Site Sponsors
Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Interesting E-P1 article

  1. #1
    Member gDallasK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Argyll, Scotland
    Posts
    71
    Post Thanks / Like

    Interesting E-P1 article

    Dirck Halstead's e-zine The Digital Journalist carried this article in their August issue.

    http://digitaljournalist.org/issue09...p1-review.html
    Geoff
    Too many cameras, too little time.
    www.pbase.com/gDallasK

  2. #2
    Senior Member pellicle's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Southport, Australia
    Posts
    1,429
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Interesting E-P1 article

    interesting indeed ... I'm curious that the G1 does not seem to have hit the mark of press writers as well as the E-P1 seems to have ... all things considered I think I prefer my G1 as I like the viewfinder ... but we'll see what happens if I can get a GF1 (if such exists). Perhaps the 'usage style' brings too may comparisons with SLR cameras and thus is taken as "a dinky little dslr" rather than a high quality compact camera ... psychology ...

  3. #3
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    Michiel Schierbeek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Amsterdam/Normandy
    Posts
    4,055
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    762

    Re: Interesting E-P1 article

    Quote Originally Posted by pellicle View Post
    interesting indeed ... I'm curious that the G1 does not seem to have hit the mark of press writers as well as the E-P1 seems to have ... all things considered I think I prefer my G1 as I like the viewfinder ... but we'll see what happens if I can get a GF1 (if such exists).
    The same thing stroke me as well. Technicly the G1 was the big step forward and a small revolution. The EP-1 is nice, if you want it even smaller, but is in my eyes, a less versatile camera as the G-1, which deserves the credits.
    Olympus with its long camera history just seems to generate more (fan) rumour then the Panasonic brand does, thats all.

    Michiel

  4. #4
    Subscriber Member tashley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    South of England
    Posts
    3,295
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Interesting E-P1 article

    Hmmm, given that the reviewer takes low key to new limits, the camera wasn't going to be stretched too much at higher ISO! I mean, most of those shots are two stops underexposed, though I am sure that was a creative choice....

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    45
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Interesting E-P1 article

    Quote Originally Posted by tashley View Post
    Hmmm, given that the reviewer takes low key to new limits, the camera wasn't going to be stretched too much at higher ISO! I mean, most of those shots are two stops underexposed, though I am sure that was a creative choice....
    LOL.. Yep, i was thinking the same thing.

    Or maybe he got a new super-bright LCD and didn't bother to calibrate it or turn the brightness down. Some of those screens are so bright they should come with a potential to cause blindness safety warning from the surgeon general
    4/3 and m4/3 systems | Nikon and Sony APS-C and FF gear

  6. #6
    Subscriber Member tashley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    South of England
    Posts
    3,295
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Interesting E-P1 article

    Quote Originally Posted by e_dawg View Post
    LOL.. Yep, i was thinking the same thing.

    Or maybe he got a new super-bright LCD and didn't bother to calibrate it or turn the brightness down. Some of those screens are so bright they should come with a potential to cause blindness safety warning from the surgeon general
    I know - i re-calibrated mine the other day for the first time in a month (shame on me) and the shock of working with the luminance at 120 cd/m2 when it had slowly crept up to around 180-200 with me cranking up the brightness was immense!

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    776
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Interesting E-P1 article

    Quote Originally Posted by pellicle View Post
    interesting indeed ... I'm curious that the G1 does not seem to have hit the mark of press writers as well as the E-P1 seems to have ...
    I'm guessing it has something to do with the bias against Panasonic I noticed when looking to buy a new camera. All the pros I talked to scoffed at Panasonic and at Sony (the two main contenders I was looking to get at the time), but they considered Olympus to at least be in the group of acceptable manufacturers along with Nikon and Canon. Not a whole lot of pro store owners had even heard of the mFT format, and not many of them carried any Panasonic dSLRs.

  8. #8
    ken
    Guest

    Re: Interesting E-P1 article

    Maybe its because people still think Panasonic just makes cassette tape deck players?

  9. #9
    Senior Member pellicle's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Southport, Australia
    Posts
    1,429
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Interesting E-P1 article

    Hi

    Quote Originally Posted by photoSmart42 View Post
    I'm guessing it has something to do with the bias against Panasonic I noticed when looking to buy a new camera. All the pros I talked to scoffed at Panasonic and at Sony
    and quite right too ... I mean after all what does an electronics company have anything to do with Digital Cameras ... they don't have the right 'pedigree'

    and (just incase noone's picked up the sarcasm) after all its all about the quality of the camera systems and lenses ... the sensor is actually quite secondary, more like just digital film really ;-)

    btw ... who makes the sensors for Nikon and Canon now? I thought canon were 'making their own' (but knowing how japanese companies like Hoya work they are probably farming it out to someone else)

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •