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  1. #1
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    The Evolts are coming, The Evolts are coming !!

    Hello All,

    Friday at lunch I discovered a new camera store on Lexington Avenue and 51st Street in New York City.

    I walked in and the entry was filled with Olympus merchandize. I walked around and figured this guy must be a busy Olympus dealer.

    On my way out I asked one of the salesman 'Are you getting the new Olympus (E300/Evolt)?'

    He replied, "Yes, we are getting 100 on the 10th (December), and we have 40 sold already."

    I offered him my findings that the web samples have all been quite soft. He replied, "I printed them out and they are razor sharp."

    I left telling him I will see him on the tenth. Can't wait to hold a production model.

    Regards, Nicholas, www.nickphoto123.smugmug.com

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    Question

    If the C-8080 was 1 and the E-1 was 10 what would the E-300 be?
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    The Evolts are coming

    Hi Jim,

    May I suggest your question is mixing apples with oranges.

    However, since you asked, IMHO,:

    1) With the early web samples of E300 (Evolt) with the kit lens, the E300 would be about .4 (yes 4/10ths)

    2) with the Pro 14-54 the E300 (Evolt) would be at least a 13.

    All IMHO.

    Regards, Nicholas

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    2) with the Pro 14-54 the E300 (Evolt) would be at least a 13.
    So you feel that this combination of camera and lens is superior to the E-1.
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    Evolts are coming

    Hi Jim,

    Yes, The E300 at 8MP, designed under current market competition pressure, (20d etc.), must be better than the E-1's sensor. The Kodak imager MUST deliver the goods.

    A few highly regarded web reviewers gave a poor report on the E-1 (imaging-resource.com), and Olympus missing the mark of getting the most out of the full frame transfer 5MP sensor. (should have been lower noise than other ccd's and better dynamic range, did not deliver per these reviewers).

    I don't want to offend any camera's loyal users but I am just answering your question. All IMHO.

    Regards, Nicholas

    www.nickphoto123.smugmug.com

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    So on a scale of 1 to 10 IYHO:

    E300 with Pro lens is the best at 10
    E300 with standard lens would be a 4
    C-8080 would be a 1
    Where would you place the E-1?
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    The Evolts are coming!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Last
    So on a scale of 1 to 10 IYHO:

    E300 with Pro lens is the best at 10
    E300 with standard lens would be a 4
    C-8080 would be a 1
    Where would you place the E-1?
    Jim,

    I suggested the E300 with the kit lens as .4 (point 4), that is .6 under your stated starting point for your C-8080.
    And the E300 with the pro 14-54 would be at least 13 (3 over your stated 10 for the E-1.
    If, (of course please remember I think this is apples and oranges, and it is all IMveryHO)
    If the E300 does not beat the E-1, The 4/3's System will slide toward oblivion (quickly).

    I sure hope it fulfils its promise.

    Regards, Nicholas

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    Arh, got it So on a scale of 0 to 13

    E300 with included lens is 0.4
    C-8080 is 1.0
    E-1 is 10.0
    E300 with Pro lens is 13.0
    Olympus E-3 | Olympus E-1 | Olympus 14-54mm f2.8-3.5 | Olympus 50mm f2.0 Macro | Olympus 50-200mm f2.8-3.5 | Olympus FL-50R Flash

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    The Evolts are coming

    Hi Jim,

    That's it, a very subjective observation.

    Regards, Nicholas

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    Not at all Nicholas, it is exactly what I was looking for.

    When I brought my C-8080 I was aware that the E300 was on the very near horizon and have been trying to find out what it is like in the standard package form, as the costs are not too far apart, but when you consider getting the Pro lens then it becomes a completely different ball game and cost.
    Olympus E-3 | Olympus E-1 | Olympus 14-54mm f2.8-3.5 | Olympus 50mm f2.0 Macro | Olympus 50-200mm f2.8-3.5 | Olympus FL-50R Flash

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