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Olympus EE-1 dot sight

Came across this article on the new Olympus EE-1 dot sight

http://photorumors.com/2015/02/05/th...hooting-range/

Take a look at the photo of an EE-1 on an EM-5 mark II. It is much bigger than I thought when I first heard about the EE-1.
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Re: Olympus EE-1 dot sight

It obviously doesn't have TTL live view and is therefore just an updated sports finder of yesteryear. Which focal length is it optimised for? I can't see how it can work effectively, but will will see.

It is rather big, but I guess that's not really an issue if used with a huge telephoto lens.
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Re: Olympus EE-1 dot sight

The Olympus version of the red dot finder used in astronomy...wonder what te cost will be...
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Re: Olympus EE-1 dot sight

This is useful when for example you're trying to track birds in flight. Looking through the viewfinder it's difficult to keep fast moving subjects in frame. Try it if you haven't already done so!

This gizmo gives you a wider view so that you can see where that pesky bird is going rather than wondering where it has gone...

Keeping it in focus is another thing altogether of course.

Olympus already have something similar on the SP-100EE.
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Re: Olympus EE-1 dot sight

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The Olympus version of the red dot finder used in astronomy...wonder what te cost will be...
129 of your American dollar$.
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Re: Olympus EE-1 dot sight

http://www.scopesnskies.com/prod/red.../red-spot.html.

... a little expensive then...
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Re: Olympus EE-1 dot sight









Have to say that I currently have no idea what this is for I'm looking forward to being enlightened tomorrow!

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Re: Olympus EE-1 dot sight

Having used dot sights, for other things...

They are really good for tracking shots and have usually been "adapted" from gun sights.

http://petapixel.com/2012/03/20/use-...ephoto-lenses/

I've done something similar myself.
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Re: Olympus EE-1 dot sight

My understanding is that the 'red dot' can be adjusted to account for focal length, distance & correction for distance from centre of lens so that the target can be aligned for a direct point & shoot (not talking about compacts here) position & a partial prefocus (through the lens) won't be necessary before finding the subject in the viewfinder or screen. It would (or should) prove useful at 300mm while tracking a bird using the 'red dot' for target finding & letting the camera worry about focussing instead of missing the shot because the subject could not be found as it was just totally blurry or not in the frame because of the small area seen through screen or EVF at 300mm. It will be extra useful with the 300 f4 lens with the MC14 or just using the 2 X DTC (with 75-300 lens).
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Re: Olympus EE-1 dot sight

I often use a laser pointer on a distant object then use the center focus square to line up the lens and adjust any DiY sights to the same laser spot.

Back in the old film days, I had a tiny Olympus TV camera mounted on the hotshoe of the OM4. Now I just use live view or tethering.

The big advantage I found with dot sights, is it suits my "Both Eyes Open" technique, borrowed from clay shooting.

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Re: Olympus EE-1 dot sight

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129 of your American dollar$.
...hence presumably 129 of our UK pounds
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...hence presumably 129 of our UK pounds
100 on amazon uk.
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Re: Olympus EE-1 dot sight

It's really like an illuminated gun sight. It does look cool but it is very simple and doesn't have any fancy functionality, it doesn't communicate with the camera.

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Re: Olympus EE-1 dot sight

Critical to its ease of use will be whether it stays calibrated when it is removed from the camera and then re-mounted. I have used a red dot sight on a camera in the past and this was a bit of an issue.
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Re: Olympus EE-1 dot sight

I'm liking this, just the RRP that coud put me off......Rip-off Britian.

Edit, Update.

I have just pre-ordered mine.

Olympus EE-1 Dot Sight for Cameras with Hot Shoe: Amazon.co.uk: Camera & Photo Olympus EE-1 Dot Sight for Cameras with Hot Shoe: Amazon.co.uk: Camera & Photo


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