Olympus PEN E-P1

Announced Jun 16, 2009 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | Four Thirds sensor
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Would love to see a hand held test from somone with a EM5/EM1/EP5 and a panasonic 100-300mm.... at 100mm and 300mm! Find the place (sutter speed) the OIS can only just get 50% sharp images, 30 soft and 20% poor... Then turn off OIS and turn on IBIS... and see the results side by side! Once you find the right shutter speed just take 3 images with OIS then switch and take 3 more... do the same for 100m and 300mm then show them hear! As a side question: on the newer Oly cams in Apature priorety...
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I picked up a "new" E-M1 the other day. I specifically asked the retailer to ensure it was not a demo unit but brand new, unopened. I visually checked in the store and it looked okay. When I powered it up at home I found that it did not ask me to set up the time, date etc. I then checked the shutter count and found that the unit has 184 actuations. It looks like the retailer provided me with a demo unit ever though I requested a new camera (the obvious tell tale sign was that the time/date...
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I have been using an E-P1 for over three years.  I mostly shoot manual and use AF, so I never use the AE compensation button on the top (near the shutter release) or the AEL/AFL button on the back.  I have set the Fn button for custom white balance, which I do use often enough with a gray card I carry around with me everywhere.  One setting I find myself reaching for often enough is the noise filter, which I set to "low" at iso 800 and above.  I'd love to be able to either set the camera to...
cjw13
By: cjw13 (10 months ago)
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Ok - So I know this is an old camera - but I'm just getting into the whole m4/3 thing (and I love it so far).  Question is - does the IS automatically adjust to the focus length of the lens, or do I have to set it when I put a new lens on? I ask because I prefer primes - and while it says "Auto" - when I change from my Panasonic 14mm to my Sigma 30mm, the focal length does not change with the lens. It says "Auto" below the words "focal length" - but in the lower right says "12mm".  Do I need...
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Hi, I have an E-p1, and I tried to do reverse macro today with my 14-42mm olympus lens, but I realized I can't adjust the aperture, has anyone ever done reverse macro with E-p/E-pl series camera and lens without aperture ring? if you figured out how to change the aperture, please tell me how you did it! Thx
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Today at lunch I met a guy via Craigslist to see about buying his Pany 20mm lens.  I have the 2 kit lenses for my E-PL2 but wanted something brighter for indoor shots. But for some reason, the camera refused to focus on medium- to long-distance objects after focusing at short range.  If you turned off the camera and turned it on again, it would focus on far objects, but once you focused at a closer object (4-5 ft.) it would lock up.  This occured in both Aperture and iAuto modes.  Can anyone...
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Got G3 and the 20mm (and the old P14-42), but have been thinking about stabilization and better jpeg and colour. A friend will sell me the E-P1 for $130, have tried it and like the results, but not the size and weight. Does it have functions that later Pens does not have? Lots of ISO settings, nice.  Compared it with E-PM1, $250 with 14-42 II. As good as the old Pen at low ISO? Looked like it was better, at least sharper, at high ISO than the old Pen and G3 at dpr comparison. Because of heavy...
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My kit lens (14-42mm f/3.5) was crappy in low light so I got a 35mm f/1.7 and the exposure looks exactly the same.  If I depress the shutter button half way -like you would for auto focus- it gives me the exposure I want for half a second and goes back to normal.  I turned everything to manual and turned the ISO off but it still blinks IS1 in red on the screen.  I put the kit lens back on and set it to aperture priority but it won't let me go below 5.9.  What the heck is going on here?  Been...
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Been through the manual repeatedly and can't find a mention of this. Can't seem to get it to appear.
yeswecan
By: yeswecan (Dec 26, 2012)
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Hi all,Knowing not a thing about photography, I had to come up with a plan (a Christmas present) for my wife who wants to learn about photography.After spending 2 days on the internet I decided the aim was an Olympus OM-D E-M5 in the coming year.The remaining question was how to get there with a limited budget...So here is my plan: I just got an Olympus PEN E-P1 DSLR Extreme Value Bundle for $248.00. It includes:12.3-megapixel interchangeable lens digital camera; Micro Four Thirds...
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