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"Ancient" M43 Body and Action

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by penfan2010, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. penfan2010

    penfan2010 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 12, 2010
    NJ, USA
    My sons and their friends were having a "jellyfish fight" (yes, throwing non-venomous jellyfish at each other rather than snowballs). A few shots on a very grey day along the Baltic Coast.

    Gen 1 E-P2, Zuiko 14-150mm, ISO 200, F5.6, shutter speeds below.

    1/100 sec

    E-P2    ---    36mm    f/5.6    1/100s    ISO 200

    1/200 sec

    E-P2    ---    150mm    f/5.6    1/200s    ISO 800
  2. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    E-P2 is still quite formidable! :cool: 
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  3. snkenai

    snkenai Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 5, 2010
    E-p2, is my only camera at the moment.
  4. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Nice action shots, but I think i'll stick to snowballs! :biggrin:
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  5. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 14, 2012
    New Mexico
    I've no intention of retiring my E-P2 since getting the E-M5. My next trip I'll take the E-M5, the E-P2, and the Bessa R for black and white film. It (the E-P2) is still a very capable camera. I took this shot with it and the OLY 45mm at the annual Loy Krathong Light and Sound Show in Sukothai, Thailand. For all that the the early Pens are generally assumed to have awful low light performance, I managed lots of night shots, including many street scenes with it -- and no regrets.
    E-P2    ---    45mm    f/2.0    1/60s    ISO 400
  6. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 14, 2012
    New Mexico
    Funny what "ancient" means in digital photography. I looked up the E-P2 release date, which was in late 2009; almost all the early reviews were from the first half of 2010. So a 2 and a half year old camera is now ancient, but my Bessa R, from around 2000 is still pretty "current", though superceded by M models, and my Leica IIIb from the thirties, which probably is ancient, is still going strong, which one cannot say about the C5050 from 1999, which works but is SLOW by any standard.

    Everything is relative.
    And Everything is related.
  7. penfan2010

    penfan2010 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 12, 2010
    NJ, USA
    Brilliant lighting! Thanks for sharing this.
  8. penfan2010

    penfan2010 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 12, 2010
    NJ, USA
    Agreed---definitely a tongue-in-cheek title on my part, given all the frenzy over every new release. I used my OM1-n for 20 years without any upgrades, and I still shoot on my 40+ year old Pen-F and M3.
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  9. NickLeon

    NickLeon Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 20, 2010
    Somerset UK
    Yes, just what does 'ancient' mean in this context? The E PL1 is still a marvellous camera to own, although I expect the fourth generation E PL will be announced later this year.
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  10. David

    David Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 22, 2011
    I am thinking of buying ep2 for backup. thanks for sharing.
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  11. spinyman

    spinyman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 19, 2010
    San Diego
    What is the difference between my E-P1 and your E-P2 other than the active EVF?
  12. penfan2010

    penfan2010 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 12, 2010
    NJ, USA
    I believe the E-P2 has additional art filters. Other than that and the EVF-capability, pretty much the same. I have the E-P1 as well, love both cameras.
  13. RDM

    RDM Mu-43 All-Pro

    SO if your E-P2 is "Ancient" then I guess my DMC-G1 must be "Prehistoric" :D 
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  14. timg

    timg Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 13, 2012
    Heck, I'm still using an E1! :eek: 
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