At 12:27 AM 14/03/2006 -0500, Bill Barber wrote:
>I was in the local repair shop today. The guy that owns it had a shelf full
>of Canon and Nikon digital cameras he was cleaning the sensors on. I've
>used my e-1 for almost 2 years and its sensor gets cleaned every time I
>on. He said he never has one in for repair. He, along with other say there
>is no comparison with the color produced by the OM sensor and either of the
>other two. I've not used them,so I can't say.
>Are you going to buy the high dollar IS lenses? If not, what is the point of
>getting the Canon. Dirty sensors are a way of life (an expensive one) for
>people who use the other two.
>Buy the e-330 or 500, use your Zuiko glass and a minimal DZ kit, enjoy it
>and wait. If things don't work out with the e-system, you won't be heavily
>invested and it will give Canon an opportunity to figure out sensor cleaning
I looked at other brands but truth be known, the self-cleaning sensor was
the main selling point for me when choosing what DSLR to buy. I just
didn't want to know about sending my camera in for service because of
something like this.
So I went for the E-500 twin lens kit (14-45 and 40-150), it is very
capable and takes nice photos.
Though I wish I'd hung out and bought better glass. Not that I could
probably see any difference in my photos technically, but now I'd like some
extra speed and reach. I'm thinking a nice DZ kit would be just like what
Walt is using:
50mm f/2 macro
HTH with your decision Jon.
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