1's pre-loved and no new kit since the E-20P) hence justified the BIG spend ... its worth every penny and POUNDS !

For Christmas I received the E-1 David Bausch book - AWESOME - I guess the E-1 book he wrote is equally as good
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Re: Are they really worth getting ?

I have a used 620 on its way (if customs EVER pull their finger out!) and was wondering whether to sell my 410 for the very small money it is worth. I considered an E-30 and E-3 but have spent too much lately for it to be viable! Now I have another camera to think about. . . . . . an E-1 you rotten lot!!
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Re: Are they really worth getting ?

Then you will have to buy a 400!
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