A favorite in review: the Olympus E-1

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A favorite in review: the Olympus E-1
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The Olympus E-1 is a lovely camera. Mine is 10 years old, manufactured in October 2003, and I've had it since early 2008. A couple-ten thousand exposures later, and I'm still very pleased with it.

Regards low light without flash, prior to Lightroom 5, I used to keep it locked down to ISO 400, 800 max. Lightroom 5's improvements to the raw processing algorithms mean that I can use ISO 1600 and 3200 for B&W easily now.

Olympus E-1 + Pentax 50mm f/1.4 :: ISO 3200 @ f/2 @ 1/30 sec

http://www.flickr.com/photos/gdgphoto/11639531054/

Anyone wanting a top notch DSLR and not needing the latest and greatest should buy one and enjoy it while they're still relatively young and available for a song.

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Olympus E-1
5 megapixels • 1.8 screen • Four Thirds sensor
Announced: Jun 24, 2003
Godfrey's score
5.0
Average community score
4.8
bad for good for
Kids / pets
great
Action / sports
good
Landscapes / scenery
excellent
Portraits
excellent
Low light (without flash)
good
Flash photography (social)
good
Studio / still life
excellent
= community average
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