December's CHALLENGE

The topic to inspire your creative juices this month is BOXES Please don't forget to vote on November's LEAVES challenge and please re-vote if you already did but before the recent forum upgrade.

See more
See less

which camrea?

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • which camrea?

    Hi I have acquired the Olympus E3 and the Olympus e30 the e3 has only done 8000 shutter counts and the e30 has 1300 shutter counts both in super condition for age.I like them both but I can only keep one camera which one would you keep?

  • #2
    Re: which camrea?

    Definitely the E30 I have both and the E30 is by far the better camera.

    Old divers never die, they just go down on old wrecks
    Take nothing but photographs, leave nothing but bubbles
    My website


    • #3
      Re: which camrea?

      E30 is by far the better camera

      We often repeat the mistakes we most enjoy...


      • #4
        Re: which camrea?

        The E3 is certainly weather proofed but I don't think the E30 is. That may affect your decision.

        EM1ii, EM10ii


        • #5
          Re: which camrea?

          Ok thanks for the replies my issue is that I would like to shot landscapes and I am a bit worried about the e30 ie if I shot around rivers and waterfalls.


          • #6
            Re: which camrea?

            Besides the E30 having a 12Mp sensor over the 10Mp of the E3, the E30 has the lens AutoFocus Fine adjustment which becomes necessary with some lenses.
            I fiddle with violins (when I'm not fiddling with a camera).
            Cameras: OM-D E-M1 & Mk II, Olympus Stylus 1, OM-D E-M5.
            Lenses: M.ZD7-14mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens, MC-14, MC-20, M.ZD45mm f1.8, M.ZD12-50, M.ZD60 Macro, M.ZD75-300 Mk II, MMF-3, ZD14-54 II, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM.
            Flashes: FL36R X2, FL50R, FL50.
            Software: Capture One Pro 10 (& Olympus Viewer 3).


            • #7
              Re: which camrea?

              Sell both. Get em5mk2
              * Henry
              * Location: Subang Jaya, Selangor
              * Malaysia

              All my garbage so far.


              • #8
                Re: which camrea?

                Either sell both and invest a bit of money to get a new compact camera, or keep the E-30.

                But I would honestly invest in a new or second hand modern Olympus camera, even the ones of the last generation are by far superior to the E-30.