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Ist camera was a ZORKI, so there. Got my hands on an Olympus OM10 and never looked back, took thousands of home and work photos despite being kicked off the tripod by a bull ( he jumped over me while I was getting THE shot ) until I got my first digital camera, a Canon G4 ( 4 mp ). Horrendous noise in low light!.

One dumb question. What makes a lens a 'digital' lens on the current range of digital slrs. and can I use my collection of lenses on modern digital cameras ( providing they fit of course )Now for the biggy.I want my manual focus, manul exposure, shutter speed etc back again..

I need a camera which will allow me manual everything if I need it. Must be capable of burst shooting at high speed 'film' setting. At least 10mp, I will be doing shoots for DTP and QTVR.Can anyone put the tail on the donkey for me, what should I start looking at?Peter..

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Peterdewolf wrote:.

Ist camera was a ZORKI, so there. Got my hands on an Olympus OM10 andnever looked back, took thousands of home and work photos despitebeing kicked off the tripod by a bull ( he jumped over me while I wasgetting THE shot ) until I got my first digital camera, a Canon G4 (4 mp ). Horrendous noise in low light!One dumb question. What makes a lens a 'digital' lens on the currentrange of digital slrs. and can I use my collection of lenses onmodern digital cameras ( providing they fit of course ).

A digital lens is a lens that covers the camera's smaller (than 35mm film) sensor. If you put this lens on a 35mm film camera or full frame digital camera the corners of the pictures would be black..

Regarding your collection of lenses it would depend on the lenses..

Now for the biggy.I want my manual focus, manul exposure, shutter speed etc back again.I need a camera which will allow me manual everything if I need it.Must be capable of burst shooting at high speed 'film' setting. Atleast 10mp, I will be doing shoots for DTP and QTVR.Can anyone put the tail on the donkey for me, what should I startlooking at?Peter..

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Peterdewolf wrote:.

One dumb question. What makes a lens a 'digital' lens on the currentrange of digital slrs. and can I use my collection of lenses onmodern digital cameras ( providing they fit of course ).

I think it means the image circle produced by the lens on the focal plane may be smaller in some circumstances because most digital (APS-C) sensors are smaller than 35mm film. Digital sensor's also reflect more light than film so lens coatings may be optimized differently. In my experience a good 35mm film lens will work just fine on a digital body. If your old film lenses are Canon FD mounts give up hope of using them on digital bodies. (flamefest predicted ... .

Now for the biggy.I want my manual focus, manul exposure, shutter speed etc back again.I need a camera which will allow me manual everything if I need it.Must be capable of burst shooting at high speed 'film' setting. Atleast 10mp, I will be doing shoots for DTP and QTVR.Can anyone put the tail on the donkey for me, what should I startlooking at?.

I think you and I want the same thing, a digital version of a Canon Ftb or Pentax K1000, etc. I have little hope there is enough market that anyone will build one for us. It's a mega-zoom, auto focus, auto everything, 30 frame per second world now. Get over it and enjoy the advances and price points afforded by today's markets. You'll be happier and you'll still take good photo's...

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Thank you both for the speedy response. There's hope now, because I have been using the Olympus for so long I've a soft spot for it and I checked out the new models and they use ZUIKO 50 mm lenses, my OM10 uses a ZUIKO 50mm lens, what a whiz it would be if I only needed to buy the body, I could afford it then.What's your guess as to whether it would fit?Peter..

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VIsit the Olympus SLR forum. I think there are adapters for your lens..

I handled the E510 once. It seems to be a nice camera but it's not for me..

PS: a 50mm lens on a 35mm film body won't look the same on an Olympus DSLR body. It will have the angle of view of a 100mm lens, but the depth of field qualities remain the same. In other words it's still a 50mm lens. Consider it to be a cropped shot and plan accordingly...

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Peterdewolf wrote:.

Thank you both for the speedy response. There's hope now, because Ihave been using the Olympus for so long I've a soft spot for it and Ichecked out the new models and they use ZUIKO 50 mm lenses, my OM10uses a ZUIKO 50mm lens, what a whiz it would be if I only needed tobuy the body, I could afford it then.What's your guess as to whether it would fit?Peter.

Try posting in the Olympus SLR Talk forum. I don't think you'd have to guess. I know with Nikon there is a list of compatible lenses...

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One thing, Canon G4 newer existed. I have a Canon G3, 4 Mpixel and it doesn't have horrendous noise in low light, only if you use the highest ISO, otherwise the noise is just like any compact camera. Also, the Canon G3 has manual focus, exposure, aperture, burst mode etc... of course you can't compare it to today's DSLR..

Peterdewolf wrote:.

Ist camera was a ZORKI, so there. Got my hands on an Olympus OM10 andnever looked back, took thousands of home and work photos despitebeing kicked off the tripod by a bull ( he jumped over me while I wasgetting THE shot ) until I got my first digital camera, a Canon G4 (4 mp ). Horrendous noise in low light!One dumb question. What makes a lens a 'digital' lens on the currentrange of digital slrs. and can I use my collection of lenses onmodern digital cameras ( providing they fit of course )Now for the biggy.I want my manual focus, manul exposure, shutter speed etc back again.I need a camera which will allow me manual everything if I need it.Must be capable of burst shooting at high speed 'film' setting. Atleast 10mp, I will be doing shoots for DTP and QTVR.Can anyone put the tail on the donkey for me, what should I startlooking at?Peter..

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Re>Thank you both for the speedy response.<.

Speedy maybe, but wrong, mostly..

The sensor inside a digital camera is more reflective than film, so many lens makers have created digital versions of their lenses by adding additional anti-reflection coating inside the lenses..

If you look at a Sigma catalog, you'll see all the Sigma lenses are now marked as digital, because of this coating process. Sigma marks these lenses DG..

IN ADDITION, some lenses are designed for the smaller sensors (as compared to 35mm film size) and these usually have some sort of code name, often with "digital" in the phrase. Back to Sigma; DC (think of C as standing for compact) is Sigma's code for these..

As for using old lenes on modern cameras; there's no need for the DG coating, the vast majority of the time, so if your old lenses fit (that's where the advice to try the Olympus forum comes in) the fact that they do not have the extra coating doesn't really matter, at least until you buy nes lenses when you can afford them/.

BAK..

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OOPs sorry, Canon G2 Powershot,( just habit from posting teccie problems on the Apple G4 forums ) and it does produce horrendous noise in low light...

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I've been visiting this forum and many others for a few years now, you folks are generous with your help and advice and it's much appreciated. I'll hop over to the Olympus forum.Peter..

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BAK wrote:.

Re>Thank you both for the speedy response..

Speedy maybe, but wrong, mostly..

The sensor inside a digital camera is more reflective than film, somany lens makers have created digital versions of their lenses byadding additional anti-reflection coating inside the lenses..

Ahem. I did mention reflectivity and coatings in my previous post...

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