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    The basic lens (without add-ons) is a 35mm-180mm f/4.5 to f/5.6


    The zoom is controlled by two buttons on the lens barrel which fall very nicely to the thumb when in use.


    In its general design and form factor it reminds me a lot of my Hasselblad H1. I wonder if the Hasselblad designers pinched some of their ideas from Olympus?

    Anyway, I've loaded up a roll of expired Kodak Ultra 200, time to go and have a play and see what this thing can do!
    Roger

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    OM-1N, OM-10, OM-4ti, 24mm/2.8, 50mm/1.8, 85mm/2, Tamron 70-210mm/3.5
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    Re: Olympus IS-3000

    Always worth a try...………….

    Be good to see results. It might prove that we don't need all of those pixels, unless you crop a lot...……...

    (which can be painful)……..
    Mark Johnson

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      Re: Olympus IS-3000

      I had one of those as my last film camera before getting an E20. Never really liked it as it always felt a bit loosely put together. However, it saved carry a bag of lenses when the children were small.

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          Re: Olympus IS-3000

          Yes, we'll see. Most of the way through the first roll, probably finish it off tomorrow. One advantage of having the zoom lens, I guess, is not having to crop too much.

          Originally posted by hotbath1962 View Post
          I had one of those as my last film camera before getting an E20. Never really liked it as it always felt a bit loosely put together. However, it saved carry a bag of lenses when the children were small.
          It's certainly not as solid as my H1 - but then just the body of the H1 (without lens) cost ten times as much, so I guess it should do!

          I guess cropping was an issue to due small sensor size? One thing about the IS-3000 is that with 35mm film it's 'full frame'.
          Roger

          E-M5, 20mm/1.7, 45mm/1.8
          OM-1N, OM-10, OM-4ti, 24mm/2.8, 50mm/1.8, 85mm/2, Tamron 70-210mm/3.5
          cariadus.com | flickr | tumblr

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