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    E-420, DP1, R1 size comparison...

    Hello everyone,

    just a quick snapshot, for size reference of the new Olympus E-420 and the Sigma DP1 - it's amazing how close the two cameras are in reality.







    Of course, the E-420 looks a lot bigger with the 50-200mm SWD + 1.4x TC attached! I'll have to do a shot with that combination

    Also, I have yet to source a Voigtlander OVF to attach to the DP1 - which would bring it to a similar height.

    Edit : whoops, forgot the shot with the Sony R1 for reference.


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    Re: E-420, DP1, R1 size comparison...

    Cooool
    Great Arsenal.......thanx for posting
    Brian, Do you use your R1 much
    If so, please post a few pixs ....... I do remember your Museum shot which was Brilliant with that other worldliness edge about it
    Thank You.
    Best, helen
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    Brian,
    Thanks for size comparision shots, very helpful!!!
    That R-1.....
    Cool stuff, lets see some shots from it if you will, please?

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    Re: E-420, DP1, R1 size comparison...

    Zowie, the R1 looks like a monster in comparison, doesn't it? Such a great camera though,
    wouldn't mind at all if someone decided to give me one. ;-)

    Going to do a "shoot out" with these 3, Brian? I know you've been comparing the E420 and DP1, but didn't even realize you also had the R1. You are CAMERA RICH!! LOL I'm jealous.

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    Re: E-420, DP1, R1 size comparison...

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Mosley View Post
    Hello everyone,

    just a quick snapshot, for size reference of the new Olympus E-420 and the Sigma DP1 - it's amazing how close the two cameras are in reality.







    Of course, the E-420 looks a lot bigger with the 50-200mm SWD + 1.4x TC attached! I'll have to do a shot with that combination

    Also, I have yet to source a Voigtlander OVF to attach to the DP1 - which would bring it to a similar height.

    Edit : whoops, forgot the shot with the Sony R1 for reference.


    Kind Regards

    Brian
    Hi Brian,

    Actually, the Sigma finder itself is quite good and quite compact. You might want to look for one of those.

    Cheers,

    Sean

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    Re: E-420, DP1, R1 size comparison...

    Thank you Sean - how would you say the Sigma finder compares with the Voigtlander brightline 28/35 minifinder? I may go with the Sigma one based on your experience...

    btw, I really enjoyed your essay on the R1... it's actually not as big as it looks above - the DP1 and E-420 are just so compact.

    Guys, I promise I'll take the R1 out soon

    For now, I'm trying to master my DP1... here's a shot from yesterday :



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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Mosley View Post
    trying to master my DP1... here's a shot from yesterday :



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    Brian,

    Great 'sign of the times shot'. Looks like a Bar or Restaurant, with the old Night Safe providing visible evidence that it had once been a Bank. (In the days when there was a Branch on every corner)

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    Brian,

    I'm sat here wondering how on earth you would get the Oly in a pocket that neatly fits the DP-1 with a touch to spare. There's no way that they're remotely the same 'compact' size.

    It's horses for courses with these machines and the Oly isn't a pony

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    Hi Simon, I wouldn't carry the Oly in a pocket - I'd carry it on a Y-strap, it's quicker on the draw than the DP1 that way

    You are right - it's horses for courses, which is why I use both.

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    Re: E-420, DP1, R1 size comparison...

    Brian,

    i agree with Sean on the Sigma finder. it is quite small but still good and keeps the camera pocketable.

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    Re: E-420, DP1, R1 size comparison...

    Thanks cam, is it plastic? I'm keen to find out how the brightline minifinder compares?

    Also, I've noticed that if you AF, and then switch to MF - the little pointer flashes up at the AF position for a split second before jumping to where the MF wheel is set. You can use that to calibrate your sense of distance.

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    Re: E-420, DP1, R1 size comparison...

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Mosley View Post
    Thank you Sean - how would you say the Sigma finder compares with the Voigtlander brightline 28/35 minifinder? I may go with the Sigma one based on your experience..

    Brian
    The Sigma one is a bit larger and the single set of frame-lines (28) make me prefer it to the 35/28.

    Glad you liked the R1 review. It's an interesting camera.

    Cheers,

    Sean

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    Re: E-420, DP1, R1 size comparison...

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    Brian,

    i agree with Sean on the Sigma finder. it is quite small but still good and keeps the camera pocketable.
    Yes, in fact with the finder on the camera still fits in the factory stuff sack.

    Cheers,

    Sean

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    Re: E-420, DP1, R1 size comparison...

    Cool, Sigma finder it is then... just need to find the cheapest supplier for the UK.

    Kind Regards

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    Re: E-420, DP1, R1 size comparison...

