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Re: Found your perfect pressie? I have .........

Just dug my E-1 out, 1686 shutter releases

Bought a second-hand grip years ago and then received a new one from Olympus via this forum. The second one still boxed, never used.

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Re: Found your perfect pressie? I have .........

Is the E-1 destined to become a vintage classic I wonder? I had an E-300 for a while and the colour on that was good too. Modern software does a much better job of processing the raw files than what was available at the time. I also quite fancy a play with an E-1 as I still have a couple of 4/3 lenses which don't work too well on my E-M5.
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Out of curiousity, does anyone know how to access the shutter count etc., on an E-20?

I thought I had instructions written down but seems it has walked or they were for the E-3's I had which I sold off years ago to forum members.

I've had a look on the i'net without success.

Asking in case I receive a request???
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Re: Found your perfect pressie? I have .........

My E1's still going strong after 11 years. Just a bit of peeling rubber on the grip that needs sorting.

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Re: Found your perfect pressie? I have .........

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There was one on Harrison Cameras this afternoon, £100. Very tempted myself.
See post #9 ... I bought the one with 153 shutter count this morning. The link is to the other one listed which as I type they still have. 715 shutter count on that one which is still basically an almost unused camera.

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I remember tapping drawing pins in with my OM1 as it was all I had to hand.
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Re: Found your perfect pressie? I have .........

Super service from 'H.C.' they had even charged both batteries
Postie came a knockin' Friday afternoon and here's what he brought ( not the lens ) .... ain't she a beaut
Hard to distinguish from new, 153 shutter count, boxed with all accs, etc. two batteries and a comprehensive twelve month warranty and all for just £100.
I didn't find my old CF cards until last night but I did find my 'Leica R' adapter with them so I can now actually use the E-1.
The sound of that shutter is intoxicating

Ohhhh ... almost forgot, Merry Christmas everyone

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Re: Found your perfect pressie? I have .........

And the beat goes on... roughly 14 years old and still togging. Standard lens, 35 - 140mm ain't bad for an old fogey

TCON 300

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They may be a wee bit slow... but then again I'm no longer the speed merchant I once was.
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Stop it Simon. Actually that looks in far to nice a condition for me to use. I'd prefer what they call a 'beater' over here. One with scuffs and scratches so you don't mind adding more.
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And the beat goes on... roughly 14 years old and still togging. Standard lens, 35 - 140mm ain't bad for an old fogey



They may be a wee bit slow... but then again I'm no longer the speed merchant I once was.
Wally, do these lenses have the contacts on the side and not the end? The reason I ask is that I have a lens here, bought from America as a 4/3rds lens.

After a very acrimonious case through Flea-bay I eventually got my money back, but as they insisted I pay the carriage, I still have the lens, but do not know which model it fits.
The lens is a Sigma 75-200mm f3.5
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Hi David, the E-20 is a different beast altogether from the E-1 in that the lens is fixed and not inter-changeable. the fixed lens is 9 -36mm with a x4 zoom = 36 - 140.

In pic #4 the lens, much like a filter, are screwed onto the fixed camera lens. The TCON 300 is different in that it initially gets fitted to a bar as shown in pics 1-2 and 4. You then butt the lens to the fixed lens and then screw the assemby to the camera tri-pod mount to lock everything into place. The lens fixing bar has its own tri-pod mount. I also have a combo set-up where the TCON 14B gets attached to the TCON 300 via a step-up ring which I called 'The Beast'.

I've misplaced the step-up ring but when found, I will post a pic of that set-up and you'll see why it's called The Beast.
In the mean-time I need to practicw somw weight-lifting.
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E1 body and HLD2 grip £89 Ffordes. E+ condition listed in AP.

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By today's standards the E1 wasn't that great. Resolution was poor at just 4.9 megapixels, and noise was problematic at anything beyond 400 ASA. The preview screen was also a bit dismal, whilst the viewfinder was a bit like peering down a drainpipe compared to OM film cameras.

That said, the quality of images at lower ISO settings was superb, and somehow transcended the modest 4.9 megapixel resolution. Even printing to A3+ failed to show any rough edges. Better than that, colours from the E1 were sublime, and still better just about any other digital camera made today.

Handling was another strongpoint. Apart from the impressive weatherproofing, which I believe was a first for any digital camera at the time, the E1 somehow fitted into one's hand like a well-worn glove. It was certainly heavy, but it didn't feel heavy in use, and became an extension of your inner self.

If the E3 and E5 models which followed had had the same attributes I suspect the E-System would still be going strong now.
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Re: Found your perfect pressie? I have .........

I use mine for Tiff files only, 15.2 million pixels work well. I just love the whole concept, it feels " right " in the hand and has weathered many a storm without a single leak! A lovely balanced body no matter which lens is fitted.
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By today's standards the E1 wasn't that great. Resolution was poor at just 4.9 megapixels, and noise was problematic at anything beyond 400 ASA. The preview screen was also a bit dismal, whilst the viewfinder was a bit like peering down a drainpipe compared to OM film cameras.

That said, the quality of images at lower ISO settings was superb, and somehow transcended the modest 4.9 megapixel resolution. Even printing to A3+ failed to show any rough edges. Better than that, colours from the E1 were sublime, and still better just about any other digital camera made today.

Handling was another strongpoint. Apart from the impressive weatherproofing, which I believe was a first for any digital camera at the time, the E1 somehow fitted into one's hand like a well-worn glove. It was certainly heavy, but it didn't feel heavy in use, and became an extension of your inner self.

If the E3 and E5 models which followed had had the same attributes I suspect the E-System would still be going strong now.
I don't think I ever had mine set over 200 ISO. I always thought that an upgraded E-1 with the E-3 viewfinder and the latest sensor would have been preferable to the E-3 which wasn't anything like as well built. If my samples of the 14-54 and 50-200 had been better I'd probably still have the E-1.
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