Olympus PEN E-PM2
Announced Sep 17, 2012 •
16 megapixels | 3″ screen | Four Thirds sensor
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I'm actually quite happy with this camera overall, especially with the M.Zuiko 25mm f1.8 on it, but we have active kids and the AF is just not cutting it. I wind up using AF-S, because the focus lock is so unreliable that AF-C usually means it will use a bad lock for the whole sequence -- refocusing on every shot gives better odds that it will get a good lock for at least one of them. Since this is an older, entry-level camera, I assume that its AF performance is pretty far down the scale,...
By: minoltaa1 (Jun 9, 2017)
The Olympus E-PM2 has a scene mode and many different scenes. The only one I really use is panorama, but each time when I go from into the scene mode, the camera always starts with the same scene order and I have to to scroll through many scenes before getting to panorama. Is there a way to "customize" the order of the scenes or to only have a few selected scenes ? Thanks
I recently changed from e-pm2 to GX85. Since I shoot exclusive RAW, I rely on lens profile for correction. But when I loaded the files into LR, it was unable to locate a matching profile and there is none even when I tried manually. BTW, I am using LR CC. Didn't have this issue with e-pm2. Is there something I need to set in the camera?
I have an e-pm2 that I am quite satisfied with. This system is mainly used for travel where size is extremely important. Has recent progress in sensor and processing power made it worthwhile to upgrade? I am primarily interested in landscape/architecture. AF speed is not that important to me. However, IQ under moderate high ISO (~ISO 1600) is important.
I was out shooting earlier tonight with my Oly E-PM2 and my new Panasonic 12-32. About 80 shots in I clicked the shutter, and the shutter curtain closed and the camera powered off. Tried to turn the camera on again, and the camera promptly turned itself off again. I pulled off the lens and found that the shutter was stuck closed. When I try to turn the camera on, the LCD illuminates briefly, but then the sensor IS mechanism resets to home and the camera shuts off again, the shutter remaining...
By: mmmartin (Feb 11, 2017)
I've been using an E-PM2 for a good while now, and was just curious if it was worth upgrading to the E-M10 Mark II for the viewfinder? The VF-4 seems like an awful lot of money for a viewfinder, when you get so much more for switching bodies. I've only been composing via screen the whole time, and was just curious how much of a difference an EVF makes. As far as I can see, image quality is mostly similar, so it's really down to shooting experience. I know there's the control dials and the...
By: minoltaa1 (Oct 10, 2016)
I started getting into micro 4/3 with a Panasonic GF3 which came with a Panasonic 14-42 kit lens. When I set the lens at the wide end at 14mm, I could capture a pretty wide view. I just got a used Olympus E-PM2 and added my Panasonic 14-42 to it, but the field of view is significantly narrower than before, almost 50% of what I could see with my GF3. In the E-PM2, there is a Scene mode called "Wide Angle" which is meant for Olympus wide angle lenses. When I switched to this Wide Angle...
In this recent thread, there was some talk about using RawDigger and FastRAWViewer to get a more accurate report on actual RAW exposure values: https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/58298914 I have looked at these two programs, and while I can see how FRV can allow more accurate view of the RAW data for bracketed shots, I am not sure that it will improve my results where I am not bracketing, and I'm reluctant to introduce more steps into my workflow, as I'm always a year or more behind...
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