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E-620!

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

  1. JackConnick

    JackConnick Optical Ocean Sales ScubaBoard Business Sponsor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    PT-E06 should be shipping to dealers early next week. I will have at least one in stock.

    E620 has a $100 instant rebate as well.

    Jack
     
  2. CheddarChick

    CheddarChick Loggerhead Turtle

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    Location: Wisconsin
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    Can you post a picture of it Jack? (the housing I mean)
     
  3. JackConnick

    JackConnick Optical Ocean Sales ScubaBoard Business Sponsor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    There's a couple on my site. I don't have the housing as of yet. But it should be coming any day.
    See: PT-E06

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    It's basically just like the PT-E05 with some controls moved.

    Jack
     
  4. Wisnu

    Wisnu Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
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    I actually considering to purchase the new Canon 500D or Nikon D5000 for topside. For underwater, I don't think (at least now) I'll move to DSLR - I am still happy with my G9 and SP-350.
    Your post make me checked your website - very interesting price. Okay, apart from the price - what's in your opinion to justify me to choose the E-620 instead of D5000 or 500D.
    The sensor size of E-620 is much smaller than the above competitors - does it make significant different ?
     
  5. JackConnick

    JackConnick Optical Ocean Sales ScubaBoard Business Sponsor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    The E620 is pretty nice, fast and with good features. It has a very good underwater system and housing. There is a tilt out screen on the back that's quite handy. It's shutter is fast and quiet. No video modes though. I don’t find a significant image quality difference due to the smaller sensor. Their lenses are very good and the software on the camera is easy to use.

    Here's a preview:
    Olympus E-620 Hands-on Preview: 1. Introduction: Digital Photography Review

    Here's some photos I took with the older E520:
    Olympus E-520 - a set on Flickr

    I would think about upgrading the lens to the 14-54, it is a much better lens. You'd buy the body and lens separately.

    Right now there is an instant rebate of $100 available on the body.

    Thanks,
    Jack
     
  6. ce4jesus

    ce4jesus Manta Ray

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    It depends on your photography. I like close up nature shots and shoot the 70-300mm for that purpose. With the built in image stabilization I can hand-hold shots with that lens and still get pretty crisp results. With the 2x crop factor, that lens is the equivalent of 140-600mm in 35mm terms. The kit lenses are pretty high quality compared to most and there's the cost factor. What I hate is the high ISO performance. ISO1600 is too noisy to use.
     

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