Olympus E-520

Announced May 13, 2008 •
10 megapixels | 2.7 screen | Four Thirds sensor
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Please rate what you consider the seven best Olympus DSLRs ever. List seven cameras from 1st place to 7th place. No ties, please. Please choose from this list: Olympus E-1 Olympus E-10 Olympus E-20 Olympus E-3 Olympus E-30 Olympus E-300 Olympus E-330 Olympus E-400 Olympus E-410 Olympus E-420 Olympus E-450 Olympus E-5 Olympus E-500 Olympus E-510 Olympus E-520 Olympus E-620 Each first place receives 7 points, 2nd place = six points, etc.
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I ordered a Nikon-4/3 adapter that arrived from Hong Kong today in the mail, and quick test with a Nikkor 200mm telephoto left me with a question: What settings should I be using on my E-520? I had assumed that aperture-priority "A" would be the right choice -- indeed, it works fine on my Olympus PL-2 -- but on a few test shots I experienced a long lag between pressing the shutter release and having the shutter actually fire. Switching to "Auto" resulted in immediate shutter release. This is...
Labtail
By: Labtail (3 months ago)
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Help please! Last year I bought a 50mm f/2 - great lens - and spent a few months playing around with it. Put it away then for the 12-60mm which has been on almost continuously. Dug out the 50mm out a few days ago again and found that I couldn't get it to focus - at all. The focus ring spun smoothly, but stayed on infinity. Posted a question about this in the beginner forum before I was helpfully pointed here. I was assuming I had forgotten how to use the lens, since it's a bit different than...
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I have an e520 now with the 14-42, 14-54 MK1 and 40-150 MK1, and was looking to get the EM1 so I could use both the 14-54 and 40-150 again as those lenses work very well for me now on the 520.  But buying a new EM1 is looking like its too expensive.  Even used is climbing to heights out of reach. what is the consensus for the gray market cameras on ebay and getting a warranty from squaretrade (likely)?  That adds up to around $950 or so, whereas KEH can have a camera and warranty for $850....
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By: photoholiko (9 months ago)
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I have three 4/3 lenses that work fine on my E-M5 but I would like to buy a 4/3 camera just to play around with and don't want to spend much for that purpose, there are some good deals on the E-1 and E-520, the owner reviews I read so far seem to favor the E-1. I would appreciate hearing your opinion based on your experience with one or both of these cameras. I thank you in advance.
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I currently use an E520 which I am really still quite happy with, but the thought of higher dynamic range, better high iso performance, more editable raws, and video have been tempting me to switch over to Nikon (there is sadly now no 4/3 upgrade path and I don't want to switch to mirrorless because I dislike EVFS). I was considering the D3300, for the simple reason that I don't really want something heavier than my current set up, which I find already makes my back ache if I use it for hours...
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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.
MR2Tone49
By: MR2Tone49 (Jul 9, 2014)
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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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Hi folks. Was thinking of getting an inexpensive (read: cheap) ;-) Four Thirds camera body to use with my Zuiko 35mm f/3.5 macro, and a couple of kit lenses. My E500 is unfortunately falling apart and next to inoperable. Saw a used E1 going for $75 and an E520 for $144 off eBay. Any suggestions? Doesn't have to be an Oly. Thanks in advance.
CJackJr
By: CJackJr (May 29, 2014)
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A problem developed this afternoon while using my 35mm macro lens. I was taking some closeups in the garden I think at f8 and after each shutter click the view in the OVF got darker and darker. It seems that the aperture is now at its smallest opening (f22) and won't change from that setting. I was using the E-1 at the time and then tried it on the E-520 and it remained at f22. Nothing I did on either camera would change the opening on the lens (even though the readout on the camera was...
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