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  1. #1
    ahngao Guest

    Olympus E-410 , E-510

    Hi all,

    i m newbie for DSLR...i plan to buy the olympus E-410 with 2 lenses....can anyone user of this camera comment for this camera...

    thank you

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2007
    I strongly recommend getting the E-510 instead. The grip is much better and the image stabilizer is essential. The 2 lens kit is the way to go. Both kit lenses are among the best kit lenses from any manufacturer, but the 40-150 (i.e., the "2nd" lens) is the real gem. One of the sharpest lenses you can get from about 50-100 mm.

    Nikon: D300, D700, Nikkor: 24-70, 70-200, 70-300/VR, 24/2.8, 35/2, 50/1.4G, 60/2.8G, 180/2.8,
    Sigma: 10-20, 50-150/2.8, 50/2.8, Tamron: 17-50/2.8, 28-75/2.8, Tokina: 12-24, Zeiss: 25/2.8
    Olympus: E-520, E-3, 7-14, 9-18, 11-22, 12-60, 14-35/2, 14-54, 35-100/2, 50-200, 25/2.8, 35/3.5, 50/2
    Panasonic: G1, Leica: 14-50, 14-150, 25/1.4
    Sony: A700, A900, 24-85, 35-70, 70-210/4, 20/2.8, 24/2.8, 50/2.8, T 90 macro, Zeiss: 24-70/2.8, 135/1.8
    P&S: Canon S90, Panasonic: LX3

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Brisbane, CA
    I would also go with the E-510. I haven't used either camera but I can't image not having a grip to hold onto.

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  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2007
    I too would go for the 510. I picked up the 410 and it just felt awful without the grip. I've heard it mentioned that the 410 is the worlds smallest DSLR, and that may or may not be true, but if you like a good feeling camera in your hands with IS, then for a hundred dollars more the 510 should be your choice, it was mine.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2008

    E-410/510 Reply

    I found the E410 kit on clearance at Sams Club and couldn't pass it up. I was going to sell it on ebay, but after playing around with it for a while I decided that I liked it a lot and decided to keep it. It was the 2 lens kit, but I don't like to have to change lenses, so I have since purchased a 18-180mm lens on ebay. That lens does add a lot more mass and weight to the camera, which may make it easier for some people to hold. I would like the IS, but right now I like the size. I'm going to take it to Europe and I think it will be easy to tote around. Perhaps I'll try my 18-180 on my brother in laws E510 to compare the results.
    Both 410 and 510 share the same sensor. The render very good color and shaprness. I don't like the flash based af illuminator, but you can turn that off depending if your using the internal or external flash. Shooting in low light is more difficult that with my old Nikon D50, but you play around and figure it out. I also purchased a FL36 flash. I don't think it's as nice a unit as the Nikon sb600. If I had that to do over perhaps I'd go with the FL50.
    Hope that's helpful,

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