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140 pages

Popular Photography

2006-06

THIS IS THE SECOND MACRO LENS for Olympus's Four Thirds digital system, and while it lacks the 1 :1 magnifying power of ... Given the 2X 35mm lens factor on all Olympus DSLRs, the 50mm macro has a 100mm equivalent CARRY LIK ACCESS LIKE ...


Industrial photography

Photography - 1989

On the other hand, Olympus macro lenses don't abandon conventions— they establish new ones. The 90mm f2.0 lens is simply the sharpest, fastest 90mm macro lens in the world. Period. And it's only the latest of eight high-speed macro ...



200 pages

Popular Photography

1983-06

A list of all products and manufacturers '/distributors' addresses is on page 98 Olympus Macro Flash System 2.3 iii Hi 82. 0 12 $8 25 it LCD display of Vivitar's 5600 System heme ...


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The Olympus OM system, which was introduced in 1972 and remained in production until 2003, included a range of lenses, lighting, stands and accessories for close-up ...

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Although ‘development announced’ (i.e. officially leaked) several months ago together with the 75/1.8, Olympus’ newest macro lens – the M.Zuiko Digital 60mm ...


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  • Olympus

    Olympus MSC ED M. 60mm f/2.8 Lens

    Photography (Olympus)

    Rating (42 reviews):
    (4.6/5)
    Olympus

    A great little (and I do mean *little*) macro lens

    0 5/5 E. Seale (Littleton, CO USA) - See all my reviews, October 8, 2012

    Excellent

    I hate to merely parrot what others have already said here, but it's really all I can do.In my experience the lens is sharp right from 2.8, with stopping down grabbing you a bit more. But the reality is it's sharp right from jump.I've not noticed any particularly glaring defects or aberrations of any kind. The bokeh is good. The build quality is good, though it is a plastic lens (and I'm so glad, as metal would have been $300 more), and the weather sealing merely adds to an already fantastic presentation.I will echo one reviewer here by saying that the af is not the best. It's not terrible by any means, but I've definitely experienced hunting in situations I wouldn't expect it. The focus limiter absolutely helps with this and is an invaluable inclusion, but it doesn't fix it. Often we're manual focusing with macro anyway, so it's not a big problem. I love the 1:1 option on the dial, but I wish you could simply click it and have it stay there... 5/5 Amazon Customer (Albuquerque, NM USA) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Olympus MSC ED M. 60mm f/2.8 Lens (Electronics) I hate to merely parrot what others have already said here, but it's really all I can do.In my experience the lens is sharp right from 2.8, with stopping down grabbing you a bit more. But the reality is it's sharp right from jump.I've not noticed any particularly glaring defects or aberrations of any kind. The bokeh is good. The build quality is good, though it is a plastic lens (and I'm so glad, as metal would have been $300 more), and the weather sealing merely adds to an already fantastic presentation.I will echo one reviewer here by saying that the af is not the best. It's not terrible by any means, but I've definitely experienced hunting in situations I wouldn't expect it. The focus limiter absolutely helps with this and is an invaluable inclusion, but it doesn't fix it. Often we're manual focusing with macro anyway, so it's not a big problem. I love the 1:1 option on the dial, but I wish you could simply click it and have it stay there... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 5, 2012

    Several advantages over the Panasonic 45mm macro (Leica)

