Image Comparrison E-P1 & E-PL2

Discussion in 'Micro Four Thirds Forum' started by Ghosthunter, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. As requested here are 2 shots of my AC Cobra - I'll have a real one one day!!

    Please note these are at different aspect ratios so just look at the Cobra. These have been taken with std in camera settings Jpg Large Fine with no PP at all just re-size in Lightroom.

    Lens used: Olympus 14-42 f/3.5-5.6 II for both cameras.

    1st: E-P1. 1/60th f/5.6 ISO-640 @26mm
    <a href="" title="Cobra_Toy01 - E-P1 by andywest1, on Flickr"> View attachment 32337 "1024" height="768" alt="Cobra_Toy01 - E-P1" /></a>

    2nd: E-PL2. 1/40th f/5.6 ISO-400 @ 26mm
    <a href="" title="Cobra_Toy02 - E-PL2 by andywest1, on Flickr"> View attachment 32338 "1024" height="683" alt="Cobra_Toy02 - E-PL2" /></a>
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  2. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    Thanks Andy.

    Like you said, not much difference. What do you think of the new kit lens? Is it snappy and fast to focus?
  3. YES!! It's superb. It's SO damn sharp!! In decent light i recon it could match the 20mm f/1.7 Pany. I do want a 20mm Pany and will probably get one but for now this new 14-42 will do very well.

    What i have decided to do is save up and buy the mother of all rangefinder lenses and that's the Carl Zeiss ZM Biogon in 25mm f2.8. Leica's are way too expensive and these Zeiss lenses are awesome! I'll prob get the 20mm Pany 1st though!
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  4. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    Andy, thank you for these two comparison shots and for your feedback on the new "kit lens". I didn't realize that they'd made a completely new version.

    Beautiful car, by the way - I'd choose blue, too.:wink:
  5. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    If you don't mind me asking, the EPL2 photo was taken at a slightly lower ISO than the EPL1 (400 vs. 640). Was the camera set in AUTO ISO?
  6. Yeah, BOTH were set to Auto ISO and on Aperture priority.
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  7. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    It seems to me that there is just a bit more zing to the second shot. I see slightly different colors reflected in the car and feel as though this second one is catching more details with more clarity. That's the way it looks to me, via my 'puter screen.
  8. I agree, the E-PL2 image is slightly better!
  9. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    Now, it would be interesting to compare the E-PL1 and E-PL2. Maybe you can borrow one?
  10. He he... i don't know anyone who has one I'm afraid.
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