Olympus C-7070WZ Question ?

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by DHB, Jul 9, 2005.

  1. DHB

    DHB Guest

    Sorry if these 3 question are obvious, but here goes:

    <1> When shooting in AE BKT mode where it can record 3 or 5 pictures
    incremented up & down form normal exposure, does it do all of this
    from just the 1 captured picture that's in the buffer or does it
    actually take 3 or 5 pictures?

    To me it seems that it would do this from the image in the
    buffer rather than actually taking 3 to 5 pictures separate pictures
    because if the subject was moving, so might the actual lighting. My
    DSLR has this feature but I have never used it because I rarely see
    need for it for what I use it for.

    However since my primary interest is going to be full WA 27mm
    (35mm Equiv), this feature would be great if it's being done from the
    buffered image where 1 candid shot would give me considerable exposure
    latitude. This would be especially true if layering is later used on
    it in editing to increase effective dynamic range. Yes this part can
    be a lot of work & time consuming but for certain pictures it can be
    worth the effort.

    I am considering purchasing an Olympus 7070WZ for several
    reasons & would welcome any input from Olympus 5060WZ, 7070WZ or
    8080WZ owners.

    <2> Where does 1 purchase the lens adapter needed to mount a WA or
    TELE conversion lens?

    <3> Can 1 use this lens adapter to mount a protective filter to
    completely encompass the extending lens for added protection from
    impacts? If so, does it cause vignetting at 27mm & if so where does
    it go away, XXmm?

    Sorry the last question is a multi-part question but it's all
    related. Thanks in advance for any & all helpful information. The
    method asked about in question 3 works very well with my Canon A95 but
    with the smaller 37mm metal adapter tube available from other vendors.
    So if I opt for this camera for it's more advance "custom" memory
    modes & etc. I would just like to know 1st if I can retain these other
    features or not.

    Respectfully, DHB



    "To announce that there must be no criticism of the President,
    or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong,
    is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable
    to the American public."--Theodore Roosevelt, May 7, 1918
     
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    Ken Weitzel Guest


    Hi DHB...

    Don't have a 7070, so perhaps my reply won't have as much
    weight as others will. Do have many Oly's though, including
    several c-7xx's :)

    There'll be no layering, each bracketed shot is another
    shot. Can't see any other way... once the exposure is
    made there'd be no point in changing the output. Couldn't
    possibly do anything different than what you could do
    in post-processing afterwards. The only place the
    buffer comes into play is that all pics are held there
    during the shots, I imagine just to save the card writing
    time. This of course means no flash shots, either.

    I suspect you might find it useful, nevertheless. One of
    my favorites is the little one at the beach. Course nowdays
    they have to wear their wide-brimmed hats, so their faces
    are somewhat shaded. So easy to take 3 shots, then pick
    the best compromise between a well exposed smile, and how
    much the white glare on the water is blown out. I like it,
    anyway :)

    I think the tube you want is an Olympus CLA-4. 45.6 to 55 mm.
    Makes the camera a little bulkier while turned off, but also
    protects the extended lens from any bump on the side.
    If you buy one, buy another cap at the same time :)
    Available at e-bay; that's where I got some.

    Vignetting- the lens extended comes to just a hair of
    the end of the tube, so no problem (that my old eyes can
    detect :)

    Hope this helps; also that someone who has your particular
    model of interest can confirm and add to what I think

    Take care.

    Ken
     
    Ken Weitzel, Jul 9, 2005
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    DHB Guest

    Ken,
    Thanks for your speedy reply, you nailed the 1st question &
    your explanation of why makes it very clear too. Guess I was just
    hoping there was some in-camera work-around that I was not aware of.

    This makes me wonder: How fast can it take 3 pictures in AE
    BKT mode if it only needs to adjust sensor gain (exposure) ?

    Usually get most of my camera equipment from B&H but I did not
    see the Lens Adapter Tube listed & what I have been able to find does
    not seem to result in a standard filter thread, so this may not be an
    option for the C-7070WZ as I had hoped. The CLA-7 was found @ B&H but
    it seems to be for mounting WA & TELE conversion lenses only because
    it seems to have a proprietary bayonet type of mount on it's end.

    So I will hope that somebody with the 5060WZ or 7070WZ has run
    into this & has a solution that allows use of standard filters while
    also protecting the lens when extended. As for the added bulk, I am
    willing to tolerate this as I have done with my A95 because for my
    needs the added protection is well worth it.

    Thanks again for your help, at least I got question #1
    answered, so that's a good start.

    Respectfully, DHB


    ..

    "To announce that there must be no criticism of the President,
    or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong,
    is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable
    to the American public."--Theodore Roosevelt, May 7, 1918
     
    DHB, Jul 9, 2005
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    Ken Weitzel Guest

    DHB wrote:


    Hi...

    Hopefully someone with the exact camera will reply, but
    to get you started here's a kinda test with grand daughters
    C-700 (2.1mp) camera...

    Couldn't figure how I was gonna measure how quick it was,
    so I just took pictures of my wrist watch... ("clicking"
    sweep second hand) and it looks like one second per pic.

    Interesting results; thought I was getting even more
    senile (if that's possible) Seemed that some
    were a couple of seconds, and others took negative
    time. Fortunately I woke up and realized that the camera
    doesn't record them or number them in the order that it took
    them :)

    Take care.

    Ken
     
    Ken Weitzel, Jul 10, 2005
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  5. DHB

    DHB Guest

    Rudy Benner,
    Thanks for the Raynox link, I'll need to look further
    but it seems that their RT5248 lens holder may be just what I am
    looking for.

    Ken Weitzel,
    Thanks for the good laugh, I barely remember reading
    the order in which the pictures are taken in my DSLR manual, so I can
    see where I too might have been confused at 1st.

    ecm,
    No your not alone in questioning the wisdom of
    following "any" person or "our" government blindly, but it's sad that
    1 has to go back to 1918 to find a quote that explains that it's "not"
    unpatriotic to do so but actually our patriotic responsibility to do
    so.

    Much thanks to everybody else that responded, for helping me
    with these 3 questions "before" I make my final camera choice. Now I
    just have to figure out how to justify another digital camera & it's
    related accessories.

    Respectfully, DHB

    ..
    "To announce that there must be no criticism of the President,
    or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong,
    is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable
    to the American public."--Theodore Roosevelt, May 7, 1918
     
    DHB, Jul 10, 2005
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