It's official: The Olympus E-510's viewfinder blows!

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  1. reg

    reg TPF Noob!

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    I happened to check out a D-40 today at Walmart. I am fairly used to the E-510's viewfinder but I figured MF on a DSLR just didn't happen. The Nikon must have AT LEAST a 1.5x larger viewfinder, if not twice as large (not correlating this with any crop factor, it just seemed roughly that much larger) and much brighter. I kid you people not when I say that the D-40's viewfinder almost seemed STRANGE to me.

    I feel so depraved now.
     
  2. Sw1tchFX

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    Olympus makes lousy SLR's as far as i'm concerned, and one of the worst things about them is that the small viewfinder is normal for an Olympus.


    It's like looking through a pinhole.
     
  3. Don Kondra

    Don Kondra Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Ah, but everything else makes up for it :mrgreen:

    And they do make a add on magnifier.....

    70-300 at 300mm handheld

    [​IMG]

    Cheers, Don
     
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    I feel that way often. :)
     
  5. Hertz van Rental

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    Olympus always made the best SLR's as far as I'm concerned. Used them exclusively for 35mm since the 1970's. They were originally the smallest and lightest cameras with exceptional lenses - and they had the largest and brightest viewfinders.
    I'm very fond of their dSLRs too. I have the E300 and the E3 - which I find to be as easy to use as their film cameras.
    But it's all a matter of personal taste and preference.
    If you don't like Olympus and don't want to use their cameras well that is your choice. I won't lose any sleep over it.
     
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    Perhaps you should have shopped around, then? I agree with Hertz - Olympus makes a great product.
     
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    Well said. There are trade-offs in every system out there. To write one off entirely is silly. Especially a company like Olympus... Zuiko glass has always been incredibly well respected, the OM bodies were great, and the company's been continually innovative in the DSLR market.

    F/2.0 zoom anybody?
     

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