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    Hi there - I thought this could be a thread for everyone to chip in when they arrive.

    Mine came this morning Many thanks to London Camera Exchange in Norwich, to Hannah and to Dave.

    Battery charging, no pics yet, but I'm off to a wedding this afternoon where I am NOT the photographer, so I'll have some fun with the E-P1

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    Why am I not surprised. Really looking forward to your report on this one Jono!

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    Thanks David
    Just in case you didn't believe I really had it . . . as I can't take a picture with it, here is a picture of it . . . with the 50-200 aboard of course


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    Oh, my, what a big one... .

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    Jono,

    I thought you were going to live on the wild side with a white one

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    Let us know if the Lumix 4/3 adapter works properly on the Oly.

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    Hi monza - I thought I'd already answered that one... the Lumix adapter works fine.

    Congratulations Jono - do LCE supply Lumix lenses? I'm thinking the 7-14 would be nice

    p.s. did you get the flash? it works really well on an Olympus extension chord - no need to worry about bounce flash.

    E-P1 + 17mm f2.8 pancake
    1/60s f/2.8 at 17.0mm iso200


    ...and remember, *every* 4/3rds lens gets stabilised full auto focus support!

    E-P1 + 8mm fisheye lens
    1/60s f/3.5 at 8.0mm iso200


    Cheers

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    Congratulations! I'm looking forward to hearing how you get on with it. :-)

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    Re: Having fun with the E-P1

    Brian which kit did you buy?

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    boooooh. Brian.... send it to me.....E-P1 with 17 mm pancake....my choice...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    Brian which kit did you buy?
    Terry, this one was sent directly to me by Olympus... you did right ordering the 17mm pancake kit - the Lumix 14-45 you already have will work fine... and is much smoother and quieter to focus for video.

    I tried the 45-200mm lumix today on the E-P1... much better than I expected!

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    That was my experience, too...the Lumix is smoother/quieter than the Oly kit zoom.

    Brian is the body only available in the UK?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Mosley View Post
    Terry, this one was sent directly to me by Olympus... you did right ordering the 17mm pancake kit - the Lumix 14-45 you already have will work fine... and is much smoother and quieter to focus for video.

    I tried the 45-200mm lumix today on the E-P1... much better than I expected!

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    I feel like I will have a full kit with back up.
    G1 + E-P1
    7-14, 14-45, 45-200, 17

    The only other thing I would get is the 50 macro but I'm not sure how Oly is giving CDAF for that lens and it won't CDAF on G1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    Yes,
    I feel like I will have a full kit with back up.
    G1 + E-P1
    7-14, 14-45, 45-200, 17

    The only other thing I would get is the 50 macro but I'm not sure how Oly is giving CDAF for that lens and it won't CDAF on G1.
    Is the Panasonic 40(?)mm macro still in the works or was that just vaporware?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Hi there - I thought this could be a thread for everyone to chip in when they arrive.

    Mine came this morning Many thanks to London Camera Exchange in Norwich, to Hannah and to Dave.

    Battery charging, no pics yet, but I'm off to a wedding this afternoon where I am NOT the photographer, so I'll have some fun with the E-P1
    Okay, waiting to see what you think of it, how you use it and get on with it--and what lenses you might use besides the 17 (which I assume is the kit you bought). I'm way on the fence with this one--but want to have open mind about it. Its so unlikely I would ever get to put my hands on one without actually ordering it that I'm going to rely on others' feelings about it--and I'm in no hurry at all about getting one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    Yes,
    I feel like I will have a full kit with back up.
    G1 + E-P1
    7-14, 14-45, 45-200, 17

    The only other thing I would get is the 50 macro but I'm not sure how Oly is giving CDAF for that lens and it won't CDAF on G1.
    That's a great set of lenses for range... do you have something long and fast? I took an 85mm f1,8 on the street today - that worked great at f2.8 and f4 on the E-620 and E-P1.

