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mart
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quote:
Originally posted by MiscellaneousFiles:
Very cheap for a DSLR, anyway.

This is as cheap as I've seen it, and it comes with the 14-42mm lens, which apparently is better than the 17.5mm-45mm one that some places offer it with.

If you do want to go Olympus, it is also worth considering the E-510 or E-520, which are slightly bigger (they have that grip thing on the right that all cameras have these days), but come with in-body image stabilisation, which is handy if you're shooting things in low light*, on the move, or you've got Parkinson's.

*These Olys (E-4xx and E-5xx) have been criticised for poor performance in low light. It's true; the image can get very noisy. That said, this looks okay (practically the first shot I took with mine):

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MiscellaneousFiles

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Thanks Mart.

*E-510 with 14-42mm lens, 1GB card and bag for £366.99...

*E-520 with 14-42mm lens for £379.94...

*E-510 with 40-150 and 14-42mm lenses for £399.96

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You will all be very excited to hear that I have fitted a new power supply and it really was a piece of piss. Thanks for the help. And hooray to having internet porn again.
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mart
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Hey Misc, look what I found in a charity shop today:

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Makes my OM-10 look (and feel) like a bag of knackers.

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That's truly an object of beauty. How much did you pay? Sounds like I should start trawling the charity shops for photographic equipment...

In DSLR news, I've decided on the E-520 (+ 14-42mm) now as I think the in-body image stabilization would be well worthwhile, and that model seems to have inherited a few features from the E-3.

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mart
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It was 20 quid. I bought it thinking "ooh I can sell this for 40 or 50 on eBay", but it's such a lovely thing, completely mechanical (on long shutter speeds you hear the gears whirring), that I'll probably end up keeping it.

I should take a photo of all the daft cameras I've bought in charity shops. The best bargain was a Yashica T5 for 2.50, which can fetch more than 100 quid. Trendy photographer Terry Richardson still uses one for all his work.

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Just seen an OM4Ti on ebay for £400+

And *this little box of delights is currently going for £76:
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I have a real affection for the OM-10 - it's the camera that took my photo as a toddler, the one my dad used to teach me how to shoot, the one I took to art school. I think I'm going to resent the E-520 and its digital ways for a while after buying it. But hopefully that'll wear off...

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mart
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Yeah, I'm the same with my OM-10. My parents bought it when I was about 10 or 11, but they never got the hang of the split-screen focusing, so all their shots were blurred. They gave it to me, and it was my one camera that I took and used everywhere, until a few years ago when I started messing around with that dreadful Lomo. It's pretty beat up and has taken some knocks, and has screws missing, but that just means it's been well used rather than well looked after, if you see what I mean. So, yeah, I'm with you. Man.
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The OM10 is one of those classic cameras - up the with the Canon AE1, Nikon F series, Leicas - but more classic as it was very much accesible - I can remember my Uncle having an OM10 years ago, and that along with my Grandad and His F1 and Mamiya is what sparked the bug in me.

Often keep my eye open on queens day here in Holland to see if someone is flogging one of these, or a medium format (would love a Bronica) without realising what they are selling, but sadly I think there are too many people out there with the same mindset - they just get up earlier than me.

And Mart - that Yashica for 2.50? Bargain mate!

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Talking of D-SLR's, I see Nikon have just bought out the D90 - First D-SLR I have seen that also does HD Video?

I'm really not sure about that concept....

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mart
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quote:
Originally posted by Waynster:
The OM10 is one of those classic cameras - up the with the Canon AE1, Nikon F series, Leicas - but more classic as it was very much accesible

Yeah, I've been reading around the OM "community" a fair bit, and a lot of single-digit OM owners (i.e. the professional-quality ones) seem to sneer on the OM-10 quite a bit, as an inferior product, which it clearly is -- but it's the one that meant so many people could afford a really, really good camera. I mean, it came with the same lenses (the one on my OM-10 is apparently better than the one on the OM-1). A camera back is just an empty box, after all, innit.
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Will I tell you what I'm really liking at the moment? Will I?

I'm really liking Peanut Butter Chunky KitKats.

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mart
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Can you post one to Leeds?
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lol

Yeah. Sure.

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quote:
Originally posted by Waynster:
Talking of D-SLR's, I see Nikon have just bought out the D90 - First D-SLR I have seen that also does HD Video?

I'm really not sure about that concept....

rooster: the new 5D does that too. I was planning on upgrading as my current one has been acting a bit wonky. The video feature is interesting, but not the reason I want the new camera (I want it for the higher ISO and the self-cleaning sensor).

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MiscellaneousFiles

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Hey Mart, over here!

I need your help with the following conundrum:

• E520 + 14-42mm lens for £379
• E510 + 14-42mm lens + 40-150mm lens for £399

Opinion?

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mart
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This should help.
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It helped.
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mart
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And?
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The E510 will be perfect for me.
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film or digital?

i need something to be spending my time on. i'm unemployed. so cheap and fun too.

can someone recommend a good way to go?

remember i will be listening to hip hop while riding around on my fixed gear bike. this camera will have to look the bizness. as well as doing good pics.

of course, i'm playing up. i'd like a camera to have some fun with, that i can get a bit nerdy about, and ultimately take some nice pics. of things. not people. though people might be nice.
while i think film might be nice and romantic, ultimately wouldn't a digital be cheaper?

help me camera people. thanks.

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mart
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How much money are you willing to spend?

And what camera do you have at the moment?

Article about why it doesn't matter what camera you have

of course i recently spent a lot of money on a new camera, so, er, yeah...

But, basically, knowing how much you want to spend would be a good start. And how portable you want it to be -- coat pocket or in your rucksack, etc.

In other news I just bought an old Carl Zeiss Tessar 50/2.8, to compare with my old Zuiko 50/1.8. East Germany v Japan. I think Japan will win.

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