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  • Internaut
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    Originally posted by Jim Ford View Post
    IIRC the E510 is like the E500 I had inasmuch as it doesn't have a 'proper' pentaprism, just an array of mirrors to achieve the same effect. My experience of the E500 viewfinder was that it was like looking through a dim, narrow tunnel and when I got my E3 the difference in viewfinder brightness was a revelation. My E500 also came with the kit 17.5-45mm lens, which I've seen mentioned was the worse 4/3rds lens Olympus made, so I think the if you get a better standard lens and (say) an E3 you will notice a huge difference in ease of use and image quality. Having said that, if you are going to change both the camera body and main lens, you're probably better off going straight to M43rds.

    I went E500 - E3 - E5 and now E-P5, and the E-P5 is a far nicer camera to use, though I miss the weatherproofing of the E3 and E5, but really nothing else.

    Jim
    The E-P5 was my other thought, but the VF-4 is needed. Another very capable body that sometimes sells for peanuts on eBay.

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  • Melaka
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    I once had the 14-150ii and found that in difficult conditions its IQ was poor in comparison with lenses with a shorter zoom range.

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  • IainMacD
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    How about one of these. Absolute bargain at that price even though it as a grey import (no warranty), but you would need an adapter to use your current lenses. Or you could push the boat out and add a really good all-rounder of a lens with this kit?

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  • raichea
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    Originally posted by Phill D View Post
    Yes i was refering to the OMD EM1 mk1. Strange there aren't many around I struggled to sell mine only 9 months ago as there were quite a few on offer then. In the end it worked out fine as my daughter had it.
    I had trouble shifting mine, too. In the end I converted it to IR, replacing my E-M5 MkI IR body. (Now I just have to shift that).

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  • Jim Ford
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    IIRC the E510 is like the E500 I had inasmuch as it doesn't have a 'proper' pentaprism, just an array of mirrors to achieve the same effect. My experience of the E500 viewfinder was that it was like looking through a dim, narrow tunnel and when I got my E3 the difference in viewfinder brightness was a revelation. My E500 also came with the kit 17.5-45mm lens, which I've seen mentioned was the worse 4/3rds lens Olympus made, so I think the if you get a better standard lens and (say) an E3 you will notice a huge difference in ease of use and image quality. Having said that, if you are going to change both the camera body and main lens, you're probably better off going straight to M43rds.

    I went E500 - E3 - E5 and now E-P5, and the E-P5 is a far nicer camera to use, though I miss the weatherproofing of the E3 and E5, but really nothing else.

    Jim

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  • Phill D
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    Yes i was refering to the OMD EM1 mk1. Strange there aren't many around I struggled to sell mine only 9 months ago as there were quite a few on offer then. In the end it worked out fine as my daughter had it.

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  • Melaka
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    The other thing you could consider is upgrading your main lens. The 17.5-45 is well short of being the best Oly lens in that focal length. The 14-54 or 12-60 would give much better results.

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  • Internaut
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  • Pupkin
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    That sounds like a plan, am off to do some research!

    Incidentally when choosing the E-510 I remember it took months of comparisons, here we go again!

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  • alfbranch
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    I suggest getting involved in the forum more and showing us what you are acheiving. If you are happy with what you have thats great.


    Yopu do not say what lense you have and what you are shooting.



    I went from an E-410 to a E-620 but if are staying with 4/3 I suggest an E-30 or E-3 or E-5 they are better built and now cheap where you find them.


    If you which to move onto m4/3 an E-M1 or E-M5 would be a leap forward at a decent price.

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  • shenstone
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    I went from the E-510 to the E-30 as it was in my mind the most sensible successor in that range if you plan to stick to 4/3 rather than micro 4/3

    I used it immensely over the next few years and I only changed from it when I decided to move to micro 4/3


    The other option if you are stocking with 4/3 would in my mind be the E-620. I used to borrow my wife's when I wanted a travel camera which was more portable than the E-30 - an excellent camera, but I did find it a bit small for my hands

    I still have both of those as backup cameras, but I admit that I have not used either in a year and if I was to do a significant trip I am more likely now to consider my wife's current EM10 MkII as a backup which would be a sensible move into micro4/3 if you want to do that

    Regards
    Andy

    Regards
    Andy

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  • blu-by-u
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    Lets have a look at what you can reuse and what you can't.

    Batteries and chargers, RM1 (IR remote trigger) those don't carry to the new body. So you need new ones depending on the body you purchase

    Things that you get to keep, Filters, if the size is right. Bags, tripods are a yes. Cable release, you may need to modify. )There is a thread somewhere that shows the modification for use with the EM1mk2)

    The body that you may want to consider will also depends on the lenses that you intend to keep. Only the EM1 can support the Phase AF. the others, the focus will be slower as they are Contrast AD.

    It was a difficult decision when I switch. But eventually, I sold the 50-200, 14-54, 11-22 and a whole lot of others but I still have some dead wood occupying the precious space in my dry box.

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