Thursday, March 31, 2011

Ancient Rome - UKpix video

The Olympus Pen E-P2 is now my camera of choice when travelling light. It is bigger than a compact but much smaller than the digital SLRs I have and the high-quality RAW output is good enough for submissions to the Alamy picture agency.

Pictures of Rome using the Pen: Rome

Video on the Pen is exceptionally good, too, as this short movie of the ruins of Ancient Rome shows.

The electronic viewfinder is a must-have accessory.

Great travel camera: the Olympus Pen E-P2 with 17mm pancake,
14-42mm zoom and electronic viewfinder

When I reviewed the Pen E-P1 at its launch, I said the lack of viewfinder was a problem and preferred to carry the Panasonic G1. The E-P2 changed all that - and you can slot on many different lenses using adapters, even Leica lenses, turning it into a much cheaper Leica M (we are talking thousands of pounds here!). It has a lower pixel count (12.1mp compared with 18mp) and not the same quality you would expect from a Leica M9, but it gives the M8 a run for its money.

Picture examples are available on the review page of the E-P1, which is essentially the same camera as the E-P2 but without the electronic viewfinder, of course.

Olympus UK Pen site


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