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Old 31st August 2010
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Re: So, what would like to see in your E-3 successor...

Useful for any camera, surely!

For example often the 70 - 300 mm won't find something sufficiently contrasty for the autofocus to hitch onto when the subject is far away in the distance - so stick in on infinity.

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Re: So, what would like to see in your E-3 successor...

Nick's post above simply has to be a contender for post of the year, it's a classic.

PS: I'm also with Zuiko on this one, Nick... and worry about childhood regressions... hehe
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Re: So, what would like to see in your E-3 successor...

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Sounds more like a feature for a lower range point and shoot type camera.
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For any complex camera , E-**, P-**, or whatever:-

A control (on the camera or each lens) that will focus the lens on infinity, and leave it there. Just like in the old days when you could just turn the focus round to the infinity stop and you were OK for most of the time out of doors.

I suppose, ideally, for the up market models, you would have a readout giving the minimum in focus distance for that lens at that F-number.

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Am I missing sonething I think I have that facility already on my 50mm and also my 12-60mm, as far as I know its on all the HG and SHG lenses.
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Re: So, what would like to see in your E-3 successor...

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Nick's post above simply has to be a contender for post of the year, it's a classic.

PS: I'm also with Zuiko on this one, Nick... and worry about childhood regressions... hehe
My 'inner child' is realing under so much friendly scrutiny.

However I was brought up to believe in 'delayed gratification', a then popular idea for parents as it gave them so much more time for their own self obsession.

But, as it turns out, an excellent preparation for Olympus DSLR ownership.

Reputedly they could hear me crying at the Co-op grocery a hundred yards away, do you think Olympus in Japan can hear me too?

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do you think Olympus in Japan can hear me too?

Nick
Even if they can, do you think they care?

You childhood reminiscences have sent me delving into my own rather hazy past. I had a teddy bear for my first Christmas and throughout my childhood (even into my teens ) he remained a firm favourite. Bigger, better bears came and went. Bears with more realistic features, softer fur, inbuilt growls when you squeezed them, but all were eschewed in favour of good old "Teddy."

Yes, I know that name is totally unoriginal and lacking in imagination but that's how he was introduced to me at 6 months old and, well, the name just stuck. You don't suddenly rename an old friend (unless you discover they are really a "Marmaduke"). But in retrospect, and with consideration to my current favourite toy, maybe I should have named him Edward-the-Third, or E-3 for short.

Now that I've finally "come out" you can worry about my childhood for a while rather than your own, Marmaduke.
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