September 28, 2011
43 To m43
OM to m43 adapter allows me to use my old manual focus 50mm f/1.8 lens. I can confirm my focus by magifying the live view and now I have the perfect portrait lens with a large aperture giving me beautiful images.
I shoot mostly in Shutter/Aperture Priority or Full Manual. I rarely use the zoom and prefer the view of the 14mm. I like street shooting in available light. At night I set the ISO to 3200. Yes, there is noise but, once I convert to black & white and add a little grain the final image looks good.
I prefer the JPG results from the camera versus the RAW to JPG I get in Photoshop. RAW gives me more flexibility to correct the chromatic abberation purple fringing I get on the edges of the frame.
I have no interest in the video functions nor the Art/Scene/Program Modes.
The menu navigation needs improvement because there are too many steps to reach some function but, with S/A/M modes you can bypass the menu system and access the control you need with the OK and Menu buttons.
Would like it if Olympus would have a lens hood for the 14-42 kit lens. There are very few third party hoods available.
Battery life is poor. Need to order another battery. I don't use the flash and expect battery life to be worse if the flash is used.
September 25, 2011
Great overall lens and system i have been shooting Olympus for about 4yrs from the OM10 to the Olympus EPL-1.
September 24, 2011
I got this camera as an upgrade from a point and shoot. I didn't want the bulkiness of a typical dslr, but I wanted to up the quality of my pictures. I loved the retro styling of the camera itself and after researching and reading reviews, I felt vindicated enough to buy it. I've yet to use it to it's full potential, but I've been having a lot of fun with it and get compliments everywhere I go.
September 22, 2011
Camera came with 14-42 zoom lens but I wish it had a little more range on the telephoto end. Don't like the lens lockdown feature or the placement of the video button (too easy to activate when just handling the camera). Am still learning a lot of the nuances of the camera to get the kind of printable images I'm looking for. I do like the quality and feel and with all the features, it's hard not to be pleased with this camera. Will be looking to add a telephoto lens when they become more affordable.
September 20, 2011
This was my first foray into the DSLR world. I found that I could take excellent pictures without any trouble. I still have much to learn to move from 'snapshots' to real 'art' photography.
September 20, 2011
Great little camera ... BIG attitude!
It's compact. It's fast. It has an excellent burst speed. I get amazing resolution and colour in my pictures. It ought to have a viewfinder. At the least, there ought to be a modest priced solution to the lack of one. This model has a pretty sad excuse for an LCD screen, but I deal with it even though I don't like it. It really doesn't detract from the overall excellent performance of this amazing camera. I have never, in 40 years, loved a camera as much as I love this one. Hoping to buy a PM-1 as a "buddy" when money allows. Overall this is a terrific value for the money and great fun to use.
September 18, 2011
I just started getting into photography as a new hobby and did a little research for a beginner's camera. I chose this one besause it has many of the features a DSLR camera built into a smaller package. The menus are fairly easy to navigate. It's lightweight as well. I think it was a good investment for a beginner camera. The price is just about right too.
September 08, 2011
OMG! I'm really loving this camera. At first took a while to get use to the menu's, but just like everything there is a slight learning curve. I can't wait to start building on it with other lenses and accessories. Eventually I would like to have two bodies...What a true GEM!
September 06, 2011
This camera is an AMAZING find for the beginner and novice shutterbug. It has so many usable features that one can understand and utilize whether in the field or at a sporting event. I can't say enough about this camera. I just love it!!!
September 05, 2011
I have only one minor issue with the E-PL1 and that is with the screen quality on the back of the camera....it always looks like it's smudged in appearance. I also guess I don't like the location of the button that starts/stops the video recording - I always seem to accidentally hit it. Other than that, I can't saw enough about the quality and features.