    Let me concur with E. Seale's beautifully stated review and add a few notes. I have a resolution test montage consisting of several sets of lines per mm charts (edges and center) as well as textural fabrics and other objects. After stepping through f2.8 to f11 and allowing for some bit of tester error (me) the proper conclusion is that it is a tie between the Olympus 60mm macro and the Panasonic 45mm macro (Leica). If I were to totally trust my set up the nod would go to the Olympus 60mm. (BTW centers of both compared well with the Olympus 75mm f1.8, extreme edges of the 75mm are definitely sharper.)Another consideration is the lack of image stabilization on the Olympus macro lens. After shooting the same test subject with shutter speeds from 1/25th down to 1/5th of a second (bad), there appears to be some advantage for the 45mm around the 25th of a second. Not a very well controlled test, sorry, and very difficult to actually measure.A quick trip to the... 5/5 Tom North "TomN" (Bay Area, CA) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Olympus MSC ED M. 60mm f/2.8 Lens (Electronics) Let me concur with E. Seale's beautifully stated review and add a few notes. I have a resolution test montage consisting of several sets of lines per mm charts (edges and center) as well as textural fabrics and other objects. After stepping through f2.8 to f11 and allowing for some bit of tester error (me) the proper conclusion is that it is a tie between the Olympus 60mm macro and the Panasonic 45mm macro (Leica). If I were to totally trust my set up the nod would go to the Olympus 60mm. (BTW centers of both compared well with the Olympus 75mm f1.8, extreme edges of the 75mm are definitely sharper.)Another consideration is the lack of image stabilization on the Olympus macro lens. After shooting the same test subject with shutter speeds from 1/25th down to 1/5th of a second (bad), there appears to be some advantage for the 45mm around the 25th of a second. Not a very well controlled test, sorry, and very difficult to actually measure.A quick trip to the... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 1, 2012
    List Price: $599.00
    A prime lens with a fixed focal length of 60mm designed for sharp close-up shooting
    The ED (extra-low dispersion) glass element reduces chromatic aberrations for greater accuracy in your images
    The wide, fast f/2.8 aperture creates a shallow depth of field wide open and improves image quality in low-light conditions
    The lens is Movie & Still Compatible (MSC), with near-silent focusing allowing it to be used for video as well as still image capture


  • Olympus

    Olympus V321200BW000 Macro Converter MCON-P02 (Black)

    Photography (Olympus)
    List Price: $69.99
    Price: $64.95
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    Decreases minimum focus distance
    Works with 14-42mm EZ, 14-42mm IIR, 45mm f1.8, 25mm f1.8, 17mm f1.8, and 12mm f2.0
    Comes with step-up adapter ring, front and rear lens caps


  • Olympus

    Olympus 50mm f/2.0 Telephoto Macro ED Lens for Olympus Digital SLR Cameras

    Photography (Olympus)

    Rating (77 reviews):
    (4.9/5)
    Olympus

    Defines a near perfect MTF graph for lens quality

    Update 10/2010 - I wrote this review a long time ago but it's still true today. I moved my 50mm from my E300 to my E3 and still get great portraits from it. I bought the macro empty tube for real closeups and the teleconverter as adjuncts to make this more useful - I don't recommend everyone buys those items unless you are taking forensic pictures in macro mode or want a 200mm 35mm equivalent lens. The tube is cheap because there is no glass inside - it moves the lens out for magnification w/o glass. I just wanted to point out that I've been following this lens price and this month its down lower than the past year (where it approached five bills) so now is a good time to buy at 438 usd. Review begins below.Before purchasing this lens you should read some literature. You don't need to be a lens expert - but know what "MTF" means. MTF is modulation transfer function. It is a qualty by which lenses are judged. The more linear the plot, the better the odds you've... 5/5 HMMWV "God, Country, Corps" (santa clara, CA USA) - See all my reviews, October 29, 2006

    Simply a perfect lens

    I don't know of any other way to say it. I cannot find any fault with this lens. It is tack sharp edge-to-edge, even in the far corners, even at f/2, especially close up. The bokeh is superb, it looks great and creamy smooth. It's also fast and just as good at f/2 as f/8 -- literally no difference in sharpness. Incredible.It literally is a perfect lens.Makes for great portraits (probably my favorite use for the lens) due to the 100mm equivalent focal length and the great depth-of-field control and appealing out-of-focus rendition.Makes for great macros, for the same reasons but up close. Add the extension tube for true 1:1, otherwise 1:2 is great for most everything close other than "true macro."My only complaint is that it's just a tad long for general use - 4/3 really needs a Zuiko 25mm normalish prime (as in, something cheaper than the Leica 25mm f/1.4, which is also an excellent lens) of the same quality as this lens.But... 5/5 T. Harward (Boston, MA United States) - See all my reviews, October 29, 2007

