Summary: After a hiatus on photography decided to dust off my camera equipment and start shooting again. Since we completed the new pond decided to use that as subject matter. Using the E-1 and the 70-300 to get close and personal it was apparent that one the body was not fast enough to capture the swimming fish and two it seems the lens was not fast enough given the shooting conditions. Buying a faster lens was not an option given the prices the 50-200 is going for currently.
Summary: So far so good, but I haven't used it on any actual work just yet. Just wish that the instruction manual had been included. Taking the strap off my E410 and putting it on the E3 was also an adventure in itself.
Summary: I ended up buying this camera now in 2013! Mainly because I liked my Olympus macro 50 mm lens which I was using with an adapter on a micro four third camera unfortunately the focus was too slow (~4seconds).But now it's blazing fast. I plan to use this camera at low ISO, I am simply amazed with the image quality and the fine tuned amount of detail in the images. If you are looking for high ISO performance this camera is not for you because it's 5 years old.
Summary: I received this wonderful camera promptly and in excellent condition. It looks brand new. I shot about fifty pictures with it to get the feel of it and found it to be everything it is advertised to be and then some.
Summary: I WAS MOST IMPRESSED BY THE E-3'S IMAGING ABILITY. IT OUT RESOLVED MY NEW NIKON D700 IN A LOW LIGHT SELF PORTRAIT - AND AT 1/3 THE ISO, BECAUSE MOST PEOPLE DON'T GRASP THE ENGINEERING LEAP MADE BY GIVING THE E-3 IN BODY IMAGE STABILIZATION! MY E-3, AT ISO 200 - OUT RESOLVED MY NEW D700 AT ISO 500 IN A LOW LIGHT SELF PORTRAIT. YES, I UNDERSTAND ISO's. I SHOT THE D700 AT ISO 500 TO ELIMINATE MY MOVEMENT - IT WAS NOT COMPLETELY SUCCESSFUL.
Summary: I have to admit. I go to class with this camera and all the Nikon and Canon people look at this camera with ahh!! I have the E-520 and E-3. I'm crying now that the E-5 just came out but i will have to wait when the price drops a little. Its amazing the pictures it takes. I use the Zeiko and Sigma lenses. I've been reading and hearing the new companies joining four thirds and excited what this technology will be coming out next.
Pros: What amazed me most about this review, is the negative start to all features. Olympus has the features that Panasonic and others have COPIED, and she made it look like Olympus was lagging or following others. Not a single mention of the GREAT GLASS.
Cons: Software in some of the better competitors is better, but that is about it.