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Sep 082014
 

Olympus E-P5 goes to Rhodes

By Eyal Gurevitch

As part of writing a review, I had the chance to take the Olympus E-P5 on a family holiday in Rhodes. We stayed at Kathara Bay in Faliraki, where the weather was hot and the sea was cold (and flat!) and so was the beer (cold, not flat). Leaving my own Panasonic GX7 at home (but taking the excellent 20mm f/1.7 with the E-P5), I had a hard time switching to its different colors, so most of the time I escaped into its B&W film grain filter and (apart from just a few times) cozily stayed there.

My first thoughts of the E-P5 were that it’s an unclear mixture of tacky toy-like options (what were they thinking with that ‘fun frame’ mode?) and high-end output. I mean, sure – most cameras have both fully automatic, semi manual and fully manual modes, with the option to either let it fly buy itself or take full control. This usually doesn’t include a half-baked menu system and non-appealing filters and effects, as customizable as they all may be.

So, as it currently stands, I wasn’t remotely persuaded by the E-P5 to part ways with my GX7, at least not for my photographic needs. It could be that I misunderstood this camera completely and that it’s actually a gem underneath its amateur demeanor – if that’s the case, please let me know.

A small but important note – all images above are straight out of the camera – no post editing whatsoever.

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Oct 232013
 

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A quick follow up…the Olympus Pen E-P5. What a beauty!

With all of the chatter on the A7 and A7r as well as the Olympus E-M1 some of us have forgotten about the other Mighty Mirrorless that IMO, beats the Panasonic GX7 in most areas (besides the handy built-in EVF). I recently reviewed the Olympus E-M1, the 1st Micro 4/3 Pro camera ever, and as you could read and see, I loved it. I also reviewed the Panasonic GX7 and declared it the 2nd best Micro 4/3 camera next to the E-M1. Well, I take that back after I have done more shooting with the Olympus E-P5!

Not only is the AF faster than the GX7, the build is better and the design even sexier and I much prefer the color coming from the Olympus E-P5 (which is also different from what comes from the E-M1). The images I am getting are also sharper than the GX7 and due to the VF4, it is a BREEZE to manually focus Leica M mount lenses (not so on the small GX7 finder). I have never officially reviewed the E-P5, though I did do a 1st look video for it a few months ago. You can see it HERE.

I ended up not doing a full review as I found it was close to the OM-D E-M5, but even better in the tech department with some enhancements and improvements. Even so, it is not as easy to hold as the E-M1 or E-M5 but after using it more and more I can state that the 17 1.8 performs like a champ with the P5 as well, just like the E-M1. This camera is about good looks, fast performance and versatility. If Olympus made this exact camera with the EVF-4 built on the back left side it would be nearly perfect. The external is fantastically good but does add a bug hump as well as take away from the sleek design. In Silver, this camera is a thing of beauty with a solid heft to it as well.

Below are a few images I shot today with the E-P5. I have the E-M1 here as well and was curious if there was a difference in IQ between them. From what I see, there is not.

The first two images were shot with the Voigtlander 35 1.2 M mount lens using a cheap adapter.

My dog at ISO 1600. Yes, ISO 1600. From RAW, Zero noise reduction. Low light indoors. Click it for larger. Shot at f/1.2

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35 1.2 at 1.2 – My oh so patient Fiancee doing yet another test shot for me :) Again, with the EVF-4 this camera is a breeze to manually focus. 

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This one was shot with the 45 1.8 and is my cat looking out of the back door at my dog, who was outside with me :)

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Me, getting ready for Halloween in my evil clown mask. This one has had some PP using Alien Skin and a Radial Blur filter. 17 1.8

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Ok..maybe she was getting fed up :) This one with the 25 0.95 Nokton at 0.95 – This lens is NOT soft at 0.95 anymore. Try it on the P5 or M1.

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Super sharp at f 1.2 using the Voigtlander – and the Olympus color..THIS is from an OOC JPEG in Vivid mode!

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A NY city scene from my Hotel window

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I will be shooting with the E-P5 for a while along with some various lenses including some M mount lenses to see how it goes. Should be fun.

You can order the E-P5 at Amazon or B&H Photo. It gets my vote for best PEN camera ever, and 2nd best Micro 4/3 ever. The Voigtlander lenses can be seen HERE.

