Shall I give the E-P1 a shot??

Chow Monkey

Mu-43 Regular
Coming sunday I leave for another travel to Surinam which is in South America.. Last time I brought my 5D with all lenses and the E-P1 with 14-42 and 17mm. I almost made all shots with the E-P1. My best shot which gets published and is on an exhibition was however made with the 5D...
When I returned I bought the 20mm in order to get the same quality in sharpness as my 5D. The E-P1 is still not a 5D but the 20mm made it much better in terms of IQ..
What shall I do.. Bring the whole lot with me again so I feel ok although my back will be broken after the travel or shall I give the E-P1 the chance to prove itself as my only cam this time..
This is my current Pen set..

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Streetshooter

Administrator Emeritus
Just take the Pen.
Beings that you depend on the 5D so heavily, it just might get you to focus more on the Pen and images if you don't have the 5d with you....

Just think about the lack of weight and portability.....now it becomes a no brainer, something I'm very good at....
 

Chow Monkey

Mu-43 Regular
...it just might get you to focus more on the Pen and images if you don't have the 5d with you....
That's what I was thinking also.. If I bring them both I will rely on the 5D for difficult shooting. However bringing only the Pen will probably make me focus entirely on its capabilities making me more creative.. I must say it's a bit scary but it can be satisfying also.. I would btw never consider this choice without having this superb 20mm..
 

Streetshooter

Administrator Emeritus
you could just take the 20 and do great.....
good luck on your trip and please post some images....
thanks......don
 

BBW

Super Moderator Emeritus
Chow Monkey, godspeed and go for it! We'll all be waiting here to see your photos and hear how it all worked out for you.
 

Chow Monkey

Mu-43 Regular
Yes, the 20mm is enough for 99% of the shots.. However I will take the other stuff for bit more wideangle stuff if needed... Flash is for filling in.. I doubt if I ever use it but I just bring it in case..
And yes.. I will post pics :wink:
 
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Streetshooter

Administrator Emeritus
What's great about this stuff is that, you take alot with you but it still is so compact and light.....
It's a dream I tell ya ....a beautiful....dream....
 

Streetshooter

Administrator Emeritus
Chow,
I really know how you feel about the 5D. I used it with the 24-105 for almost everything.
That with maybe the 35, 24..well.... I don't miss the shoulder pain at all....
 

Dalton

Mu-43 Veteran
Is that Oly bag just available in Europe? I haven't seen it advertised in the US. Is it leather?

It looks like a great way to carry your gear. I'm going to Italy in a few months and want to find a padded brown leather bag to carry my E-P1 and a couple of extra lenses.

Dan
 

Chow Monkey

Mu-43 Regular
Is that Oly bag just available in Europe? I haven't seen it advertised in the US. Is it leather?
Yes it's leather.. I don't think it's for sale in the US.. It's rather small but fits the stuff you see on the pic.. Can hold traveldocuments also and my charger..
 

Chow Monkey

Mu-43 Regular
In case the E-P1 for whatever reason breaks in the first week I secretly have hidden my E-410 in my suitcase between my clothes.. Not to use but as backup :wink:
 
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