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    E-P1 and Pen F lenses

    I've just received my E-P1 and it seems as good as I thought it might be.

    However, I've just tried a the Pen F adapter from JF and it doesn't mount the E-P1, although I have filed it to fit my G1.

    This is just a tolerance issue, and I will get another mount from JF and make it work with the EP-1.

    Of course the Panny 4/3 to m4/3 adapter works just fine.

    Only an hour since I received the camera, but I know a few folks are interested if this adapter works with the EP-1. The answer is maybe!

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    Re: E-P1 and Pen F lenses

    Hi

    I once got a mount from another supplier with the same problem. I think its due to the slight raised section which ensures that the mount doesn't wobble around on the camera being just that wee bit snug.

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    I tested the Jinfinance Pen F adapter over a month ago, and it did not fit the E-P1. Other adapters had no problem...

    http://forum.getdpi.com/forum/showpo...&postcount=125

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    Re: E-P1 and Pen F lenses

    Quote Originally Posted by woodmancy View Post
    I've just received my E-P1 and it seems as good as I thought it might be.

    However, I've just tried a the Pen F adapter from JF and it doesn't mount the E-P1, although I have filed it to fit my G1.

    This is just a tolerance issue, and I will get another mount from JF and make it work with the EP-1.

    Of course the Panny 4/3 to m4/3 adapter works just fine.

    Only an hour since I received the camera, but I know a few folks are interested if this adapter works with the EP-1. The answer is maybe!

    Keith
    i contacted Jin yesterday (have the same probs, can work with it but the lens is not fully mounted), he said 1st batch of his adapter fits a bit tight on E-P1, he will send me a new 1 if i want, or you try this:


    http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y27...pterflange.jpg

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    Re: E-P1 and Pen F lenses

    I am curious to find out how you folks will successfully use the pen F lenses, especially the fast ones like the 42/1.2 on the E-P1.

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    Re: E-P1 and Pen F lenses

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    I am curious to find out how you folks will successfully use the pen F lenses, especially the fast ones like the 42/1.2 on the E-P1.
    Hi Vivek:

    I've had my E-P1 for a few hours, but this I can say.

    You would love it as a street camera. I bought the 17mm lens and OVF - this is as good as a Leica could get in the streets!

    Having said that, I have a mix of feelings, positive and negative.

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    Re: E-P1 and Pen F lenses

    Quote Originally Posted by monza View Post
    I tested the Jinfinance Pen F adapter over a month ago, and it did not fit the E-P1. Other adapters had no problem...

    http://forum.getdpi.com/forum/showpo...&postcount=125
    Robert

    I missed this - so much to see in this forum.

    Keith

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    Re: E-P1 and Pen F lenses

    Hi Keith, I have fondled it and sure is a delight to hold. Not for real shooting, for me, I am afraid.

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    Re: E-P1 and Pen F lenses

    I've done a bit more filing on my JF adapter and it now fits the EP-1, and it still fits the G1, so there is some latitude. But, I don't want to go through this experience with every adapter, so JF owes me one

    The combination feels very good and very similar to the Leica experience.

    I did some tests with the Pen FT 38mm/1,8 on both the G1 and the EP-1. I find it difficult to do critical focus with the EP-1 hand held. I will try harder, but this is the first result (an Echinacia at 100% crop) using the G1, which I find to be very good. Taken at F5.6,1/160s,ISO 100
    Can't do this with the EP-1 yet, need more practice.

    Keith

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    Re: E-P1 and Pen F lenses

    Keith, I find it odd that almost everyone is showing off a pen F lens attached to a camera without any hood. I would not use any of them without one.

    Not surprising to hear that you find them difficult on the E-P.

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    Re: E-P1 and Pen F lenses

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Keith, I find it odd that almost everyone is showing off a pen F lens attached to a camera without any hood. I would not use any of them without one.

    Not surprising to hear that you find them difficult on the E-P.
    Hi Vivek
    I have four Pen lenses, but only two have hoods, the 150mm and 70mm. I'll see what I can find on e-bay.

    The interesting thing is that in limited use of the 38mm on both the EP-1 and G1, the sharpest shots have been with the G1 (no stabilization)

    I haven't tried the EP-1 with stabilization off, or with the lens FL dialed in. I have to try that next.

    Keith

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    Re: E-P1 and Pen F lenses

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Keith, I find it odd that almost everyone is showing off a pen F lens attached to a camera without any hood. I would not use any of them without one.

    Not surprising to hear that you find them difficult on the E-P.
    Vivek - here is a Pen FT (150mm) lens with a hood.

    I find this lens be exceptional in sharpness - so sharp, my wife won't let me post a facial shot

    Keith

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    Re: E-P1 and Pen F lenses

    Quote Originally Posted by woodmancy View Post
    I've done a bit more filing on my JF adapter and it now fits the EP-1, and it still fits the G1, so there is some latitude. But, I don't want to go through this experience with every adapter, so JF owes me one

    The combination feels very good and very similar to the Leica experience.

    I did some tests with the Pen FT 38mm/1,8 on both the G1 and the EP-1. I find it difficult to do critical focus with the EP-1 hand held. I will try harder, but this is the first result (an Echinacia at 100% crop) using the G1, which I find to be very good. Taken at F5.6,1/160s,ISO 100
    Can't do this with the EP-1 yet, need more practice.

    Keith
    The E-P1 is not the camera you want for this kind of thing, the G1 is far better suited because of the EVF. When the E-P1 successor/newer model hits with a viewfinder, IMO most E-P1 buyers will dump their old cameras to get it.

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