Wednesday, December 28
5 Reasons Why I Like Olympus Pen Series EP-1
I've been using Olympus PEN EP1 quietly without posting anything in this blog. I must admit that I'm now a happy Olympus PEN user. Previously, I was not into Olympus especially its seldom heard of, as normal people like me, we're easily attached to huge advertisement, hence, definitely will choose those famous brand. I've used various brands of cameras ranging from Sony, Nikon, Canon, Kodak, Panasonic Lumix and Fujifilm but not Olympus, Leica or Pentax. If time allows, I would like to try all the 3.
Despite EP1 as one of the earliest mirrorless m43 sensor camera, I find it pretty intelligent in one way or another. There are few things I really like about the camera.
1) White Balance (WB) is outstanding
This is an issue I face in many camera, I can't really get enough of the WB setting, as such, many photos need to be processed again. This issue solved with EP1. It's so intelligent and I rarely need to use custom WB in the setting, the Auto WB does all the job. Bravo!
2) Retro look and feel
Believe me or not, many friends of mine never seen such camera before. There is one word I could hear often whenever I take this EP1 out, 'Oh its cool!'. Indeed, I can't help but really like the retro design of the camera which is signature look for Olympus Pen series camera.
3) Interchangeable Lens a plus point
Like any other DSLR, you too can attach other lens to EP1 body with M43 mount. There are few lenses in my wishlists such as Panasonic 20mm 1.7 (must buy lens), Olympus 45mm 1.8 and Olympus 40-150 telephoto lens asides of the kit lens. Nevertheless, the kit lens is good with rich color and sharp focus.
4) Comfortable strap position
Frankly speaking, I dislike the strap position in Nex body, the camera always face downward. Olympus EP1 strap position is just nice for me. I feel comfortable with it.
Some minor parts such as hot-shoe, auto rotation when viewing pictures, menu simplicity and handling feel are worth to be mentioned. In addition, I'm currently planning to get a trigger with external flashes to do home studio, it seems possible with this camera. yeay!
I guess this camera really suits my taste a lot, and I won't change any camera in any time soon although I would like to have its elder brother Olympus EP3 or the APS-C Sensor Fujifilm X100. It's really good in capturing quality images, no doubt I bring it everywhere with me now. Every moment will be captured! =)