    Quite Possibly the Best Medium Telephoto Macro Lens for a Digital SLR

    Among the finest lenses which Olympus produced for its OM manual focusing SLR system were its Zuiko 50mm f2 and 90mm f2 lenses. Both lenses earned lavish praise from critics and users, of whom many regarded these lenses as among the finest of their kind. Indeed, both lenses were compared favorably to the Leica R and Contax Zeiss 35mm SLR macro lenses. For example, in at least one review, I read that the 50mm lens was as fine a performer as the venerable Leica 50mm Summicron M lens, with excellent contrast and resolution at all apertures, especially wide open.Now for its new digital E-series cameras, Olympus has introduced a 50mm f2 macro lens which follows in the wake of its legendary predecessors, offering this time ED glass for maximum contrast and resolution at all apertures. The June 2006 issue of Popular Photography has an exemplary review of this lens, noting that it is indeed a superlative performer, among the finest macro lenses currently available for digital... 5/5 John Kwok (New York, NY USA) - See all my reviews, May 9, 2006
    List Price: $499.00
    Large f/2.0 aperture, with minimum weight and bulk
    50mm range -- equivalent to 100mm in conventional 35mm photography
    For use with the OLYMPUS E-1 and other Four Thirds Series Digital SLR Cameras, as specified
    Designed to capitalize on the design advantages of the OLYMPUS Four Thirds System
    Specially treated to shed water droplets, and engineered to withstand the rigorous demands of professional use


  • Olympus

    Olympus MCON-P01 Macro Converter (Silver)

    Photography (Olympus)

    Rating (9 reviews):
    (3.9/5)
    Olympus

    It works well for its intended purpose

    It's not a 100mm 2.8 L macro lens, but then it didn't cost $1000 either. I bought this to add to a travel camera kit I was putting together. Attached to an Olympus 45mm 1.8 lens I am able to get noticeably closer focus, and surprisingly it turns pretty decent images. If you are planning to shoot a lot of true macro then you probably should pony up the money, and buy a dedicated macro lens. If you simply need the ability to get closer for the odd occasional "macro-ish" shot should do quite nicely.Pros:can render reasonably sharp close up imagesInexpensive when compared to the cost of a true macro lensdoesn't take up quite as much room in a camera bag as true macro lensCons:not as good as a true macro lensthe bayonet attachment is a bit funky (at least when attached to the Oly 45mm 1.8 lens)construction is definitely on the plasticky side (if you are working on a super light weight kit, this might be a plus)... 5/5 cpl366 - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Olympus MCON-P01 Macro Converter (Silver) (Electronics) It's not a 100mm 2.8 L macro lens, but then it didn't cost $1000 either. I bought this to add to a travel camera kit I was putting together. Attached to an Olympus 45mm 1.8 lens I am able to get noticeably closer focus, and surprisingly it turns pretty decent images. If you are planning to shoot a lot of true macro then you probably should pony up the money, and buy a dedicated macro lens. If you simply need the ability to get closer for the odd occasional "macro-ish" shot should do quite nicely.Pros:can render reasonably sharp close up imagesInexpensive when compared to the cost of a true macro lensdoesn't take up quite as much room in a camera bag as true macro lensCons:not as good as a true macro lensthe bayonet attachment is a bit funky (at least when attached to the Oly 45mm 1.8 lens)construction is definitely on the plasticky side (if you are working on a super light weight kit, this might be a plus)... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 5, 2013

    perfect.

    0 5/5 John C. Yanesh - See all my reviews, June 19, 2013

    You will be disappointed if you are looking for true macro photography.

