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cariadus 28th June 2019 08:31 AM

Olympus IS-3000
 
I've never been a fan of bridge cameras, film or digital. But I had to give this one a go. Spotted this IS-3000 on Ebay various bits of kit for a grand total of 30.

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The kit included the IS-3000, case, .8 teleconverter (when fully racked out with the teleconverter you have a 300mm f/5.6), a close-up lens and all the original documents. There is even the original invoice - it was bought from Allphotos Ltd of Worthing for 340.42 on 21 October 1999.

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

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/5...12_800x600.jpg
The zoom is controlled by two buttons on the lens barrel which fall very nicely to the thumb when in use.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/5...51_800x600.jpg
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!

MJ224 28th June 2019 09:19 AM

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...……...*chr

(which can be painful)……..

hotbath1962 28th June 2019 02:35 PM

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.

MJ224 28th June 2019 07:01 PM

Re: Olympus IS-3000
 
Re Bridge cameras....

Sorry if not on subject, but wifey bought a Leica Bridge recently. have to say (quietly) the resolution is rubbish if you want to crop. Excellent for uncropped photos tho, and the lens range is good. I have to change lenses to keep up with her.

A few years ago I did but a Nikon P90 (I think). But just could not live with the Elephants trunk of the extended lens, So I sold it on Ebay, AND made a small profit......*chr

cariadus 28th June 2019 10:40 PM

Re: Olympus IS-3000
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MJ224 (Post 484273)
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......*chr

(which can be painful)..

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.

Quote:

Originally Posted by hotbath1962 (Post 484314)
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!

Quote:

Originally Posted by MJ224 (Post 484339)
Re Bridge cameras....

Sorry if not on subject, but wifey bought a Leica Bridge recently. have to say (quietly) the resolution is rubbish if you want to crop. Excellent for uncropped photos tho, and the lens range is good. I have to change lenses to keep up with her.

A few years ago I did but a Nikon P90 (I think). But just could not live with the Elephants trunk of the extended lens, So I sold it on Ebay, AND made a small profit......*chr

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'.


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