A&P Anyone else excited for the Olympus E-P1 + 17mm 2.8 lens?

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  1. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    If its under a grand with this lens and with viewfinder, ill be getting one.
     
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    ... The ep1 doesnt have a viewfinder...
     
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    and the 17mm feels like its cheap as hell
     
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    and youre gonna get a ton of shit on your sensor every time you take a lens off since it doesnt have anything to protect it..
     
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    Aren't these already out? I thought I saw one for sale on FM (but it might have been with the 14-42 lens). Is the 17mm lens a pancake lens?
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    i believe the 17mm kit comes with a OVF.
     
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    oh..like some kind of attachment? Sounds cool :ugh2:
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    yes. i like you adam and your work, but sometimes you are quite the elite-ist.
     
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    I like you. And I like your work too. However, Im failing to draw the corollary from disliking to ep-1 to being elitist. Ive used the ep-1 and I hate it. The lenses all feel cheap, the body is a pain to use, and the attachment viewfinder just seems like theyre trying to be all hip and retro.

    That being said, it does perform REALLY well at high ISO.
     
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    And yes the 17 is a pancake lens
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    i would want one because i want to get the feel of an old rangefinder, with supposedly good image quality, but dont want to pay a leica price. However if you have used one and said it feels cheap then you are the only personal review i have read so far. I guess the elitest thing came from the bombardment of posts.

    I would personally want one specifically for walk around street type photography and maybe behind teh scenes stuff on shoots. I personally would want to use a MF lens preferably a 20 f2 or something similar on it.
     
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    Make = OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
    Model = E-P1
    Exposure Time = 1/160"
    F Number = F4
    Exposure Program = Normal program
    ISO Speed Ratings = 3200


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    Sorry. I get bored and like to hit the reply button :hs:

    Ill admit; It doesnt feel like 'junk' but I do find it a little cumbersome to use. Could just be that I dont ever use P/S cameras or anything like them. My real gripe with it is the back wheel. Its the key to a LOT of functionality but its relatively small and VERY easy to turn around (which means hitting the wrong stuff quite a bit for me).
     
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    I'm with Adam on this point. I don't understand the introduction of a 17 VF. It made sense with rangefinders, obviously, but it's such a superficial thing to have, IMO. It doesn't make a lot of sense.

    I was actually pretty excited for the EP1, but now that I've played around with it a bunch, I'm really disappointed. The lenses feel cheap, the LCD is shitty, the art modes lag the camera so bad that it is impossible to use efficiently, the LCD skips and jumps and freezes everywhere, it's retarded.
     
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    This was why I was excited for it. I've got 3 M lenses to use with it, and really was looking forward to it.

    If you're looking for something like that, wait for the Panasonic. Panasonic's point n shoot stuff is generally awesome.. and I'm sure the M>m43 adapters will be easier to find if only because of their partnership with Leica. The Panasonic rep was letting me know that they will be releasing Leica branded lenses with the Leica m43 camera too (Their next release will be an EP1 competitor and I would assume it will be way more awesome, just because it's Panasonic vs. LOLympus). I'm sure I'll end up with one of these compact m43 bodies within the next couple years.. Nikon will definitely have one within that time, which could be very interesting.
     
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    damn the high iso is pretty good.



    hmmmm i would like to check that out, maybe ill wait to see what other companies will do.
     
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    If its under a thousand... I'd consider it. :dunno:
     
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    It's 999 in Canada, but wait for the nikon :naughty:
     
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    I thought about getting one and reselling it. I work down the street from Olympus and I have a friend whose husband does work there and can get it for me with employee pricing. They prolly dont get much off though
     

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