Olympus E-520 (EVOLT E-520)

Announced May 13, 2008 •
10 megapixels | 2.7 screen | Four Thirds sensor
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I suspect this is likely a frequent topic, but here goes... Me: A budding amateur photog, strictly hobbyist. I shoot a lot of kids sports (track and softball) and landscapes during travel and hiking trips. Some indoor shots at family events and parties. I want the ability to advance my skills and explore a bit more RAW post-processing, and try out some newer techniques and lenses. I have one decent 14-54 Zuiko Pro lens for my Olympus.  If I wanted to re-purpose lenses, I'd need to go...
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Fun thread: Although I have some time to decide, I'm daydreaming about what to do for next year's trip to Tanzania. Last time I visited, I took my E-520 and the 70-300mm with EC-14 (and, of course a couple of others.) It was ok, but I could obviously have done better. Now, a few years later, I have a bit more experience and an E-M1. I'll have the same in-country driver and similar locations. Torn between options: Keep the E-M1 and 70-300mm/EC-14 Upgrade to E-M1ii OR get an additional body,...
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Hi there I have an Olympus OM4 that I loved (and I still do, but it's retired). When I made the leap to a digital SLR, I bought an Olympus E520 with the two available kit zoom lenses. I never used it much; small kids, a dog, and working full time meant not much time. Now retirement is looming and I want to update before the paycheques end. I am looking at Olympus again, but micro four thirds. The smaller size and lesser weight appeal to me. I did look at other brands, but the Olys just feel...
By: MichalU (10 months ago)
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Has any of you Olympus owners ever experienced this? The display on my E520 seems to function, but in photo preview the colors are completely distorted. Am I missing something simple here? I tried factory reset, tried opening the camera and checking all connectors from display to mb, tried firmware update but it won't help as there are no updates and olympus updater won't reinstall existing firmware...I am out of ideas. Any help is much appreciated. Distorted photo preview
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Dear all Bought a new Lumix GX80 and are looking for an adapter to Olympus Zuiko 40-150 mm 4/3 objective, in order to use the Zuiko 40-150 mm 4/3 objective on my Lumix GX80. The Zuiko 40-150 objective work on my Olympus E-520 Micro Four Thirds camera. Thanking in advance for any feedback on this subject.
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Hello Everyone! So... after the Christmas chaos has settled down and prices are starting to be sensible again, I'm back to what went through my mind nearer October. Which is: compared to cameras that are not as ancient, my Olympus E-520 is deffinitely more limited in capabilities. I've liked about it: IBISThe ruggedness - dropped, used in the rain and the desert, other than the flash it all works or can be made to work.The kit lenses. (Not bright, much plastic but gotten good images out of...
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Hi. I'm looking for any insights on this puzzle.  I recently bought a second hand zuiko 7-14 f4.  Beautiful to have and to hold. BUT the images through my EM1 are barely useable.  Most of the poor edge definition is resolved by by 14mm.  I'm using a non OEM adapter which works well with the zuiko 12-60. The kicker?  The lens works WONDERFULLY on my E520 at same ISO and aperture. It's everything people celebrate.  Thoughts? Thanks in advance from a puzzled forum newbie.  @7mm  f4  1/60 ISO...
By: 108 (Jul 28, 2016)
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Hello Oly old timers I got myself a used Oly 50 mm f2 . Always thought of buying this lens after reading the raving reviews but rather invested in m4/3 the last years . For 200 euros made the jump . This lens is excellent, and I still have a weakness for 4/3 lenses that have imho a little "something" that m4/3 lenses haven't . Comparison that comes to mind is naturally the Oly 45 mm 1.8 , I find the latter more "clinical" although very good . I fancied putting the lens on my old E520 , which...
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Hello guys. My E-520 has just surpassed the 32K shutter mark. Although it's showing signs of aging (dead pixels, sudden shooting mode change from A to P or SCENE, etc) but overall it's still as capable as when I first bought it used way back in 2009. I mainly shoot two kinds of subjects: slow and slower. No sports for me or BIFs. Or anything that moves fast. Now, unless I find King Solomon's mine, I won't be able to afford the E-M1 which is my first choice as I still would like to use my...
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Recently I switched from my old Olympus E520 to Nikon D5300.  I can't say I am to happy with it, as the rate of really sharp photos is quite low with my new camera. :(  I definitely don't exclude the possibility that I am doing something wrong, but it seems to me to odd, that almost all photos are to soft. That's why I made some focus test pictures.  I used the AF-P 18-55mm kit lens. I had a tungsten light above the test page, and took pictures with and without flash. Would you mind to help...
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