My Pens, together at last!!

Discussion in 'Micro Four Thirds Forum' started by Ghosthunter, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo! Subscribing Member

    Sep 8, 2010
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    Andy
    Finally got hold of my E-P1 today which was a bargain ebay purchase before i bought the E-PL2. Not sure if I'm going to keep both though. Obviously the E-PL2 is staying so the E-P1 may be sold BUT it does look SOOOOO sexy! Anyhoo here they are together fitted with manual focus lenses. Ooooh by the way i fitted the 14-42mm f/3.5-4.5 II lens from the E-PL2 to the E-P1 and it works perfectly and produces very sharp images!:smile:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/andywest1/5392500483/" title="My Pens E-PL2 and E-P1 by andywest1, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1024" height="683" alt="My Pens E-PL2 and E-P1" /></a>
     
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  2. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
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    A pair of beauties - the older more seasoned with the supposed ingenue.:wink:

    Why not hang on to the E-P1, you might want two bodies for all those lenses you're amassing?
     
  3. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo! Subscribing Member

    Sep 8, 2010
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    I may well do that! I have decided that i really like retro looks and i know the Pens have excellent sensors so right now I'm as happy as an investment banker on bonus pay out day!!!!!!:biggrin: I'm now going to get rangefinder lenses to match the size of the cameras! Voigtlander and Carl Zeiss Biogon here we come! :dance4:
     
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  4. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
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    The E-P1 is a future classic collectible and the IBIS is great for legacy lenses.
     
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  5. Djarum

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

    Jul 10, 2010
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    Andy,

    What do you think of the grip on the E-PL2 vs the E-P1 in terms of function(I know , I know, the E-P1 is sexy.)
     
  6. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    Why can't you keep it as a backup cam?
     
  7. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo! Subscribing Member

    Sep 8, 2010
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    Andy
    Both grips are great. Grips have never been an issue for me. It's image quality that's most important for me!

    I have a Canon EOS 500D as my main camera so the E-PL2 is a back up but i love the E-P1 so much i am not going to sell it, I'm going to keep all my cameras. I updated the firmware on the E-P1 and the AF is super quick now so I'm very very happy!:yahoo:
     
  8. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    Any chance you could do side-by-side shots with the EP1 and EPL2 -- same lens/same subject? I've got an EP1 and am wondering if the EPL2 should be my next upgrade, or if I should wait for the next body beyond that.
     
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  9. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 7, 2010
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    Great suggestion re the shoot out.:popcorm2:
     
  10. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo! Subscribing Member

    Sep 8, 2010
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    Andy
    I will do it when i get a bit of time but to be honest they are about the same size. The E-PL2 is just a bit more advanced and has a better screen plus more options. Now the E-P1 AF speed has been sorted in the Firmware update (1.4) there's not in it. I bought the E-P1 from ebay at a great price and was going to use that as well as the NEX-5 that i had but the NEX wasn't doing it for me and the E-PL2 looked SO nice i thought I'd give it a go and i love it. Trouble is now that i have the E-P1 i love that too!! Hey Ho :biggrin: Don't forget the image quality is going to be more or less the same. ISO is better on the E-PL2 but so far the E-P1 has impressed me hugely.
     
  11. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    Sorry. I meant using both cams take a picture of the same object. An IQ comparison.
     
  12. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo! Subscribing Member

    Sep 8, 2010
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    Ahhh! OK. I expect they will be about the same as they both have the same sensor and similar software but I'll have a go! :biggrin:
     
  13. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo! Subscribing Member

    Sep 8, 2010
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    Andy
    I have done a quick comparison for you and there's not much in it really. I think the E-PL2 is slightly better and has taken it at a quicker shutter speed and lower ISO but that just could be down to the weather as it's cloudy with sun poking through.

    https://www.photographerslounge.org/f2/image-comparrison-e-p1-e-pl2-1135/#post10819