My E-PM1 arrived today!

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by kyphotoguy, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. kyphotoguy

    kyphotoguy Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 2, 2012
    Battery is charging and as soon as the light says charged I am going to snap away. My current DSLR (Nikon D40) has served me well but I could not resist the very low price of this mini. I wanted the video option and if this lil thing can do what I think it can instead of passing it on to my daughter I think I will just buy her one as a Christmas gift.

    Any advice would be well received on this camera and any pimp ideas as well.

    Thank you and I am very happy I found this place!
  2. dylandingo

    dylandingo Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 12, 2011
    La Crosse, WI
    Coming from the DSLR world, like a huge number of us here, I think you'll enjoy having an electric viewfinder like the Olympus vf-2 or vf-3. When I got my first m43 camera it was the Oly E-PL1 and I wasn't sold on the system until I got the v-f2. Upgrading from the kit lens to a nice fast prime lens would be a big plus too and you can find tons of great sample photos from just about every native lens on the market by searching these forums.
  3. David

    David Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 22, 2011
    ever since I bought the panny 14mm 2.5 I no longer have to use flash

    turn on the super control panel for easy access to all settings.
  4. kyphotoguy

    kyphotoguy Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 2, 2012
    Does the other pen camera batteries work in the emp1? I am sure I will be getting the semi and the vf2 along with other lens.
  5. David

    David Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 22, 2011
    I use my EPL1 battery in the EPM1. same battery part number.

    Just look at the part number of battery and do a search. BTW the compatible
    battery on ebay doesnt cost much at all.

    When I went on holiday recently. The battery last all day in my epm1. SO buying a spare one will be fine.
  6. kyphotoguy

    kyphotoguy Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 2, 2012
    Grabbed a couple shots this afternoon.


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  7. kyphotoguy

    kyphotoguy Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 2, 2012
    I ordered the extra battery off eBay. I also have a chinese 25mm 1.7 cctv lens on the way.
  8. kyphotoguy

    kyphotoguy Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 2, 2012
    Is there a simple black and white setting or do i need to do that in editing?
  9. harrysue

    harrysue Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 12, 2011
    Menu > Setup > OK > Picture Mode , and then you can choose monotone.

    If you enable the super control panel (SCP), you can get to this setting very quickly. To enable....

    1) Menu > Setup > OK > Gear (4th option down) >OK > D (4th line) > Control Settings

    2) Now you see 4 of the shooting modes. I set the SCP fpr PASM mode.
    Live COntrol = Off and SCP = ON.

    Back in operational mode, hitting OK in PASM modes enables the SCP. Use scroll buttons to select function and wheel to change value.

    I used the SCP to change to the 3:2 mode that you must like from your D40 days. Nah. I prefer 4:3.
  10. speedandstyle

    speedandstyle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I think all the PEN models use the same battery. There is a basic version{BLS-1} and an environmentally friendly one{BLS-5}{see link below for more info}. The E-M5 however uses a different battery{some people were mad about that!}.
    New Batteries and Charges Going Green

    Not sure what all you mean by "pimp". I hope you are talking about accessories and not using the camera for immoral uses. As far as stuff there are many lenses, viewfinders, flashes, cases and skins for the E-PM1.
  11. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter Subscribing Member

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
  12. PeeBee

    PeeBee Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Sep 17, 2012
    I've just ordered an E-PM1 to compliment my Panny G2. After a little accident last weekend (the G2 survived) I thought it made sense to have a backup. Plus now, I'll have a foot in both camps. Not sure how I'll get on with the lack of VF, but I'll give it a go. I got a free spare battery in the deal. :smile: Looking forwards to seeing how the cameras compare.
  13. aussieg

    aussieg Mu-43 Rookie

    Oct 3, 2012
    just bought a 2 week body for 200 AUD and plan to use it with small c mount lenses
  14. applemint

    applemint Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 24, 2012