Lots of refurb Olympus Air's being sold

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Michael Meissner
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Re: Lots of refurb Olympus Air's being sold

LoneTree1 wrote:

I ordered one. I bought one when it came out, then sold it, then missed it.


Good luck with it. The AIR A01 stands out as one of two cameras that I've bought and returned as not meeting my needs (the other one was the Z camera E-1). If you are curious here is the post I summarized on the AIR's shortcomings:

For a remote control camera, I've found the Panasonic LX10 to be a much better platform to use. I have video taped a 1.5 hour show using the LX10, the Panasonic app and a dummy battery to keep the camera powered.

Unfortunately, if you want to zoom the AIR A01 from the Olympus app, you only have a choice of 4 lenses that support electronic zoom which are slow consumer lenses (and are rather ancient at this point):

  • Olympus 14-42mm EZ lens (must have EZ suffix)
  • Olympus 12-50mm EZ lens
  • Panasonic 14-42mm PZ lens (must have PZ suffix)
  • Panasonic 45-175mm PZ lens

If you are a programmer, I saw this github that claims to have a Python interface to the AIR.  Note, it hasn't been updated in 3 years, and the links to the documentation of the protocol at the Olympus site are now dead (I did snatch a copy while they were still live):

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