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  • #16
    Re: Been offered an EP2

    The EP2 still remains an excellent camera, especially with the 17mm and viewfinder. I have this same combination which I used on a recent assignment in which I was privileged to take a former President of the United States on a trip through Africa. I photographed a book of the trip for him, all shot on an EP2. I also used the same equipment for a reportage in North Korea. Don't hesitate; buy it.

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    • #17
      Re: Been offered an EP2

      Welcome back Garrie and yes definitely go for it, a real bargain bundle. I think it's going to a very worthy home. I too will look forward to the image posts.
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/flip_photo_flickr/

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      • #18
        Re: Been offered an EP2

        The E-P2 was my first micro 4/3 camera. Loved it so much I found after 6 months I hadn't touched my Canon 5D set-up, so sold that to buy more lenses. Took the E-P2 to China and have beautiful photos from there. Still have the E-P2 which has a Lensbaby permanently attached now while I use the E-M1 for all other photography. So in summary - Go For It!
        Paul

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        • #19
          Re: Been offered an EP2

          Hmmm, I'm having second thoughts about this deal - I think you should hold out for an 8gb memory card and a couple of spare batteries to be thrown in too! Oh, and a bag to put it all in!
          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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          • #20
            Re: Been offered an EP2

            HAHA John, I think that might be pushing it a bit.. Thanks Guys :-)

            The person I'm buying it from is going to dig it all out over the next few days so it looks like by Friday I should be firmly back having a Oly camera again.

            The camera hasn't been used for 3 years so its sitting doing nothing at the moment, I hope to put it to the test at the weekend and even have a derelict lined up for said test.

            Can't wait. Wonder if there is a cheap wide angle lens for micro 4/3rds

            I wonder if I can even take/post process a photograph anymore, feeling a bit nervous having to learn it all again.

            Thanks for welcoming me back, I've noticed a lot of people seem to come back to Olympus after being away or using another make of camera. I can't help feeling Olympus is like a personal life choice and it becomes part of you for some reason. Maybe I'm just being a nostalgic old fool

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            • #21
              Re: Been offered an EP2

              Originally posted by Garrie View Post
              HAHA John, I think that might be pushing it a bit.. Thanks Guys :-)

              The person I'm buying it from is going to dig it all out over the next few days so it looks like by Friday I should be firmly back having a Oly camera again.

              The camera hasn't been used for 3 years so its sitting doing nothing at the moment, I hope to put it to the test at the weekend and even have a derelict lined up for said test.

              Can't wait. Wonder if there is a cheap wide angle lens for micro 4/3rds

              I wonder if I can even take/post process a photograph anymore, feeling a bit nervous having to learn it all again.

              Thanks for welcoming me back, I've noticed a lot of people seem to come back to Olympus after being away or using another make of camera. I can't help feeling Olympus is like a personal life choice and it becomes part of you for some reason. Maybe I'm just being a nostalgic old fool
              Oooh, looking forward to some derelict pictures from you - better brush up on your tone mapping skills.!

              Unfortunately ultra wides for MFT, such as the 9-18mm or 7-14mm are very expensive. The 12-50mm does give you 24mm full frame equivalent at the wide end, though, and second hand is much more reasonably priced.
              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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              • #22
                Re: Been offered an EP2

                Grab it quick, the viewfinder sells for nearly that price alone. You should enjoy the camera with that combination.
                Good Luck

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                • #23
                  Re: Been offered an EP2

                  Hi,

                  Would this memory card work okay in it or is it a bit over kill?

                  http://www.7dayshop.com/32gb-sd-card...card-32gb-7572

                  or would this one be better?

                  http://www.7dayshop.com/32gb-sd-card...0-320mins-7489

                  Feels though I'm asking the most basic of questions, Memory cards have changed loads, I was using Sandisk Extreme 3/4 CF cards in my E3, SD cards are totally new to me.

                  Thanks
                  Garrie

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                  • #24
                    Re: Been offered an EP2

                    SD cards are really cheap at the moment and those deals are superb. I would be tempted to go for lower capacity cards (say 16GB) and buy a few rather than risking a larger one such as 32 or 64GB. Less to lose if one of the cards dies. I have to replace some of mine when the safety tabs broke off - they are unusable then in terms of the camera. You might want to check if the EP2 has a maximum SD card size that it can take, just to be on the safe side.
                    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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                    • #25
                      Re: Been offered an EP2

                      Yeah go for smaller cards but more than one.
                      You never know if the biggest latest and greatest will play nicely with a camera which was intruduced when 4gig were the commonest card size and they were all lower speeds.

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                      • #26
                        Re: Been offered an EP2

                        Looks like I get my new to me camera tomorrow,

                        EP2 Body (silver)
                        17mm f2.8 + uv filter
                        VF 2
                        Leather case + strap
                        SD card
                        Battery + charger
                        Cables + CD
                        Instructions

                        Got it for 120 in the end. Can't wait to get taking some photographs

                        Thanks for all the advice.

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                        • #27
                          Re: Been offered an EP2

                          Welcome back.

                          Sounds like a great deal. I still have the exact same set-up which I use at different times. I've even started to let my children have a go with it.

                          I think your right about people coming back to Olympus, I've never left them since the film days and the OM1 and 2 (still have those bodies as well).

                          The E3 was such a workhorse.

                          Hopefully see some of your images soon - I always enjoyed them.

                          Good luck with the new camera.

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