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05-10-2015, 10:37 PM   #1
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olympus 4/3 e-volt system

Does anyone besides me like this old system of cameras and lenses?

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I like all older manual lenses with my m4/3 cameras.
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I do, well mostly because it's the first DSLR (the E-500) I bought a few years ago so I'm used to working with it.
Despite it being a 10 year old camera, it's still alive & kicking.
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love my E-510!!!......first dslr got it used and use it quite a bit (work horse for time lapse)........upgraded for mp and noise handling because I got into astrophotography otherwise would not have

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I had the E-3 and really liked the system.
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Pretty bummed they pretty much abandoned the Evolt/DSLR line, changed mounts when they went the mirrorless route, but still what they've done in that area is pretty impressive.
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I really like Olympus. If they would produce a camera system with a larger sensor I would probably be using it. M4/3 cameras like the OMD ME-1 are great cameras.

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I had an E-500 and kit lenses and was impressed with how sharp the lenses were. I think the evolt system used is a steel right now too. The bodies and even the lenses are pretty inexpensive for what they are

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one thing that holds me back from going Olympus is the direction the zoom barrels rotate.
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the E-510 at work with a haminex 28/2.8 love it's performance!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/123743029@N04/17961773109/in/dateposted-public/
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the link didn't work
05-27-2015, 03:19 PM   #11
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sorry
may this work!
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and it would be with the 14-42 kit lens

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this is with the 28/2.8
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QuoteOriginally posted by dcshooter Quote
I used the E-volt system but jumped ship when after waiting FOREVER for the E-5, it completely underwhelmed. The K-5 was the camera I was waiting for, so I committed in earnest to Pentax at that time (I already had some other Pentax gear).

That said, I loved the e-volt line. Very intuitive menu layout, great size factor for the time, and oh those gorgeous Olympus skies. Even the kit lenses were fantastic.

I at one point later picked up an e-620 used and played around with it a bit, and it did make a lot of interface improvements over the earlier models, but I ended up selling again. That said, my original e-410 still sits on my shelf. The ergonomics on that camera were simply fantastic for their time, and the smaller form factor more than made up for the lack of SR.

Maybe I'll take it out for a whirl today!
I noticed that too that tye kit lenses are tack sharp. That part really blew me away. Also did anyone else know that some of those e-volt lenses fit the aps-c image circle?
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nice shot shooter
I will use my E-510 till it dies!
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Used and loved an E-3 for a few years, and the ZD 12-60 especially remains one of the best lenses I've used.

As with many though, I got bored of waiting for a serious replacement and eventually jumped ship to MFT...





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Some of the 4/3 zooms were arguably some of the best ever made. I have an em-5 and find I prefer the output of the e-500 and e-630 I had in many ways to the Sony chip in the em-5.
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