    Cheers

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    Yes, Jono, can't wait to hear your full report on this baby, especially the file quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diane B View Post
    Okay, waiting to see what you think of it, how you use it and get on with it--and what lenses you might use besides the 17 (which I assume is the kit you bought). I'm way on the fence with this one--but want to have open mind about it. Its so unlikely I would ever get to put my hands on one without actually ordering it that I'm going to rely on others' feelings about it--and I'm in no hurry at all about getting one.

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    I'm with you Diane. I don't think that I will be able to see one of these without buying it. The hands on reviews from this site will be my eyes, fingers and ears when it comes to this one. I too am really on the fence.

    If it had a removable vf like the GX100/200 I would be more inclined. It is certainly not a deal breaker though. Please tell me if the 17mm is a decent lens. I am reading differing opinions on this. I shoot mostly with a prime in the 40mm range so the 17mm would work for me if it is not a dud.

    I am also seriously looking at the white one. Has anybody worked with one? It only comes with the kit zoom in the US. Have to buy the 17mm separately.

    Anyway,
    Thanks for your input.

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    Chuck, I saw a white one at the UK Premiere this week... it's a personal thing, but I prefer the silver.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Mosley View Post
    That's a great set of lenses for range... do you have something long and fast? I took an 85mm f1,8 on the street today - that worked great at f2.8 and f4 on the E-620 and E-P1.

    Cheers

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    Well I actually forgot a lens....ooops I also have the 25 lux.

    For fast and long I don't have anything in m4/3 but I do have a wonderful Voigtlander 75 f2.5 and I have my whole Sony kit which includes the amazing Zeiss 135 f1.8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    Well I actually forgot a lens....ooops I also have the 25 lux.

    For fast and long I don't have anything in m4/3 but I do have a wonderful Voigtlander 75 f2.5 and I have my whole Sony kit which includes the amazing Zeiss 135 f1.8.
    Interesting to read about people's planned kits around the E-P1.

    I will order one with the 17mm lens and OVF ... or body only + OVF if the Panasonic 20/1.7 is available. My adapted Cosmicar 12.5/1.4, G.Zuiko 40/1.4, and G.Zuiko 70/2 will likely be the most used alternative lenses on it. The Summilux 25 and Olympus 25 will both probably see a lot of use on it.

    Can anyone confirm yet just how effective the AF is with non-CDAF Olympus/Panasonic-Leica lenses? I'll certainly want to use the 11-22, 35 Macro and 50-200 on it too, occasionally.

    I won't order one until Lightroom supports it ... or if I have a windfall of extra cash happen out of the blue. Sometimes it does ... ! :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post
    Interesting to read about people's planned kits around the E-P1.
    First I have to see if it is a keeper!

    Mine should arrive at K&S later next week. In Jono's picture of the E-P1 the 50-200 doesn't seem balanced in any way and would never suit how I walk around with a camera. (at least my impression is that there would be stress on the mount if I used it with a strap over my shoulder).

    The body only price doesn't seem priced particularly well compared to the kit prices.

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    Terry, I used the Lumix 45-200 on the E-P1 today - balances very well. You wouldn't seriously use a ZD 50-200 on this body! Lol

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Mosley View Post
    Terry, I used the Lumix 45-200 on the E-P1 today - balances very well. You wouldn't seriously use a ZD 50-200 on this body! Lol

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    Wasn't me thinking about it, I was responding to Godfrey

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    Brian, I've seen comparison shots of the EP-1 and the G1 around--but none of them were actual photos--really superimposed shots over each other. IF you still have the EP-1, would it be possible to show the 2 next to each other and maybe from the top--OR have you put somthing like that on your Safari site??

    Hearing what people say that have them in hand or have tried them (EP-1) in shops, they all seem to say its not pocketable really---and def. not size of LX3 for instance and nice and dense so I just can't get a feel for size even with specs. Is it in the size range/weight of the G9 (which I have--and really like the size and feel in my hand with the Franiec grip)?

    The reason I'm curious is I might be better off with a GH1 for a second body in the future--or perhaps some other camera since I'm not really comfortable without a VF--but--and there is a BUT--it might still be the camera for me in a VERY small bag or over shoulder like Terry mentions. The 17 is right in the FL range I like to shoot and I can see it as my carry around. I'm not sure I would even consider using other lenses on it--why not shoot with the G1 if you're going to add larger lenses (just thinking out loud LOL)???

