Everyone asked Olympus for a polished grip on the next PEN, it was much anticipated... and they delivered. Good work Oly.
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Think yourself lucky, in the UK it is £999 which is the equivalent of $1542 at the current exchange rate!
Looks really nice from all accounts. I won't be buying myself, way too much in the UK.
« on: May 04, 2013, 02:53:14 AM »
The EP-1 had style this doesn't - too many gimmicks, not simple and stylish
Yes. Less is often more. I know a lot of people like tilt screens, but I think they should have left it off the E-P5.
I'm sure many people would have welcomed an E-P3 with only a new sensor.
If you we're asked to shoot a good friends wedding using m4/3, what gear would you recommend, camera body, flash and lenses?
Unless you have extensive dealings with flashes, I'd leave them out of the equation as much as possible. Stake out the venue before hand if you can to get a feeling for the light
Grab people for shots as they arrive outside, then you get the low down on who is who and you can introduce yourself. They wouldn't be great shots, but at least you will have a shot of everyone sober.
What lenses do you have? You can hire the 25mm f0.95 Nokton for a weekend for about £40.
« on: April 30, 2013, 05:05:55 AM »
I'm thinking about getting an E-PM2.
Having seen the new PEN, and it's predicted price tag I'm also thinking about the E-PM2.
Good post here about the lack of buttons http://e-p1.net/micro-four-thirds-cameras-and-discussion/show-us-your-e-pm2/msg93987/#msg93987.
"I have the only wheel on the E-PM2 assigned to aperture. But it's very easy to just press the up-button part of the wheel and then the wheel changes exposure compensation." - Often the only settings I change once out and about.
« on: April 29, 2013, 02:36:44 AM »
If you plan on shooting a 17mm at f/5.6, I say save money and get an Olympus 17mm f/2.8.
No!!!! Don't do it!
but there are those out there who just hate the crap out of that lens...and we will here from them.
Hmm, the autofocus on the Olympus 17mm/1.8 is also something that want me to get it.
If you want auto focus, it's an easy decision.
AS THE OWNER OF TWO gxr bodies ...a gx200 and a ricox cx1 ... i totally am getting the shakes with this tiniest of aps senspr compacts
I had the R10 (CX1 predecessor), that was a much loved camera.. until it broke
Anyone else feeling the GAS build up for one of these?
Yup. I did have that feeling, but it's subsided! I've got a GRD IV and also a film GR. They are extremely nice, very compact cameras. The layout of the controls are spot on. The tiny CCD sensor on the GRD had a characteristic look. So with the slightly larger physical size and new sensor, I'm giving it a miss (right now). Ricoh make great cameras, they are worth a try.
« on: April 26, 2013, 04:24:00 AM »
This is the reason I keep saying they have shot themselves in the foot. They should have used the gx, gh2 or any other sensor on their epm2 and epl5. After all theyre entry level models, state of the art on entry level things hurt you in the long run.
Whilst on paper it looks messed up, if you want an E-P5, an E-PM2 ain't going to cut it. These lower models should not have associated with E-P line in the first.
One sensor means development efforts can be more focused (interchangeable parts/firmware between models) and better bulk pricing on parts. This should mean a bigger margin for Olympus (which is a good thing really!). Olympus can also compete well specs wise in both entry and serious serious amateur markets.
That said, let's hope for a sensible price, because I want one.
« on: January 31, 2013, 06:20:16 AM »
It's been a long wait and they don't give anything away. At least it's coming..
Second hand 12mm f/2 in black arrived this afternoon, looks untouched! Figured it would have only had a few months of use, if any. It was the same price as a new silver + hood.
Great build quality and the AF is silent. Very happy with it.
« on: January 20, 2013, 02:45:22 PM »
below is what I got for christmas (sorry so late!).
Nice. Christmas present to yourself!?
« on: January 17, 2013, 01:57:47 PM »
They should include hoods for free. It seems really cheap of them not too.
I was looking for one to fit the 70-300mm today. It's £30 part, which is real rip of.
I could buy a 'uWinKa' branded one on ebay cheaper!
In the Marketplace section of the Canon board I hang out, a member is seeking to trade his Panny 7-14/4 & 75/1.8 for an 85LII...
Sounds like a fair deal. He won't find many people wanting to do such a swap, so you are in a position to push your luck I guess.
i dont know why they dont llow the in camera raw converter to be ported to c1 or adobe ....fuji is foolish in this
Yes, it would be better for the end users and better for Fuji in the long run. However it would mean sharing their secrets.
Sigma have the same issue. Their software clearly hides the dirty secrets of their Foveon sensor.