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 Post subject: E-PL5 and E-PM2 try-out
PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:08 pm 
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Last Saturday tried the E-PL5 and the E-PM2 at a camera shop. Olympus had a launch there and they brought 17 camera's and some lenses.
I tried both with the 14-42, the E-PL5 with an adaptor and the old 12-60 and the E-PL2 with a 75-300.

I must say the lack of buttons did not really bother me too much on the E-PM2. ISO, focus, exposure adjustment and changing P/A/S etc were not far away. Of course the touch screen helped.

As for the results: the 14-42 was good. The 75-300 was very sharp at 130 mm, but not so at 300 mm, but that might be motion blur. The 12-60 focused in about 1 s, maybe a little less, but later when I checked the results on my computer, they were not all in focus. ISO performance at ISO1600 was very good. I'll add some photo's later, but that will be next week probably.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:01 am 
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Thanks Hans, I hope to publish an EPL5 review in the near future!

Plus some M4/3 lens reviews!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:08 pm 
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E-PM2 with 75-300 at 124 mm, ISO1600, f 5.6, 1/80

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E-PM2 with 14-42 at 42 mm, ISO1000, f 5.6, 1/80

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E-PL5 with 12-60 at 60 mm, ISO 1250, f 4.0, 1/125

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:27 pm 
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Crops of the same photo's
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:13 pm 
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Nice shots! Crops don't look all that great, especially the second one, it looks a bit soft to me. But hey, it's portraiture, so anything is valid :)

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:33 pm 
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I agree, it looks just a little soft. Maybe it's because I used the regular AF area. Later I read it is also possible to use a small area for more accurate focussing and you can switch on face recognition and it will automatically try to focus on the eyes.

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Did you try burst mode on those cameras? Do they give you images as they take and record so you are not blind once the burst mode starts?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:37 pm 
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I used burst mode a little, but that I don't remember, sorry.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:44 pm 
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That's ok. I went with OM-D. :)

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:38 am 
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thomastaesu wrote:
That's ok. I went with OM-D. :)

So did I last week. :D

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