    0 3/5 Austin_Canon7d_shooter - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Olympus MCON-P01 Macro Converter (Silver) (Electronics) It sort of works. I mean, if you are using Zuiko 14-42mm lens, you won't see vast improvement after you attach the Macro converter. If you really love macro, super close-up photography, you will need to invest in the good macro lens. This converter gives you just a tiny improvement on minimal focal length but that's it. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 30, 2013
    List Price: $59.99
    Easy mounting to your lens
    1 lens/1 group
    Fits your M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II, M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-150mm f4.0-5.6 and the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm f4.0-5.6


  • Fotodiox Inc.

    Fotodiox Macro Extension Tube Set for Extreme Close-up for Micro Four Thirds Cameras

    Photography (Fotodiox Inc.)

    Rating (49 reviews):
    (4.0/5)
    Fotodiox Inc.

    Manual Extension Tubes

    These extension tubes are a very cheap way to obtain super-macro capabilities with a Panasonic Micro 4/3rds camera. If one reads the information from the actual Fotodiox site they will note that these extension tubes will not work in automatic mode. I think you can probably get such a set somewhere but at 10 times the price of these. It does mean that you have to switch the camera to the "no lens" mode, and run it in aperture priority or manual mode in order to take a picture. Obviously the 5 star rating considers the price. These are great tubes for the price but do not work in auto.I consider the Fotodiox tubes to be high quality. They lock snugly in place and have the feel of quality equipment.One problem I did have at first was that I did not know how to use the lens release mechanism. I called Fotodiox and they emailed me a video that showed how easy it was to use the release. It is hard to explain, but the button doesn't push in or pull out. You... 5/5 MJK - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Fotodiox Macro Extension Tube Set for Extreme Close-up for Micro Four Thirds Cameras (Camera) These extension tubes are a very cheap way to obtain super-macro capabilities with a Panasonic Micro 4/3rds camera. If one reads the information from the actual Fotodiox site they will note that these extension tubes will not work in automatic mode. I think you can probably get such a set somewhere but at 10 times the price of these. It does mean that you have to switch the camera to the "no lens" mode, and run it in aperture priority or manual mode in order to take a picture. Obviously the 5 star rating considers the price. These are great tubes for the price but do not work in auto.I consider the Fotodiox tubes to be high quality. They lock snugly in place and have the feel of quality equipment.One problem I did have at first was that I did not know how to use the lens release mechanism. I called Fotodiox and they emailed me a video that showed how easy it was to use the release. It is hard to explain, but the button doesn't push in or pull out. You... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 17, 2012

    Fotodiox Macro Extension Tube set.

    0 5/5 Alfred R. Marzian "tightwad" (south of Ohio) - See all my reviews, January 1, 2012

    OK, but...

    0 4/5 Luis Vergani (Buenos Aires, Argentina) - See all my reviews This review is from: Fotodiox Macro Extension Tube Set for Extreme Close-up for Micro Four Thirds Cameras (Camera) The extension rings thread smoothly and firmly, are inexpensive, and perform the job as they are intended to.The kit is actually 5 pieces: lens adapter, camera adapter plus three optional rings 7, 14 and 28 mm long, which you can use either none, one or several rings.But, some inconveniencies:First, they isolate the electrical connection between lens and camera, autofocus and antishake are gone. No issue for me - I am using the extension rings to adapt a 50mm lens from my old Minolta on my new Panasonic G3, which wouldn't provide those functions anyway.Second, as the pieces screw in with each other, and don't stop at the same place, the lens will not appear right side up, but anywhere round the clock. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 31, 2012
    List Price: $29.95
    Price: $7.97
    You Save: $21.98 (73%)
    Fits Olympus PEN E-PL1, E-PL1s, E-PL2, E-PL3, E-P2, E-P3, E-M, OM-D, E-M5, Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1, G2, G3, G10, GX1, GH1, GH2, GF1, GF2, GF3, GF5, AG-AF100
    24 month manufacture warranty
    Kit includes camera mount coupling adapter, lens mount coupling adapter, extension tube 1, tube 2, tube 3
    Any combination for various Macro Effect


