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Old 8th February 2010
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What is the ONE thing?

OK, new (to me) E-3 arrived today, I have customised it according to Wrotniak's recommendations. Now, what is the ONE thing each of you would advise about using this camera? Available lenses etc. are listed in my sig.

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Re: What is the ONE thing?

I would say that you should spend time getting to know the camera and testing settings. It's like diamond mine - 18 months into owning the E3 and I am still finding new things.

(Although I may just be a bit slow on the uptake...)

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I would say that you should spend time getting to know the camera and testing settings. It's like diamond mine -
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Re: What is the ONE thing?

Apart from the Wrotniak articles also check out PeterD's advice on settings for optimum use of C-AF for the "bird inflight" scenerio,
post number 7 in
http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthre...+flight+Mymode

and also Ian B first blog entry on t'other forum

http://fourthirds-user.com/
specifically
http://fourthirds-user.com/forum/blog.php?b=2

adopting this methodology improved the images and reduced rework dramatically.
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Re: What is the ONE thing?

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OK, new (to me) E-3 arrived today, I have customised it according to Wrotniak's recommendations. Now, what is the ONE thing each of you would advise about using this camera? Available lenses etc. are listed in my sig.

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Congratulations on getting the E3. I have had mine now for over two years now I am taking my shots in mode A and I am happy with this I love the camera I also loved E300 that I some time use.JohnR.
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Re: What is the ONE thing?

You have a good seletion of lenses and accessories there.

The one thing I would suggest is to always capture in RAW mode. Jpeg output is quick and easy, but RAW is much more flexible, and allows more adjustment in Photoshop.

.......... And now you're going to tell me you already knew that.

As others have said, you should also spend time just getting to know the camera and it's foibles.

I have an E1 (two actually) which I love, and after five years I am still learning!
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Re: What is the ONE thing?

Same as any camera, always put it away in your "Default" setup, so it's ready to go straight out of the bag with no messing about.

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Hi

I bought my E3 "accidentally" at Jessops in London recently as they had an ex display model for a silly low price - 750 - INCLUDING a 12-60. Got into severe trouble with my partner!

My best tip is to save your favourite settings as a custom reset so you always go back to a known starting point if, like me. you are always fiddling with the camera settings. Dave
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Re: What is the ONE thing?

Document all your settings on the computer - perhaps in a Spreadsheet so that after a reset or firmware upgrade you can get back to what you want.

And also remember to keep the spreadsheet uptodate as you change your working set of settings.
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Re: What is the ONE thing?

I have my E-3 set up so that continuous AF only starts when I thumb press the function button on the camera and HLD-4 grip. That way I have AF when I need it for tracking moving subjects, but also instant one shot AF for static subjects and don't want the camera to keep refocusing every time the shutter is half pressed. This setup is popular with pro sports snappers.

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