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  • The size of the E-P1

    So the E-P1 is touted as compact in size and less obstrusive to use. But without a 'proper' viewfinder, having to hold the camera at arms length will make the photographer more obvious that less obvious.
    True or not?
    Dave

    E-M1 Mk2, Pen F, HLD-9, 17, 25, 45, 60 macro, 12-40 Pro, 40-150 Pro, 12-50, 40-150, 75-300, MC-14, MMF-3 (all micro 4/3rds), 7-14 (4/3rds), 50, 135 (OM), GoPro Hero 3, Novo/Giottos/ Manfrotto supports. Lowepro, Tamrac, Manfrotto, and Billingham bags.

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    Re: The size of the E-P1

    Originally posted by benvendetta View Post
    So the E-P1 is touted as compact in size and less obstrusive to use. But without a 'proper' viewfinder, having to hold the camera at arms length will make the photographer more obvious that less obvious.
    True or not?
    I completely understand what you're saying, but paradoxically I believe this is not true. You won't stand out as a "serious" photographer, you'll just blend in with all the other tourists taking meaningless snaps! Just think, if only Oly could find a way to fit a MFT sensor into a mobile phone!
    John

    "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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      Re: The size of the E-P1

      My limited "play time" with the PEN has left me wanting more and it's already on the list.
      Even with my big hands it feels right. Using the screen to compose is easily overcome with a pair of 5 close-up specs from any Sunday Market / Boot Sale. Just push out the lens of which ever eye you don't use on a normal viewfinder (unless you are a one eye shut viewer).

      Or you can buy a loupe attachment.

      Or, and this is the accessory I want, get a Head Mounted Display , that the camera streams the live view too.

      Which I will also be able to use on all my other cameras
      Graham

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      • #4
        Re: The size of the E-P1

        Originally posted by Graham_of_Rainham View Post
        My limited "play time" with the PEN has left me wanting more and it's already on the list.
        Even with my big hands it feels right. Using the screen to compose is easily overcome with a pair of 5 close-up specs from any Sunday Market / Boot Sale. Just push out the lens of which ever eye you don't use on a normal viewfinder (unless you are a one eye shut viewer).

        Or you can buy a loupe attachment.

        Or, and this is the accessory I want, get a Head Mounted Display , that the camera streams the live view too.

        Which I will also be able to use on all my other cameras
        I'm very short sighted and when using a compact I simply peer over my glasses. I find the screen looks very sharp and clear when held about five inches from my eyes. It's almost like using a viewfinder!
        John

        "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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          Re: The size of the E-P1

          Well at least I could wear my glasses all the time rather then when I just want to review my images!
          Zuiko, I see where you are coming from about blending in with the P & S brigade, but this would fall rather flat when using the E-P1 with one of the meatier ZD lenses!

          Originally posted by Graham_of_Rainham View Post
          My limited "play time" with the PEN has left me wanting more and it's already on the list.
          Even with my big hands it feels right. Using the screen to compose is easily overcome with a pair of 5 close-up specs from any Sunday Market / Boot Sale. Just push out the lens of which ever eye you don't use on a normal viewfinder (unless you are a one eye shut viewer).

          Or you can buy a loupe attachment.

          Or, and this is the accessory I want, get a Head Mounted Display , that the camera streams the live view too.

          Which I will also be able to use on all my other cameras
          Dave

          E-M1 Mk2, Pen F, HLD-9, 17, 25, 45, 60 macro, 12-40 Pro, 40-150 Pro, 12-50, 40-150, 75-300, MC-14, MMF-3 (all micro 4/3rds), 7-14 (4/3rds), 50, 135 (OM), GoPro Hero 3, Novo/Giottos/ Manfrotto supports. Lowepro, Tamrac, Manfrotto, and Billingham bags.

          External Competition Secretary, Cwmbran PS & Welsh Photographic Federation Judge

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          • #6
            Re: The size of the E-P1

            Originally posted by benvendetta View Post
            Well at least I could wear my glasses all the time rather then when I just want to review my images!
            Zuiko, I see where you are coming from about blending in with the P & S brigade, but this would fall rather flat when using the E-P1 with one of the meatier ZD lenses!
            Hi Dave,

            I guess Micro Four Thirds means all thing to all people - I handn't considered using the E-P1 with long lenses. To me, it's a camera for small primes and compact zooms of modest focal range. To be honest, I think a small camera like the E-P1 with, say, a 50-200mm attached would look so unusual that it would be bound to attract attention - probably more so than if it was attached to an E3!
            John

            "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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