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Consider this when you buy a PEN (EP2 image thread)

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by blackSP, May 14, 2010.

  1. blackSP

    blackSP Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 9, 2010
    Don't buy an EP2. You will be addicted. I shot a million pics today and some of them are quite good (if you don't mind me saying)...

    No modifications.

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  2. Bokeh Diem

    Bokeh Diem Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 14, 2010
    Please sir, may I have more?

    Bokeh D
  3. andyw

    andyw Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 27, 2010
    Surrey. UK
    Oh Damn....Damn Damn Damn Damn Damn Damn Damn Damn Damn Damn Damn Damn Damn !!!!!!!!

    I have just bought a E-P1, does this mean I'm going to be an addict too :eek: 

  4. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    I have the Pen 1. I love it but it told me it was lonely in the bag.
    So to keep it happy I got the Pen 2.
    They both complained about seeing more so I got the 9-18 to keep them quiet.
    I don't have an addiction but my cameras do!
  5. pdh

    pdh Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 6, 2010
    which lens?
  6. pdh

    pdh Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 6, 2010
    @blackSP -- which lens?
  7. elandel

    elandel Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 16, 2010
    Milan, Italy
    Is it a disease? Even my EPL-1 told me that she is very lonely sl I'm lookin for a white EP-1 (I saw one yesterday) as soon as money (and wife) will agree:biggrin:
    But I think it'll be very,very soon.:wink:
    I also think my camera is addicted:eek:  to sex - Lucille want's a boyfriend: the EP-1.
  8. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Very nice shooting, blackSP! Gotta love that blue! Super dandelion...all look very good straight out of the camera, as you say.

    I think the Olympus cameras must all be laced with something that just makes us all keep coming back for more.
  9. elandel

    elandel Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 16, 2010
    Milan, Italy

    Dandelion is very good for draining liver.

    Do they put some drug in the sensor so we get addicted?:biggrin:

    I call them coca(j)pegs.:smile:
  10. Optical Thrombosis

    Optical Thrombosis Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 10, 2010
    Olympus cameras have something that few other makes have - you just want to own them! The fact is they have a heritage of excellent industrial design, and look at the camera from the point of the user. Which is why when considering the E-P1 and the GF1, the reviews all saying the GF1 was 'better' to me fell on deaf ears.

    End of story - I fell in love and WANTED the olympus. No amount of technical slickness on the part of the panasonic could make up the beautiful, retro jewel - like quality of the PEN.

    In my opinion somewhat like the difference between Nicole Kidman (Panasonic) and Grace Kelly (Olympus). I know which I would have preferred to have dated! (although like the Oly/Pany decision I wouldn't have refused either of them ultimately....)
  11. blackSP

    blackSP Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 9, 2010
    Hi, I used my 20mm Pany.
    I have hardly used the 14-42mm kit lens as I find the Panasonic superior in quality, makes a 'smaller' camera plus i love the fact I don't have to think about zooming anymore. If I want to zoom I move myself :) 

    More pics?
    What about this one...

    (sorry for the big pics btw...)

    Meet Lynx, my 14 year old Maine Coon who has just been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. He's on medication now, back with us at home and doing OK. He didn't eat for a whole week and was hospitalized, on medication for 3 days and is now feeling much better, started eating again and chasing birds in the yard. Just that pill every day, yikes!

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  12. pdh

    pdh Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 6, 2010
    about 6 weeks ago i decided to buy a m4/3.
    i went into a few shops and handled G's and E's.
    every rational bit of me said, G1 - very good two-lens kit deals cheap, handles well etc etc
    but once i'd had the E-P2 with the 17mm pancake in my hand, there was no going back, because it was so beautiful.
    i bought just at the wrong time (all the prices seem to have dropped over here by 20% since i handed over the money - including the 70-300mm and MMF that I got too) but i sort of don't care
  13. deBult

    deBult New to Mu-43

    May 15, 2010
    Mmmm line the dandelion (Taraxacum).

    E-PL1 here since 3 days with 17 mm and impressed.

    Not yet used the kit lens
  14. Caroline

    Caroline Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 4, 2010
    I know how you feel - when I first saw the EP-1 I knew I had to have one, there was something about the retro design (and the solidity of the thing - it feels really well put together, like it will really last) that really did it for me. In the end I went to the launch evening in London and bought one then and there, and have never regretted it or even been tempted to change to a GF-1, despite the reviews that said the GF-1 was better, and even being a Panasonic digicam owner (LX-2) beforehand to boot!

    It's funny because I normally am the kind of person who hates "labels" and "brands" and generally chooses cameras (or anything else for that matter!) based on what they do rather than how they look, but in the case of the Pen that styling factor really does win out over all the disadvantages - which to be fair have now mostly been addressed by Olympus either by firmware updates or new models anyway.
  15. blackSP

    blackSP Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 9, 2010
    I couldn't resist taking a few more shots from Lynx.
    This one kina sstood out and shows how great the EP2 with Pany 20mm really is.
    (That's what I think anyway...)

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  16. simonclivehughes

    simonclivehughes Mu-43 Regular

    May 9, 2010
    It's certainly a very capable camera.

    Opening Up, Greenwood, BC, 45-200mm lens
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    The Conversation, Kelowna, BC, 20mm f1.7 lens
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    North Cascades, WA, 20mm f1.7 lens
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    More at my site, including a mini user review of the E-PL1.

  17. Reflex439

    Reflex439 Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 2, 2010
    Massachussets, USA
    Very addicting indeed.

    I shoot commercially, large format, medium format, Canons best DSLR's and lenses, crews, lighting, the works.

    But since I've picked up the E-P1, its been liberating to say the least. Since I do shoot daily for work, I find I have no interest in shooting personal work anymore. The cobblers kids have no shoes syndrome.

    But since I bought the E-P1 to replace my Canon G10, I've been adapting my Leica M lenses to it, and shooting personal work again. Its rejuvenated my enthusiasm, and I feel like I'm shooting with a classic rangefinder again!

    Make sure you allocate lots of upcoming free presonal time if you buy a E-P2, E-P2, or GF1. You'll want it for shooting. :) 
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