OLYMPUS E-500 plus NEW Lenses Released!!

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  2. At least it doesn't look quite as ugly as the last one...

    Martin Francis, Sep 12, 2005
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  3. A typo?

    18-180mm (36/360) 10x Zoom!!

    would make more sense.


    Dragan Cvetkovic,

    To be or not to be is true. G. Boole No it isn't. L. E. J. Brouwer

    !!! Sender/From address is bogus. Use reply-to one !!!
    Dragan Cvetkovic, Sep 12, 2005
  4. Argh yes.
    We should all choose a beautiful accountant to manage our money... Don't
    bother with their ability. Seldom does beauty go with functionality.

    Refreshing to see Olympus producing a new, traditional SLR in digital
    form. Depressing to read the specs are not even as advanced as a Canon
    10D. Pleasing to see spot metering. For some wedding Photographers this
    camera might be quite good.

    Olympus have always been a small identity in the camera market. This
    camera may well guarantee they don't break that tradition!
    Pix on Canvas, Sep 13, 2005
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    Rich Guest

    Yes, you wouldn't want to waltz into your local gay bar with
    an ugly camera swinging from you arm, would you?
    Rich, Sep 13, 2005
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    Slack Guest

    Yes, you waltz into your local gay bar...

    Is this something you do regularly?
    Slack, Sep 13, 2005
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    Rich Guest

    A guy on the dpreview.com Olympus forum grabbed the info and made a
    ..pdf of it.
    Rich, Sep 13, 2005
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    Rich Guest

    The idea of criticizing a camera based on looks
    tells me that the "general public" has oozed
    in the DSLR realm in a BIG way.
    Rich, Sep 13, 2005
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    Slack Guest

    You mean like "plastic crap?"
    Slack, Sep 13, 2005
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    Stacey Guest

    Martin Francis wrote:

    Yea they had to cave in on functionality for looks for all the people who
    carry a camera like male jewelry.. Sad as the "ugly" E300 handles so well,
    first SLR I've ever seen where you didn't have to cram your nose into the
    back of it to look through the finder. But as you said it didn't look
    traditional so it had to be "restyled".. Sad most people choose form over
    function almost every time.
    Stacey, Sep 13, 2005
  13. Ah, so the E300- with it's low price point, scene modes on the dial and
    bog-standard zoom lens- was aimed at the someone other than the consumer
    market? The image-conscious consumer market? The very same who constantly
    rejected the E300 because "it looks a bit odd"? IME the SLR market is 90%+
    made up of the "general public"
    Martin Francis, Sep 13, 2005
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    Skip M Guest

    You must be left eyed, like me. Those who are right eye dominant have noses
    that clear the back of the camera... <G>
    Skip M, Sep 13, 2005
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    Steven Wandy Guest

    Refreshing to see Olympus producing a new, traditional SLR in digital
    Considering the price point, I don't believe this camera is intended to be
    compared to the 10D - but as a replacement for the existing E300 which
    it shares most of it's specs.
    Steven Wandy, Sep 13, 2005
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    Rich Guest

    It's the pros who won't put up with the plastic crap,
    not the G.P.
    Rich, Sep 14, 2005
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    Rich Guest

    The only DSLR that shows any HINT of thoughful design is the E-1.
    The rest...they might as well have made them all modular since they
    kept the STUPID film-based SLR designs so they wouldn't "upset" the
    SLR luddites who moved to digital.
    Rich, Sep 14, 2005
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    Rich Guest

    The 300? It's a G.P. camera, though better built than most.
    You think the Olympus zooms are "bog" standard? You must own a Canon
    18-55. Don't worry; You can dump it on Ebay for about $40.00
    Rich, Sep 14, 2005
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    Stacey Guest

    Actually looks to be -below- the E300 at least the kits seem to be setup
    that way. Looks like they are going for the "prosumer" market with a cheap
    dSLR? Might work..
    Stacey, Sep 14, 2005
  20. I don't own digital cameras- I sell them. Or rather, I sell most digital
    camera- I find it very difficult to sell Olympus SLRs. Most customers are
    put off the E300 by the aesthetic and the handling (and the E1 by the low
    pixel count and the fact that next to no-one enters the DSLR market without
    their own "history", or back catalogue of lenses and accessories, that won't
    fit the E1 without some expensive aftermarket adapters from abroad). Pentax
    have proven that just because they have put a D on your SLR, doesn't mean it
    needs to be more burdensome. Nikon, Canon and Minolta have learned from
    that, for their sake hopefully Olympus will too.

    And you'll forgive me if I don't share your optimism over the Olympus
    14-45mm. It's just another standard zoom in my eyes, and not a special one
    at that.

    Martin Francis, Sep 14, 2005
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