Firstly, thanks for Olympus Malaysia given us a chance to meet out their latest products, another new PEN model : EP-2. The event started on 11am til 3pm at Royal Selangor Visitor Centre, to be the first hands on the new EP-2! Plus a lunch meal provided as well, got Haagen Daaz Ice Cream Yummy~
Olympus PEN EP-2
Few months ago while the Olympus launched their 1st unit of Micro Four-Third camera, named EP-1. It was a very Big Bang through the photography market & people says it is a MUST to see what is so special about this newly technology, plus tiny camera. I was also become one of them with so many curios question in my mind, can’t wait to get hold on it & test it. Well, i’d done the testing at Sungai Wang Plaza, but only 1 fact i’m considering, how long will the battery long last? Haha… I’d used Lumix FZ-50 before, i love this camera because the live liew was great & also the view finder can do the job as live view mode does!
I might need to skip the talk introduction of the camera by the Olympus Malaysia officer, is just an comparison & new techngology of the camera provided. I believe you will understand by reading the specs below, else you are a PEN user. There are about 50ppl attending the gathering, this is my first time to be here, i’m alone too. But get to met some new friends & others 4/3 users
After the lunch, we had a sort of “lucky draw” to see who is gonna get a loan of PEN EP-1 & EP-2. EP-1 has about 20something units available, but the EP-2 got 6 units ONLY. Sad to heard the news, so we fill up our personal details on the small piece of paper, then put into a box. WHO KNOWS~ I GOT THE VERY LAST UNIT of EP-2!!! So lucky i’m~ quickly go to the counter & grab myself the EP-2. Ta Dah~~~
My EP-2 only valid for the day nia
Now, the new Olympus PEN EP-2 had a optional view finder (VF-2). Compared to the previous view finder VF-1, this is more advanced than it, you may now using the VF-2 as your second live view point. I believe with this new part can save more battery power rather than using the 3.0″ Hyper Crystal LCD. The VF-2 also comes with a 1.44 million dots, can get a fine sharp images seeing through the VF-2.
• 4/3″ Hi-Speed Live MOS sensor
• 12.3 million effective pixels
• Body Built-in IS (Image Stabilazer)
• Image Processor TruePic V
• Aspect Ratio 4:3(Default), 3:2, 16:9, 6:6
• RAW • RAW + JPEG • JPEG (EXIF 2.2) • AVI Motion JPEG
• Movie Recording : AVI Motion JPEG 30fps
• Imager Contrast Detection AF system
• 11-area multiple AF
• When non High-speed imager AF compatible lens is used, it works as AF assist.
• AF Tracking
Art Filter • Pop art • Soft focus • Pale & light color • Light tone • Grainy film • Pin hole • Diorama* • Cross-Process*
• Manual ISO 100 – 6400, 1/3 or 1 EV steps
• 3.0″ HyperCrystal LCD with Anti-Reflective Coating with 230,000 pixels
• Dimension : 121mm (W) x 70mm (H) x 36mm (D)
• Weight : 335g (0.7 lb)
A photography talk by David Chua, to share his experience with PEN. Interesting story of his photography opinion & history, especially when he said the Professional need to be alert! Haha… why ler? I remember the 1st phrase of word during his presentation is I DO NOT GET PAID. For more details about him, please have a look on his blog link as above mentioned his name.
Everyone is setting up their own cameras
Auntie oso can’t escape from the lens!LOL
Ok, let’s get to real test shot session i’d made. Most of the picture taken were under the low light condition, so i will try to bust up the ISO till 3200 of some pictures. All the way, i only attached with the 17m f2.8 Pencake lens only. Thus, i didn’t send to Kedai Gambar because i try out some cool Pop Art effects provided by the EP-2
ISO 640, f2.8, 1/30s, PIN HOLE
ISO 640, f2.8, 1/80s, POP ART
ISO640, f2.8, 1/25s, PALE & LIGHT COLOUR
ISO640, f5.0, 1/250s, GRAINY FLIM
ISO3200, f4.0, 1/125s, AWB
ISO3200, f4.5, 1/200s, PIN HOLE
ISO3200, f2.8, 1/60s, CROSS PROCESS
ISO3200, f2.8, 1/25s, AWB
ISO3200, f3.2, 1/80s, DIORAMA
ISO3200, f2.8, 1/50s, DIORAMA
ISO3200, f2.8, 1/60s, AWB
Compared to the EP-1, there is two new POP ART Filter added DIORAMA & CROSS PROCESS. I like using this two effects & found out to be something diffrent. I can say this will becoming more like LOMOGRAPHY, can?
Olympus PEN EP-1
Will you go for this new micro 4/3 camera? Good Night.