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Back to basics- E1 coming tomorrow.

Hi all, after many years of getting obsessed with chasing the latest camera and latest features I decided enough was enough. My first ever dslr was a e330 and then started the addiction. I can say I have switched between 20-30 cameras from pentax, canon, olympus,nikon and fuji. It really is an addiction.
Wasting all this time I could have spent honing my photography instead of bidding and selling on eBay.

Do I need 24mp or live view, video etc - no becuase I never print over A3 and I have video covered with my v1. What I need is a tool to allow me to shoot in any weather and give me a pleasing image. And for a bargain price I now have a E1 and 14-54 coming tomorrow. When I had my e330 I could not imagine being able to afford this but now it's as cheap as a mid range compact!

I am praying I have finally stopped my addiction and hope I can now focus on what is important. Enjoying and improving my photography.

Hope to share some pics and stories on what seems to be a friendly forum!
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Re: Back to basics- E1 coming tomorrow.

I use an E-1 and E-330 all the time. Images from the E-1 will blow up to A2 with a little care in PS as you resize.
The E330 I bought to replace my E300 which finally died after 58, 000 odd shutter actuations, and I continue to be amazed at the picture quality.
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Re: Back to basics- E1 coming tomorrow.

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What I need is a tool to allow me to shoot in any weather and give me a pleasing image.
Well said, I have written that down to remind me whenever (which is often) I am distracted by the latest 'whizz bang' and don't go out there and take stunning pictures!
Welcome to the forum, it is indeed a friendly group.
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Re: Back to basics- E1 coming tomorrow.

Well I know the guy in the shop said it was in good condition but I certainly got more than I was expecting. In a good way I must say.
All boxed, paperwork etc no marks, all present and correct. Body looks brand new with not a single mark on it. But the best part was when I looked at the shutter count.............495!
Amazing!
And all this with a 12 month warranty.
Just waiting for my 14-54 to turn up tomorrow so I can test it out fully.
It just seems to good to be true. I wonder where this camera has been the last 10 years.
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Re: Back to basics- E1 coming tomorrow.

wow, sounds like someones backup camera... remember to post some pictures when you've got it all working!
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Re: Back to basics- E1 coming tomorrow.

Wish I'd kept my E-1 now, it would be ideal having gone retro and only using manual focus primes at the moment.

I may have to start looking for one.
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Re: Back to basics- E1 coming tomorrow.

Lens has arrived and looks very clean. Just popped it onto the body and all seems fine. Lightning fast AF. Why do I have to go back to work after lunch! Hehe.
That viewfinder is really nice and clear on the E1.
Roll on the weekend.
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Re: Back to basics- E1 coming tomorrow.

Well done on making a very sensible decision and finding such a bargain. I do believe you have a lesson for us all!
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Re: Back to basics- E1 coming tomorrow.

Welll done. I think we should all own and use an E-1 once, it's such a classy camera.
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Re: Back to basics- E1 coming tomorrow.

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Welll done. I think we should all own and use an E-1 once, it's such a classy camera.
I would say that a fair percentage of people here have, especially with its recent revival!

I certainly learned a lot from my E1, there's a lot to be said for removing the distraction of modern bells and whistles!
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I certainly learned a lot from my E1, there's a lot to be said for removing the distraction of modern bells and whistles!
I agree. I consider myself technically 'savvy', but there are too many configuration settings on the E5 to remember.

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Re: Back to basics- E1 coming tomorrow.

I've gone back to basics and recently bought the E1 to learn on. It's is a fantastic camera. Besides it's not that long ago that the industry standard was 5 megapixels. Enjoy!
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Re: Back to basics- E1 coming tomorrow.

Ho! Ho! Ho! I gave an E-1 to my middle son and his sons with a few lenses to learn on ... but I still have 3 myself and Nick my better half here, has 2 himself that is such an amazing and classy body ... only Twiggy could beat it

Except for Macro the E-5 makes little difference ... I have hundred of FAB images in my gallery from E-1

Enjoy ! love it

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Re: Back to basics- E1 coming tomorrow.

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Hi all, after many years of getting obsessed with chasing the latest camera and latest features I decided enough was enough.
Hear hear!

I rarely post, but hardly a day goes by when I don't lurk on this forum.

Lets have lots of E1 and other old timers postings as an antidote to the current frenzy surrounding the yet to be released latest wonder.

My only interest in the new machine is it might mean sales of older equipment from GAS sufferers
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Re: Back to basics- E1 coming tomorrow.

I picked up a couple. The first with 25k on it, then a second one from LCE in Derby, I had a look, and brought it home, only 487 on the shutter, for £179, to good to pass up. I passed the old one on to my step son who also has a E-500, that I got a deal on for him.
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