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    Mine should arrive at K&S later next week. In Jono's picture of the E-P1 the 50-200 doesn't seem balanced in any way and would never suit how I walk around with a camera. (at least my impression is that there would be stress on the mount if I used it with a strap over my shoulder).
    If you're going to be in the neighborhood to pick it up at K&S, give me a holler (contact page on gdgphoto.com). I live about 15 minutes from there ... we can do lunch or coffee. :-)

    I always use the ZD 50-200 on a tripod, and certainly would never hang a small body with such a large heavy lens off my shoulder via a neckstrap. I hate neckstraps anyway...! Panasonic spec's the lens mount as "safe" for up to a 1 kg lens but it would make me uncomfortable to have a thousand dollar lens hung on the lens mount like that.

    The body only price doesn't seem priced particularly well compared to the kit prices.
    I agree ... the 14-42 seems like quite a bargain at $50 over cost of the body. I really don't need another 14-42 zoom ... hardly use the three I've got ... so when I do buy it will most likely be the 17/OVF kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diane B View Post
    ... The 17 is right in the FL range I like to shoot and I can see it as my carry around. I'm not sure I would even consider using other lenses on it--why not shoot with the G1 if you're going to add larger lenses (just thinking out loud LOL)???
    I see it as a complement body to the E-1, L1 and G1 ... smaller, different feature mix... and yes: will likely shoot MOSTLY with a shortish prime lens only.

    But one of the things I've been very happy about since I bought into FourThirds is the ability to swap around lenses between the L1 and E-1, then G1, etc. It adds to the potential of what I have in my lens kit and makes any body that can also use these lenses a plus.

    In film days, my 35mm system kit was Nikon SLRs and Leica RFs, along with the Rollei 35S as pocketable ... I could pick up whichever camera/lens suited what I wanted to do and get the image quality, sensitivity, etc that I wanted. Here I finally have the same deal back again ... Compact, Pro, EVF-TTL and OVF bodies that can all make the same image quality ... and this time for bonus I can also use the same lenses across most of the bodies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post
    If you're going to be in the neighborhood to pick it up at K&S, give me a holler (contact page on gdgphoto.com). I live about 15 minutes from there ... we can do lunch or coffee. :-)
    Depending on which day they get them in I may be zooming down to get there before they close....so perhaps an aperitif instead of coffee .

    The only other issue is finding a fully charged battery or we will be staring at a brick instead of playing with it. I could get an extra battery from Amazon and they have knock off chargers. Anyone used an non Oly charger?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    Depending on which day they get them in I may be zooming down to get there before they close....so perhaps an aperitif instead of coffee .
    Fine by me. We could even do dinner for that matter. :-)

    ...The only other issue is finding a fully charged battery or we will be staring at a brick instead of playing with it. I could get an extra battery from Amazon and they have knock off chargers. Anyone used an non Oly charger?
    Most of the time the batteries are packaged with about 60-80% charge and don't lose much. I've often opened things up, tested the camera, then charged up the battery ... But a spare battery is something I always buy anyway.

    I use third party chargers all the time. Never had any problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post
    I see it as a complement body to the E-1, L1 and G1 ... smaller, different feature mix... and yes: will likely shoot MOSTLY with a shortish prime lens only.

    But one of the things I've been very happy about since I bought into FourThirds is the ability to swap around lenses between the L1 and E-1, then G1, etc. It adds to the potential of what I have in my lens kit and makes any body that can also use these lenses a plus.

    In film days, my 35mm system kit was Nikon SLRs and Leica RFs, along with the Rollei 35S as pocketable ... I could pick up whichever camera/lens suited what I wanted to do and get the image quality, sensitivity, etc that I wanted. Here I finally have the same deal back again ... Compact, Pro, EVF-TTL and OVF bodies that can all make the same image quality ... and this time for bonus I can also use the same lenses across most of the bodies.

