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 Post subject: E-520 softer than E-510?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 12:05 pm 
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Hi

I have the distinct feeling that my E520's internal processing produces softer images than my older E510 did. I have sharpening to +2, and I still can't get tack-sharp images the way I remember the E510 did.

Is this due to the Gradation feature (I got it set to Normal)? Or the SAT feature?... Or something else? I have read similar comments on the net, but I would appreciate the input of this forum.

If it is indeed the case that the E510 was sharper, is there a way to do something about it.

Which settings should I change to achieve the sharpness I want?

Is there a way to load, maybe, the firmware of the E510 into the E520?...

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The E-520 I had was able to produce sharp images. I posted some samples here:

http://www.cameralabs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7009

They say the softness is due to the slightly stronger AA filter in the E-520 so it's not something a firmware modification can resolve. But sincerely I didn't find the "softness" everyone is talking about a big deal.

Hope it helps a little..

Cheers,
Tony

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i disagree...


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It's the AA filter according to many. So even shooting in RAW is not going to resolve the discrepancy in sharpness.

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Also, of course, if existing E-520 owners did not previously own the E-510 they won't be aware of any discrepancy in sharpness between the two models. But there does seem to be one, judging by the discussions on other forums.


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How about the difference between E500 and E520 ???
(for ones who jumped from 500 to 520)
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:54 pm 
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I currently have a premium Fujifilm compact. Its a great camera, fantastic quality and all but I'm looking to advance in a entry level DSLR. I been looking at the Olympus E-520 and was looking on youtube for some review and that and came along one done by camera labs. He said some about the flash though along the lines of: "This flash will clear small budget kit lenses like this one, but if you have a bigger lens like the 12-60 attached you may see a shadow".

The company I'm looking to buy from has a E-520 and it comes with a budget kit lens and a 40-150mm lens. Im guessing a shadow will appear with that lens too?

By the way if anyone owns this camera, can you tell me if it will be ok for sport?


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Welcome to the forum!

The built-in flash of the E-520 will definitely clear the 14-42mm kit lens and the 40-150mm. Both of those lenses are very very small compared to the 12-60mm or even the 14-54mm.

The E-520 equipped with the 14-42 and 40-150 isn't bad for sport as long as there is lots of light. You may have trouble getting a fast enough auto focus if you are indoors. For indoor sports, you might want to consider a faster lens like the 12-60 or 50-200 if you need more telephoto.

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Cheers :D that helps alot!

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