  • Olympus

    Olympus MAL-1 Macro Arm Light for Pen, O-MD and X-Series Digital Cameras (Silver/Black)

    Photography (Olympus)

    Rating (13 reviews):
    (4.1/5)
    Olympus

    Does the Job

    0 4/5 John McNamara (33702) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Olympus MAL-1 Macro Arm Light for Pen, O-MD and X-Series Digital Cameras (Silver/Black) (Electronics) Attachment seems a bit fragile, but the kit does make it a breeze to shoot macros. Easy to place on lens and take off. Takes up just a little space for a big benefit. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 25, 2011

    quality product for macro work

    0 5/5 W. Ford "Medic 481" (Los Angeles) - See all my reviews, December 24, 2012

    Not really bright enough

    I have been using the MAL-1 arm light with the Olympus 60mm F2.8 Macro lens mounted on an Olympus OMD-EM5 camera. My photos have been a combination of indoor macro shots with the camera firmly mounted on a focus rail, and a few hand held shots outdoors in deep shade using the arm light as the primary illumination.Here are a few observations.This is a great idea that should have been executed much better. The LED lamps are just not bright enough to be very useful, especially when shooting hand held. With the lights only about 2 inches from the subject and the LED set to the HIGH setting, shutter speed at F/8 and ISO 200 is still a slow 1/40 of a second. That's OK when tripod mounted, but even with the excellent image stabilization of the OMD-EM5 it's just not good enough to obtain sharp closeup photos with my shaky hands. Only one of my handheld shots was sharp enough to save. Also, the 60mm macro lens seems to hunt excessively when set to auto focus. I... 3/5 Donald Krell "dnkrell" (Colleyville, TX USA) - See all my reviews, January 7, 2014
    List Price: $59.99
    Price: $59.00
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    Shed light where you want it with two flexible 17cm LED lamps
    No battery required - powered by PEN Accessory Port
    Improves the macro performance of your PEN/O-MD camera


  • Olympus

    Olympus 35mm f/3.5 1:1 Macro Zuiko Lens for E Series DSLR

    Photography (Olympus)

    Rating (38 reviews):
    (4.7/5)
    Olympus

    Great Lens at a Great Price

    0 4/5 J. Lyons (Tallahassee, FL) - See all my reviews, January 9, 2007

    Excellent All Around Lens

    I've owned this lens for about a year and a half and originally I purchased it strictly for macro (and it's cheaper than the 50 f/2). I've learned that this lens does it all. Portraits, landscapes, street shooting, in addition to macro work. It's a 1:1 lens so you can get really close and pick out amazing details. It's as small as it looks and is quite compact. it fits nicely on the E-300 with or without the grip. One vice is that you will have to move in closer to a subject at times due to it's short focal length. For jittery critters the 50 f/2 or Sigma's 105 f/2.8 and 150 f/2.8 macro lenses may be better options. Since I do a lot of studio/indoor shoots and all of these lenses are too long for my needs. Another thing to note (and this is true of all macro lenses) is that it's not the best for capturing fast moving subjects. It can be done with practice, but results would be easier to come by using a non-macro lens. If you already own the 50 f/2 keep it, but if you're... 5/5 Jesse W. Starks (APO, AE USA) - See all my reviews, February 16, 2008

    Love this Lens

    0 5/5 A. Breuer "WLZMOM" (The Valley, Virginia) - See all my reviews, August 27, 2007
    List Price: $229.00
    70mm equivalent in 35mm format
    Includes case, front lens cap & rear lens cap-SG
    Compact life-size macro
    Macro lens to capture fine details


  • DB ROTH

    .. .42x HD Super Wide Angle Panoramic Macro Fisheye Lens For The Olympus E-450, E-620, E-520, E-510, E-500, E-420, E-410, E-400, E-330, E-30, E-3, E-300, E-1 Digital SLR Cameras Which Have Any Of These (14-42mm, 40-150mm, 70-300mm) Olympus Lenses