Steve

Aug 232013
 

The Panasonic 20 1.7 II Lens on the Olympus E-P5

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Hello to everyone out there in camera land! Today I am talking a little bit about a new version of a legendary lens and one that helped to propel Micro 4/3 to huge sales back when it was launched almost four years ago. The lens that when attached to an old E-P2 beat out a Nikon D3s with Nikon 50 1.8 in all areas back in Jan of 2010 right here on this very blog. Yes, I am talking about THAT lens, the Panasonic 20 1.7 but in its new updated version, which is called “VII”. This will be a shorter than normal post/review as this lens is basically the same exact lens as the version I that I have written so much about with a few tweaks. If you missed the original reviews you can see them at the links below:

When this lens was announced many of us thought “YES! Finally an improved version of the 20 1.7, but HOW can Panasonic improve on what is already a killer lens”? At least that is what I asked myself because I am a huge fan of the original, even though it has been beaten out in IQ from the newer and larger Panasonic/Leica 25 1.4. But for size and cost, the 20 1.7 and now 20 1.7 II is a force to be reckoned with and I know MANY who use this as their one and only lens for their Micro 4/3 camera. Yea, it is that good. So the question is..if you already own the original, is this one worth upgrading to? Well, read on and find out what I think about that :)

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So what is really new with the lens?

The lens is small, looks great, has a metal barrel and mount and gives you a 40mm equivalent on Micro 4/3. The older version, which is still a capable and amazing lens, did NOT have a metal barrel, it was made of plastic. So right off the bat, this guy is made of metal even though it is still feather light and feels like plastic. The lens looks slicker and nicer. I always found the original a little on the ugly side with the grey and black so in all black it looks great. So far, a metal barrel is all that is new. But there HAS to be something else…right?

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According to Panasonic, the only other change is that it supposedly has an improvement in the FLARE department but I found that claim to be off. My old 20 1.7 flared every now and again and I have seen flare in the new one within the 1st 5 shots I snapped. Is this just a fluke, shooting into the sunlight and seeing flare? Well, maybe but the Oly 17 1.8 does not do what this lens does with flare (in my experience/real use). So the 20 1.7 II lens still can exhibit flare. In regards to flare, I feel the Olympus 17 1.8 does better. Then again, if you are shooting on a Panasonic body I 100% recommend this lens over the Olympus.

The Flare is There! But the contrast, sharpness and color are rocking it wide open!

As always, click on ANY image to see the correct and larger version!

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CONTRAST BABY!

Panasonic has also stated that this lens will give a better contrast to your images, and I believe it. The results are crisp, have great color and look very good in the contrast department. That 20 1.7 look is there :)

Tasty color and contrast wide open. At 1.7 this lens beats the Olympus 17 1.8

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This has NOT been improved so the AF is still on the slower side for Micro 4/3 but guess what? It runs circles around the Fuji X-M1 and Zeiss 32 Touit I have here for AF – both speed and accuracy :) But do not expect any improvement in auto focus speed over the old version. With that said, I never had an AF miss or issue. It locked on without fail in all situations. I shot it on an E-P5 the entire time. (which is a camera that has grown on me quite a bit..that EVF-4 is amazing).

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This will equal a 40mm field of view with light gathering of a 1.7 Aperture lens. Sweet!

Yep, a 40mm field of view, which to be honest is a little oddball when you hear it but when you shoot, it feels natural. It’s in between the 35 and 50mm focal lengths and to me, this is a great in between to have. Just enough reach to get some nice shallow DOF and still wide enough to get quite a but in your frame.

A fast 1.7 aperture is why this 20mm lens is one of the original legendary choices for ANY Micro 4/3 system camera. You can use it in low light, bright light or any light. It is easy to hand hold and on the Olympus OMD or E-P5 the 5-Axis IS is INCREDIBLE with this lens. Superb!

Also, FYI,  I have been shooting it alongside the Olympus 17 1.8 and to be honest, this lens is giving me the better looking images even though I see more CA and flare with it over the Oly. With the 20 I am getting crisper results, as in “sharper” and cleaner with better contrast. The Oly is just a tad soft wide open and while I prefer the design of the Oly with the snap manual focus feature, for size, cost and IQ, this one is tough to beat. Also, the AF of the Olympus is faster.

