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Friday, July 3, 2009

E-P1: The Olympus Gathering

Olympus Malaysia hosted a small gathering for some scores of existing E-system users yesterday.

An excited guest showing his E-P1 shooting skills (a bit odd, actually)

I didn't RSVP my attendance, but that's OK since they knew me!...

Lunch was good, so did the E-P1 presentation. There were lots of nice information on the camera and the intended market; and, seemed to sync with my opinion stated in my review. :)

E-30 with Zuiko Digital ED14-35mm F2.0 SWD
35mm, f/2, 1/80s, ISO250, -0.3ev

A good thing I was not asked to share my experience of the camera, part of it maybe due to my review of it - at least that's what I think. Instead, another serious E-system user, brother Sanjit was on hand to provide his first hand take on the E-P1. Bravo and good job, definitely an eye opener as his photo samples, and especially the video were extraordinary!

Olympus reps showing the E-P1 capabilities

Towards the end, it's all you can eat. Bring your own lens, attach an adapter, test all you want. And the Olympus sales reps were there to entertain any queries relating to the E-P1.

Me? I just blended in the background and actually didn't play with the E-P1 till the end of the event (actually when the Olympus guys started to pack in....) It's then that I got hold of the White-bodied variant! Cool!!!

I think this is my last active involvement with the E-P1 for now. It's not in my shopping list; not because of me not liking it. It's just a matter of need rather than want! I may be warming up to the E-4 or even E-5. I have to wait for another spin around the sun, that's for sure!!

The rumored E-3mk2? Sorry, I am not interested!

Oh yeah, all shots using the E-30 and Zuiko Digital ED14-35mm F2.0 SWD lens wide open. I just love this prime zoomable lens!!!


k3llyT said...

I am so liking this camera..!

Do you have any idea what's the price like in the market? :)

Thru-the-Zuiko said...

RM2,999 for single kit, RM3,799 for twin-kit...

brandon said...

maybe you're not interested in the e3mk2, but hopefully the e-4 will attract your attention :p

Thru-the-Zuiko said...

e-4? 4 is not nice number... e-5 looks much cooler!