E-3

Started May 2, 2006 | Discussions
Scott Salter Forum Member • Posts: 65
E-3

Hi All

I attended the Camera and photo show in Sydney on Friday last.

I was talking to Austin the E series main man in Sydney (from Japan) and said I was looking at Canon 1D mk2n for fast AF and 8pfs he said that if I can wait untill Nov I would be plesently supprised by Olympus announcement.

Nothing concrete but to add some things I want for motor sport and birds better than Canon.

Now do I wait or spend on Canon in the mean time??

I will keep my Oly E-1 and kit. It still does most thing I want!!

Scott

SirSeth
SirSeth Veteran Member • Posts: 9,971
Yeah!

Thanks for not making any bogus claims or presumptous assertions. I'd say if your losing money due to your Oly gear being too slow, don't wait. Otherwise, I'm betting the E-3 is going to be sweet. Glad we continue to hear reports that the camera is coming and at least some encouragement that it will be worth the wait.

Cheers, Seth

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Barry Stewart
Barry Stewart Veteran Member • Posts: 9,144
8 fps

If the e-3 has 8 fps, I'll wet my pants!

So much happens in a split second, it would be nice to get more than 3 frames. As an example: a golf swing in the sand trap at 3 fps... golf club starts to swing, ball is struck, ball is gone. With 8 fps, you'd have a chance of capturing some in-flight stuff. Great for baseball and soccer too... anything non-flash (as most flashes can't keep up.) 7.5 fps is my fave setting for sports on my e100rs.

Of course, this is all flim flam until Oly actually says anything concrete...
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shutter2533 Senior Member • Posts: 1,476
Re: E-3

Scott Salter wrote:

Hi All

Nothing concrete but to add some things I want for motor sport and
birds better than Canon.

Now do I wait or spend on Canon in the mean time??

If you decide to wait, an E-300/330/500 is a good stop gap solution. Now that E-1s are very attractively priced I tested it at the store and found the AF quite a bit slower than my E-300.

Tested my E-300 against Nikon F100 film camera with lenses of similar construction and they were comparable and the F100 is pretty fast.

twedd Regular Member • Posts: 366
Re: E-3

I had a number of dealings with Austin a couple of years ago. I'd suggest you can trust what he says.

Jon Ragnarsson
Jon Ragnarsson Veteran Member • Posts: 5,283
Maybe he reads dpreview. ;) (NT)
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e1man Regular Member • Posts: 364
Re: 8 fps

Barry Stewart wrote:

So much happens in a split second, it would be nice to get more
than 3 frames. As an example: a golf swing in the sand trap at 3
fps... golf club starts to swing, ball is struck, ball is gone.
With 8 fps, you'd have a chance of capturing some in-flight stuff.
Great for baseball and soccer too... anything non-flash (as most
flashes can't keep up.) 7.5 fps is my fave setting for sports on my
e100rs.

If 8 fps is offered I'd like the ability, via a menu option, of slowing that down. There are times when that would be way too fast - you capture images that are too similar. I even find the E1's 3 fps too fast sometimes. However I like the ease and stability of holding the shutter down, particularly while panning a 'slower' moving object - I'm thinking of landing planes etc.

All the best.

OP Scott Salter Forum Member • Posts: 65
Re: E-3

Thanks but I should say the ability to focus and track birds in flight.

And at 8fps (I borowed a 1Dmk2) you would not believe the things you can catch.

And to the other comment yes it would need to be selectable
3/4/5/6/7 or 8fps as the Canon and Nikon are.

I wil probably get the 1D and a couple of longer lenses any way.

But I will still keep and update my Oly E-1.

When you focus your E300 zoomed out then zoom in is it still in focus as I find the E-1 is not that accurate I hope the E-3 will fix that or is it my camera.

ciao Scott

Johan Gustavsen Regular Member • Posts: 321
Re: E-3

Yeah, right.
Olympus has claimed things before. Like the 14-35. Out in 2006. I doubt it.

This company has not proven that they deliver when they say they will. They've proven the exact oposite !

Scott Salter wrote:

Hi All

I attended the Camera and photo show in Sydney on Friday last.

I was talking to Austin the E series main man in Sydney (from
Japan) and said I was looking at Canon 1D mk2n for fast AF and 8pfs
he said that if I can wait untill Nov I would be plesently
supprised by Olympus announcement.

Nothing concrete but to add some things I want for motor sport and
birds better than Canon.

Now do I wait or spend on Canon in the mean time??

I will keep my Oly E-1 and kit. It still does most thing I want!!

Scott

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EMale Senior Member • Posts: 2,863
That's a lens issue!

Scott Salter wrote:

When you focus your E300 zoomed out then zoom in is it still in
focus as I find the E-1 is not that accurate I hope the E-3 will
fix that or is it my camera.

