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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:23 am 
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After a week with my new E-620 I'm convinced I made the right choice. This is pretty much my first camera of any kind, and I love it. There's enough features in this little package to keep me studying for years.

I do have one disappointment, however, and that's with the indicator lamps that go off when selecting AF targets through the viewfinder.

I can barely see them in low light conditions, never mind daylight. They appear as faint red smudges around each target. A friend has an E-520 and that camera displays sharp red pinpoints of light that are clearly visible in daylight.

So, is my viewfinder buggered, or is this how the E-620s are designed? Anyone here have a different experience with these lamps?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 5:13 am 
I've never had a chance to play with the 620 yet, but all the cameras I've played with had a very crisp shine to it. E-500, 510, and E-3. My suggestion is to go play with a display somewhere and it will tell you. And if its such a problem, contact Olympus and see what they say. Even minor defects should be taken seriously by them if they intend to have a good reputation for building quality products. Or see if you can return yours and exchange for a different one.


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Thanks, Atomic.

That's exactly what I did today and got a new camera body as a result. Now the AF targets light up like a Christmas tree, as they should.

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