You can read my Olympus 17 1.8 lens review HERE

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So should I upgrade if I own the old one… and is Micro 4/3 the real deal?

Well, I would not do it because by the time you sell your original and pay for the new one you will be out about $200. Not worth it for a metal barrel and a contrast boost. But, if you LOVE the new slick look and want that extra bite to your images with the lens, then go for it. The truth is simple: Micro 4/3 is fantastic and those who call it rubbish, or no good, or a toy system or anything other than what it is are fooling only themselves. At the end of the day Micro 4/3, and especially cameras like the E-P5, OM-D and whatever is coming up from Panasonic and Olympus, are fantastic image taking machines. Some of my favorite images of the past 4 years were taken with an OM-D or Nikon V1, two systems many scoff at and call “garbage”.

This one was shot at f/2 where the lens gets really sharp while giving a nice smooth Bokeh – rich with plenty of depth.

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Micro 4/3 vs the APS-C or Full Frame

Last week I made a post in my Facebook page for this website (you can see it or like it here) and I said that I was enjoying the new Fuji X-M1 more than the X-E1 or X-Pro 1 due to its tiny size and cool swivel screen. It is the size of an X20 but has a huge APS-C sensor inside, pretty incredible. At the same time I wondered if “that was enough” from Fuji due to the competition as the X-M1 is $700 for a pretty tiny and basic body that feels almost too light and airy (feels “cheap”..sorry, but my true opinion) and when the large Fuji X lenses are on the body it feels unbalanced. Someone replied “what competition, and I do not consider Micro 4/3 competition”. All I can say to that is in my experience, and that experience is pretty vast, I much prefer a camera like the OM-D, E-P5 or even my V1 and 18.5 and 32 1.2 to any of the Fuji X bodies. I even did a slew of personal comparisons, WANTING to enjoy the X-M1 more than these other cameras but it did not even come close. Not because of image quality, which can be gorgeous from the Fuji X..but in all areas that I look at when evaluating a camera.

To the naysayers of Micro 4/3 – this format is here to stay and the reason is simple. This system has the best lenses, and makes the least compromises while delivering stellar IQ and capabilities. Micro 4/3 today is miles better than it was 4 years ago and it gets better every year. Today, the files I get from an Olympus E-P5 and a lens like the 20 1.7 or 45 1.8 or 75 1.8 or 12 f/2 are as good as anyone needs. I know many pros shooting Micro 4/3, some of who dumped their large full frame DSLR’s to do so. Are they happy? YES, of course. The only thing a full frame camera will do over a Micro 4/3 camera is give a more shallow DOF, a richer file and better extreme high ISO performance (12k, 25k)  – in other words, ISO’s no one ever uses in reality.

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Full Frame cameras like the Sony RX1R, Leica M and Nikon D800 are superior to the Micro 4/3 format, of course. But you also lose out on things like weight, size, cost, speed while gaining an adavantage in low light and shallow DOF. These days, cameras like the OM-D or E-P5 deliver superb performance and anyone who has researched this will agree, because they have to, the proof is there.

If you want the “best” and have a healthy budget – buy a full frame camera and be done with it (Leica M or RX1R). They can be BEAUTIFUL and usually are but they will cost you. They are superior in the IQ abilities, hands down. But if you want a slight compromise and want to save some money and do not need all of that insane power, this format is, IMO, the best there is in the mirrorless world. Yes, I prefer it to APS-C systems for three reasons. The three S’s.

  1. Size
  2. Speed
  3. (Lens) Selection

Micro 4/3 is smaller, faster, and has superior lenses and many more of them to choose from than any other mirrorless system.

The E-P5 and 20 1.7II next to the Fuji X-M1 and Zeiss Touit 32 1.8 I much prefer the Olympus/Panasonic setup that comes in at a few hundred less than the Fuji combo pictured.

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For me, it takes four things for a camera to stick to me..to motivate me and to make me WANT to go out and shoot at the crack of dawn.

  1. It must be made nice/built well with good control and it must feel good in my hand. Solid, giving me confidence in its ability. Not too large nor too small. 
  2. It must have fantastic usability. Accurate AF matters more than speed and it has to be able to be controlled easily. Issue free while out in the field in all areas.
  3. Image quality has to be good. I am not talking about “Bokeh” – but image quality in general. 
  4. Lens selection and quality has to be there. This is most important.