Modern usage of the term 'zoom' has corrupted it to mean any lens that has a range of focal lengths! Not so..

A true 'Zoom' maintains its focus all though the focal length range... a 'Vari-focal' lens doesn't!

This is a lens issue!

The 14-54 is a vari-focal. The 50-200 is nearly a zoom but it loses focus about the 150-170mm range and then finds it again by 200mm! I can't recall what the 55-200 is? probably vari-focal?

Jon Ragnarsson
Jon Ragnarsson Veteran Member • Posts: 5,283
That's about it, too...

Johan Gustavsen wrote:

Yeah, right.
Olympus has claimed things before. Like the 14-35. Out in 2006. I
doubt it.

This company has not proven that they deliver when they say they
will. They've proven the exact oposite !

The 14-35 is the only thing that has been publicy delayed, everything else has been on time... (AFAIK)

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Kellyscayman Regular Member • Posts: 471
Re: E-3

Hey Scott,

I was at an Olympus sponsored lighting seminar a couple of weeks ago and I was informed that the E3 would be released during the big photo show in Germany. I forget the name but I believe it starts on the 28th of September.

Like you I could use a little more speed! I shoot weddings but I also shoot indoor sports so faster AF, for more FPS and better ISO handling is just what I need!

But for now my 2 E300s with prime glass will do the trick!

Kelly

shutter2533 Senior Member • Posts: 1,476
Re: E-3

Scott Salter wrote:

Thanks but I should say the ability to focus and track birds in
flight.

I found manual focus to be more successful when tracking things in flight.

When you focus your E300 zoomed out then zoom in is it still in
focus as I find the E-1 is not that accurate I hope the E-3 will
fix that or is it my camera.

That depends on the zoom lens in use. Zooms are designed to remain in focus through the zoom range, but in reality they don't. It's close but not close enough for critical work at wide open aperture.

Also, the AF sensor will read differently at different focal lengths. The AF sensor remains the same, at wide angle it covers more area of the scene and at the tele end it covers only a narrow portion of the scene and can result in small differences in focus.

If it is badly out of focus after correct focus at another focal length, the problem lies in the zoom - have Oly check it out. Something is out of alignment in the zoom; not the camera.

Trevor

Chromatic Aberration Contributing Member • Posts: 908
You seem a little bitter.

Johan Gustavsen wrote:

Yeah, right.
Olympus has claimed things before. Like the 14-35. Out in 2006. I
doubt it.

This company has not proven that they deliver when they say they
will. They've proven the exact oposite !

Did you make a bet with someone about that lens, and then lose that bet...that's what happened right?

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The show is "Photokina" in Cologne in September. There will be an announcement with a preproduction model, afaik.

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tfinch2 Contributing Member • Posts: 689
Re: That's about it, too...

It would be sweet if the 14-35 f/2 was the "kit" lens for the E-3. C and N would poop themselves.

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gewitterkind Regular Member • Posts: 407
yay, even later than photokina...

an announcement after this year's photokina would be pretty... suicidal?

Lord Coe Senior Member • Posts: 1,528
Re: 8 fps

Barry Stewart wrote:

If the e-3 has 8 fps, I'll wet my pants!

So much happens in a split second, it would be nice to get more
than 3 frames. As an example: a golf swing in the sand trap at 3
fps... golf club starts to swing, ball is struck, ball is gone.
With 8 fps, you'd have a chance of capturing some in-flight stuff.
Great for baseball and soccer too... anything non-flash (as most
flashes can't keep up.) 7.5 fps is my fave setting for sports on my
e100rs.

It's not really photography though, is it?

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Lord Coe Senior Member • Posts: 1,528
Re: E-3

Scott Salter wrote:

When you focus your E300 zoomed out then zoom in is it still in
focus as I find the E-1 is not that accurate I hope the E-3 will
fix that or is it my camera.

No, it's your varifocal lens.

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tfinch2 Contributing Member • Posts: 689
Re: 8 fps

Why wouldn't it be? It's called taking advantage of the tools that are available. It's like saying since engineers don't use a compass/protractor/ruler/paper/pencil anymore, it isn't really engineering.

Lord Coe wrote:

Barry Stewart wrote:

If the e-3 has 8 fps, I'll wet my pants!

So much happens in a split second, it would be nice to get more
than 3 frames. As an example: a golf swing in the sand trap at 3
fps... golf club starts to swing, ball is struck, ball is gone.
With 8 fps, you'd have a chance of capturing some in-flight stuff.
Great for baseball and soccer too... anything non-flash (as most
flashes can't keep up.) 7.5 fps is my fave setting for sports on my
e100rs.

It's not really photography though, is it?

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