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Old 08-13-2018   #1
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Last year I needed a 14-42 kit lens for my Olympus gear - I gave away the only copy I have to a young friend starting in photography. It turned out that it was cheaper just buying a camera/lens combo instead of looking for a used lens.

The body turned out to be an E-PL3, which I had owned before. I thought well this is cool. I love the compact pocketable size of these little beauties, so it will be awesome to have with me as an option. No sooner did I start using it, and I remembered a serious flaw with that model that irritated me to no end. When charging the battery, the camera would lose the date and time. I even sent that previous E-PL3 back to Olympus and they put a new capacitor in it - only to have it fail again after a short while.

Needless to say, the E-PL3 that I purchased last year, has sat idle. I canít take the chance of forgetting to set the date and time after every charge. I depend on that data for organizing my Lightroom Catalogues.

I donít know what I was looking for on the web, but this morning I accidentally came across an old post about the problem and one guy explained that the issue could be resolved by making sure to take out the memory card before taking out the battery to charge it. He didnít know why, but it works.

So being I got the E-PL3 out of my camera bag to check it out, I decided to head off with Anne for a little walk through Democracia Market and the surrounding blocks. I attached my 45mm f1.8 and off we went. I didnít care that it was high noon. Here are a few of the shots I took with this little 12MP gem with itís tip out screen for viewing and composing:



























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Nice work in all respects.
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Really nice shots of the people and life down there on the streets... and good info on the camera date/time issue.
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Great street shots Robert.
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Seeing as it was cloudy that day or all of these were taken in shade, it didn't matter that much that the time was "high noon." Or maybe you deliberately chose your images that way to avoid the harsh overhead light. Either way, the lighting works.
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Superb shots. I like each one of them.


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