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Mosley View Post
    Thanks cam, is it plastic? I'm keen to find out how the brightline minifinder compares?

    Also, I've noticed that if you AF, and then switch to MF - the little pointer flashes up at the AF position for a split second before jumping to where the MF wheel is set. You can use that to calibrate your sense of distance.
    Brian,

    i think it's plastic, but very well done. some people prefer that if they wear glasses.

    and a very belated thank you for that tip! ashamed to admit it, but my sense of distance isn't that keen it stood me in good stead when rock climbing, but it's not so great for photography

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    Re: E-420, DP1, R1 size comparison...

    Where did you learn to climb?

    I was born within a bus ride/hike of the mecca of rock climbing, by the way







    Just realised... I haven't got any decent shots of Stanage Edge online - I'll have to pop out this afternoon

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    Re: E-420, DP1, R1 size comparison...

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Mosley View Post
    Where did you learn to climb?

    I was born within a bus ride/hike of the mecca of rock climbing, by the way
    Stoney Point and Joshua Tree (southern cal).

    Just realised... I haven't got any decent shots of Stanage Edge online - I'll have to pop out this afternoon
    ooh! i would love that!!! there is very little i love more than excellent rocks! i will have to live vicariously whilst my arm heals, but i'd really like to do it again. when i get the okay, i'll start training in an indoor gym here and see if i still can. there are certain loves that run too deep for common sense to interfere

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    Re: E-420, DP1, R1 size comparison...

    True... only a rock climber would understand

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    Re: E-420, DP1, R1 size comparison...

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Mosley View Post
    True... only a rock climber would understand
    et tu aussi?

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    Oui ... started when I was 14ish. Serious character building stuff - I even have a route put up in the early eighties on Millstone Edge... when I was still at school!

    Maybe I can get a shot for you back soon...

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    Re: E-420, DP1, R1 size comparison...

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Mosley View Post
    ... (snip)



    ...

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    Don't mean to butt into your discussion here, Brian and Cam, but I just have to say that I LOVE this shot! (Was also going to say it's the best colors I've seen from the DP1 yet, then checked and found it was the E3. Dang, Oly colors just can't be beat!)

    Nice work as always, Brian.

    Regards,
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    Re: E-420, DP1, R1 size comparison...

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Mosley View Post
    Where did you learn to climb?

    I was born within a bus ride/hike of the mecca of rock climbing, by the way







    Just realised... I haven't got any decent shots of Stanage Edge online - I'll have to pop out this afternoon

    Kind Regards

    Brian
    Brian, I too like the Cattle shot.
    DP-1 or E420?

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    Re: E-420, DP1, R1 size comparison...

    Hi Lili, Joan - thanks for your kind comments... Joan's right - that was with the E-3.

    These are with the E-420 this afternoon...






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    Re: E-420, DP1, R1 size comparison...

    BRIAN

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    Re: E-420, DP1, R1 size comparison...

    Thanks Helen, I'm *really* enjoying the E-420

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    Re: E-420, DP1, R1 size comparison...

    This thread has derailed quite a bit
    Another climber here! (but I'm not doing it since way too much time )
    Here is a very old shot from up a rock around here (Trieste, north-eastern Italy)


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    Re: E-420, DP1, R1 size comparison...

    Beautiful shot Michele - and I certainly don't mind the conversation! is that a scanned film shot?

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    Brian,Im going to put an "if" in here which I know isnt fair but; If the 420 also had a fixed 28mm lens which of the two (dp1 or 420)would you keep? Thanks,and sorry,I know its not a fair question,all the best,Neil.

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    Re: E-420, DP1, R1 size comparison...

    rocks = heaven!

    sigh.

    thank you. i get excited by even tiny boulders.

    and, michele, oh my! the sea *and* rocks. my two loves married. something i dreamed about but never got to do...

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    Re: E-420, DP1, R1 size comparison...

    Hi Neil,

    I personally think that a wide prime lens will follow the well received 25mm (50mm EFL) pancake... so it's a good question.

    I think it's more of a priority question... I'd buy the E-420 *first* as my main DLSR, and *then* add the DP1 for the specific niche it occupies - a pocket wideangle with superb sharpness.

    Hope that makes sense, the DP1 is expensive niche niche niche... whereas the E-420 will serve you in many more situations.

    Kind Regards

    Brian

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    Re: E-420, DP1, R1 size comparison...

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    Beautiful shot Michele - and I certainly don't mind the conversation! is that a scanned film shot?
    Thanks Brian. No, that's a shot from my 2MP Canon IXUS v2/S200.

    It was a decent little camera when I bought it (and I paid for it almost twice as my LX2!), but I think the sensor has worn out pretty bad.

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