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My EPL7 review

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by MarkRyan, Feb 25, 2015.

  1. MarkRyan

    MarkRyan Instagram: @MRSallee Subscribing Member

    May 3, 2013

    I had an EPL7 on loan from Olympus for a couple of weeks for review. During that time, I used the EPL7 almost exclusively, touching my EP5 only to (1) take photos of the EPL7 and (2) record a video review, which is below.

    The camera is a lot of fun, and while frankly it's not that different from my other Olympus cameras (EP5, EPM2), it does strike a unique balance of size and weight (closer to EPM2) with features (closer to EP5). If only it had a second dial...

    Below are my favorite photos shot with the camera, using various lenses. Clicking through to Flickr should give you all the EXIF data you need, though the shots without lens / focal length / aperture data were shot with my trusty Olympus Pen-F 38mm f/1.8 (usually at f/4).













    (Photos of the camera were shot with my EP5.)
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  2. robertk328

    robertk328 Going on a prime spree!

    Feb 11, 2012
    Northern Virginia
    Those are great, Mark! I especially like the B&W of the two motorcycle riders taking a break :)  But it'd be hard to pick a bad one! ;)  nice work!
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  3. e_kjellgren

    e_kjellgren Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 17, 2011
    Would be nice to compare it to the GF7.
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  4. prophet

    prophet Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 10, 2014
    Cool! What strap do you have on the camera in the last picture?
  5. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Legend Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    Not much of a review of the camera, lol, (edit: I was just reading the text. I see now you have a video review)

    Awesome photos (here and in the video review) and well worth the time spent perusing them. Learned more than I never need to know about selfies in the video review, lol.

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  6. Lurch

    Lurch Hi, I'm a gear addict

    Apr 21, 2014
    Canberra, Australia
    Nice video review Mark. Although if you'd said 'selfie' one more time......!!
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  7. Gusnyc

    Gusnyc Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    Mar 9, 2010
    New York
    Hey Mark, I subscribed to your videos. Well done! Keep them coming!
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  8. Youngjun

    Youngjun Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 24, 2015
    Wow! Cool photos. Where is the second photo at? The mountainous view reminds me of Korea. I miss the view! Living in flat Illinois...
  9. PatrickNSF

    PatrickNSF Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 30, 2011
    San Francisco, CA
    Great work on the videos, Mark.
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  10. MarkRyan

    MarkRyan Instagram: @MRSallee Subscribing Member

    May 3, 2013
    Thanks Robert :)  My favorite is the bridge + fog shot.

    I got the strap on Etsy from a seller called Anchors and Anvils. They might not be on Etsy anymore, but I think they still have a website.

    LOL. At first I planned to ignore the selfie functions. But science.

    That's in Pacifica, California, just 20 minutes south of San Francisco.
  11. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Mark, I didn't know about your YouTube channel. Great work on all the videos!
  12. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    At first I thought you'd added a leather skin, but quickly realized you couldn't do that with a loaner :)  The pictures are really great but given your skills and a modern mu43 sensor it's hard to tell much from that. I'll watch that video later for performance and handling.
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  13. DenverDutchman

    DenverDutchman Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 10, 2013
    Colorado, Denver area
    Great pics Mark, well done! I agree on the bridge + fog shot - awesome! Great video as well, very informative.
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  14. stuntman

    stuntman M43 FOR THIRDS 4 EVER

    Jul 6, 2011
    Great review and pictures. Nice job.
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  15. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2012
    David Dornblaser
    Good Stuff. I have been subscribed to your video channel for a while.
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