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Olympus PEN E-P2 12.3 MP Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with 17mm f/2.8 Lens (Electronic View Finder not included)

Olympus PEN E-P2 12.3 MP Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with 17mm f/2.8 Lens (Electronic View Finder not included)
Olympus PEN E-P2 12.3 MP Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with 17mm f/2.8 Lens (Electronic View Finder not included)


Product Added : January 12th, 2013
Category : Digital SLR Cameras

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Olympus PEN E-P2 12.3 MP Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with 17mm f/2.8 Lens (Electronic View Finder not included)


Olympus PEN E-P2 12.3 MP Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with 17mm f/2.8 Lens (Electronic View Finder not included)

E-P2 BLK 17mm SLV

  • 12.3-megapixel interchangeable lens digital camera; Micro Four Thirds format
  • Includes 17mm f/2.8 digital zoom lens; optional Electronic View Finder sold separately, not included
  • 3-inch HyperCrystal LCD with Live View function; Continuous Autofocus (C-AF) tracking system
  • Record HD video with high-quality audio; Full Manual Control of shutter/aperture in Movie Mode
  • iEnhance to automatically adjust color and contrast for a more dramatic effect
  • Capture images and video to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)

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  1. 28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great camera, strange pricing, January 2, 2011
    By 
    Mark E. Johnson
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    This review is from: Olympus PEN E-P2 12.3 MP Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with 17mm f/2.8 Lens (Electronic View Finder not included) (Electronics)

    I had shot with Leica film cameras for years but when I made the full transition to digital, moved away from them. The M8 and M9 are great cameras, but too pricey, even on the used market. For years, I used a Canon G-series as my carry-everywhere camera and, while it produced very good photos and was bullet-proof reliable, the small chip size and very short focal lengths bothered me a lot.

    When the E-P1 came out, I was intrigued. When the E-P2 came out, I became lustful. I had a chance to borrow one for a week and got hooked – I had to have it.

    The larger chip means a cropping factor of 0.5x, so the 17 mm lens gives me a field of view close to the 35 mm I always had on my Leica M4-P. The larger chip means a longer lens which means more background control – and that is what I craved the most. The ability to separate my subjects out from the background means my images pop again, just like the old days. (And like on my full-frame Canon DSLRs.)

    The camera is small, light and feels extremely durable. The lens, I’ll admit, doesn’t feel as strong as the camera, but I hear rumors of new lenses in 2011 with a wider maximum aperture, so I may buy a new one if that pans out.

    The raw files look very good at ISOs below 500. Above and they get a little chunky, but usable.

    Buying this camera has re-invigorated me. I made a commitment to shoot with it (and post photos online at mejphoto.com) every day. I’m coming up on 30 days and, so far, with one exception (when I decided to get out a big lens on a DSLR to shoot a hawk), I’ve made and posted a photo every day with it. It is my constant companion and is helping me to see my world again.

    As for the strange pricing … I’d been keeping my eye on the E-P2 kit with the 17 mm lens and the viewfinder for a while. I knew I wanted it, I knew I wanted it by early December to start a year-long project, but the price had been holding steady at $1099. In late November, the price for the viewfinder was about $250, the camera and lens about $900, putting the separate prices higher than the kit. Then the camera/lens combo started to drop. $750, matching the kit price.

    $700.

    $675.

    $635.

    $535.

    I have no idea what Amazon was doing, but ended up with the camera, lens and viewfinder for a combined $785, more than $300 off the kit price.

    So, um … thanks, Amazon.

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  2. 27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Retro look with plenty of options to grow with, January 12, 2011
    By 
    Thayer
    This review is from: Olympus PEN E-P2 12.3 MP Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with 17mm f/2.8 Lens (Electronic View Finder not included) (Electronics)

    I love this camera. i graduated from a travel zoom point and shoot and have had loads of fun getting to know this camera.

    Micro 4/3
    If you are new to the micro 4/3 idea, do some research but I am completely satisfied with my decision to stay away from big dslr’s and glad i moved up from point and shoots. these camera’s can go with you in places that DSLRs cannot. Additional lenses for these cameras are expensive, but you can also by adapters to sort you out with all sorts of legacy glass.

    Olympus vs Panasonic
    Once again, do your research. THe GF2 is nice but expensive. Panasonic lenses have in-lens stabilization whereas olympus has it in the body, which i like and it means IS will work with any lens. Panasonic takes slightly better video.

    Olympus EP-2
    I would definitely get this camera over an epl-1 (and the new epl-2 for that matter). It’s solid, with lots of steel. Everyone who has seen it loves its retro look. It has got tons of options that I will be able to use more as I become a more experienced photographer.

    This deal (the one with 17mm f2.8 lens):
    This deal is awesome! It is super compact with pancake kit lens. However, panasonic has a 20mm (without image stabilization) that people absolutely love. Therefore, a great way to go as well is the deal with the 14-42 lens and buy the panny 20mm. I personally love this deal. My next lens will be a better zoom than the 14-42 kit lens (although you can find great deals on those online), perhaps 14-200, or a wide angle. I will probably tag this review to the 14-42mm deal as well, as the other sections of the review (and somehwat this one) are relevant and the 17mm deal has one left.

    Accessories needed:
    also, buy a filter (spend about 80 dollars on a multi-layered uv filter so there wont be as much flare when shooting into the sun), an extra battery, and of course a data card!

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  3. 16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A true enthusiast’ camera, January 27, 2011
    By 
    H. K. Merritt “gulf fish” (Nokomis, FL) –
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    This review is from: Olympus PEN E-P2 12.3 MP Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with 17mm f/2.8 Lens (Electronic View Finder not included) (Electronics)

    I’ve been involved with photography for a long time and have always tried to get a combination of high image quality in small, very portable systems. My best SLR combo was the Nikon FE with a couple of great prime lenses. We have had two DSLR’s a Canon and a Nikon, both great but too much gear to travel with. We went to a Canon S90, great picture, lots of control and very portable but small sensor image limitations. Started looking at micro 4/3′s in the summer of 2010 and ended up deciding on the Olympus E-P2 after a trial with the Panasonic GF1. My decission was driven by the amazing JPEG quality of the E-P2. I shoot RAW when necessary but like to avoid post processing. We have added a Panasonic 20mm F1.7 lens and this makes shooting in low light a dream.

    The E-P2 will give you results that closely match a good mid-level DSLR. The camera is small and portable with a pancake lens.

    Pros:
    Small, thoughtful compact design.
    Outstanding build quality with a solid feel.
    In body stablization that works very well.
    Very good LCD screen and class leading EVF
    Excellent comtrols with dual control wheels.
    Terrific JPEG image quality.
    AF tracking in still and movie modes.
    Great video quality.
    Very good color rendition.
    Very high resolution.
    Excellent high-ISO performance.
    Poster size prints that will amaze.

    Cons:
    Short battery life.
    No built-in flash.
    Steep menu learning curve.
    Accessory port limited to single accessory use, can’t use EVF with flash.
    EVF, although great, is an expensive but necessary accessory.
    No built-in flash, optional flash is expensive.

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