September 15, 2011
I chose the Pen EPL-2 with the 2 lens kit. I wanted a camera that I could take everywhere (hiking, travelling, etc.). At the same time, I wanted a product that would produce decent stills. This camera fits the bill perfectly. Moreover, the manual capabilities and choice of lenses allows me to participate in intermediate camera courses and clubs. The art filters are fun. I also purchased the VF-2 viewfinder to use in bright light. This is the camera I grab everytime I go out the door and at all social functions.
September 13, 2011
What a great little camera. Finally, a superbly designed compact camera having all of the high-end bells and whistles that old school semi-professionals and serious amatuers are accustomed to. I've the E-PL2 just a few weeks and am still learning about the nifty features and shooting modes every day.
August 30, 2011
Used 1st time on a dive trip to Fiji last week. Land pics were great and easy to use with exception of movie button in a location which is right where my thumb naturely wants to rest. Took lots of movies without knowing it. Used u/w housing from Olympus and performed flawlessly.Love the fact that it is ready to go very quickly at power up.
August 26, 2011
The Olympus Pen E-PL2 offers most everything a standard sized DSLR has but in a smaller, more convenient size. The camera's portability makes it much easier to take pictrures anywhere, anytime. The video feature allows action to be captured in the format most suitable for it. An outstanding camera!
August 22, 2011
Olympus still leave to what it's known for! Amazing pictures with wonderful color separation - True-to-life colors!!
August 20, 2011
I use this for day to day shooting. It is a good little combo w/ the 14-42mm lens. Very light, and produces some very nice images. In great light, this is as good as most bigger (larger and heavier) DSLR's. In sub-par lighting, it is still pretty good, but lags a tiny bit from others. Since this cameras newer brother came out (E-P3), this little beauty is available for an awesome price, which is certainly a PLUS. If the sun is out and bright, you might need the optional viewfinder. It is definitely worth the price if you are looking to try mirror-less and smaller cameras that have a great fun factor.
August 19, 2011
I recently picked up an Olympus Pen e-pl2. The reason being, I broke my collar bone and couldn't carry or lift my normal rig (even trimmed down). And me being without a camera...... well, that's just silly!!!
After shooting with nothing but pro equipment the past 11 years (my film stuff not included), I knew that I would expect too much and fully expected to hate it and saw myself returning it within the return period.
I have to say now, that I'm pleasantly surprised at this camera and will certainly be keeping it. It's affordable and the kit lens is not only sharp but has good color and contrast.
Besides being small and having interchangeable lenses (most within a reasonable budget.) it doesn't scream "HEY, STEAL ME!" when you take it out of a bag or jacket pocket. The 14-42 (28-84mm in a 35mm equivalent) is a perfect 'walk -a-round' lens in decent lighting conditions.
It also has some cool built in presets and filters for when you feel like playing around. All-in-all, it is a fun camera with beginner level modes and a lot of good stuff for us old pros too. :-)
One of the neat things about these "Micro 4/3rds " cameras is that the lenses regardless of brand are interchangeable. That being said, there area few lenses that I have my eye on already.
Honestly, if you're n the market for a camera with a small form factor and a kit you can add to, I would check it out. There are so many days that I don't want to carry my gear bag but want to get candids of my kids or just some street photography and this fills that need.
August 17, 2011
This is my first digital SLR. I was using a better quality film camera of my mother's about 15 years ago, and since then I have only had run-of-the-mill digitals. They have not been bad cameras for occasional shooting, but I was looking for the next step. This camera is it. You have far more control over the shots, and it is relatively easy to use with regard to all of the settings available. You can do a bit of editing in the camera itself, and the programs for the computer let you do a lot...for free! The battery life seems adequate, as well. I wish that lenses (ex. wide-angle and telephoto) were not so expensive, because the range of the included lens is the only thing I find wanting. All-in-all, I am happy with the performance and price of this camera.
August 15, 2011
I like this camera but it is no good in low light situations!!!!
August 12, 2011
I bougth it for my wife but I am who is really using it. I will need to buy another.
The IQ is amazing. The body quality superb. Every thing is very good.