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    Default Olympus E-3 dimensions etc.

    I'm considering upgrading my E-510 to an E-3 this summer. The only thing "worrying" me is the increased size and weight. So to all of you who own the E-3 and an other, ligther E-cam: Do you ever choose the lighter camera instead of the E-3 just because of it's size or weight? What kind of a situation would that be?

    I've played with the thought of not selling the E-510 once I get the E-3, but the question is would I ever use it? My impression is once you get the taste for the better, you can't live without it. For example, the IS of E-510 has spoiled me a bit too much for my own good...

    Also, if someone could link me to a graphical size comparison between the two cameras, it would be great! General thoughts about the size difference is also welcome

    Thanks!
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    | E-510 | GF-1 | ME-1 | HLD-4 | Metz 48 AF-1 | EC-14 | EC-20 | ZD 14-42 | ZD 14-54 | ZD 12-60 | ZD 35 | ZD 40-150 | ZD 50-200 | ZD 70-300 | Panasonic 20/1.7 | Sigma 30 | Sigma 105 | Peleng 8/3.5 | OM 50/1.8 | OM 28/3.5 | OM 75-150/4 | Tokina 300/5.5 | OM T32 |

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    Default Re: E-3 dimensions etc.

    You can mix and match bodies and lenses to your heart's content here:
    http://www.four-thirds.org/en/produc...ing/index.html

    Quote Originally Posted by Otage View Post
    Also, if someone could link me to a graphical size comparison between the two cameras, it would be great! General thoughts about the size difference is also welcome

    Thanks!
    /Olof
    Leon . . travelfotolog E-3 HLD-4 GS-3 . E-420 . E-420i . E-330 . E-1 FS-2 SHLD-2 GS-2 . 9-18 . 12-60 x2 . 14-42 . 14-50 Vario-Elmarit . 25 Summilux . 25 Pancake LH-43 . ED 40-150 . 50 . 50-200 SWD x2 . EC-14 . EC-20 . EX-25 . FL-50R x2 . FL-36R x2 . FL-BKM03 . RM-1 . RM-CB1 x2 . RM-UC1 x2 . AC-1 x2 . B+W MRC KSM. COLORMUNKI . ENELOOP . FEISOL . LENSPEN . LEXAR UDMA . LOWEPRO . MARUMI Super DHG . NEXTODI . PROSTRAP . UPSTRAP

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    Default Re: E-3 dimensions etc.

    I might choose to take the smaller camera if the larger camera might overwhelm (scare; make uncomfortable) the human subject.

    If you do not need to sell the 510, you can keep it as a second body. With 2 lenses on 2 bodies, it can help when time is of the essence. I see you have a nice collection of lenses...
    Leon . . travelfotolog E-3 HLD-4 GS-3 . E-420 . E-420i . E-330 . E-1 FS-2 SHLD-2 GS-2 . 9-18 . 12-60 x2 . 14-42 . 14-50 Vario-Elmarit . 25 Summilux . 25 Pancake LH-43 . ED 40-150 . 50 . 50-200 SWD x2 . EC-14 . EC-20 . EX-25 . FL-50R x2 . FL-36R x2 . FL-BKM03 . RM-1 . RM-CB1 x2 . RM-UC1 x2 . AC-1 x2 . B+W MRC KSM. COLORMUNKI . ENELOOP . FEISOL . LENSPEN . LEXAR UDMA . LOWEPRO . MARUMI Super DHG . NEXTODI . PROSTRAP . UPSTRAP

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    Default Re: E-3 dimensions etc.

    Just do it, you won't regret it.

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    Default Re: E-3 dimensions etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by tspore View Post
    Just do it, you won't regret it.
    Thanks, that's what I was hoping someone would say
    When it came out I decided I wouldn't get it. But then I tried it out at a local photo store and I can't believe how I could make such a stupid decision
    So until I can buy it this summer I've been researching every little thing I don't need to know, but you're right, I need to stop and just do it!

    Also, thanks for the link Travelfotografer.
    /Olof

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    Quote Originally Posted by Otage View Post
    I'm considering upgrading my E-510 to an E-3 this summer. The only thing "worrying" me is the increased size and weight. So to all of you who own the E-3 and an other, ligther E-cam: Do you ever choose the lighter camera instead of the E-3 just because of it's size or weight? What kind of a situation would that be?

    I've played with the thought of not selling the E-510 once I get the E-3, but the question is would I ever use it? My impression is once you get the taste for the better, you can't live without it. For example, the IS of E-510 has spoiled me a bit too much for my own good...

    Also, if someone could link me to a graphical size comparison between the two cameras, it would be great! General thoughts about the size difference is also welcome

    Thanks!
    /Olof
    Note, owning two bodies (E-1 and E-510 in my case) has been very useful in cases where the action is fast moving and you don't have time to change lenses, so you switch bodies instead. For example, when I went whale watching, you never know whether the whale will come up near to the boat or far away. Sure, it weighs a ton, and you look like a photo geek, and you have to be careful at strap management, but it can be worth it.

    Occasionally, when I'm wanting to blend in more and not be as noticed as a photographer, I will leave the E-1 home, since a lot of people now have the smaller DLSRs. However, more often, I will use the SP-550UZ or C-8080WZ point and shoot cameras rather than the DSLR bodies, and they don't make the distinctive shutter sound.

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    Default Re: E-3 dimensions etc.

    This is a few leaps from your actual question, but I bought an E-410 last year purely because I wanted a more compact body than I could get from my Canon 5D. The E-410 and its kit lenses are much smaller than any 5D kit I've got. I'm very happy to have the E-410 as a compact camera, for times when I don't feel like lugging my 5D and its big lenses around.

    The leap here is that the E-3 is almost exactly the same size as the 5D. 10mm narrower, 3mm taller, and 0.2lbs lighter. So if the E-3 was my primary body, I'd use the E-410 for the same reason.

    Incidentally, I also use my E-410 as a backup body like Michael describes. My Canon 40D with my 300/2.8 and TCs are my wildlife kit, and I like carrying my E-410 and 14-42 as my "second lens" with this kit. The camera and lens weigh about the same as my Canon 17-40.

    I know the E-510 is a slightly different ballgame, but there's no getting around it: the E-3 is a big body. Excellent, but big. I'd agree with Tony; if you have need for it, buy it. You'll be very happy. But don't write off the utility of a compact camera sometime in the future. Many people use high-end P&S's like the Fuji F30 or Canon G9. I use my E-410 and kit lenses.
    Chris


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