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E-620!

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

  1. AndyT

    AndyT Solo Diver

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    Hi

    Have a look here for more info - Pre PMA - Olympus E-620 Preview - Fourthirdsphoto Forum

    Not too sure, but you may have to join the forum to view posts. Plenty of info on the E-620 and other 4/3rds cameras.
     
  2. PHIL RUDIN

    PHIL RUDIN Scuba Media & Publications

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    For those not using live view I tested the E-410 battery, (same as the E-620) on two dives shooting raw, with the 50 macro and a tele converter (which uses power to focus) with the pop-up flash powering the TTL fiber optic connected external strobes. The strobe batteries dies before the camera battery and after being changed I ended up with 450 images before the red battery low light came on. I also do frequent reviews of the histogram on the LCD.

    Phil Rudin
     
  3. jlyle

    jlyle Loggerhead Turtle

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    I shoot an E-330. Using liveview and shooting as many images as I want, I get at least three hours on a charge ; usually 3.5 hours is about it unless I'm conservative. No reason to open the box on the boat.
     
  4. ce4jesus

    ce4jesus Manta Ray

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    Hey Phil,
    Yes that was my experience as well. I found that the E410 battery outlasted the Inon Z240 batteries. On one particular day I did 3 dives with a 120 cu tank and at the end of the last dive the Inon batterys began to die but the E410 battery, though writing slower, was still fine.
     
  5. Rick Murchison

    Rick Murchison Trusty Shellback Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Bad news is that I flooded my trusty 8080 Sunday.
    So... I've decided to bite the bullet & order an E-620.
    Let the steep learning curve begin :)
    Rick
     
  6. JackConnick

    JackConnick Optical Ocean Sales ScubaBoard Business Sponsor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Cameras are out. Housings will be another couple of weeks. I am taking orders for both.

    Great news is that Oly has an instant rebate for $100 off either the E620 body, or the E620/14-42 kit. Buy now as this ends the end of May!

    Jack
     
  7. JackConnick

    JackConnick Optical Ocean Sales ScubaBoard Business Sponsor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    The E620 and E620 + 14/42 kit have a $100 off instant rebate this month!
    Cameras are shipping now, the housings RSN.

    Jack
     
  8. CheddarChick

    CheddarChick Loggerhead Turtle

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    "Well here's one that won't be keeping up with the Joneses. I went SP-350-E410-E520 all in about 3 years. I'm not sure there's enough benefit to jump from the E520 to the E610. I might wait for next year as Oly seems pretty aggressive about getting new cameras to market."
    Wow, Gary can I follow you around and pick up the droppings???:D
     
  9. Rick Murchison

    Rick Murchison Trusty Shellback Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Got the camera and a couple of lenses; finally gave all my Nikon glass I've had packed away for nearly 2 decades waiting on the big Nikon upgrade to replace the broken F3 away (sniff!... see the tears?)
    But-
    when I started pricing taking the 620 underwater it sent me scurrying to ebay to see if I can replace the 8080 and use the housing I have.
    :)
    Rick
     
  10. PHIL RUDIN

    PHIL RUDIN Scuba Media & Publications

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    Hi Cheddar,

    While I think the E-620/PT-E06 combo is going to be the best Olympus offering so far I'm not sure an upgrade from the E-520/PT-E05 offers will be large for most. The big upsides will be the larger viewfinder, art filters and multi image modes. The later two improvements have yet to be tested underwater so it remains to be seen if they will add much for U/W photographers. I am looking forward to trying these features when the housing is released.

    Rick,

    The big upgrade was the Nikon E-6, I let the E-3's go and went to the Nikonos RS for fifteen years. While I think the Olympus E-620/PT-E06 combo is still the most cost effective way to get a DSLR under water the 8080 is still a great tool for those on a budget or not making large numbers of photo dives every year.

    Phil Rudin

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