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    The Amazing E-1

    My Olympus E-1 was manufactured in October 2003. Today, I stuck a 1965 Leitz Summicron-R 50mm f/2 on it and went for my morning walk with friends.

    Holy Cow! How can such an ancient camera and even more ancient lens produce such beautiful photographs?


    Olympus E-1 + Leitz Summicron-R 50mm f/2
    ISO 800 @ f/2 @ 1/125 second

    There's a fine line between great specs and a great camera.

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    Re: The Amazing E-1

    The ancients have their secrets.
    What kind of adapter was required?

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    Re: The Amazing E-1

    If very high resolution isn't needed, it's still one of the great cameras. Great photo too

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    Re: The Amazing E-1

    Quote Originally Posted by joed View Post
    The ancients have their secrets.
    What kind of adapter was required?
    I'm using an inexpensive Kipon Leica R to FourThirds adapter, but I want to buy a Novoflex next. There is a small amount of radial slop in the bayonet flange which gets annoying if you're using a lens with a slightly stiff focusing ring, like my Summicron-R 50.

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    Wonderful Godfery and I still think that the E-1 was the best digital camera that Olympus has made......until the Pens were re-introduced!

    Your message to the unwashed is that "it ain't the camera or the lens...it's the man behind the camera and ones"....always!!!

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    Re: The Amazing E-1

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Gordon View Post
    Your message to the unwashed ..
    Never heard this before in a forum!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Gordon View Post

    Your message to the unwashed is that "it ain't the camera or the lens...it's the man behind the camera and ones"....always!!!
    LOL Bill, but I think you slightly misquoted, it's the great unwashed, first coined by the
    Victorian Edward George Bulwer-Lytton,

    And I'm presuming you mean no3.

    1. A person of a lower order who is looked down upon by most of society.

    2. A term to refer to anyone who is common and or stupid in their ways.

    3. Can also be applied to a person who follows 'the crowd' and dosen't have a mind of their own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craftysnapper View Post
    LOL Bill, but I think you slightly misquoted, it's the great unwashed, first coined by the
    Victorian Edward George Bulwer-Lytton,

    And I'm presuming you mean no3.

    1. A person of a lower order who is looked down upon by most of society.

    2. A term to refer to anyone who is common and or stupid in their ways.

    3. Can also be applied to a person who follows 'the crowd' and dosen't have a mind of their own.
    Thank you Paul and trust me for screwing something up!!
    First of all....this is a great forum.....of all of them this is the best. Yes, I agree...Numero 3 is the one!!

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    Re: The Amazing E-1

    A great image from a very great lens!!
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    LOL!
    I'm not sure about the great unwashed, but it's sure a message to me ...
    "What you have can already make fabulous photos. Use it!" :-)

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    Re: The Amazing E-1

    Still had the camera out on my desk this morning when I saw this and had to make the exposure:


    Olympus E-1 + ZD 35mm f/3.5 Macro
    ISO 400 @ f/3.5 @ 1/60 sec

    enjoy,
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    GLOBAL WARMING - E-1, f/9 ISO200
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    Re: The Amazing E-1

    Superb photos, both of you. I particularly like the shot of espresso.

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    Re: The Amazing E-1

    Here are few images taken with E-1 and Leica 14-150 zoom lens. These are straight from the camera JPG files (only resize for web posting).
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    Re: The Amazing E-1

    Quote Originally Posted by Ocean View Post
    Here are few images taken with E-1 and Leica 14-150 zoom lens. These are straight from the camera JPG files (only resize for web posting).
    I presume that's the FourThirds Vario-Elmarit D 14-150mm ASPH lens, right?

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    Re: The Amazing E-1

    I haven't used mine for a while, but it's telling that the next oldest digital camera I still own is a Leica M9.
    I couldn't bear to get rid of it. Here's hoping that the new OMD will be just such an inspirational camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post
    I presume that's the FourThirds Vario-Elmarit D 14-150mm ASPH lens, right?

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    Yes, it's the FourThird Vario-Elmar D 14-150mm ASPH lens. The lens has OIS and a good range for a walk around lens with E-1. The other two lenses, Leica Vario-Elmarit D 14-50mm ASPH, and Olympus 11-22, match the E-1 well.

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    Re: The Amazing E-1

    Both fine shots, Godfrey.

    Your shot of the stove is reminiscent of Max Dupain's dictum that he would give photography away the day he had to look further than in front of his feet for a photo!

    BTW, I should use my E-1 more often than I do. Some of the best portraits and flower shots I have ever taken have been with this fine camera.



    This oldie (the photo ... ) from my E-1 and OM mount Tamron 70-150 Macro.
    Last edited by John King; 28th August 2013 at 20:27. Reason: added photo
    regards, john from Melbourne, Australia
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