If I get all four of these things in a camera body then I am thrilled. Cameras that do this for me? Olympus OM-D E-M5, Olympus E-P5, Fuji X100s, Nikon V1 or V2, Sony NEX and Leica M series. Cameras that fail this test for me? Leica X-Vario, Fuji X-Pro 1 and X-E1, X-M1, Samsung NX300, and a few others. But this is ME, my opinions for how I like to shoot. Also, those cameras on the “did not do it for me list” were all amazing in IQ but failed me in other areas such as usability, design, AF, or something similar.

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As for Fuji, the images from the Fuji give me different color and slightly more shallow DOF but I can achieve images that are just as nice, or powerful with a Micro 4/3 camera or even Nikon 1 camera. Same goes for my Sony or Leica cameras. The moral of the story is that ALL cameras are fantastic these days and I use and recommend what I enjoy using. Micro 4/3 has come a long way since the early days of the E-P1 and GF1 and the Fuji X system cam provide jaw dropping results.

But Micro 4/3..In the mirrorless world they have the fastest focus, the best image stabilisation, the best prime lenses available, the best made/built bodies, superb usability, fantastic viewfinders and astonishing versatility. I am mainly talking about the Olympus E-P5 and OM-D series due to what they offer. 

So Micro 4/3 is here and here to stay. They do not need, nor will they ever have larger sensors. If that were the case, it would no longer be micro 4/3. The newest bodies supply the tools needed for amazing output and if the photographer is up to the task, can squeeze out special images just as easily as one can using a full frame camera.

I have used and tested them all my friends and Micro 4/3 is no joke. 

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Pros and Cons of the new 20 1.7 II Lens

Pros

  • It is small and flat, a pancake lens
  • It is sharp even wide open with great contrast and color
  • Looks great in the all new slick black or silver colors
  • Metal Barrel
  • Works great on Olympus or Panasonic bodies!

Cons

  • Same IQ and AF speed of the original
  • Can flare in some circumstances
  • Does exhibit CA wide open in some situations
  • No real improvement over the old version

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THREE SHOTS

Three shots, one with the E-P5,  and 20 1.7 II ($1450 combo), one with the Nikon V1 and 18.5 1.8 ($430 combo) and one with the Fuji X-M1 and 32 1.8 Zeiss ($1600 combo). It is easy squeezy to spot the Fuji as it does have that signature Fuji color and a more shallow DOF and a biting sharpness. With that said, of all three cameras I enjoy shooting the E-P5 the most with the V1 just behind it. TheHad a frustrating day with it today and out of 12 shots taken of the cows with the Fuji, 7 were in focus. The E-P5 and Nikon had zero missed AF shots. The images below are all looking good IMO and my fave came from the Nikon 1 and 18.5. :)

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With that rant out of the way, this new Panasonic 20 1.7 II is a joy to use and gives stupendous output and should do very well on the new Panasonic GX7 or any of the Micro 4/3 bodies available today.

WHERE TO BUY?

If you own a Micro 4/3 camera and DO NOT own this lens or the Panasonic 25 1.4, I HIGHLY recommend this lens, without a shred of doubt! It sells for $429 and can be purchased at the links below from my recommended shops:

Buy the 20 1.7 II in black at Amazon or B&H Photo

Buy the 20 1.7 II in Silver at Amazon of B&H Photo

You can buy the Olympus E-P5 at PopFlash.com, B&H Photo or Amazon

 

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Jul 172013
 

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1st Look at the Olympus PEN E-P5 Video

Hello to all, and happy Wednesday! I have had the new Olympus PEN E-P5 in hand for only one week and am just now starting  to use it in my daily routine. I expect a full review soon but for now I have a video showing the new features such as focus peaking and focus assist. I have been getting asked “Which one should I buy between the E-M5 and E-P5” – Well, I answer that question in the video with what I would do if buying new and if I owned the E-M5! But damn, this is a sexy little beast.

 

Take a look at the video for the E-P5 below!

Many of you know I have a soft spot for the Olympus PEN series and this guy is SOLID and seems to offer almost everything we crave in a mirror less camera.

