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12/29/2006 10:36:06 AM · #1
Thanks! I seen that but never messed with it.

12/28/2006 03:58:46 PM · #2
Originally posted by hyperfocal:

Originally posted by Tlemetry:

I about fell over when you said the E-300 has a mirror lockup with the firmware update. I have the firmware updated but can't find the lockup feature. Can someone tell me where to find it?


hit menu > select the icon with the camera2 > ANTI-SHOCK > select 1 to 30 seconds

The ANTI-SHOCK setting is the last item under the camera2, but just go up past card setup & it is the next one.

Remember to set back to off or you'll miss a shot. I use it even when I really don't need the vibration reduction as the self timer.


edit to add:

I'm at work & don't have the link, but there are some hacks with the E-300 that allow ISO 50, total shutter count, and the total number of times the anti-dust sensor has shaken.
12/28/2006 03:55:03 PM · #3
Originally posted by Tlemetry:

I about fell over when you said the E-300 has a mirror lockup with the firmware update. I have the firmware updated but can't find the lockup feature. Can someone tell me where to find it?


hit menu > select the icon with the camera2 > ANTI-SHOCK > select 1 to 30 seconds

The ANTI-SHOCK setting is the last item under the camera2, but just go up past card setup & it is the next one.

Remember to set back to off or you'll miss a shot. I use it even when I really don't need the vibration reduction as the self timer.
12/28/2006 02:50:15 PM · #4
I about fell over when you said the E-300 has a mirror lockup with the firmware update. I have the firmware updated but can't find the lockup feature. Can someone tell me where to find it?

12/28/2006 02:30:23 PM · #5
Thank you for the links! Appreciate it!
12/27/2006 03:03:59 PM · #6
Originally posted by colorcarnival:

Originally posted by baco99:

resurrecting a very old thread. new E500 owner here. thanks for all the helpful links to the lens adapter site. time to go raid my dad's old camera bins....


I just got the E-500. I looked thru this thread and did not see a link for lens adapter sites. Anyone have those?


it's a great camera - you won't be disappointed.
12/27/2006 10:10:06 AM · #7
Originally posted by colorcarnival:

Originally posted by baco99:

resurrecting a very old thread. new E500 owner here. thanks for all the helpful links to the lens adapter site. time to go raid my dad's old camera bins....


I just got the E-500. I looked thru this thread and did not see a link for lens adapter sites. Anyone have those?


here's a couple good links

olympus related


this guy sells adaptors
12/27/2006 09:31:04 AM · #8
Originally posted by baco99:

resurrecting a very old thread. new E500 owner here. thanks for all the helpful links to the lens adapter site. time to go raid my dad's old camera bins....


I just got the E-500. I looked thru this thread and did not see a link for lens adapter sites. Anyone have those?
12/27/2006 09:18:49 AM · #9
FWIW, the 35mm macro lens can be had for less than $200 at many online shops. I think they are in short supply or are close to being discontinued, as Zuiko lenses almost never go on sale.

i picked one up from a local camera shop for $220, plus a $15 Oly rebate, so $205 net.

09/21/2006 03:16:33 PM · #10
resurrecting a very old thread. new E500 owner here. thanks for all the helpful links to the lens adapter site. time to go raid my dad's old camera bins....

11/01/2005 03:23:00 PM · #11
I'm hoping by next week sometime it will be here! Hopefully before we drive down to NC to see the inlaws.

Hey I want to see some pics aeli!
11/01/2005 02:59:12 PM · #12
Originally posted by missinseattle:

Well I FINALLY found an E-300 here to look at. I'm sold. I believe I will be buying the E-500 this weekend when my gift card comes. I'll have to order it online since best buy does not have it in store.

I kept going back and forth between the D70 and the Rebel. But after holding the Olympus it felt more comfortable to me- plus you can't beat that kit price.

I'm stoked!


YAY!!! Definitely the way to go - and I think you will be really happy.
11/01/2005 02:54:02 PM · #13
Well I FINALLY found an E-300 here to look at. I'm sold. I believe I will be buying the E-500 this weekend when my gift card comes. I'll have to order it online since best buy does not have it in store.

I kept going back and forth between the D70 and the Rebel. But after holding the Olympus it felt more comfortable to me- plus you can't beat that kit price.

I'm stoked!
11/01/2005 01:53:52 PM · #14
Update from Olympus....The 17.5-45 will be offered as part of the Costco "discounted" price.
11/01/2005 11:52:05 AM · #15
Originally posted by Olyuzi:



The 17.5-45 lens is only supposed to be sold in Europe and not in the US. I haven't heard of anyone in the US getting the 17.5-45.


Yea, I read that too.

I can't wait till I see brown, tomorrow. UPS is going to deliver my 11-22;-)
11/01/2005 11:33:04 AM · #16
Originally posted by hyperfocal:

Originally posted by BMacD:

E-500 two lens kit buyers. Some of the kits went out with a 17.5-45 lens not the 14-45 as promoted or posted on the box. Olympus is aware, and I'm waiting for my replacement lens. Other than that, the camera is great!!!!