    Photography (DB ROTH)

    Rating (16 reviews):
    (4.4/5)
    DB ROTH

    Nice Novelty Lens

    0 5/5 J. Humphrey "lostmountainman" (Sequim, Washington United States) - See all my reviews, February 4, 2011

    42X HD Super Wide Panoramic Macro Fisheye Lens

    0 5/5 DIYlover - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: .. .42x HD Super Wide Angle Panoramic Macro Fisheye Lens For The Olympus E-450, E-620, E-520, E-510, E-500, E-420, E-410, E-400, E-330, E-30, E-3, E-300, E-1 Digital SLR Cameras Which Have Any Of These (14-42mm, 40-150mm, 70-300mm) Olympus Lenses (Electronics) As another reviewer commented, you can see the 2 indentations from the lens on the photos. It is not a solid black ring, but you can see the actual lens ring. I used this with an Olympus E-520 with the standard 14-42mm lens that it came with. Maybe other reviewers have different lenses and they aren't showing in the photos, but the pictures I took look terrible. Also, when I used a flash there was an annoying shadow in every picture. I wasn't really expecting anything amazing, but it is pointless if the lens ring is showing. I am returning because it is pointless when I will ahve to photoshop every picture anyway. Save your money and just apply the fisheye effect in photoshop. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 27, 2011

    Would be great if the lens didn't show in the picture...

    0 2/5 0, November 29, 2012
    INCLUDES 2 PRODUCTS -- with all Manufacturer-supplied Accessories and Full USA Warranties:
    <#2> DB ROTH Micro Fiber Cleaning Cloth
    <#1> .42x HD Super Wide Angle Panoramic Macro Fisheye Lens + Lens Case, Caps


  • Plus Dig

    2.2x Telephoto and 0.43X Wide Angle High Definition w/ Macro Portion Conversion Lenses for OLYMPUS PEN E-PM1, E-PM2, E-PL1, E-PL2, E-PL3, E-PL5, E-P5, E-PL5, E-P1, E-P2, E-P3, OM-D E-M5, E-M1, Micro 4/3 Cameras

    Photography (Plus Dig)

    2-in-1 This wide angle lens features a detachable macro lens for close-up, high detail photography. to take sharp pictures as close as 50mm from the subject (perfect for flowers, coins, insects,
    NOTE: PLEASE VERIFY YOUR CAMERA'S LENS THREAD SIZE BEFORE ORDERING. This kit is compatible with 25/27/28/30/30.5/34/37mm lenses . Lens sizes vary regardless of camera brand or model. Your camera's lens thread size will be marked somewhere on the lens barrel or printed underneath your lens cap. This number is always preceded by a "Ø" (diameter) symbol.
    0.43X HD Wide Angle & 2.2X HD Telephoto Lens Kit (37mm). Two Lens Pouches included as well as adapter rings for 25, 27, 28, 30, 30.5 & 34mm. Front & Rear lens caps also included.
    The 2.2x telephoto lens brings you twice as close to the action. Perfect for long-distance photo situations such as sporting events; candid portrait shots, as well as nature and wildlife photography.
    This particular lens 0.43x has the best of both lenses and is considered a wide angle lens with a soft fisheye effect. Great for every type of photographic situation.


