Olympus E-P3 Image Thread

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It seems this camera was just completely overlooked during its day, there's no image thread! I love this camera, after I replaced mine with the E-P5 I felt compelled to go back and get another.

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It's a very, very old thread - but I feel compelled to revive it, having recently purchased a minimally-used and quite beautiful E-P3. Compared to modern cameras, it may not be the quickest....but speed isn't everything.
This was taken in a small town in Oregon...where Halloween is coming at the end of the month ;)

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It's a very, very old thread - but I feel compelled to revive it, having recently purchased a minimally-used and quite beautiful E-P3. Compared to modern cameras, it may not be the quickest....but speed isn't everything.
This was taken in a small town in Oregon...where Halloween is coming at the end of the month ;)

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Glad to see you've still got some trees left over there Miguel, after all those dreadful wildfires.
Hope you weren't affected.
 

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It seems this camera was just completely overlooked during its day, there's no image thread! I love this camera, after I replaced mine with the E-P5 I felt compelled to go back and get another.
I don’t think it was overlooked - my memory of the E-P3 was of it being very popular here and certainly popular with me - I loved them and often hesitate when I see a mint one on eBay for sale - especially if it’s a silver metal finish example - but I usually resist :rolleyes-38:
I still have an optional grip in my collection and have resisted getting rid of it ‘just in case‘ i get another example as I imagine they are very hard to find nowadays - the MCG-2 makes a big difference to the ergonomics giving you a much more comfortable grip especially as it is rubberised rather than hard plastic :thumbup:
 

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Another E-P3 image - this one taken with Olympus's diminutive 9mm fisheye 'body cap' lens which, in spite of its low price and all-plastic construction, is still capable of nice images from time to time---

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At ISO 1600, taking available light snapshots at close to the maximum aperture of an inexpensive (the Pergear 25mm) manual focus lens, the E-P3 still has the ability to produce worthy shots. This was taken in my writing studio, where a portrait of my grandfather, who had been a politician in Bolivia, sits on a bookshelf.

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The E-P3 is a classic. I was lucky to get one a few months ago in mint condition. There was always something special about the jpegs out the E-P3. These were taken in 2013...

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I still have my EP-3, it became my backup when I bought a new Lumix G85 this year. Here's some older photos:
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A self-portrait, taken in very limited available lighting. With a surprisingly inexpensive manual focus lens, the Pergear 25mm 1.8.

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One more from the E-P3 - which I must say become significantly more enjoyable to shoot with after I acquired a VF-2 viewfinder---

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Taken with the 17mm pancake Zuiko (Olympus) lens mounted on my E-P3, a nice combination--

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You're getting some absolutely beautiful images from yours Miguel, well done! Mine has moved on to my daughter, who has really enjoyed it (although she's using her iPhone more these days). But there's something about the colors from the E-P3 that are just special. And, the design & materials are fantastic. Maybe she'll give hers back to me one day...
 
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