Olympus PEN E-PL1

Announced Feb 3, 2010 •
12 megapixels | 2.7 screen | Four Thirds sensor
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I have an E-PL1 (2010) with the std. kit lens 14-42mm/3.5-5.6 (2010) + Lumix 20/1.7 + VF-2. Which upgrade move would deliver a significant improvement to this system. Replace the E-PL1 with an OM-D E-M10 body and keep the original lenses and sell the VF-2. or Replace the 14-42 lens with a Pana Lumix G Vario G 14-150mm/3.5 which according to the reviews is better than an Olympus lens and keep the Lumix 20/1.7. My picture taking is mostly landscape and some indoor shots during my travel. I...
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I've always been a fan of small cameras because it means you can have them with you more readily. But I wanted better PQ and then the "compact" micro four-thirds cameras with their big sensors came out. I rarely print images much anymore, and nothing larger than 8 x 10 for the most part. But I do want the ability to crop and process images that won't lose too much in the process.For the last 3 years, my "go-to" camera for image-critical stuff has been the Olympus E-PL1. Compared to $200...
Hgreblo1
By: Hgreblo1 (4 months ago)
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What do you need to connect Takamur  legacy lens to an Epl1?  Once connected do you need any special lens settings to take photos with the legacy lens? Thanks, Hal
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I have few questions  about the epl1 and legacy lenses and I think you are the person who can answer  them for me.  If you have the time please answer.  First, I have an epl1 with the 14-42 and 40-150 lenses and I really love the camera and have been taking a lot of photos.  However I have two Pentax film cameras and several Takumar lenses that I would like to try on my camera.  One is a 135 mm, another is 28 mm  wide angle, and a 50 mm lense.  What do I need to do or buy to use these lenses...
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I have had this camera for roughly two years and it has always worked great. However recently all photographs taken have extremely low light and are very fuzzy even in the brightest sunlight and have been practically pitch black in normal or low light. It is the same on all modes and is regardless of light, aperture levels etc... I fear it might be the lens (14-42mm), but cannot be sure. Has anyone experienced this and know what it is?
Steve Marr
By: Steve Marr (4 months ago)
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I Have an Olympus E-PL1 camera which suddenly stopped taking pictures. I have flashing on the screen 5 F5.6 which refers to the aperture value which I have never touched. A friend has the same camera and we put my lens on his body and it worked fine but with his lens on my body the same figures flashed up and it would not work. Is there a problem with the main body of the camera? Hope someone can help. Steve Marr
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I've never used a digital reflex, only film ones. I own a compact (Panasonic TZ8) and recently I bought an Olympus PEN E-PL1, used. I am not fully satisfied because the Oly has very soft lenses wide open (see this thread http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53836118 and beware! it's huge). I found a Canon 1000D and a Nikon D3000 for 180 €, used, with kit 18-55. These are on the low end of the prices for Canon and Nikon "old" entry level digital equipment. For 170 € I could buy a Sigma 19 mm...
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a) I'm at amateur trying to learn how to move off iAuto... b) I have and E-PL1 with kit lens, plus the 14-150mm and 17mm 2.8 lenses c) Going on National Geographic expedition to alaska (small boat, lots of Zodiac trips, not a cruiseliner). d) Need long telephoto; have a Coolpix P500, which might do for that purpose. e) question is, will I be better off upgrading the PL1 to a PL5 and taking the P500, or should I stick with the PL1 and get a 150-300 Olympus lens for it? I'm looking at refurb...
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Olympus PEN E-PL1 with M.Zuiko 14-42 zoom kit lens versus Panasonic Lumix TZ8 (DMC ZS-5). I bought the PEN used because I could not afford it new, the part on the left is one of the first photos. I'm extremely disappointed because I bought it expecting sharper images than the Panasonic. Contrast and sharpness are set to 0 in every camera. How is it possible for the PEN kit lens to have less resolution than the Panasonic lens? The Pana lens is made by Leica, I thought it was not true but...
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Hi all, I am upgrading from my Oly e-pl1.  I decided I needed to upgrade because of its poor focusing in low light.  I have 3 cameras in hand and will return the 2 I don't choose.  I've already disqualified a sony nex-5t from the running. I apologize in advance to the real photographers in this forum, but I am a person who mostly takes pictures of people, especially kids.  I like to be able to just point and shoot, because I usually don't have much time to choose settings as my subjects are...
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