  • Great Sensor? CHECK
  • Fast AF? CHECK
  • Image Stabilization? CHECK!
  • Superb Lenses? CHECK!
  • Great style and design/Usability? CHECK!
  • Built in EVF? NO! But a great External upgrade!
  • Touch Screen, WiFi, 1/8000th Shutter? CHECK!
  • Tiltable HUGE and CLEAR LCD? CHECK!

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The E-P5 uses the same exact 16MP sensor as the OM-D and it is a fantastic sensor. The IQ will be about the same, especially if shooting in RAW. What is different is the look, feel and heft. The E-P5 has a very solid heft to it, more so than any previous PEN camera. The LCD is beautiful, the AF is blazing and  the image stabilization is INCREDIBLE just as with the E-M5.

The new VF-4 is HUGE but a pleasure to use, the best Olympus EVF to date which makes the old VF-2 look dated. NOTE: This EVF will NOT work on the Leica M 240, only the VF-2 or the Leica EVF-2 will work. 

The shutter sound is NICE and crisp and feels great. I like the shutter sound better than the OM-D E-M5 and this is also shown in the video below. The E-P5 has a shutter capable of 1/8000th second for those that like to shoot their fast lenses wide open in the daytime. The OM-D has a 1/4000th second shutter.

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The new E-P5 also has WiFi capability but loses the weather sealing.

Overall, the best PEN yet without question but is it worth the cost today with so much competition in APS-C land? Find out in my full review which is coming soon! One thing is for sure though and that is the fact that the OM-D E-M5 was able to hang with the APS-C crowd and was and is highly capable. So many get hung up on sensor size and yes, full frame is GORGEOUS and can do things no smaller sensor can but the sensor in the E-P5 and E-M5 is superb and can provide gorgeous results, especially with the fantastic lenses available for this system from fisheye to extreme tele.

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The best bang for the buck when buying this new E-P5 is to go for the full kit that consists of the fabulous 17 1.8 lens and the VF-4 EVF at $1449. Hard to find in stock but you can find this set at the dealers below:

B&H Photo HERE

Amazon HERE

PopFlash has the silver IN STOCK now!

Steve

To see my OM-D E-M5 review, click HERE 

 

May 102013
 

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The Olympus PEN E-P5 and black lenses are here! Pre-order now!

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Pre-Order links at B&H Photo for all of the new Olympus Gear

Pre-order the body only in BLACKSILVER or WHITE.

Pre-Order the BLACK body, 17 1.8 lens AND NEW VF-4  HERE. Pre-order the silver body with 17 1.8 and EVF HERE.

You can pre-order the black 17 1.8 lens HERE. The 45 1.8 black lens HERE. The black 75 1.8 lens HERE and the new VF-4 EVF HERE.

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OK, it is 100% official! This post was supposed to be auto posted this morning early but somehow did not, so here we go, better late than never!

Yes! Olympus is continuing on with the amazing camera releases and we knew this one was coming and we saw the leaks online but this one will be good. It will meet or exceed the E-M5 in speed and quality. It will keep the 5-Axis IS of the E-M5. Is now available with all black lenses and looks sleek, sexy and beautiful in black or silver. They even are releasing it in white like they did with previous PEN cameras. One cool new feature that sticks out is the 1/8000th mechanical shutter. The E-M5 tops out at 1/4000s which made it tough to use fast glass in daylight (when shooting wide open). No we can use those lenses wide open in the sunshine :)

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Olympus has officially announced the long awaited and super cool and sexy looking follow up to the E-P3, the new E-P5 series of camera. The Pen line is alive and while Olympus has improved just about everything with the PEN series, they still have not added a viewfinder in the body! BOOOOO.  If they did, it could have been “THE” camera of 2013.

As you can see above they went even more retro with the series this time around with the “Olympus Pen” text on the front of the camera, just like the old days of the original film PEN camera so the camera is gorgeous and I have no doubts that it will be an amazing camera. Olympus never seems to deliver a bad camera.

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The new PEN E-P5 has it all when it comes to speed, image quality and fun factor. Below are the specs:

16.1MP Live MOS Sensor and TruePic VI Image Processor – Up to ISO 25,600

5-Axis Image Stabilization – The amazing IS from the OM-D E-M5 is now in the PEN, this is AWESOME.

