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Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139367 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2011 - 7:09 PM

The Olympus Pen has great handling actually. I prefer it to my Canon 5D II.

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StrayCat
StrayCat  1014199 forum posts Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2011 - 7:15 PM

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
Carabosse e2 Member 1139367 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2011 - 7:28 PM

Did you ever use it for portraits Denny? (A bit short perhaps).

uzi9mm
uzi9mm  378 forum posts United Kingdom
9 Jun 2011 - 8:28 PM

maybe consider the samsung nx 11 looks good to me.

ChrisV
ChrisV  7663 forum posts United Kingdom26 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2011 - 2:07 PM

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
Coleslaw e2 Member 813402 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2011 - 2:50 PM

Are you selling your EPL1, Chris? Smile

ChrisV
ChrisV  7663 forum posts United Kingdom26 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2011 - 2:55 PM

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.

Last Modified By ChrisV at 10 Jun 2011 - 3:39 PM
Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 813402 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2011 - 4:00 PM

I am thinking of getting one, Chris. Pm me if u like.

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1214381 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2011 - 5:36 PM

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
Carabosse e2 Member 1139367 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2011 - 7:51 PM

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
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1214381 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2011 - 8:00 PM

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
Overread  53745 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2011 - 12:03 AM

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
Carabosse e2 Member 1139367 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2011 - 12:51 AM


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
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1214381 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2011 - 2:32 AM

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
ChrisV  7663 forum posts United Kingdom26 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2011 - 6:32 PM


Quote:
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.

Last Modified By ChrisV at 11 Jun 2011 - 6:33 PM

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