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E-620!

Discussion in 'The Olympus Outlet' started by jlyle, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. jlyle

    jlyle Loggerhead Turtle

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    gert7to3 Solo Diver

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    What do you think the odds are that it will fit the current housing? And the odds that the current housing will remain available for very long?
     
  3. jlyle

    jlyle Loggerhead Turtle

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    Olympus is making a new housing for the E-620, so the clock is ticking for anyone who wants to buy an Oly housing for the previous models.
     
  4. dhuskins

    dhuskins Divemaster

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    Well, this has certainly stopped me dead in my tracks. I was waiting for my tax return to purchase the E-520. Now it looks like I may have to change my mind.
     
  5. Ardy

    Ardy Solo Diver

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    Guys I am sure that Phil Rudin will be onto this but at a quick look I cant see anything that would be an advantage underwater.

    There could be some great deals on E-520's and the housing.
     
  6. Mr_Pyro

    Mr_Pyro Angel Fish

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    Well, there is a few new features, that might be intresting to underwater usage!

    Pro's:
    A new 7-point autofocus system.
    Higher magnification in the viewfinder.
    Later generation of TFT screen.

    Cons:
    Less capable battery


    Cheers
    /Mr_Pyro
     
  7. PHIL RUDIN

    PHIL RUDIN Scuba Media & Publications

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    I think Pyro has about covered it, larger viewfinder one of the big downsides reported by many. Extra AF points which can be an upside to AF speed. I also like the art filters which I have tried with the E-30, the articulating LCD screen and the fact that a vertical battery grip can be used above water. Battery life should be around 450 exposures if not using "live view".

    The E-520 has dropped in price but I would not expect to see much change in the PT-E05 housing V. the PT-E06 housing. I think the cost difference is worth it to stay ahead of the curve. As fast as these cameras change the resale will makeup the cost difference.

    Phil Rudin
     
  8. gert7to3

    gert7to3 Solo Diver

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    Just remember what Oly did with the E-410 housing. It disappeared long before the E-520's housing arrived.
     
  9. JackConnick

    JackConnick Optical Ocean Sales ScubaBoard Business Sponsor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I would agree with the above. Olympus tends to "end-of-life" the housings well ahead of the cameras. If you have an E-520, I wouldn't wait too long to buy a housing. And I doubt that prices will drop very much on them.

    I'm really looking forward to the improved AF system, smaller and lighter size. This camera has many of the features of the E-30, at about $100 more.

    Jack
     
  10. dhuskins

    dhuskins Divemaster

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    Does the BLS-1 battery from the E-30 fit the E-620?
     

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