    That makes sense to me--in fact, really a very nice situation. For me, I get no advantage unless I switch systems (unlikely at this point) so I'm back at the point of deciding whether I even need another m4/3rds body at this point. Likely, I will sit on the sidelines for now and consider what will come this Fall and look over what's out there.

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    HI There
    Well - no pictures yet, but I had no choice of kits - it was the 14-42 or nothing.

    I agree with Godfrey about batteries, I'm not precious about modern batteries. The reason mine went straight on charge yesterday was that we were off to a wedding and I wanted it to last all night . . . which it did. Not like the old days when it was really important to charge them properly to start with.

    The kit zoom seems fine - it was fun having a little bag with an M8, the 14-42, the ep1, zeiss 50, leica 35 summarit (makes a lovely tiny 70mm f2.5 on the Olympus), and the 75 f2 leica (mmmm. small 150 f2!).

    I'll try and get some processing done later, but right now the sun is out and the grass hasn't been cut for a fortnight!

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    HI There
    Well - no pictures yet...the grass hasn't been cut for a fortnight!
    If only you'd get a proper mower, you wouldn't be keeping us all in suspense
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    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post
    . . .

    In film days, my 35mm system kit was Nikon SLRs and Leica RFs, along with the Rollei 35S as pocketable ... I could pick up whichever camera/lens suited what I wanted to do and get the image quality, sensitivity, etc that I wanted. Here I finally have the same deal back again ... Compact, Pro, EVF-TTL and OVF bodies that can all make the same image quality ... and this time for bonus I can also use the same lenses across most of the bodies.

    In all of those 35mm cameras you mention, you can look through a viewfinder to see your image.
    Without an OVF or EVF the E-P1 is emasculated. One of the attractions of m4/3 is the ability to use a huge range of lenses. Unless you are prepared to buy a half dozen optical finders, you can't use this camera in bright sunlight.
    I tried doing it with my Dlux-4 on a trip to the UK recently, and it is hopeless - forget trying to get a tight crop on the image - it all becomes guesswork.
    Why didn't they put in a chinzy optical OVF as in the Canon G10? - I can always fall back on that on sunny days.
    Ricoh are masters of the external EVF, and I'm sure that Olympus will do this next, but Panny will beat them to it, and do a good job I'm sure. So I'm going to wait it out - and if I get desperate I'll buy a GH-1 body.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodmancy View Post
    In all of those 35mm cameras you mention, you can look through a viewfinder to see your image.
    Without an OVF or EVF the E-P1 is emasculated.
    HI Keith . . . a feminine camera eh . . . what a splendid concept

    Just to prove a point I've spent a happy hour taking photos with an old 50-200 pre SWD lens on the EP1 using S-AF+manual - splendid - works fine, handling is different of course, hold lens, dig elbow in ribs or whatever - there always seems to be some way of supporting it.

    Results later

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    HI Keith . . . a feminine camera eh . . . what a splendid concept

    Results later
    Jono - I wondered if I should use that word, but it sounds good when you say it. But, Olympus have chopped off an important part
    Truth is I'm jealous that you've got one before me. But if my Panny strategy works, I'll have one before you

    Let's see some pictures and stop mucking about

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    Re: Having fun with the E-P1

    The Online Photographer had a link for a Youtubes video about the EP-1 which gave me a good idea of size. Larger than I bet most are thinking that haven't seen or held it--but a nice size from my POV. I still think its a handsome camera body--this gives the chance to see silver/black and white/beige next to each other (I prefer the silver/black--it looks a lot like my old AE-1 and Mamiya though they had black leatherette spanning the cameras completely).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgbN1iiuEUM

    If only for a VF *sigh*. I do have the really nice CV 35mm VF that will work with the 17 nicely but not sure how I feel about trying yet again a VFless camera with other lenses. If Panny would come out with a body more like this in the Fall (with all the GH1 has) I'd buy it in a minute--not disparaging this one at all. I really only seem to have one issue with it--but its a big one for me--not necessarily for others so, again--I'm waiting to see how others get on with it.

