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Can't believe how fast the 20mm f/1.7 locks focus!

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by isabel95, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. isabel95

    isabel95 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Camera arrived about 5pm today and the battery seemed to take forever to charge. I read the manual while it was charging.

    Friend Jane recommended Olympus PEN E-PL1 for Dummies and I downloaded the Kindle PC version. I'm glad I did. The menu system is not exactly intuitive.

    Biggest surprise was how huge the depth of field can be on a 20mm lens at f/1.8

    I posted a few pictures in my Flickr gallery here:

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  2. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Wait till you get it outside in good light. At f4.0-5.0 it's really sharp.... The contrast is really snappy too.
    Enjoy and post some photos around the forum.
    Thanks ... Shooter
  3. daimos

    daimos Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 23, 2010
    I noticed your pictures on flicker has August as the current month

    Post more pics when you can.
  4. isabel95

    isabel95 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Tomrrow we have an Apple Festival in town...

    It's the big event of the year and a great opportunity for getting some good color.

    I've given myself an intensive immersion in the manual(s) and hopefully won't be hung up too much with details. Several years ago I had an Olympus "Uzi" and I remember that getting to that Custom menu to set things up was a bit of a doozy. I see it still is!

    My brain is frazzled. I need some sleep!

    Thanks for the input.


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  5. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Congratulations Isabel! I'll be looking forward to seeing more of your photographs both on Flickr and in the forums.:cool: 
  6. isabel95

    isabel95 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Thank you, BBW. The PEN will get a good workout today at our annual Apple Festival in town.
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