  • Olympus

    Olympus PEN E-P1 12 MP Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens (Silver Body/Black Lens)

    Photography (Olympus)

    Rating (68 reviews):
    (4.3/5)
    Olympus

    Small camera, big performance

    This past holiday week-end I made the decision not to take my Nikon DSLR with me on a 3 day road trip to Minneapolis. The majority of my time was spent wandering the Mall of America, and the E-P1 was an absolute delight the entire time.This little camera makes me smile each time I use it!If you don't care to word a long, winding review let me summarize it. The E-P1 doesn't have to make any apologies for being petite, its a full fledged camera on its own merit.Positives * Great photo quality! * Built in image stabilization (works pretty well too) * Customizable and responsive interface/buttons * HD movie mode with autofocus * Low profile, doesn't get you noticed * Quiet. I'd say quieter than my old rangefinders and way more quiet than my DSLR'sCould be better * Battery life * Perhaps almost too customizable (pretty good learning curve). Keep the manual handy!I'm not a... 5/5 David J. Elfering (Omaha, NE USA) - See all my reviews, July 6, 2009

    Great sensor, overall system needs work

    First a little background. I have a couple of other SLRs and was mainly looking for something to give me close to SLR quality files but in a considerably smaller physical package. A couple of downsides you should already be aware of from the product description.:1. There is no pop-up flash. Not a problem for me, I don't ever use them anyway (your mileage may vary).2. There is no viewfinder. Again not a problem for me, got used to that very quickly.Now some observations from having used the camera:- The sensor image quality is excellent. Dynamic range is at SLR quality. Noise levels up to and including ISO 800 is very clean. ISO 1600 has a bit more noise than the Rebel XSI (also 12mp)with the noise increasing relative to competitors from there.- The user interface is intuitive. I used mostly Aperture Priority and Manual and found it easy to use. Stuff in the menus were also easily found. Changing the settings were at times... 3/5 Aravind Krishnaswamy "thedigitalbean" (San Jose, CA USA) - See all my reviews, July 31, 2009

    Exceptional out-of-the-box performance, great camera.

    I had been considering replacing my Leica d-lux 3 with the d-lux 4 when the EP-1 news came out. I immediately sold the d-lux 3 and ordered my EP-1. It is a little larger than I was hoping, but out of the box, the first results were incredible, RAW format on a par with my nikon d-90 RAW, requiring very little post-production. Feels good in the hand, responsive and fast auto-focus and much more satisfying to use than the leica - which I loved. Initial results in RAW much better than the leica, which was always just a little noisy.This is a top notch camera, that I hope will continue to deliver results. The only current drawback for me is that photoshop CS4 doesn't recognizethe Olympus Raw Format (ORF). I have to go through Olympus software to convert, which severely disrupts my work flow, and the software is slow and clunky. Shooting JPGs alongside Raw in case I need the results faster.If they get the plugin updated soon, I'll be over the moon.Very... 5/5 J. Davies "shadowportland" (portland oregon) - See all my reviews, July 9, 2009
    List Price: $799.99
    Capture images and video to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)
    In-body Image Stabilization; 3-inch HyperCrystal LCD with Live View function
    Record HD video with high-quality audio; in-camera creative features (for still images and video)
    Includes 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko digital zoom lens
    12-megapixel interchangeable lens digital camera; Micro Four Thirds format



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Quarter Dollar Art Photo

money, quarter, coin, metal, silver, dollar,
This is a close up view of a Quarter. Taken with an Olympus E-300 DSLR camera using a reverse macro technique. Reverse Macro is when a photographer either detaches a lens and holds it against the camera (reversed) or attaches the lens to the camera with a reverse lens mount. It's a fun and cheap technique that allows photographers to capture images that you normally are not able to with the standard non-macro lens.
Price: $$12.95

Millipede Spiral Photo

bug, insect, millipede, close-up, macro, animal,
This Narceus Millipede (Narceus americanus) was found in Union County, Illinois. Image taken with an Olympus SP590UZ.
Price: $$43.95

Really Pink Greeting Card

wild, flower, pink, macro, close-up, photo,
Add your own sentiment to this card. If you know what kind of plant this is, please let me know. Thank you.
Price: $$2.60

Autumn's Rain Print

rain, fall, japanese, maple, macro, leaf, leaves,
Camera: Olympus D-550 Software: Adobe Photoshop Location: Lucas Valley, California Taken on: November 27th, 2003
Price: $$15.95

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