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My 4/3 Life Continues

Posted in Uncategorized by gregmironchuk on November 27, 2012

My new (to me) Olympus E-300, on left, with the Nikon 20mm f/2.8. The older E-300, on the right, is sporting a 35mm f/2.0 Pentax Takumar lens, which is the equivalent of a 70mm f/2.0, on these cameras.

Having put the Nikons away, after my last Gig of 2012… I took the 4/3 gear out, again, and was fortunate enough to find another Olympus E-300 body, for sale, on eBay, for $34.00. It was missing some rubber, on the grip… and had a fair amount of “war damage” showing… but the price was right.

I like the E-300’s even more than my Panasonic Lumix’s… they offer a top flash synch speed of 1/320th of a second (the Lumix’s are firmware-limited to 1/160th of a second), and the old Kodak manufactured imaging sensors have that nice “Kodak Film-ey Appearance”.

They ARE menu-driven… but each function is “one-button, one twist of the control dial”… in practice, not very time or attention consuming.

My sister, Paula… photo made after Thanksgiving Dinner at her son Richard’s apartment, across from the Legal Sea Food restaurant, on Northern Avenue, in South Boston. I used the new E-300, the 40~150 Olympus Zoom, and a Nikon SB-24, bounced off the wall to camera left… f/4.5. Note the nice Kodak Skin Tones, from the old Kodak sensor…

I am now Officially Happy… these are my absolute favorite digital cameras.

The steel bear, from the now-defunct F.A.O. Scwartz Toy Store… formerly on Boylston St., here in Boston… now in front of the Tufts Medical Center Floating Hospital For Children, on Washington St., in Boston. E-300, with 11~22mm Olympus Zoom.

A couple of guys with balloons, crossing Charles St., at Boylston, in Boston, in the early AM. What’s so unusual about that???