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Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
9 Jun 2011 7:09PM
The Olympus Pen has great handling actually. I prefer it to my Canon 5D II.

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StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
9 Jun 2011 7:15PM
When I had the Olympus system, my favourite lens by far was the Olympus 35mm macro. For some reason or other, the resulting 70mm was very versatile for me.
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
9 Jun 2011 7:28PM
Did you ever use it for portraits Denny? (A bit short perhaps).
uzi9mm e2
3 79 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2011 8:28PM
maybe consider the samsung nx 11 looks good to me.
ChrisV e2
8 889 26 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2011 2:07PM
I have an E-PL1 with the 14-22 kit lens and a (very good) Panasonic 20mm f1.7.

The idea being to use it as a walkaround camera when I didn't want to carry my 5DII and bulky lenses.

The image quality is of course much better than you'd get from any small sensor compact, but personally I find I'm not using it [probably fewer than 200 actuations with either lens, so more or less brand-spanking] - simply because it still isn't really pocketable.

So I'm actually contemplating going down to a Fuji f550 (which I've had a play with). As the above kit would likely then get no use whatsoever, it may well be available for reasonable offers.
Coleslaw e2
9 13.4k 28 Wales
10 Jun 2011 2:50PM
Are you selling your EPL1, Chris? Smile
ChrisV e2
8 889 26 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2011 2:55PM
I am Mr Slaw - are you interested? I was thinking of offering it with both lenses [the Panasonic one's worth probably as much as the camera/kit combined], but I will split.

All the boxes/manuals and so on, I've still got - possibly receipts too.
Coleslaw e2
9 13.4k 28 Wales
10 Jun 2011 4:00PM
I am thinking of getting one, Chris. Pm me if u like.
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
10 Jun 2011 5:36PM
The new kit lenses are tiny, the new 40-150 is half the size and weight of the original and it focus`s closer Smile
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
10 Jun 2011 7:51PM
Yes the 40-150mm, despite it having an AoV the same as 80-300mm on FF, weighs about the same as the Canon FD 50mm f1.4. The camera feels pefectly balanced with it on.
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
10 Jun 2011 8:00PM
These are the earlier versions its had a massive drop in size from the original Smile

http://www.wrotniak.net/photo/43/zd-040-150.html

http://www.biofos.com/esystem/e400_tst.html
Overread e2
6 3.9k 18 England
11 Jun 2011 12:03AM
Hmm I'm still really on the fence here - at the moment I really like the appeal of the Oly EP series however the loss of the hotshoe to the viewfinder limits it for flash usage. So out of interest what off camera flash control options are there for this camera if one still wants to use the viewfinder in the hotshoe?

At present I see this as the biggest advantage to the Pan - since it retains its viewfinder, whilst also letting me use a flash in the hotshoe if I have the need of a unit (yes I know adding a better flash is bulking the kit up again but not by too much Tongue
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
11 Jun 2011 12:51AM

Quote:So out of interest what off camera flash control options are there for this camera if one still wants to use the viewfinder in the hotshoe


Below is an extract from the Pen E-PL2's manual which may be of interest.

pen-flash.jpg

Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
11 Jun 2011 2:32AM
As CB says, its not an issue, the units can be fired via wireless.

I sometimes use one of my fl50r`s mounted on a bracket and because its wireless there`s not even the need of a lead.

The flash system is totally different to that of Canon as no master flash unit or IR transmitter is required and the shoe is left free for other things such as the viewfinder.
ChrisV e2
8 889 26 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2011 6:32PM

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The flash system is totally different to that of Canon as no master flash unit or IR transmitter is required and the shoe is left free for other things such as the viewfinder.



I believe more recent Canons such as the 7D, the 60D and the 600D, now offer the facility to control remote flash units in the same way Nikons have since the D70.

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