I’ve bought a Olympus E-510 instead of E-410. There were three main reasons:
- Great discount plus 100€ refund from Olympus (yet waiting for it)
Grip really doesn’t make a difference but is a plus. What really decides me is the discount, it makes affordable to pay the difference and buy the camera with the stabilization
I’ve done a few photos and also I’ve attended a workshop instructed by Olympus teachers. There I’ve got the chance to use the E-3 camera (professional camera from Olympus). Olympus divide their lenses in three groups:
- Standard Lenses: the ones that you gonna find in your kit, the one that I use, such a 14-42(1:3.5-5.6) and the 40-150(1:3.5-4.5)
- Pro Lenses: pro stands for professional: in that workshop I test the 8mm(1:3.5 Fisheye) and the 12-60(1:2.8-4.0) with SWD (Supersonic Wave Drive)
- Top Pro Lenses: as you may assume this are the top lenses, for professional use. I test the 7-14mm(1:4.0), and my Good! I flip with the 150mm(1:2.0) in the studio photos, even more that with the 300mm(1:2.8) outdoors.
You may see a couple of photographies at pbenavent’s Flickr, there’re just a few of them…