Got some more E

I have just bought myself a second-hand Olympus E-1 DSLR to go with my E-30 and E-620. The E-1 was the first of the Olympus pro DSLR’s, magnesium body, waterproofing and fantastic ergonomics in relation to controls and usability. It only has 5 megapixels (more than enough for superb quality largish photographs) but the results of my first outing with it have been amazing.
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My E-30 is my favourite camera. Fantastic image quality, great handling and despite not having a metal shell, it’s built like a brick outhouse.
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My E-620 is a great carry around camera. It’s light, small and gives great results.
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However two of these cameras, the E-30 and the E-620, I use with their relevant battery holders.
I won’t bother with a holder for the E-1,
a) because they are still too expensive and
b) I really like the idea of a smaller dslr than my other two to carry around.
I think if I had got the E-1 first, I would have bought the holder for that, and kept the E-620 without it.
First impressions with the E-1 are very favourable. I really think that Olympus on this camera managed to get all the buttons and dials in exactly the right places for ease of use. The shutter is very quiet compared to the E-30, although the auto-focus is not as fast. Most of the ‘day-to-day’ camera controls are available only through the buttons on the camera as opposed to the later Olympus models where they are available both through the menu and the camera body controls.
A very nice piece of kit.

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