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I have a new camera [ Saturday, 15 Aug 09 | 07:59 ]
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Me and my Oly E-620
Photo taken by Ruben with his new Canon 500D.
Me and my Oly E-620

Back in May when I went to California, I bought a new camera to replace my Olympus E-500 that I had purchased back in November of 2005. Here are the key features of my new Olympus E-620:

  • 12.3 Megapixel sensor
    This is 50% more than my old camera. It’s more than sufficient.
  • JPEG engine makes the most of the sensor's output
    Put another way, this means less post-processing (PP), i.e. Photoshop.
  • In-body image stabilization system (IS)
    More available-light photography due to less camera shake.
  • Improved Autofocus System.
    Rather than having three AF points, this has seven, the central five of which are cross-type. Faster, more accurate focus and exposure.
  • Live View with fully articulated screen
    This helps me get shots I otherwise wouldn't. Think short guy in a crowd.
  • Shadow Adjustment Technology
    Adjusts the exposure in the shadows while retaining detail in bright areas. This was a common PP that I had to make in the past.

At the same time I bought my Olympus, Ruben bought a Canon EOS 500D/Digital Rebel T1i with a kit lens. On weekends we have been shooting similar subjects, testing various settings, and comparing the results on my TV.

More postings on this subject to come.


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[User Picture]From: ursine1
Saturday, 15 Aug 09 | 08:50 (UTC)

You're both very well-endowed.

As we say here: suficiente.

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[User Picture]From: pauliebearsf
Saturday, 15 Aug 09 | 08:16 (UTC)

Its huge !!!

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[User Picture]From: ursine1
Saturday, 15 Aug 09 | 08:48 (UTC)

Re: Its huge !!!

Oh, you mean the lens! This is a close-up, wide-angle shot and near objects look bigger than they actually are. hehehe

But, yes, it is a hunk of glass.

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[User Picture]From: stoicbear
Saturday, 15 Aug 09 | 17:27 (UTC)

Re: Its huge !!!

Now I know what to take a picture of my junk with. ;-)
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[User Picture]From: beardoc
Saturday, 15 Aug 09 | 10:48 (UTC)
That thing has got to weigh a ton.
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[User Picture]From: ursine1
Saturday, 15 Aug 09 | 14:16 (UTC)

That thing has got to weigh a ton

Not really, it's smaller than looks in this picture. The weight helps stabilize it. hehehe

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