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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 10:43 am 
Well, I've done it! I bought the E510 with the 14-42mm kit lens. The reviews were all around very positive. Gordon's review was particularly helpful as he has a very practical angle of reviewing equipment. Thanks Gordon!

Gordon, there is one thing that ought to be added to your excellent review of the Olympus E510. It's in relation to the part of your review where you are in Live View. At that point, you said that one can get a preview of how the IS works for a few seconds by pushing the appropriate button. You then pushed the button, and, sure enough, the image stopped shaking for a few seconds. I remember thinking "so what?". But I think that this function has a much more practical application: One can manually zoom and adjust the focus to perfection whilst having that button pressed and the image stabilised - something that would be much harder to do when zooming with the green rectangle, due to camera shake. So I don't think it's not so much for getting a preview, but rather to be able to actually focus with a stabilised image. Maybe this is what you meant? If you did, I do apologise. However, I think this to be an important point, so I'll take the heat if necessary!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 11:57 am 
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Hi Ant,

Congratulations on the new camera. I still have a soft spot for Olympus (despite switching camps to Canon) and it would be great to hear more of your thoughts about the 510. Once you are more comfortable with the camera is there any chance of your adding a post to the Olympus E-510 User Review thread in "User Reviews"?


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Hi Ant1, yep, the stabilised preview can be helpful in many situations!

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