3.0″ Tilt Touchscreen LCD – 1037k Dot resolution with full tilt and touch capabilities. This is a great thing to have on a camera such as this so you can go for unique angles.

Full FD 1080p Video Capture – I found the video on the E-M5 to be pretty good, hopefully the PEN will keep that up.

Built-In Wi-Fi and GPS

1/8000s Mechanical Shutter – Nice, 1/8000th speed for daylight shooting of those amazing lenses WIDE OPEN if you desire :) The E-M5 can not do this.

F.A.S.T. Autofocus and Manual Focus Assist

“Frequency Acceleration Sensor Technology (F.A.S.T.) AF in Single, Continuous and Tracking modes is available for high speed autofocus. 35-area focusing areas provide precise focus throughout the frame and four different AF area sizes can be selected. Face Detection and Eye Detection focusing is also supported and an AF Illuminator is available if needed. Focus Peaking with white or black edges is provided for ensured shooting. Manual focus is also available with two optional focus assist methods: a Magnified Focus (MF) Assist Function and Magnification Display. The MF Assist feature aids with critical focus by allowing you to zoom in on part of the image by simply turning the focusing ring on the front of the lens. Magnification Display enables you to selectively enlarge the image on the LCD at the touch of a button.”

Built-in Flash with Wireless Control

2 x 2 Dial Control with Custom Lever – Nice manual dials and buttons!

i-AUTO with 42 Shooting Modes

Sequential Shooting and Self-Timer

Art Filters and Photo Story

HDR and Bracketing

Interval Mode, Multiple Exposure and Live Bulb

Level Gauge

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New Kit Lens and all black versions of your favorites, now available!

The new PEN E-P5 will have the option of coming with a new kick ass kit lens (in black), the 17 1.8 lens (that I reviewed HERE). This will give you a fast 35mm equivilant just like the Fuji X100s and Sony RX1. Since they did not put in a built in EVF of some sort, Olympus has released an all new Electronic View Finder that attaches to the hot shoe. The new VF-4 is here and ready to take you to the next level of EVF. Olympus has also released two of the best lenses in black, the 45 1.875 1.8 and  17 1.8. They look much sexier in black (imo) and will be right at home on the black or silver body.

Many of you will be excited just about this announcement as the black lenses are more desirable than silver, and now they are here!

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So we now have the 17 1.8 in black, the 45 1.8 in black and the 75 1.8 in black. What about the 12mm f/2? This was available in black in a special edition a while ago but they have all been sold and are now gone. WIll Olympus re-release it in black soon? I would think so as it is the only lens left that is only available in Silver!

The new VF-4 EVF

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Olympus has released the new VF-4, an upgraded EVF for the Olympus cameras. (will it work with the Leica M)? Hmmmm. You can pre-order the EVF here.

The new VF4 specs:

Clear view when shooting in direct sunlight

Steady eye-level composition

2.36 million pixel resolution LCD

1.48x magnification

100% field of view

Eye-sensor recognizes when your eye is at the viewfinder and can automatically turn on VF-4 and turn off the rear LCD.

The VF-4 tilts up 90º to enable waist level and low-angle shooting.

Brightness and contrast can be adjusted in seven increments through the camera’s menu.

Built-in diopter adjustment from -4 to +2

Directly compatible with the Olympus E-P5 mirrorless camera and compatible via firmware upgrade with E-PL5, E-PM2, E-M5, E-PL3, E-PM1, E-P3, E-PL2, E-PL1, E-PL1s, E-P2 and XZ-2 cameras.

So there you go! Olympus has released a slew of new gear today and I expect it to continue the tradition of superb and very capable cameras and if going by the E-M5, this E-P5 will 100% be the best PEN camera yet. As you may have guessed, my pre-order is in :)

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Pre-Order links at B&H Photo for all of the new Olympus Gear

Pre-order the body only in BLACKSILVER or WHITE.

Pre-Order the BLACK body, 17 1.8 lens AND NEW VF-4  HERE. Pre-order the silver body with 17 1.8 and EVF HERE.

You can pre-order the black 17 1.8 lens HERE. The 45 1.8 black lens HERE. The black 75 1.8 lens HERE and the new VF-4 EVF HERE.

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