I didn't feel comfortable holding the camera either. It just wasn't secure. So I trolled eBay until the Olympus Pen-F grip appeared, and I won the $46 auction. The grip is great, but it's a tight fit to pinch the SD card for removal.
I had no problems until I upgraded to 2.0, then it locked up when it went into sleep mode. Required an on/off to unfreeze. I called Olympus Support who wanted me to send the camera in, but I was travelling at the time and couldn't send it in. Problem disappeared with the 2.1 upgrade. Good luck!
I used a Panasonic FZ200 on my 7 week safari. Worked great. I should have practiced manual focus a lot before going. I really wish it had focus peaking.
Lens is 25–600 mm (35mm equiv) plus a constant f2.8 throughout entire zoom range...plus IBIS. I would think the FZ300 is an upgrade, but...
Buy & Sell Listing - EbaySelling</br> Manfrotto Precision Panorama Tripod Head System
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</br>Link to Ebay listing</br> Manfrotto 300N 3416 Really Right Stuff B2 LR QR Plate | eBay
Includes Manfrotto Levelling Base (Model 3416)...
Buy & Sell Listing - EbaySelling</br> Olympus Zuiko 70-300mm ED f4.0-5.6
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</br>Link to Ebay listing</br> Olympus Zuiko 70 300mm F 4 0 5 6 Ed Lens for Four Thirds Mint No Reserve 0005033216053 | eBay
Buy & Sell Listing - EbaySelling</br> FS: Olympus MMF-2 Four Thirds Adapter
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</br>Link to Ebay listing</br> Olympus Pen MMF 2 Four Thirds Adapter Mint No Reserve | eBay
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S0nus...nice shot. I was at that exact spot myself this July. For me, Glacier Point was the highlight of Yosemite. I just wish there was a comparable viewpoint for El Capitan!
C&C of your photo.
I think the contrast between the blues of the sky, the gray granite stone...
Is it just me, or is anyone else having difficulty using their CP with the electronic viewfinders/LCD? While I was using a 4/3 body with optical vf, I had no difficulty at all. So I know they work on digital cameras. But with the electronic viewfinder or the lcd, the effect is so visibly...
VF-2 on PENS
The VF-2 is currently functional on the E-P2, E-PL1, E-PL2, and XZ-1. I can't not see it usable on future Pen cameras...unless they incorporate this awesome viewfinder into a professional Pen camera.
Thanks for the great info! :biggrin:
I got the $25 off $100 coupon, and ended up with a total cost (incl coupon, tax, and free shipping) of $187.98. To sweeten the deal, I got triple rewards points on my credit card! :2thumbs:
I've found that when I entered a max bid on eBay, it's an invitation for "someone" to incrementally raise the bids until they just exceed yours...then stop. Of course you get notified you've been outbid, and it takes a lot of discipline to not raise your max...after all, you do want the item...
I used to experience the same circumstances a lot. It always seemed someone would come in at the very last minute and over bid me. So, in self-defense, I got a copy of an auction snipe software package so I could submit my own bids with little or no time left on the clock, giving...
I found this article on another site...if it's been posted here before I missed it. But I thought it was very interesting, and that some here might as well.
If 2010 is Micro FourThirds' Year, 2011 is the Year of Olympus - Zone-10 - Beyond the Light
Not for me...after I formatted in camera, Sandisk RescuePro is unable to recover files. The camera overwrites with 000000000's. If you have had success with recovery with another rescue program, I'd like to try it also. What program did you use?
Memory card formatting
I usually use "erase all" instead of format because if you format you stand no chance of recovering photo files on the card if needed. If you erase you may have a chance at recovery.
I do use format about once a month at most, and only after I've confirmed that I have...
E-PL1 Target Consumer
I think the differing experiances/opinions between Scantron and Spuff confirm the initial description of the target consumer for the E-PL1 provided by Olympus...that it's primarily targeted at the consumer who until now has been a digicam shooter as an upgrade. Here's a...
For a travel kit, I would recommend the E-PL1 over the E-P2 simply for the fact that it has the built in flash you could use for fill-flash shots and you can use it for bouncing flash off ceilings. Granted it's not the strongest flash, but it's certainly handy not...
The AF works well enough until the light starts dimming, and I use AF+MF anyway. BTW, What did people do before AF?
Like WT21 stated earlier, the 14-150 is a far more versatile lens than the 14-42. For me, it's perfect for travel.
Olympus 40.5mm Protective Filter (PRF-D40.5)
Here's the Olympus URL for this filter: E-PL1 Accessories
I offered this filter for sale back in September with no takers. I've decided against placing it on eBay, and to just offer it here free to anyone willing to pay postage for Continental...
I compared the GH-2 dimensions with a couple Olympus 4/3 dSLRs and the results were very interesting.
The GH-2 has the :43: mount, not the standard 4/3 mount. This makes it more versatile for using off-brand lenses and adaptors, albeit with manual focus and aperature. But the size is more...
I have an E-PL1 with 14-150mm using the Olympus neckstrap. I cut the strap off the Tamrac Velocity 4, and store an extra battery, FL-20, and a Circular Polarizer filter in the pockets. The VF-2 viewfinder is on the strap. Great travel kit. The V4 bag stays in the room, the camera...
I've sold the 14-42mm kit lens that came with my E-PL1, so I have two filters available. I bought both filters brand new in April 2010.
1. B+W 40.5mm KSM MRC Circular Polarizer - $79
Here's the manufacturer's URL for this filter...
I don't know the "right" answer, but I don't think the zooms are going to get faster aperatures while remaining mFT compact for awhile. I guess the leading edge of the technology just hasn't gotten to where it needs to be...yet.
The IBIS gives the ability to slow the shutter...
I'm usually on another FT site, and I found this one in a Google search...thought I'd check it out.
I recently bought an E-PL1 for travel. I really like how compact it is, and using it with the VF-2 viewfinder makes this a great kit for the road.
Looking forward to some good topical...