Anyone still use an E-P1?

Discussion in 'Micro Four Thirds Forum' started by BruPri, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. BruPri

    BruPri SC Top Veteran

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    Mine sits in a box, I'm not sure of it's relevance currently. It's untouched because of a Nex5 and an X100, not sure whether to hang onto it as a "relic" or find a new home for it. Unfortunately it's coolness it seems has simply been eclipsed.
     
  2. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    Use it all the time. Had both a NEX 3 and NEX 5 -- sold them both. I don't really shoot at 35mm, otherwise I'd have the X100.
     
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  3. Luckypenguin

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    Dec 24, 2010
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    It sounds like you should just sell it. Why waste such a nice little camera to keep as a "relic".
     
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  4. Pelao

    Pelao SC All-Pro S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 11, 2010
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    "Unfortunately it's coolness it seems has simply been eclipsed."
    Coolness is pretty much in the eye of the beholder. As Luckypenguin says, it's a nice little camera - sell it, because some beholders still think it's cool.
     
  5. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator Moderator

    Jul 3, 2010
    There still isn't a "cooler" camera for me. I look at the E-P3, and it appeals to me just like an E-P1 does.
     
  6. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 12, 2010
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    Well, that makes 2 of us.... I'm looking close to the new Pen 3....
     
  7. BruPri

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    I should rephrase, yes I agree, it's STILL quite cool, I've just got too many different cameras and it's the oldest one that I feel subsequent purchases have bettered technology wise, that's all. Sometimes I just want to clean house and have ONE camera. (right, gonna!) Too many adapters, formats, menus accessories etc. The Fuji stays, the Nex5 takes all my Nikon glass that the E-P1 used to use. I guess three's sort of a crowd right now. I really like the looks of the E-P3 and feel a bit shortchanged as an early adapter with the 1...
     
  8. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro S.C. Charter Member Subscribing Member

    Jul 9, 2010
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    Mine´s actually playing second fiddle to my G2, but it is the camera that I always bring along to my (frequent) business trips. Some recent shots taken in between meetings:

    Curacao

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ramirezaponte/5623652220/" title="Curacao I by ramirezaponte, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1024" height="693" alt="Curacao I"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ramirezaponte/5623061387/" title="Curacao II by ramirezaponte, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1024" height="757" alt="Curacao II"></a>


    New York

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ramirezaponte/5664034933/" title="Sin tìtulo by ramirezaponte, on Flickr">[​IMG]"768" height="1024" alt="Sin tìtulo"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ramirezaponte/5664643486/" title="Sin título by ramirezaponte, on Flickr">[​IMG]"768" height="1024" alt="Sin título"></a>

    Regards,

    Antonio
     
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  9. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 12, 2010
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    Antonio, just great stuff....
    Man ya know...I told Amin this morning how much I missed the Pen1...
    Just a great real camera...
     
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  10. snkenai

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    Still use mine. Just bought a G1 for the vf. But I just don't find that I work well with it. I don't like the vf at all, and the button arrangement is just not as easy to use, for me any way. The G1 will probably go away, as soon as I can afford to replace it with E-p2 or 3.
     
  11. BruPri

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    Antonio-you are an artist, much like a virtuoso violinist...it's not the instrument but the inherent skill and intuition, Bravo, thanks for the palpable reminders of what the Olympus can do!
    I shoot about 50 shots and am lucky if a handful are keepers...and I'm good with that, I try to surprise myself! So I guess It comes down to the camera system that brings me closer to getting what I think I'm capturing.
     
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  12. Luckypenguin

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    Dec 24, 2010
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    Mmmm, Pen 1...

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/55915417@N08/5452929105/" title="IMG_3258-PPR Olympus Pen E-P1 Micro 4/3 Zuiko 17mm f2.8 Pancake by Lucky.penguin, on Flickr">[​IMG]"640" alt="IMG_3258-PPR Olympus Pen E-P1 Micro 4/3 Zuiko 17mm f2.8 Pancake" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/55915417@N08/5475776229/" title="IMG_2841-PPR3 Olympus Pen E-P1 MIcro 4/3 by Lucky.penguin, on Flickr">[​IMG]"640" alt="IMG_2841-PPR3 Olympus Pen E-P1 MIcro 4/3" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/55915417@N08/5480229459/" title="IMG_2851-PPR2 Olympus Pen E-P1 Micro 4/3 by Lucky.penguin, on Flickr">[​IMG]"640" alt="IMG_2851-PPR2 Olympus Pen E-P1 Micro 4/3" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/55915417@N08/5585094330/" title="IMG_3431-PPR Olympus Pen E-P1 Micro 4/3 by Lucky.penguin, on Flickr">[​IMG]"640" height="426" alt="IMG_3431-PPR Olympus Pen E-P1 Micro 4/3"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/55915417@N08/5473104887/" title="IMG_3362-PPR3 Olympus Pen E-P1 Micro 4/3 by Lucky.penguin, on Flickr">[​IMG]"640" alt="IMG_3362-PPR3 Olympus Pen E-P1 Micro 4/3" /></a>
     
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  13. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro S.C. Charter Member Subscribing Member

    Jul 9, 2010
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    Nic, Olympus should hire you to shoot their brochures!

    Cheers,

    Antonio
     
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  14. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator Moderator

    Jul 3, 2010
    Great photos, Antonio - exactly what the thread needed :2thumbs:. Nic, I agree with Antonio - you know how to present the E-P1!

    I know that the E-P1 tech has been eclipsed, but I am continually drawn to the look and feel of that camera.
     
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  15. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Nic, we doin need no fancy dancin' high falutin camera porn 'round here...

    Now I ain't one to spread rumors and youse didn't get this from me....
    "P" mode... Ya oughtta be ashamed of yourself...
     
  16. Pelao

    Pelao SC All-Pro S.C. Charter Member

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    I agree. I had an E-P2 for a while, and eventually sold it because I preferred the performance of my GF1. I like my GF1, but the Pen was good to hold and great to look at. It felt like a camera, a real camera.
     
  17. Luckypenguin

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    But, but...isn't it 'P' for professional mode??? I'm confused :confused:
     
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  18. dixeyk

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    Here is my newly shod E-P1...

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  19. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    Is there ANY better looking digital camera than an EP1 with a nice legacy lens -- like an M or CV, or a nice Jupiter as shown. (well, OK -- let's say less than $6,000 digital camera :)
     
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  20. dixeyk

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    Nope