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E-420 does not like ND filters
This is resized to 800x600, otherwise is straight out of the OLY E-420 camera.
I like to shoot water at slow shutter speeds and many times the time of day that I am available, requires the use of some ND filters to get that slow shutter speed.
The first serious shoot with the new Olympus E-420, I shot some water at high noon, used (2) -3 stop ND filters. The result was REALLY BAD!! So I thought...what the heck, and tested on a tripod back at home. Judging via the LCD only, it looked like the E-420 would tolerate ONE ND filter without ruining the WB but not two.
Back out into the field in the evening where I needed one ND filter to get the shutter speeds I desired, (also used "Shade" WB, not AUTO). In the field, on the LCD, this shot looked REALLY GREAT!! I was pleased.
Back home, and everything is approx 1/2 as crappy as it was when I used the TWO ND filters!!!
My conclusion is that I won't be able to use this camera for any filterized shootin'...and is in effect a Point-n-shoot dSLR...
If you NEVER use filters, you'll love this little camera. If you do shoot via filters on a regular basis, you'll HATE this little camera.
I do exactly the same shots with the E-330 on a regular basis, and I have nothing but outstanding results...
The E-420 will have to be sold...I cannot deal with this behaviour.
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