I hope that my standard kit comes with the 17.5-45 instead of the 14-45. I already have another 14-45, and the deal I got from Dell made it cheaper to buy the kit than the body alone. Plus the 17.5 has 52mm threads instead of the 58mm threads of the 14-45 (I have about 20 or so 52mm filters and the new 35mm macro has 52mm threads).


The 17.5-45 lens is only supposed to be sold in Europe and not in the US. I haven't heard of anyone in the US getting the 17.5-45.
11/01/2005 10:42:41 AM · #17
Originally posted by MQuinn:

Car shopping is easy, buy a Toyota:) But then again I own an autoshop. My newest vehical is a 1992, and still runs/looks like new. The camera buying part, its a hobby, has been for quite awhile, My old Canon 35mm from the the mid-80's was a good camera. When I got my 1.3MP Olympus I loved it an still do. I'm a value guy, and this is what I found in the E500


I owned an Olympus E-20N. And that think was built! It was a hefty weight but so solid. (Better build than my Canon 20D.) I imagine for competitive sake Olympus has brought the build quality down a notch to compete in the sub-$1,000 market.

But I will say this, my E-20N got more vibrant colors than my 20D. I think Olympus gets a lot of vibrancy. Where as my Canon 20D is fast & unbelieveable in low-light. But I think based my experience with Olympus' higher end that I'd recommend their products.

I've even contemplated getting the E-500kit for my fiance in the near future.

Message edited by author 2005-11-01 10:42:49.
11/01/2005 10:36:41 AM · #18
Originally posted by BMacD:

E-500 two lens kit buyers. Some of the kits went out with a 17.5-45 lens not the 14-45 as promoted or posted on the box. Olympus is aware, and I'm waiting for my replacement lens. Other than that, the camera is great!!!!


I hope that my standard kit comes with the 17.5-45 instead of the 14-45. I already have another 14-45, and the deal I got from Dell made it cheaper to buy the kit than the body alone. Plus the 17.5 has 52mm threads instead of the 58mm threads of the 14-45 (I have about 20 or so 52mm filters and the new 35mm macro has 52mm threads).

Message edited by author 2005-11-01 10:37:41.
11/01/2005 09:15:50 AM · #19
E-500 two lens kit buyers. Some of the kits went out with a 17.5-45 lens not the 14-45 as promoted or posted on the box. Olympus is aware, and I'm waiting for my replacement lens. Other than that, the camera is great!!!!
11/01/2005 08:21:14 AM · #20
I bought the E-500 last week (finally found a place that actually had the 2 lens kit). LOVE IT!! Of course, I was upgrading from a non-dSLR that was 4 yrs old. I played with the Canon and Nikon, and to me, the Olympus just felt the best.

I have had a ton of fun playing with it in the last week, and hoping to submit a pic for one of the challenges today.
11/01/2005 07:15:43 AM · #21
yes car shopping is easy lol- i own a honda and it's my second one. Going on 150k miles and the only thing I've done to is change the oil ever 3k miles.

So the value is good, is the quality as good as the Nikon and Canon?

I'm going to look at the E-500 today. LIke I said, I don't want to make a decision that I'm going to regret later on.
10/31/2005 10:05:38 PM · #22
Car shopping is easy, buy a Toyota:) But then again I own an autoshop. My newest vehical is a 1992, and still runs/looks like new. The camera buying part, its a hobby, has been for quite awhile, My old Canon 35mm from the the mid-80's was a good camera. When I got my 1.3MP Olympus I loved it an still do. I'm a value guy, and this is what I found in the E500
10/31/2005 09:46:41 PM · #23
You are no help Mquinn:O)

Time will tell this weekend for me lol. I have ALL day ALONE tomorrow since hubby is taking a day of leave and taking our daughter with him to a friends farm. You know what I'll be doing lol. I'll be hitting every camera shop I can find.

Like I said in another thread, this is worse than car shopping.
10/31/2005 09:40:01 PM · #24
I have spent too much time in the local Camera store here, I just couldn't make a decision on what camera I wanted, I was torn between the Canon 350 Rebel, the Nikon D70 and the Olympus E500. My brother-in-law whos a died in the wool Nikon fan told me that the Nikon was the best, but all he has ever had has been Nikon, and for him money is pretty much no object, he buys the latest and greatest Nikon as soon is comes out. For me, I'm updating from a 7 year old camera that cost $500 in its day. Money is an object, after much consideration and checking reviews and holding all the cameras, Sunday I bought the E-500, from the local National Camera Exchange. Haven't played with it "since" its a birthday present and the wife wrapped it as soon as we got home till my birthday:( But after holding, and taking several pics I like the Olympus the best.
10/31/2005 09:26:59 PM · #25
It is listed on the Best Buy website. I'm going to see if it's at our store tomorrow.

I posted in another thread that I am looking at getting the D70, but the more I am reading about the E-500 now I'm not sure. Seems a very good deal since it is on sale right now with the 2 lens kit. Other then that I have not heard much about it other then people who have the E-300 suggesting I look at the 500.
Either way, I will be looking and hopefully buying this weekend. I guess this is another one to put in my final pick lol.
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