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E-P3 + 12mm f2

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by joseetan, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. joseetan

    joseetan Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 30, 2011
    Hong Kong
    recently added the oly 12mm f2 to my M4/3 lens collection in addition to the PL25, really happy with both of them...also got a Voigtlander 21/25 viewfinder for those sunny days :)

    best
    josé

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  2. Wormwood

    Wormwood Mu-43 Regular

    101
    Aug 17, 2011
    Sydney, Australia
    That is shaping up to be an impressive bit of kit you have there.

    What strap are you using?


    Wormwood
     
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  3. joseetan

    joseetan Mu-43 Regular

    45
    Aug 30, 2011
    Hong Kong
    thx wormwood :smile:
    the black strap is just something i got here locally that is made in china, brand is called "annie barton 1972"

    best
    josé
     
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  4. Richella

    Richella The Wandering Scotsman

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    Aug 21, 2011
    Kuala Lumpur
    what is the red button and how did you attach that?
     
  5. joseetan

    joseetan Mu-43 Regular

    45
    Aug 30, 2011
    Hong Kong
    hi richella,

    it's a sort of soft release for cameras that do not have the screw thread on the shutter button made by gariz of korea...it is just stuck on.

    best
    josé
     
  6. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Looks great! I really like the Voigtlander viewfinder on there... I am starting to use the 12mm a lot more, so maybe this would be a good purchase. Do you also have the EVF?
     
  7. joseetan

    joseetan Mu-43 Regular

    45
    Aug 30, 2011
    Hong Kong
    hi krugorg,

    thanks! :) contemplating on the EVF, not sure if i should get the VF-2 or VF-3 (which is not yet available here), probably will wait until I can compare them side by side...i just wish it could be a bit smaller though.

    best
    josé
     
  8. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Yeah, the Voigt viewfinder looks like it was made for the camera, versus the EVF which is a little ungainly. Nice to be able to change the angle, though. I picked it up thinking I would use it all the time, but found that the E-P3's screen was bright enough for me with framing on AF (not looking for more at this point).
     
  9. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    Patrick
    Your gear looks absolutely classic!
     
  10. joseetan

    joseetan Mu-43 Regular

    45
    Aug 30, 2011
    Hong Kong
    thanks and hello from a fellow hongkonger or is it hongkie as the singaporeans call us :smile:

    best
    josé
     
  11. pixl10

    pixl10 Mu-43 Regular

    76
    Aug 31, 2011
    Phoenix AZ
    Does the silver lens on a black body look? It looks fine in the picture. Is the silver quite shiny?
     
  12. joseetan

    joseetan Mu-43 Regular

    45
    Aug 30, 2011
    Hong Kong
    hi pixl10

    silver on black looks great (to me at least)...the 12mm silver lens is not shiny at all

    best
    josé
     
  13. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Very nice looking kit!
     
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  14. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    I looked at the Gariz site, and the only red one they have is this one:

    [​IMG]

    I think yours looks much nicer!
     
  15. Wormwood

    Wormwood Mu-43 Regular

    101
    Aug 17, 2011
    Sydney, Australia
    Did wish that the red button was either blank or had Olympus on it. That has been the only reason for me not grabbing it out of the gate.


    Wormwood
     
  16. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
  17. joseetan

    joseetan Mu-43 Regular

    45
    Aug 30, 2011
    Hong Kong
    thx amin...actually a friend got it for me and he mentioned it was gariz...will try to check

    best
    josé
     
  18. Wormwood

    Wormwood Mu-43 Regular

    101
    Aug 17, 2011
    Sydney, Australia
    Amin - which one did you grab?

    Also looking at their half case, I do like their metal base incorprated into the design - but I am thinking that I might get the full case combo from Kaza.


    Wormwood
     
  19. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    I got the red/black combo from the photo I showed. I think it looks pretty nice after all, and I prefer convex type (which comes in red/black) to concave (which comes in silver/gold). The Kaza cases look very nice, but my E-P3 is gripless, so they wouldn't work for me.
     
  20. Wormwood

    Wormwood Mu-43 Regular

    101
    Aug 17, 2011
    Sydney, Australia
    Then there is this one for you....
    Link


    Wormwood