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Kishore 03-Aug-2015 13:16
Thank you indeed for your most accurate and precise answer in reply to my post of a thread in Olympus Compact Camera Forum
Peter M 13-Mar-2013 05:54
It is such a privilege and pleasure to view the photos of your beautiful country. I came across your galleries through DPR and the Oly forum. I had an XZ-1 which I recently gifted to a young, budding photographer. Currently I own both the XZ-2 and a 31MR. I use both much more often than my DSLR equipment. Thank you for posting; it's a pleasure.
Satish Lakshman 16-Mar-2012 04:00
Hello! I went from the Olympus C750 to the sp570uz. It still goes really well. I am wondering if I should replace it when the going is still good? Considering there are more powerful zooms out there. ALthough the SP810uz does NOT seem as good? what would you suggest?
Satish Lakshman 16-Mar-2012 03:59
Hello! I went from the Olympus C750 to the sp570uz. It still goes really well. I am wondering if I should replace it when the going is still good? Considering there are more powerful zooms out there. ALthough the SP810uz does NOT seem as good? what would you suggest?
Ivan M.Cutter 02-Jun-2010 15:15
bought my camera in 1987, and it works just as good as the day I purchase it, thanks Olympus
Tony Fairey12-Feb-2010 15:31
I enjoyed your galleries you have some good images.
Ingvar Hjorth 28-Feb-2009 10:33
Hello Henry! It’s the swede with the stoned cows here! :)
Nice to find another accordionplaying olympus-freak! I’ve got 2 accordions and 3 olympus...
Nice photos you’ve got here! Sinc. ihjorth/Sweden
Dave 30-Dec-2008 17:51
Hi Henry,
I need to replace my faithful old Olympus E10 with something a bit more modern. I have been researching the net for the SP-565 UZ but I am reading that you, and others, say there is not much difference over the SP-570 and this offers a few "missing" functions over the 565, although the 565 has some new functions as well. Have you any more recent updates on your decision and wht is the best buy?
I am an Expat brit living in France and here they are more expensive than in the UK, and with the exchange rate at the moment UK prices are excellant.
Andrew Cornwall 13-Sep-2008 16:02
Hello Henry,

I wanted to get your opinion on my experience with chromatic aberration using my Olympus SP-570 via the dpreview forum. I have enjoyed your expertise and generous provision of comments regarding the SP-570 on this formum. Unfortunately, dpreview's limitation on registration e-mail addresses does not permit me to register and post messages. Below is the message I would have posted there. If you think it worthy of comment by others, please feel free to post the message for me. In any case, I would appreciate your valued opinion.

Andrew Cornwall
Nova Scotia, Canada

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I have had my Olympus SP-570 for only two weeks so my experience is limited. Of course, one of my first pictures outdoors was at 20x zoom, and I was disappointed to see that it had some chromatic aberration (red-blue fringing) where there was strong light-dark edge contrast. I experimented by taking a couple dozen pictures to see where in the zoom range noticeable chromatic aberration 'kicked-in'. I could go to about 3/4s of the zoom scale (15X?) before there was any fringing. Oddly, on one of my pictures at full zoom there was none. Looking at this picture closely (magnifying it on the computer) I could see that the picture had very good focus exactly on the area where chromatic aberration was evident on other pictures. Since chromatic aberration in a lens is caused by differential focus of components of light with different wave lengths, I wondered if being a bit out of focus was the culprit with my camera. I subsequently adjusted the camera's automatic focus settings from the default of iESP to SPOT, and yesterday I took more than a dozen pictures at full-zoom of objects having strong light-dark edge contrasts, daring the camera to produce chromatic fringing. None, however, was evident anywhere in the pictures. Another characteristic of using 'SPOT' is much shorter automatic focus time.

I am wondering if I found a solution to maximum-zoom chromatic fringing by setting the focus to SPOT, or if I was just lucky in my test pictures. Could you please tell me on this group what your experience is in this regard. By the way, I do not consider SPOT focusing to be generally inferior to iESP. I've used SPOT for years in my older digital camera so I am quite used to it.

As a comment, the zoom capability of the SP-570 is awesome and a lot of fun. Sometimes I've used a monopod to reduce camera shake, but shaking does not seem to be a huge issue anyway.

Nova Scotia, Canada

Marianne 10-Aug-2008 11:33
Hi Henry,
I found your galleries looking for info on the Olympus SP570. I now have a Canon Powershot A540 but I want a camera with more possibilies and a more zoom, but without having to carry around a bulky bag with a slr with lenses. I am considering the Olympus and what I've read of your comments you are very happy with it and your pictures are great. I haven't seen it in real. Next week I am going to a shop take a look at it.
Henry Falkner24-Jul-2008 10:43
Hi Rohit,
I am not familiar with the Canon S5, but it does record stereo sound with the movies. You have the Photokina coming up in two months time. The SP-570 is more recent than the Canon S5, so the latter should be due for a replacement.
Guest 22-Jul-2008 05:38
Hi Henry..this is the first time I am seeing ur pics, and have to say they are superb.
I to wanna own SP570uz but kinda confused with cannon S5 IS,could you help me out in deciding the better of the two.My basic need is to have a good zoom power, and good color reproduction,good image stabilization,less noise in less light.

Al Schissler ( photobigal ) 27-Jun-2008 02:59
I have been viewing your comments in the Olympus forum on DP Review. My major interest is in the olympus sp 570 uz. I currently own one olympus Camera the 8080. I mostly use Canon 40d,20d and 10d as well as the G9, g6, Minolta A2 and canon Pro 1. When I travel I take Dslrs and the PS camera to supplement. ( and a Fuji e 900 it does raw)
I have viewed almost everything available online. I wanted a camera with long reach w/o using a teleconverter which I own for both my Canon Dslrs and my ps cameras.
I travel to National Parks and want to take advantage of wildlife sightings without lugging my tripod and a bag full of stuff. I see very mixed reviews on the quality of images with the 570. I look forward to seeing the Olympus 570 showing off great images
not just average ones. Thanks. I have been following prices and will pull the trigger when the right deal comes along and I see the 570 is worthy to add to my many cameras.
I was considering selling the 8080 since I do not use it much. I like to use the A2, and pro1 and G9. I saw Steve digicams review which is positive but he is not critical enough of stuff I saw on other sites Thanks I hope to hear from you
My next project is getting a photoweb footprint. Again thanks
Henry Falkner07-Apr-2008 05:41
To be 100% certain, I would have to own one of those newer Stylus cameras. In my perception, a legit Olympus 256 MB xD H-type card should work. If it doesn't, it might mean the camera firm- and hardware is not up to it as you suggest.

My latest Stylus is the 800, which only supports VGA at 15 fps. I am not in the market for an upgrade right now. Even so, the price difference between a Fuji 2GB xD H-type card-NEW and the Olympus M-type card is not great, so you are not throwing away your money. - Henry
bob 03-Nov-2007 21:54
some good pics there Henry have you looked at mine ? ;-)
keith penny 21-Apr-2006 12:58
Just thought you might want to change your info under the 'hang glider' fotos.....the guy is flying a paraglider, totally different beast! ;-)