"Still, the point here is that the Olympus E-P1 virtually eliminates the advantage that APS-C has had over Four Thirds. " -- noise comparisons of EP1 vs. various DSLRs
Seriously, this camera is a compromise, just not as much of a compromise as a d-lux4. I don't much like composing on an LCD, but I don't like doing it on an EVF either, and adding a dreary viewfinder and a rubbish on board flash doesn't seem to me to be a good swap for a larger camera
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The only important question for ma about this camera is:
Is the image quality at base Iso good enough so that with the camera mounted on a tripod it can produce 15 x 10 inch prints of landscapes as good as my 5D. if it is I can retire my 5D from that role because with a little camera I don;t mind carrying a tripod.
5D is fullframe and E-P1 is 2x crop, your choices of fast WA lens are limited.
so, hows the "Art Filters" & "E portrait" working out... this might cLinch t' deaL for me :0)
Well, the OM Zuiko 50mm f/1.4 I snagged on Ebay arrived today. Thing of beauty and simplicity. I hope to have an E-P1 + OM adapter to try it out on soon.
If you are looking for PDF brochures on the E-P1 ..
There is a scanned version of an official looking brochure here http://www.biofos.com/mft/ep-1_pre.html
and a downloadable PDF brochure here that looks different http://www.vistek.ca/marketing/produ...px?t=Resources
I also had a look at the video samples on the second link and was quite impressed.
Obviously it's possible to make a tiny built-in flash, I can only see pure greed (sell more accessories) behind the omission of a built-in flash. Plain stupid.
As for London, I think I'll be in Baku, and it's a long step from their to London!
As for the solid order - I'm sure it is, they do a lot of Olympus stuff, and I try not to by anything (except Leica) from anyone else.
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it really was meant to be a joke. As for the contact lenses, it does actually help, but I need one for distance and one for close-up - this actually works very well, I do take your point with respect to the viewfinder - I think everyone would like one. However, personally, I cordially dislike EVF viefinders, and I never use a built in flash (really never).
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Be careful of using the 'pod' word, you might be up for trademark infringement.
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Woudn't have worked, for this shot.
Old G1, a custom c-mount 12.5mm f/1.4 lens, the wretched swivel TFT screen came in handy.
And to solve the problem of the LCD washing out in bright light, we could add this...
How low can one go?
Robert, Seriously, is that a shot from the E-P1?
Looks like banding (background) to me! Up until now, I suspected the "new" E-P had an edge over the "old" G1 in terms of image quality?
I actually like framing with LCD so that isn't an issue. And given my use last week, a little extra size relative to the DLux4 wouldn't be an issue and bigger sensor is always welcome, but a slow lens is a killer.
And if I have to spent $8K on a noctilux and adapter that isn't a solution
You could order the CV Nokton 50mm f/1.1 for $1100 or do what I did: I bought a 50mm f/1.4 OM Zuiko on Ebay for $70.
I did love the images I got out of my 58/1.4 CV though...but I just rarely used it. I'm a dangerous combination of being lazy and in a hurry
did you find out if focus confirmation on legacy lenses is in the cards for the ep1??
Manual focus works the same way as on the G1...
so, no lights or other indicators like on the nikons when focussed??
Contrast-detect can only monitor the contrast of the image as the camera trolls through its focusing range. It compares current to previous readings to tell whether contrast is increasing or decreasing, then stops the focusing movement when contrast stops going up and starts going down again.
I suppose this could be implemented manually via some kind of "nulling" indicator, such as a virtual needle that would indicate contrast level, or a two-color LED that would show whether contrast is increasing or decreasing as you turn the focus ring. But to casual users, that would make using the camera seem more complicated rather than less complicated, so I doubt if manufacturers go for it.
Well, here's hoping that an E-P1 Pro model (my term, hopefully in all black) would include a phase-detect AF system and an EVF (even if it clips onto the hotshoe)
I very much doubt any micro 4/3 will ever have phase detect.
I've just added a diary entry to our running Olympus Photo Safari Group team review of the E-P1... some observations on CDAF, eye level viewfinder in there.
Hope that helps