Just upgraded to the E-P3...

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by MrKal_El, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. MrKal_El

    MrKal_El Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 24, 2011
    Decided I wanted to upgrade to the P3 from my beautiful Red PL2...

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    Olympus PEN P3 by MrKal_El, on Flickr

    Haven't taken any pics yet but LOVE the feel of this camera. Some observations (that have all been said already)

    Much more solid feeling than the PL2
    Screen is a bit muted on the P3 compared, but better quality
    REALLY miss my Red color :(
    Love the Jog Dial
    Much faster focusing, esp on the Panny 20mm
    Video quality is much better
    Did I mention I miss my Red?

    Here is a quick question for all of the current PEN owners: I have always shot my pics at the "LF" (JPEG) setting to save space, since I've not really seen any difference compared to LSF...
    Should I use Super Fine or is Fine....fine?
     
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  2. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
    Houston
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    Congratulations! I picked up an EPM1 yesterday. But holding it is difficult b/c it's so thin. May exchange it for an EP3 given that I've always liked the feel of the EP2.
     
  3. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    That's a great shot of your E-P3, and the wristband looks nice too! I love the looks and feel of my E-P3.
     
  4. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
    Houston
    Muttley
    That is indeed a great shot of the EP3. MrKal_El, what lens did you use? Pretty shallow DOF there.
     
  5. MrKal_El

    MrKal_El Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 24, 2011
    That was last pic on my PL2 w/ the Panny 20mm... :frown:
     
  6. MrKal_El

    MrKal_El Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 24, 2011
    My first accessory I bought for the PL2 was this case:

    Amazon.com: Olympus 260585 Premium Case for Pen Camera - Brown: Camera & Photo

    Beautiful, rich leather & came w/ that great quality wristband...

    I use that case for handheld usage mostly in restaurants etc... Very inconspiquous...but the Wristband is on 24/7...
     
  7. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
    Houston
    Muttley
    You sure get more out of the 20/1.7 than I do! Well done!!

    Why last pic on the EPL2 though? Are you not going to use it anymore?
     
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  8. MrKal_El

    MrKal_El Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 24, 2011
    Yeah, sold it off to go towards this upgrade... If I kept it, would've been in the draw mostly...
     
  9. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Great shot of that new camera. Congratulations!
     
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  10. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
    Houston
    Muttley
    Sigh ...

    Well, I'm sure you'll be falling in love all over again. You can always find a red stick-on skin or a half case for the EP3!
     
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  11. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
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  12. kundalini

    kundalini Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 20, 2011
    Congratz. I've only just entered the m43 world, but I'm really diggin' my EP3. I have been a Nikon shooter (and still am) and was always drawn to the dark side. My thoughts on the EP3 were for a fun camera. I didn't think the white would suit me, the red was too girlie but the silver just spoke classy to me. But that's the great thing about having options...... choose what suits yourself.


    My opinion is that memory is cheap. I've shot RAW since about six months into digital. Until I'm comfortable enough with the camera I have mine set to RAW+LF. However, the JPEG files coming off this camera are pretty damn good.
     
  13. MrKal_El

    MrKal_El Mu-43 Top Veteran

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  14. MrDoug

    MrDoug Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 5, 2011
    Boise, Idaho
    I don't know why I did it, however I just ordered EPL3 RED.. sheesh.. I love the color and it seems a bit more unprofessional but it is pretty.. did I make a mistake as far as resale value and popularity?
     
  15. pixl10

    pixl10 Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 31, 2011
    Phoenix AZ
    Have you tried the black camera with a silver lens? If so how does it look? Trying to decide between black and silver. Silver seems too shiny looking to me.
     
  16. Art

    Art Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2011
    San Francisco, CA
    I think Aki Asahi black leatherette looks better on silver E-P3...
     
  17. mach330

    mach330 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 19, 2011
    The OC
    congrats, i upgraded the same way. loving the ep3.


    ooh that's cool. i got the aki asahi on my silver ep3. i wonder what other colors would look good on silver. those other colors on black is pretty pimp.
     
  18. MrKal_El

    MrKal_El Mu-43 Top Veteran

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  19. MrDoug

    MrDoug Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 5, 2011
    Boise, Idaho
    I have Black EP3 with 12mm and looks good. Just got Red EPL3 today. Adding black grip.
     
  20. MrKal_El

    MrKal_El Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 24, 2011
    I'm assuming the Franiec Grip? That thing looks sweet.