Olympus PEN E-PM1 Q&As

Announced Jun 30, 2011 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | Four Thirds sensor
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I just saw a Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14–42 mm f/3.5-5.6 L ED lens today. What does the "L" mean? I have Googled this a bit but can only find a brief Wiki page on this lens with no explanation. I mostly see the ED, EZ and the II R MSC versions, which I have on my E-PM1.
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I dont know how and it was my dads old camera and I wanna be able to but a bigger lens on it how do I get the right size I want and how do I take it off?
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By: Simon97 (Mar 18, 2021)
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I'm looking for a simple, cheap bang around camera I could take with me when I don't want to use the GX85 (bike rides, in the car, ect.). I would set it on raw and go. My main concern is shutter shock. I tried the EPM1 and like the IQ overall but had shots spoiled by the shutter vibrations. Same lenses on my GX85 are sharp even without stabilizing.
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I just bought one of these and haven't yet worked out how to scroll though magnified portions of images in playback view. This is something I've found useful in all previous decent digital cameras, and it would speed my learning curve with this camera if I could see how to do it, but after over 48 hours with the camera, I've been unable to see or find how it's done. It is possible there just aren't enough buttons to allow the camera to do this, or am I just being slow? Even my E-PM1 cameras...
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I have a E-PM1 and GX85. Each have their own 12-32 lens. Although the GX85 is a far better camera, I often take the E-PM1 around as a point and shoot. One problem I have is all the photos I've taken at the long end with the E-PM1 are soft. I thought maybe the one lens was bad, so I tried it on the GX85 and the images are pixel sharp. No issues at the wide end. I know there are shutter vibrations and I use the diamond mode for delay although I question if it helps. It doesn't look like motion...
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I'm having a problem getting sharp shots with my new (to me) gear. I shot about 8 pics at 150mm and only one is acceptable. I have experience hand holding cameras with tele lenses yet I get significant motion blur at 1/500. I have the shutter delay set to .25 sec and the little diamond symbol shows on the exposure mode (shutter shock elimination). IS mode is set to one. I think I should be doing much better with IS and a steady hand. Here is a test shot. I'm focused on the distant towers....
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Hi everyone: I am planning on going to London and Paris for vacation and want to take night photos and night portraits. I plan to bring my Sony RX100 III and Olympus E-PM1 cameras. However, I know that the Olympus E-PM1 is too dated for night photos so I plan to rely on Sony RX100 III for all my night photos.  Thus, I am wondering if RX100 III can handle the job or I will need to buy new camera? I plan to bring a tripod with me.  Thanks in advance for all the replies.
By: JV Price (Nov 25, 2016)
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My E-PM1 began a malfunction yesterday. I made about 3 good shots after which all subsequent pictures are blank. The camera powers up okay. Once you take the picture, there's a slight delay, you can here a faint "growl" and click from inside, then the camera powers off. I image that is created on the media is a blank dark image. Strange thing is the camera operates normally when making a video image. I tried several things, remove battery/media, plug into computer, looked for reset function,...
By: casablanca1 (Nov 12, 2016)
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I have an Olympus e-pm1 camera. I also have several Pentax screw mount lens from an old pentax camera. is there an  adapter available  to use these lens on the Olympus?
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I am considering upgrading my camera body, and would like to crowd source some knowledge and advice. I got an E-PM1 about three months ago, because it was the cheapest route for me to try MFT and see if it works for me. Since it does, I want a body that will improve in the following categories: - Better IBIS - Lower noise - More customizable hardware controls - Focus peaking - 100'ISO - Less banding - Shutter shock reduction/avoidance I find an EVF essential for the way I shoot, but I already...
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