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Re: Changing lenses?

I almost never switch off to change lenses and personally I don't think it is necessary

There is some logic to it in that when you turn it back on any dust that has just got in may be cleaned off, but then again it's it's just got in would it be on the sensor yet, or more likely it will be still floating around in the body.

I never use Auto so can't comment on that and settings like WB should not change, but lens type settings F stop etc will obviosuly need changeing with a new lens put on anyway.

Re the E-500 - still a good camera, but it is to be honest a little noisier and prone to hot pixels compared to things like the E-30 and E-620. I think you will not be unhappy with it up to ISO 400 and not over 1/2 a second exposure (IMO).

I sill use mine when I go caving or under the landrover because I'd rather damage that than one of the new ones.

It didn't have IS and I find that helps in a number of situations so would suggest if you could find one I would suggest looking for an E-510 or above, but if you can get the E-500 at a good price then I think you will be happy with it

My Kit (OK I'm a hoarder...)
4/3 E500, E510, E30 + 35macro, 50macro, 7-14, 11-22, 14-45 (x2), 14-54, 40-150 (both types), 50-200, 70-300, 50-500,
m 4/3 EM1MkII + 60 macro, 12-100 Pro
FL20, FL36 x2 , FL50, cactus slaves etc.
The Boss (Mrs Shenstone) E620, EM10-II, 14-41Ez, 40-150R, 9 cap and whatever she can nick from me when she wants it

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