Canon / Nikon definitely lost out 1 unit of sale when I was looking for a DSLR-like quality camera in the compact form-factor, to replace my aging DSLR. Since then, I've became a huge Olympus M4/3 fan.
A friend moving up from P/S ditch the idea of carrying bulky DSLR for an EPL2. That's 2 units...
i'm sure by now you can see the diff of image quality between the 2. i had a NEX5 and EP2 side by side. though the lens made a huge difference (nex5 with 16mm vs ep2 with pana20mm), i kept the EP2 and sold off the NEX5.
Hey Brian, love the photo. It reminds me why I bought the Pen in the first place. It's a great looking camera. I just wish that the EP2 has a recessed hot shoe like the EP1. It makes a big difference. But the EP2 EVF is so superb, all is forgiven.
The Pen is truly a classic.
The noises in low ISO are probably due to the Gradation setting (dynamic range) setting. It's probably at 'auto' where the camera will try to blow the darker areas to increase details. Try changing to 'normal' and see the difference.
Oh, when you turn on 'face detection', the gradation is...
A stray cat... among the first pic I took when I got myself an adapter for this beautiful 50mm f/1.8 pancake lens. This lens has been idling for ages... amazing that it's in superb working condition.
The 50mm... mounted on a Nutella.
On S AF + MF, try pressing the shutter half-way, and without letting it go, move the focus ring to MF. Once the focus is bang on, depress the shutter fully.
There's another way, which is to set what goes on when the shutter in depressed half-way, but I can't recall it now.
The image size from the evf is quite satisfying. It's about the same as when you peep into a Canon 550 dslr.
My take on this topic is, I use the evf when I can't rely much on the LCD, ie on a bright day and using manual lens. On these 2 occasions, the evf is priceless.
Other than that, I'd...
it's frustrating that we don't have much choice in wide angle zoom lenses other than these 2, which are comparatively expensive. and i've not begun talking about ultra wide fixed focus lenses. i hope sigma, tamron or tokina would make one soon.
i guess, it must have been either very hard to...
Yeah, same here. It bugs me that the focus points are a bunch of boxes. I'm getting used to it though. The only consolation is that the box could be magnified with just a twist of the focus ring (with C-AF MF turned on) to fine tune the focus.
I have both 17 and 20. When I first got my 20, I was going to sell off the 17. But I realized that the 17 is really sweet. It's quiet, light and the eff focal of 34mm is easier to manage. So, now it rotates. I use the 17 daytime and 20 when it's dark.
Something I just learnt from Prof Google, it seems that there are only 2 existing camera manufacturer that still sticks to 1 single mounting type: Nikon's f-mount and Pentax's k-mount. So any Nikon lens can fit onto any Nikon camera, or for our case, into any Nikon adapter to m4/3 mount.
This is a good thread.
I bought myself a Nikon to m4/3 mount from eBay. It's a Japanese brand called Metabones. The store owner is also a forummer here by the name Lasjas. My review on this adapter is simply outstanding. The built quality is top notch. I really have no complaints actually. I...
I've owned a few Minoltas and when Sony bought over Minolta and produced DSLR, I bought Sony's DSLR too. In May, I wanted a small camera to take along for a vacation. I was actually waiting for NEX. I had only one eye on EP2.
But when I saw NEX first pictures, I was quite dissapointed. It was...