    Hey, Jono--I'm with Keith--stop mucking about and post photos. We got OUR mowing done yesterday (oops--you were at a wedding).

    Another EP-1 video that's helpful for getting size and dials/buttons in relation.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfIAEeiQ2qU&feature=fvw

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    I almost don't care to see what the results look like, I expect them to be wonderful. Maybe that is not 100% true, I want to see high ISO results that prove I am right thinking they will be wonderful.

    I do want to hear about the handling and performance of the camera. How about that AF, fast? slow? just different but perfectly fine? What is your spin on the AF?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diane B View Post
    If only for a VF *sigh*. I do have the really nice CV 35mm VF that will work with the 17 nicely but not sure how I feel about trying yet again a VFless camera with other lenses. If Panny would come out with a body more like this in the Fall (with all the GH1 has) I'd buy it in a minute--not disparaging this one at all. I really only seem to have one issue with it--but its a big one for me--not necessarily for others so, again--I'm waiting to see how others get on with it.


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    Diane,
    I'm getting good at swapping camera equipment. If Panasonic comes out with a body of similar size and is like the "dream" mockup circulating the internet (with detachable EVF), that WILL replace the E-P1. As you know the E-P1 is a trial for me and if I didn't order it right away, and waited for all of the reviews, I was sort of toast for the summer. So we shall see...

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    HI Keith . . . a feminine camera eh . . . what a splendid concept
    A gelded camera. Not so splendid.
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    Keith, what's your 'Panny strategy'??? You mentioned that you might buy a GH1--not sure I'm following you LOL. I've even considered buying a GH1 for a second body--but will likely wait to see what's coming in the Fall.

    The only photographic issue I really have with the G1 now is DR (and likely all 4/3rds sensors). I'm going to have to learn to bracket a LOT--it just doesn't handle file manipulation quite as well (DUH!!) as my 5D--and no matter what I did in single files, I couldn't get the DR for shadows to highlights in the G1 files (shooting in deep forest with sun in some areas--particularly on rocks--even though the onscreen histo showed no blown highlights--I'll have to do some checking out there). It also doesn't do quite as well in very low light, but pretty doggone good. I carried my 5D with 50 f/1.4 and the G1 with 14-45. I shot some young Amish girls at the front of a very dark church with both--the 5D at f/1.8 and lower ISO 160 (I could have upped my ISO and stopped down a bit more but I was trying to be quiet and quick) and the G1 with ISO800 and f/5.6 (at 45mm) and 1/10 sec. That photo with a bit of NW Pro is nicer than the 5D. I can live with NR in those situations--but rue the lower DR in other situations. Not just G1--but assuming the EP-1 also--but will watch and wait to see if they are similar in these regards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Campbell View Post
    A gelded camera. Not so splendid.
    I was going to say something about the eyes of the beholder . . . but actually you'd have to be pretty silly not to be able to tell the difference between a female camera and a gelded one

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    Diane,
    I'm getting good at swapping camera equipment. If Panasonic comes out with a body of similar size and is like the "dream" mockup circulating the internet (with detachable EVF), that WILL replace the E-P1. As you know the E-P1 is a trial for me and if I didn't order it right away, and waited for all of the reviews, I was sort of toast for the summer. So we shall see...
    Yes, you certainly are LOL. I've considered it but I'm quite committed with Canon so no go to switch elsewhere for FF.

    I probably could sell the EP-1 quickly with all the interest but I'm going to take the road of a voyeur instead--and see how all of you like it. I know Jono is a total no tripod person and you are looking at it from a backup situation for your Iceland trip so you will likely use it on tripod--with various lenses. I liked the video I just watched (and posted the link). Its a better size for me than a pocketable camera really--and the 'pro' version they are touting--or a nicer bodied Panny would be my choice. I can wait though--you really can't.

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    Yes, you certainly are LOL. I've considered it but I'm quite committed with Canon so no go to switch elsewhere for FF.

