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Old 24th October 2008, 22:27   #4141
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My Olympus E-500, 14-54mm & 40-150mm has completely become my backup camera. But my wife wants me to sell it. Right now I have kept it in office for emergency photo opportunities.
Samurai, do not sell it out. Always better to have a Backup Camera. And trust me, ppl want it for free (Very low offer) when you try to sell it out . I had that experience. So i am planning to Donate my entire Olympus Gear and Sigma 50-500 to some budding photographers when i graduate to Canon 500 f/4. Seriously...

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@sreerajunnithan - thanks man !
I am very much into shooting birds - so it wont be a waste for sure. When did you buy it ?
My budget is limited at 40 - 45k so I might need to wait for some time to let the prices drop OR get it from abroad via someone.
Hello hkanitkar,

I bought it around 2 years back. I think listed price was around $999. I bought it from India coz i had tough time finding Olympus mount (Four Thirds) from gray (Without Bill) market. If you go for gray, i think it will be between 48-52. All depends on the mount you use. If its Canon or Nikon, it will be easy to get from Gray Market. Or you can think about 170-500 which is cheaper and performs same like 50-500.

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Old 24th October 2008, 23:44   #4142
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So i am planning to Donate my entire Olympus Gear and Sigma 50-500 to some budding photographers when i graduate to Canon 500 f/4. Seriously...
Seriously?
Is there a queue?

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Samurai, do not sell it out. Always better to have a Backup Camera. And trust me, ppl want it for free (Very low offer) when you try to sell it out .
Yeah, hard to get even half price of its real worth. That is why I am reluctant.

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Seriously?
Is there a queue?
You probably want just the 50-500mm. That is too much lens for me since I am not into birding.
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Old 25th October 2008, 12:24   #4144
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You probably want just the 50-500mm. That is too much lens for me since I am not into birding.
On second thoughts, the sigma's max aperture is not very encouraging. But the 1000mm reach..that's encouraging.

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I must admit, I got smitten by birding just because of some of the pics posted in this thread! And I am loving it!

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Old 25th October 2008, 17:37   #4146
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@torqueguru - lovely pics ! I loved the eagle and owl pic more than anything else. The lighting in the pic of seagull is interesting - makes it look bloody amazing !

@sreerajunnithan - i am looking for a nikon mount. I am currently using D80, and plan to upgrade soon to something better in nikon only.

Another one from my side :

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Old 25th October 2008, 22:50   #4147
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torqueguru, that was awesome shots. Keep it going, I'm super impressed with this thread. This is to all of you.
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So i am planning to Donate my entire Olympus Gear and Sigma 50-500 to some budding photographers when i graduate to Canon 500 f/4. Seriously...
You don't need to look any further. I shall satisfy myself with just the Sigma 50-500 .
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Old 26th October 2008, 03:26   #4149
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Riding through Bandipur national park.

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From the backyard. I used the Adobe RGB colorspace instead of the sRGB while converting from RAW to Jpeg. It can contain more color information.
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From the backyard. I used the Adobe RGB colorspace instead of the sRGB while converting from RAW to Jpeg. It can contain more color information.
That matters only if you into printing it professionally. If you are just watching on computer monitor, it makes no difference.
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That matters only if you into printing it professionally. If you are just watching on computer monitor, it makes no difference.
Oh it does. Depends also on the viewing software also I guess. The following figure shows how the same image (saved using Adobe RGB colorspace) appeared on Internet Explorer 7 and windows Photo Gallery. To exactly show you what I saw, I took the PRINT SCREENs (Screen Shots) of this image as it was displayed in both the applications and combined them to a single image. I hope you can make out the difference. The top one is in IE and the bottom one is in Photo Gallery of Vista.

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As you can see, the bottom one is more vivid and is actually the true Adobe RGB colorspace representation of the image which is saved in that. The IE displays it using the sRGB colorspace which is not as wide as Adobe RGB 1998.

Now you may ask, how come the earlier image of pineapple is more vivid than sRGB if the browser can't show it as it is? Actually thats a cheat I did, I took the screen shot of the Adobe RGB image as it was displayed with color proofing in CS2, and saved as another image using the default sRGB - thats my WYSIWYG conversion of color spaces

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Oh it does.
now you are comparing viewers. actually IE plays with the images before displaying, check if you have set any options like these in IE. for viewing and printing, better use standard viewing software.

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Correct me if im wrong but i was under the impression that only FireFox 3 supported embedded color profiles, all the other browsers at this time use sRGB regardless (so therefore saving as Adobe RGB 1998 would be negated when viewed online in any other browser) ?

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Correct me if im wrong but i was under the impression that only FireFox 3 supported embedded color profiles, all the other browsers at this time use sRGB regardless (so therefore saving as Adobe RGB 1998 would be negated when viewed online in any other browser) ?

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I tend to agree with this. anyone wants to see for yourself, do this simple test if you have a camera that can capture in raw mode.

take a raw picture and create the jpeg using adobe rgb colorspace. then open this picture in IE and also in windows photo gallery. you can notice the differences in color.
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