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Olympus Stylus Epic Zoom 80 Deluxe All Weather

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PFMcFarland
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Olympus Stylus Epic Zoom 80 Deluxe All Weather

Postby PFMcFarland » Sat Dec 12, 2015 3:56 am

A long title for such a small camera. It’s another in a line of sliding-door point-and-shoot cameras with a 38-80mm zoom lens instead of a 35mm fixed focal length.

I used Kentmere 400 on a rainy day to check out the “All Weather” rating of the camera. The DX metering, and auto focus were just fine, except on a couple of shots. And on one of those it was definitely my fault.

Staunton, VA and the surrounding Augusta County area were the subjects of this test. Other than a light leak that appears to be coming from the lens barrel, the camera performed very well for an old P&S.

Here you can see the leaks as arcs in the corners.
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A good place to stop and chat with Dave about all the cameras.
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I can’t remember if this was the shot when the flash actuated.
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A little bit of juxtaposition.
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I really detest overhead utility lines.
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Seven photo stitch in PSE10. And no corrections made.
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Somewhere On Route 254, New Hope Road by P F McFarland, on Flickr

See all eighteen photos at https://flic.kr/s/aHskqJjneQ

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Re: Olympus Stylus Epic Zoom 80 Deluxe All Weather

Postby Brazile » Sat Dec 12, 2015 6:39 am

Seems like a solid little performer, except for the light leak.

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Re: Olympus Stylus Epic Zoom 80 Deluxe All Weather

Postby Julio1fer » Sat Dec 12, 2015 7:48 am

You did well with the test, and light was right. Those are nice little practical camers, especially with fast film.

I have one Oly of that series, but it is only "Olympus Stylus 80". No Epic, Deluxe or Zoom, although it does have a 38-80.
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Re: Olympus Stylus Epic Zoom 80 Deluxe All Weather

Postby PFMcFarland » Sat Dec 12, 2015 10:58 am

Julio1fer wrote:You did well with the test, and light was right. Those are nice little practical camers, especially with fast film.

I have one Oly of that series, but it is only "Olympus Stylus 80". No Epic, Deluxe or Zoom, although it does have a 38-80.


Yes, I have one of the non-deluxe versions around here somewhere. Other than the weather proofing, the only difference I see in the specifications is the Epic has a slightly faster lens of f4.5-8.9 as opposed to the regular model's f5.3-10.4. This equates into a EV 0.4 gain on wide-angle, and EV 0.5 gain on the telephoto end. ISO DX range is the same at 50-3200, with non-DX setting of ISO 100.

It depended also what market the camera was sold in as to what name it was given. Apparently the "Epic" name was only used in the USA. Deluxe stood for weatherproofing , IEC Standard publication 529.

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