User review - E-P2 versus E-P3

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by kiynook, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. kiynook

    kiynook Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 16, 2010
    I was given the E-P3 2 weeks prior to the world-wide launch to play with.

    My humble views of it as compared to my E-P2 are at Documents matching "koonyik" | Scribd

    Pardon the choice of the photo locations as I could only snap in my home country.

    All my humble E-P3 pictures are SOOC and available at Flickr: kiynook's Photostream.

    Hope I have contributed to the community.

    Thank you.
     
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  2. dixeyk

    dixeyk Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 9, 2010
    AllI can say is...WOW! That is absolutely splendid. Thank you. :2thumbs:
     
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  3. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    Thanks for the review!
     
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  4. Is it weird that I find the look of the menus is an exciting new feature? I like the idea of bracketing the art filters, although you have always been able to to shoot with and without an art filter by shooting raw + jpeg.
     
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  5. duke

    duke Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 4, 2010
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Duke
    The flare on pg30 is a little unsettling, is it normally pretty resistant to flaring?
     
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  6. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
    Houston
    Muttley
    5 customizable buttons?? Awesome! With super fast AF, I may just have to get an EP3 now!
     
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  7. Y-V-E-S

    Y-V-E-S Mu-43 Veteran

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    May 20, 2011
    San Jose, CA
    Yves Gajardo
    Flaring is caused more from the lens.
     
  8. htc

    htc Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 11, 2011
    Finland
    Harry
  9. duke

    duke Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 4, 2010
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Duke
    I don't know what you are trying to say, but I was asking if the lens is generally resistant to flare.
     
  10. chrism_scotland

    chrism_scotland Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 1, 2011
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    New menu's do look nice! As does the newer high res screen.
     
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  11. pictor

    pictor Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jul 17, 2010
  12. LovinTheEP2

    LovinTheEP2 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 15, 2011
    Toronto
    Nice reworld review.

    Just curious why you did you take any pics with the flash on the 12mm???
     
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  13. htc

    htc Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 11, 2011
    Finland
    Harry
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  14. dapipoy

    dapipoy Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 31, 2011
    midlands, uk
    thats an excellent review kiynook! it makes me want to upgrade my gf1!
     
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  15. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
    Houston
    Muttley
    Finally got a chance to read the entire review. Very nice writeup. Thank you!
     
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  16. rcferraris

    rcferraris Mu-43 Regular

    excellent review. Im satisfied with the noise on my E-P2. think The E-P3 is perfect. is there any news on a firmware update for the E-P2? just for the menus.
     
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  17. thearne3

    thearne3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 28, 2010
    Redding, CT USA
    Re: menus...

    FW update seems unlikely: the menus rely on the higher resolution screens (and touch for the E-P3!). Of course any update is welcome!:2thumbs:
     
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  18. rcferraris

    rcferraris Mu-43 Regular

    there are two things i'd like oly to change.

    The Exposure compensator value. negative and positive still confuses me. sometimes i end up turning the other direction. I like the one on the E-P3.

    the delete/trash could still be customized. it has no use when in shooting mode.
     
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  19. kiynook

    kiynook Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 16, 2010
    Yes yes...it is crazy to use flash when I am shooting a subject less than 8 inches away but I had no choice. It was 9pm and the light is not good plus I did not train my guinea pig to sit still. So, I decided to use low intensity flash to shoot at higher shutter speeds. Yes, I could have use higher ISO but I will only go there when all else fail at lower ISO.

    Now I want to explore shooting macro with this pop-up flash since I have proven to myself that at close distance it still works.

    I just shoot for fun. :) 
     
  20. kiynook

    kiynook Mu-43 Regular

    70
    Aug 16, 2010
    Like you I have accepted the fact that there will be no more firmware updates for my E-P2 unless there are issues with new lenses working on E-P2.

    But I have seen the 12mm working well on the E-P1 and also the E-P2.

    On our local launch to the public on 16th July, my friends will test the 12mm on their E-PL1 and E-PL2.

    There will be a new version of the Olympus Viewer 2.
     
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