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On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (503 comments in total)

I can't believe Olympus is selling this camera with the old 14-42 II R kit lens, at least in the US. Why aren't they selling it with the pancake 14-42 EZ? It would make much more sense, and make this camera a lot more desirable. Another site said that pre-sales of this camera are slow. I believe it. Olympus hasn't done enough to differentiate this from the previous PEN model. I'm glad they improved the control setup, but they really didn't do enough. Sorry, not interested.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 18:16 UTC as 59th comment | 1 reply

I think one of the first consumer digitals was the Apple Quicktake. This site is an interesting compilation of camera history, including digital cameras.

I didn't get a digital camera until 2002, but after that there was no looking back. I hardly used my 35mm SLR after that.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2013 at 19:58 UTC as 134th comment
On CP+ 2013: Interview with Olympus' Toshi Terada article (242 comments in total)
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108: Nothing really clear about the 4/3 future. First Olympus should keep their recipe for colour treatment. That's why I keep that E520 body with all its sluggish AF issues and general image softness : WB and colours I see no equivalent anywhere. E620 image treatment is not as good. Epl-2 is more "digital" like and no viewfinder except that horrid EVF you keep losing if you don't watch it. I checked the OM-D but I found it too small . Ergonomics are a major issue for me and this OM-D body is not comfortable at all, bad handling, sharp angles, a hard feeling. I don't like this all M4/3 line : too small and yet too big to offer the convenience of pocketable compacts like the ZX1 or Canon S95. I want something with the supposed quality of the OM-D in a body the size of a E510/520, and use my superb 4/3 Zuiko lenses , should have also an excellent optical viewfinder and good manual controls. Comfort, Mr Terada, comfort. If Pentax and Nikon can do it, why not Olympus ?

I got the JB Designs Grip Base and it made a big difference. I was getting cramped fingers without the grip.

But, if Olympus had made the grip part of the HLD-6 available separately, I might have bought it instead.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2013 at 02:40 UTC
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