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from a former "OM" user
on June 22, 2010
I bought the Canon G10... a great p&s digital camera, but quickly realized that I really wanted a DSLR.
I used and loved the Olympus OM-2S film SLR for many years, so I decided to sell my G10, throw in some extra money, and get a digital SLR that would make me feel like I used to feel while shooting my OM...
The E30 is THAT camera. I haven't regretted my decision at all. The E30 takes great shots.. and the kit lens is pretty nice too... better than some Canikon piece of junk.
Olympus might be the underdog, but who do you like to root for in the movies? That's right... the underdog. And sometimes the underdog just doesn't get the respect he deserves.
If you have some old Olympus OM glass already, you can't go wrong... throw the adapter on there and shoot those old manual lenses. What a treat. There's a 2X crop factor (a 50mm lens becomes a 100mm) but it's still GREAT glass, and the pictures look amazing.
There are rumors that the Olympus E-5 (pro model replacing the E-3) might be out soon... so if you are hardcore, or want to spend a lot of cash, you might want to wait. But for the average almost-pro shooter, I think the E30 is a damn fine camera.
And don't listen to the 4/3 sensor haters out there. I love the 4/3 sensor. I want to marry the 4/3 sensor. I love the way "4/3 sensor" sounds as it rolls off my tongue. All of this full-frame sensor stuff is nonsense. How many HUGE 21 megapixel files do you need on your hard-drive?
I challenge anyone to look at a well-made shot from the E30 and honestly say that it doesn't look fine.
NIKON: played out.