    I probably could sell the EP-1 quickly with all the interest but I'm going to take the road of a voyeur instead--and see how all of you like it. I know Jono is a total no tripod person and you are looking at it from a backup situation for your Iceland trip so you will likely use it on tripod--with various lenses. I liked the video I just watched (and posted the link). Its a better size for me than a pocketable camera really--and the 'pro' version they are touting--or a nicer bodied Panny would be my choice. I can wait though--you really can't.

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    Actually the E-P1 will most definitely not go on a tripod. Generally if I get set up on tripod I like having something also off tripod that I can shoot hand held at the same time. This is generally how I shot with the A900/G1 combo. Most of my G1 shots were handheld.

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    Keith, what's your 'Panny strategy'??? You mentioned that you might buy a GH1--not sure I'm following you LOL. I've even considered buying a GH1 for a second body--but will likely wait to see what's coming in the Fall.

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    Diane:

    I'm a keen amateur and have a lot of cameras. But the G1 has changed my whole focus on photography. I love to use legacy lenses and to experiment with c-mount. I also bought an Olympus Pen F and four lenses based on the discussions in this forum.
    I look around me and count 20 lenses that I have bought, because I have a G1. I sold my Pentax K-10 kit this week with some excellent lenses, simply because I never use it. So the G1 is the largest sensor I use, but I have Ricohs, a G10, a Dlux-4 and a few other point and shoots.
    I don't like big cameras - so the E-P1 is fascinating for me, especially because of the romance of living though the Pen period - I had lots of them, but back then I could not afford a Pen F.
    The lack of a viewfinder on the E-P1 is a deal breaker for me, and it's just a matter of time until a camera is available with one. The EP-1 with a removable EVF would already be in my collection. The first out of the gate whether its Oly or Panny will get my order.
    But I need a second body and I'm going on a cruise in September. If nothing new is available before then, I'll get a GH-1 body

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    Actually the E-P1 will most definitely not go on a tripod. Generally if I get set up on tripod I like having something also off tripod that I can shoot hand held at the same time. This is generally how I shot with the A900/G1 combo. Most of my G1 shots were handheld.
    Okay, that makes sense. Since you mentioned the Y strap, after my little trip I decided that that is the way to go. I looked at the R straps also (had seen both awhile ago but didn't see the need for them) but the Y seems more usable. I could have used it with 5D on tripod this time. Not sure how often I will carry both 5D and G1, but am considering putting the 50 f/1.4 on the 5D and carrying one or 2 other lenses and the G1.

    Still curious what bag you settled on and if it worked for carrying all. I have oodles of bags and used a big LP Maxim Pro for commercial work but though it would hold all, I def. will not carry it for any personal use. I have 2 backpacks that would carry most all, but wouldn't be much pleasure. So--curious what others are finding to use with a FF kit and the G1 (or EP-1) kit.

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    Im lucky,this camera is not right for me,Ill not buy a camera without a viewfinder(maybe the dp2) and more or less we know the performance from the plethora of other mediochre olympi so personally dont see what the fuss is about.However for those who see this as a possible purchase I sympathise with your frustration at Jonos childishness.

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    Re: Having fun with the E-P1

    Okay Okay

    Here are 5 shots taken with the 50 macro using the panasonic adaptor and autofocus, all in bright sunshine (no real problems with the LCD)










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    These were all taken with the 50-200 old version (non SWD) and the adaptor. The light was pretty overcast.
    Focus was S-AF+M, most are taken at 320 ISO. The 'hit rate' with the chickens was not so far off what I get with other setups (they do move!)

    Incidentally, all these shots, and those in the last post were hand held.











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    Nice Jono. I was interested in your comment about the LCD--and the fact you used a non m4/3rds lens (though not in MF I assume--or did you??)

    Thanks. Now--any comments as you start to shoot with it? How did it go yesterday?--assuming you used it and it was lower light in the church.

    Ah, typed before I saw your second post. Chickens!!!!. I still have the wonderful chicken shot you sent me years ago with E10 I think. These are very nice--but what else would I expect?

    I saw the 55-200 on the EP-1. Must have been a bit unbalanced, wasn't it?? I can see the m4/3rds 45-200 on it--but this must have been a case of handling the lens primarily LOL--but nice shots for sure.

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