Olympus E-3

Announced Oct 16, 2007 •
10 megapixels | 2.5 screen | Four Thirds sensor
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jiankliu
By: jiankliu (9 hours ago)
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The IQ of the lenses and cameras: Which is better? 1. E30/70-300mm 2. E30/50-200mm/EC20 3. E30/150mm/EC20 4. EM5/70-300mm 5. EM5/50-200mm/EC20 6. EM5/150mm/EC2
BostonCharlie
By: BostonCharlie (3 weeks ago)
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I have $1500.00 to get new equipment but not sure how to spend... I have the following list of equipment. 1.) Fuji XPro-1 with 35mm lens 2.) Canon 70D with 18-135mm lens 3.) Olympus 12-40mm PRO lens (gave my EM5 to my son but kept this lens in case I wanted to get EM1) and 12-60mm lens I kept from my old E3. I shoot mainly street, low light and some sports. Do I get an XT-1, EM1 or another lens? I've read posts and reviews and still very undecided. Thanks B.C.
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Hi everybody i`m using Olympus e30 with Zuiko 70-300mm  sometimes i get these result  ( shadows or reflections ) especially at 300mm focall length when shooting a long diastance target . i don`t know what is the problem .
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Currently I do have E-520 which mostly I use with Sigma 50-500 lense. I would like to get used with low mileage either E-3 or E-5. E-3 body I could get for ~ $300 E-5 would be ~800 or more. Any suggestion? reasons? Thanks in advance.
Steviecool
By: Steviecool (2 months ago)
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A close friend and fellow photographer invited me on a photo shoot here in the Colorado mountains. One of the things we plan on shooting are nighttime/ stars/ Milky Way images. I've never done this type of photography before and was hoping for some advice from experienced shooters. My main body is my Oly E30 and I plan on using my 14-54mm 2.8 lens ( on my tripod). I also have the 18-180mm/ 70-300mm/ Bigma lenses as well. Just curious what settings to use, and any other advice as well. Thanks...
MR2Tone49
By: MR2Tone49 (2 months ago)
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Hello, I haven't posted here in many years but I recall the incredible amount of knowledge you members had on camera's and lenses and basically built my inventory based on your recommendations. I have been using the Olympus brands since the beginning having (and don't laugh) the E1, E300, e520 and the lenses ranging from the 50-200MM, 50MM, 14-54MM, 11-22MM, converters  and whatever came with the kits. I still use all of them and I am quite happy, use the 14-54 as my walkabout lens, it rarely...
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Does anyone have experience focus problem in using e30 with panaleica 25mm f1.4 asph? I used it for around two weeks and can't resolve the front focus even I adjusted the auto focus to +4 and sometimes the object is not correctly focus. When I shoot an object with distance more than 5 meters, the result is back focus. I really need some advice to handle the lens. thanks in advance.
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Hi everyone,Im wondering if someone could explain to me the difference im noticing when using bounce flash on my canon 5d with 430exii and my olympus e-3 with fl50r.both cameras are set to aperture priority and ive got them both on set on ttl mode. The 5d sets the shutter speed much lower than e-3, is seems as though the e-3 sets a minimum shutter speed to match the focal length (on my 12-60mm  it ranges from 1/60 wide to 1/125 at the tele end). Im more confused about what the 5d does, the...
SirSeth
By: SirSeth (4 months ago)
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I'm planning a move from an Olympus E-3 system to Pentax K5iis. I have a pretty good handle of the pros and cons and what I stand to gain and lose, except for flash. I usually use Cactus 5 triggers with two Olympus flashes in manual mode. (FL-36r and FL-50). Some of these questions may be obvious, but not to me since I've been with Olympus for over a decade. Are the triggers generic? Will they work on Pentax? I think, so but thought I'd ask. Can I still use my Olympus flashes in manual mode?...
trotteritco
By: trotteritco (4 months ago)
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Hi, I have a dilemma whether to keep or sell E-3 and buy one of the OM-D's. So my current setup is; E-3, 14-54 mk1, 50-200 mk1, 50mm f2.0 macro. Of all lenses, I like 50-200 best. I need better IQ, I hate banding sometimes even on low ISO on E-3, and most of all low dynamic range of E-3. I was looking at E-M10 as a second camera with Panasonic 14-45 and Panny 20mm 1.8. Second option is selling E-3 and buying E-M1 with adapter for my 4/3's lenses. I don't want to spend too much Money on...
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