It's not a micro, but you have to see it, you will love it.

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And yes, finally I made it. I found it. The glorious Olympus E1, the one and only.
I love it, and so you have to :laugh:
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Olympus E1
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Olympus E1

Long story short: I had many four-thirds cameras, almost every model, but never the E1, then I had and have many m43, but I had always that strange desire to have one E1, and finally I found a very good one, It's barely used, with just 2213 shots taken. I love it.

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And yes, finally I made it. I found it. The glorious Olympus E1, the one and only.
I love it, and so you have to :laugh:
View attachment 874460 Olympus E1
View attachment 874461 Olympus E1

Long story short: I had many four-thirds cameras, almost every model, but never the E1, then I had and have many m43, but I had always that strange desire to have one E1, and finally I found a very good one, It's barely used, with just 2213 shots taken. I love it.

Photo made with EM1mk2 and pana 25 1.4
I hope you negotiated at least an extra 33% discount, 'cos it looks like a third of the camera has broken off. :eek: ;)
 

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Hehehe... I like mine, too. Photos are nice and contrasty, although something in the glue of the rubber grip has become a bit smelly over the years... I suspect the rubber/glue point is beginning to break down a bit.

Crank up the sharpness and saturation and photos have a really cool pop to them.

I also have the 14-54 II lens... It works quite well with an adaptor on m43, too.
 

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hmmm...

Sort of looks like a black Minolta Dimage 5 or 7. Even a Pentax K1 shape. Wonder which or who came up with that stubby body design first?
 

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hmmm...

Sort of looks like a black Minolta Dimage 5 or 7. Even a Pentax K1 shape. Wonder which or who came up with that stubby body design first?

Olympus did, it's derived from their 90's era film ZLR's. (and yes I do mean ZLR)
 

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And a flower, by way of congratulations

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I haven't seen an E-1, but various E series cameras show up regularly in my local Craigslist, usually under $200. I used to hope I could get some deal on E-series glass that would be worth adapting to my E-M10 but everyone seems to only have the 14-42 and 40-150 zooms which I already have m43 versions of.
 
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I haven't seen an E-1, but various E series cameras show up regularly in my local Craigslist, usually under $200. I used to hope I could get some deal on E-series glass that would be worth adapting to my E-M10 but everyone seems to only have the 14-42 and 40-150 zooms which I already have m43 versions of.
Yes, they seem to be ten a penny over here too.
They were the two kit lenses, which it seems most folk bought at the time.
There are quite a few dealers here with various other lenses on offer.
What is it you'd really prefer?
 

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I haven't seen an E-1, but various E series cameras show up regularly in my local Craigslist, usually under $200. I used to hope I could get some deal on E-series glass that would be worth adapting to my E-M10 but everyone seems to only have the 14-42 and 40-150 zooms which I already have m43 versions of.
The 14-54 MkI, 14-54 MkII and 12-60 were kit lenses on the
E-x bodies and the E-30. Those who bought them, mostly still have them, as I do with my 14-54 MkII.
 

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The 14-54 MkI, 14-54 MkII and 12-60 were kit lenses on the
E-x bodies and the E-30. Those who bought them, mostly still have them, as I do with my 14-54 MkII.

Yeah, I would never get rid of my 14-54. It is that lens, and the availability of 4/3 - m43 adapters that kept me from going back to Canon when I gave up on 4/3s. The 14-54 was bought and paid for, and there was no way I could get that level of quality in a Canon mount at a price I could afford.
 

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One of my favorite cameras, such a pleasing camera to use.
E-1 (zuiko 25mm f2.8) with the E-M1 classic (m.zuiko 25mm f1.8)
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There are quite a few dealers here with various other lenses on offer.
What is it you'd really prefer?

I've been interested in the 12-60 or 14-54 because I prefer the reach/perspective of 50mm to the 40-45mm of other zooms and the wider apertures. f3.5 is two stops faster than my 12-50's f6.3. If today's 12-40 Pro was a 12-50/2.8-3.5 I would have bought it years ago :whistling:

Yeah, I know, picky, picky...
 

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I've been interested in the 12-60 or 14-54 because I prefer the reach/perspective of 50mm to the 40-45mm of other zooms and the wider apertures. f3.5 is two stops faster than my 12-50's f6.3. If today's 12-40 Pro was a 12-50/2.8-3.5 I would have bought it years ago :whistling:

Yeah, I know, picky, picky...
I, too, like that longer reach in a standard lens. It's amazing to me how many images I take with my 12-100 at exactly 54mm ...
 

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I never bought E-1 but it but I always liked the idea of viewfinder on the left side of the body. Same reason I was interested in E-330 and later the Pen-F as well.

12-100mm seems like the successor to 12-60mm, but the 4/3 lens I found most interesting was actually 11-22mm.

Although ultimately I did not get into 4/3, I still appreciated how Olympus are willing to think outside of the box, not get stuck in the past so much, which of course continued with m4/3.
 
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