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Re: A Wish List for Mr Watanabe.

How about 25 and 50 iso settings?
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Re: A Wish List for Mr Watanabe.

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How about a hyperfocal distance mode where you set the minimum distance required to be in focus and the camera computes the aperture required for the focal length selected and automatically focuses the lens at the hyperfocal distance?

Now that would be useful... more so than a DOF scale. The scale on the lenses that have one is too small to be of critical use, even they also had the old-style aperture scale printed alongside.

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How about 25 and 50 iso settings?
It depends on whether they actually gave better (ie less noisy) results surely? Or are you seeking longer exposure times for motion blur etc? I recall the ISO 50 setting that was (for a while) available by hacking the E500 maintenance menus was not that good...
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Re: A Wish List for Mr Watanabe.

How is the list coming Ian?
Did I ask for a switch outable IR blocking filter?
To be able to do IR work with FT or to be honest mFT with the EVF would be yet another 'Creative Filter' - I get some stunning results from my old converted Fuji S20...
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Did I ask for a switch outable IR blocking filter?
To be able to do IR work with FT or to be honest mFT with the EVF would be yet another 'Creative Filter' -
That would get my vote too. IR work is quite popular, but it's expensive to get a dedicated camera
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That would get my vote too. IR work is quite popular, but it's expensive to get a dedicated camera
I'll put a vote in for IR, I do quite alot of that with landscapes.
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Re: A Wish List for Mr Watanabe.

I have just thought of something else others may be interested in... panoramas
Oly P+S has a pano assist ... well why not in the dsl(r) world... I would love to be able to easily put together a 612 or 617 pano with less guess work and wasted pixels ... how about the possibility of putting together in camera or PP s/w a 612 raw file??
Now do that with IR...Creative or what!
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Re: A Wish List for Mr Watanabe.

It's probably not going to be the most sought after wish but....

More ports for the underwater housings e.g. for the 9-18 lens
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More ports for the underwater housings e.g. for the 9-18 lens
Nah! Ikelite are best for ports

Just tried my new E-3 Ikelite housing in the pool tonight and everything was fine. Just need to get the housing to 30 metres and then I'll feel OK to put the camera in. The dome port for the 7-14mm is HUGE.

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I have just thought of something else others may be interested in... panoramas
It was something that was advertised with the E-400, as long as you used the right memory card, but didn't work.
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Re: A Wish List for Mr Watanabe.

Please re-locate the Remote Release socket to the opposite side (i.e. battery end) on the E3 successor. At present it is difficult, and potentially risky, to use this socket when the camera is using a Quick Release L-plate (e.g RRS model BOE3-L) to attach to the tripod head.

Alternatively, it would be good to have a rear-facing secondary sensor for the IR Remote Release.

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Re: A Wish List for Mr Watanabe.

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Nah! Ikelite are best for ports

Just tried my new E-3 Ikelite housing in the pool tonight and everything was fine. Just need to get the housing to 30 metres and then I'll feel OK to put the camera in. The dome port for the 7-14mm is HUGE.

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Re: A Wish List for Mr Watanabe.

Ian,

A great list. One thing that may have been forgotten is weatherproof lens. We need more affordable lens' to go with weatherproof bodies.

Peter

I hope I am not repeating something already mentioned - I did trawl through all the replies before posting this but I may have missed it.
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Re: A Wish List for Mr Watanabe.

Sound recording anyone? Can just integrate one of there recording devices into the e-3 replacement
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Hee, Hee. Sorry

Don't worry, plenty of opportunity for it to get wet this summer on the south coast and Red Sea.

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Re: A Wish List for Mr Watanabe.

Dont know if this has been mentioned...on the Olympus Yahoo list...
Water resistant camera - how about a water resistant flash...
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