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Olympus E-620/600 An Olympus 12.1MP mid-range compact DSLR, the E-620 and the feature-reduiced version, the E-600.

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Just like buses, but more of them!



Now I'm back 'into cameras' after 30 years, I happened to mention this to someone I know and they asked me if I wanted to buy an E-600 which he's thought about selling, bought on a whim and never really used as he uses a compact mostly.

It has the two kit lenses and he suggested 250 for it.

I'm already struggling to decide between my E-1, E-510 and the E-3 so do I really want to confuse the issue more with yet another camera!?

It looks like an upgrade from my E-510 which I guess I could sell on for much the same price but the E-6*0 doesn't seem to have much of a grip to the r/h side compared to the E-510 which I find small for my large hands?

At present the E-1 is still looking like the one I'll use most as it's the least complicated for an old OM2 user!

Can't resist a bargain though - but is it one?

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Re: Just like buses, but more of them!

Looks like a bargain to me particularly if it hardly been used.

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Re: Just like buses, but more of them!

Seems to me like you want to start an Olympus nursery. Are you sure you want to spend 250 on another body instead of using that money towards purchasing a lens?

The price is very tempting though.
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Re: Just like buses, but more of them!

Bite their arm off

The '600 is a great and under-rated camera, essentially an E620 with the lights turned off :-)

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Re: Just like buses, but more of them!

There you are, you've answered your earlier question. Buy it, keep the E-1, and you've two cracking cameras, and the buildings of a nice nest of lenses to boot.
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Re: Just like buses, but more of them!

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Seems to me like you want to start an Olympus nursery. Are you sure you want to spend 250 on another body instead of using that money towards purchasing a lens?

The price is very tempting though.
No, but I'm like a magnet at the moment!
All I wanted is ONE camera to replace the OM2, but every time a different one comes up at a good price I say to myself "why not try it, see if you like it, and if not you can sell it on for the same as you paid". Trouble is, I'm going to get really confused by the different features they each have and by the time I've read 3/4 manuals they'll all be obsolete and worthless!

That's the problem with a 'new' hobby - not knowing what you really want and being swayed by other's opinions as to what is best.

The E-3 may be the 'best' of the four overall but do I need all its features for my simple uses?

I'll see if he really wants to sell on Friday and think about it until then. I'm 50/50 at the moment.

I believe the E-600's advantages over the E-510 are mostly screen size/swivel and sensor? Not bothered by what it loses compared to the E-620.
I do like the E-510's bigger grip more though.

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Bite their arm off

The '600 is a great and under-rated camera, essentially an E620 with the lights turned off :-)

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Ah..... just got it!

The back-lights you mean?

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Re: Just like buses, but more of them!

Yes, bargain..
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...E-600 ... It has the two kit lenses and he suggested 250 for it.
But which 40-150 lens do you already have?
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Yes, bargain..

But which 40-150 lens do you already have?
I have the 3.5-4.5 and his is the 4.0-5.6

I think mine's the better one, yes?

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Re: Just like buses, but more of them!

Dammit ! I've just paid 300 for an E-600 +14-42MkII


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Re: Just like buses, but more of them!

You say you prefer the grip of the E-510. They are all fine cameras, don't underestimate the importance of "feel" when chosing a camera.
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You say you prefer the grip of the E-510. They are all fine cameras, don't underestimate the importance of "feel" when chosing a camera.
Even the larger E-510 grip feels small in my hand whereas the E-1 (and I suspect the E-3) fits like a glove.

Had another play with both the above today. Keep picking up the E-1 but wanting to like the E-510 as much due to its extra features.

Chance of buying the E-600 now slipped to 30/70 against due to the smaller grip it has.

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Being totally practical, you buy it if you can afford it, sell it on and get a good 50-200 lens with the proceeds
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Re: Just like buses, but more of them!

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Even the larger E-510 grip feels small in my hand whereas the E-1 (and I suspect the E-3) fits like a glove.

Had another play with both the above today. Keep picking up the E-3 but wanting to like the E-510 as much due to its extra features.

Chance of buying the E-600 now slipped to 30/70 against due to the smaller grip it has.

You can get an additional battery grip for E-600/620 quite cheaply now giving you a more substantial camera to hold and a better balance with the larger lenses. Without the grip and with the kit lenses it's a capable, light travel camera. So you can have almost two cameras in one !

With your E-1 you have a tough weathersealed body - would be good if you could keep both
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Re: Just like buses, but more of them!

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Even the larger E-510 grip feels small in my hand whereas the E-1 (and I suspect the E-3) fits like a glove.

Had another play with both the above today. Keep picking up the E-3 but wanting to like the E-510 as much due to its extra features.

Chance of buying the E-600 now slipped to 30/70 against due to the smaller grip it has.

Rather than buy a third camera, why not recycle the two existing ones and buy an E-3 instead? There's one going for 450 at the moment on this forum http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=14906

You'd have all the features of the E-510, all the important ones of the E-620, the feel of a bigger camera with a substantial grip, the weatherproofing and build quality of the E-1, all in one body.
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