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    a very interesting E-PL1 question

    Hi

    I was recently asked a question by email from someone who reads my blog, its a very interesting question:

    I have been interested in the new Olympus E-PL1 and it really seems to be the good one for me to start. However, I contacted Olympus to ask if the camera can be in "shooting with no lens" mode, and I was told this is not available on the E-PL1.

    Am i correct in thinking that this would mean that they cannot be used with manual lenses? Is there any workarounds? I would be grateful if you would pass my queries to the consideration of your group and see if you, or any other member, have any answers for this.
    .. wonder how that bodes for the subsequent micro 4/3 models in the future

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    Re: a very interesting E-PL1 question

    From what I understand, the "shooting without lens" setting in Panasonic cameras is required because the camera by default needs information from the lens. This isn't required in Olympus cameras and therefore there is no such setting.

    All Olympus cameras can be used with manual lenses and they work well in either full manual mode where you set the aperture on the lens and the shutter speed via the camera, or in Aperture Priority mode by setting the camera to that mode and using the aperture ring on the lens.

    Also, the Olympus cameras will let you use the built in image stabilisation with manual lenses too. You can program into the camera the focal length of the lens so it knows how to optimise the image stabilisation.

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    Re: a very interesting E-PL1 question

    Olympus E-P1 with 56 year old manual lens attached...



    Picture taken with 56 year old manual lens and Olympus E-P1



    The E-PL1 should do just as well.

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    Re: a very interesting E-PL1 question

    Peter

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterB666 View Post
    From what I understand, the "shooting without lens" setting in Panasonic cameras is required because the camera by default needs information from the lens. This isn't required in Olympus cameras and therefore there is no such setting.
    makes sense ... as you can see I'm a Pana owner.

    :-)

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    Re: a very interesting E-PL1 question

    Peter

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterB666 View Post
    nice ... got one of them in me front yard too ;-)

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    Re: a very interesting E-PL1 question

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterB666 View Post

    Picture taken with 56 year old manual lens and Olympus E-P1


    Ah, Strelitzia with excellent bokeh. What more could one ask for?

    Quote Originally Posted by pellicle View Post
    nice ... got one of them in me front yard too ;-)
    In Finland!?

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    Re: a very interesting E-PL1 question

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathon Delacour View Post
    Ah, Strelitzia with excellent bokeh. What more could one ask for?



    In Finland!?
    no, in Southport ... bit chilly for it here :-)

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