Olympus C5050 has still got what it takes

In Olympus C5050 on June 21, 2010 at 10:19 pm

Well, after years of wondering if this legendary old camera is as good as everyone says it is, I finally got an opportunity to try one for myself.

Following are a few pix taken with an Olympus C5050 – young hybrids from an earlier post:  Salvini/Red Devil x Carpinte, and Nanoluteus x Honduran Red Point. Also a pic of a nice Red Texas Cichlid that is the result of another hybrid cross: Carpinte x Red Parrot.

As I think you’ll see, this 7 yr old digital can still compete with today’s best prosumer point & shoots when it comes to getting fish pix. The f1.8 lense is perfect for the low light situations that characterize most home aquariums. All pix taken with external flash and a Canon 240 close-up lense.

Salvini/Red Devil x Green Texas (Carpinte) at about 1/2" long. This pic as well as the next two were taken in an UNLIT fry tank.

This little guy is showing some potential.

A closer look thanks to the amazing super bright f1.8 lense paired with the Canon close-up. Oh, and the flash doesn't hurt either!

Nanoluteus x HRP at almost 1" long. This pic and the next two were taken in another grow out tank that is well-lit with double tube flourescents.

Normally, C. nanoluteus juveniles don't show very much colour at this size, but these hybrid juvies are going against the trend.

Hopefully these little gems keep getting brighter.

Red Texas Cichlid posing. This one taken without the Canon close-up lense and from a distance of about 6 feet through dirty glass into a very dimly lit tank.

  1. hay brian how are you this leroy,i am still breeding and i have lotts of nice red texas fish get back to me buddy

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