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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 4:42 pm 
Shutter lag is a deal killer for me. Too bad this camera was almost perfect! Have to wait and see if Panasonic comes out with an LX-4..

Thanks for the info though, camera does take some nice pics!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 5:11 pm 
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As described earlier, in manual focus mode, as soon as you turn the focus ring it automatically zooms in. You can disable this feature in a menu somewhere.

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Tried two more things on it last night.

One is the movie mode. I took a long recording this time, and it lasted over 5 minutes before it just stopped. Filesize was about 1.5 GB and there was still free space on the card. Playing back, you can see automatic exposure happening. I didn't vary subject enough to know if it was auto AF too. The stabilisation wasn't enough to take out the wobble from me walking with it, but works great if I stand still.

Played back on my computer, I think my masterpiece could only be described as "blair witch" like (but I haven't see that...)

It's not in a fit state to be distributed as is, but I think there is enough usable for me to edit into something later.

Oh, when manually zooming the lens, the body microphone really picks that up loudly.


Elsewhere, I also tried the C-AF function for the first time. I don't like it, as effectively it does another AF operation after each shot. This contrast AF system really isn't suited to moving focus tracking.

Fresh from ebay, I got a 40.5mm (to fit kit zoom) to 52mm step up adapter ring, so I can recycle some of my other filter accessories. As mentioned before, the lens front does rotate on focusing so polarisers will be less run. I also note if the lens is in infinity focus position, you can't fully make it go back into storage position while the adapter is in place, suggesting the front section recesses slightly which is then blocked by the adapter ring.

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3rd party: Zeiss 2/50 makro, Samyang 8mm fisheye, Sigma 150 macro, 120-300 f/2.8 OS, Celestron 1325/13
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You should update your signature. :P


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:13 pm 
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You should update your signature. :P

+1 8)


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This just happened:

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Pen :D

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 5:48 pm 
Wow Olympus is really pulling out all the stops with this one, like the way they have a limited edition Olympus Pen pen! :D


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 6:26 pm 
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Now I'm even more jealous!! Nice going mate!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:01 pm 
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Nice one popo!


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 12:01 am 
Too cool - Congratulations man!


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Nice!


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So many filters :) The 40.5mm filter size of the kit zoom isn't unique, but you couldn't say it was that common either. There are various filters in that size that can be found.

Starting from the top, the polariser and UV filters were bought new from ebay seller lensufo at under £7 delivered for the pair. For the price, can't complain and they work as expected.

I haven't had any blue skies for landscape testing of the polariser yet, but it does what it should on some car reflections. The rotation doesn't feel great but it'll hold where you leave it. Main downside of using the filter is the E-P1's zoom lens, the front of which rotates as you focus. Therefore this is best used manual focused first before adjusting the polariser.

The UV filter surface does look slightly mottled if you look at it from a steep angle, which doesn't clean away. It looks clear at normal angles. While normally I don't use protection filters, the lens doesn't come with any hood (nor would you want one for the size) so I have come too close to banging the front of the lens a few times already. I'd prefer a higher quality filter, but have yet to find one in a suitable size. Until then any cheap one will do as well as each other.

The bottom two Hoya closeup filters were one-off used items from another ebay seller. From the reflection I think they might be coated but hard to be sure. With the lens at maximum focal length, the additional magnification from adding the +1 and +2 filters were 8% and 16% respectively compared to without. Stacking both gave 21%, which in absolute terms is still less than 0.5x optical magnification. If you want much magnification then stronger ones need to be considered.

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Canon DSLRs: 7D, 5D2, 1D, 600D, 450D full spectrum, 300D IR mod
Lenses: EF 35/2, 50/1.8, 85/1.8, 135/2+SF, 28-80 V, 70-300L, 100-400L, TS-E 24/3.5L, MP-E 65, EF-S 15-85 IS
3rd party: Zeiss 2/50 makro, Samyang 8mm fisheye, Sigma 150 macro, 120-300 f/2.8 OS, Celestron 1325/13
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And finally... I got a black one now!

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There's a place in Japan (erm... link in e-p1 forums somewhere) that sells stick on leatherette precut to the exact size.

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3rd party: Zeiss 2/50 makro, Samyang 8mm fisheye, Sigma 150 macro, 120-300 f/2.8 OS, Celestron 1325/13
Tinies: Sony HX9V.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:23 pm 
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Hey mate! Stop teasing us with your toy!! :)

I like the black look. Nicely done!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:18 am 
the E-P1 uses 40.5mm filters? Im a bit shocked and happy-- I have a TON of 40.5mm filters (ND, GD, C-POL, UV, IR) I bought for my C7070 camera. I believe the C8080 and C5060 also used 40.5mm filters... theyve resurrected the venerable Camedia line!


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