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DanH56 31st January 2011 10:50 PM

Build Quality and the tactile experience
 
I have just received my PEN E-P1 today. Though I have only had a short while to play around with it (hugely busy at work so working long hours) I am very struck by how well finished it feels. Seems a pity that more cameras can't emulate that solid tactile feel. I do hope the pictures I take live up to the promise of the few test shots I have rattled off!

E-P1 fan 1st February 2011 02:56 PM

Re: Build Quality and the tactile experience
 
Dan welcome to the quality club. In my opinion the E-P1 makes all other Pens look bland. I've had mine for about 8 months and I never pick it up without noticing what a beautifully designed and finished camera it is. Nothing else in the price range remotely has a build quality to match it.

Do get the MMF adapter to use 4/3 on the E-P1's MFT body. The 35mm macro in particular looks wonderful on the E-P1 and has a great balance. Medium telephotos look good too.

DanH56 1st February 2011 06:36 PM

Re: Build Quality and the tactile experience
 
Thanks for the tip. When cash permits I'll give it a whirl.

pandora 9th February 2011 11:12 AM

Re: Build Quality and the tactile experience
 
Glad to hear it Dan as a Pen is on my wish list after the 12-60mm.

Ian 9th February 2011 12:11 PM

Re: Build Quality and the tactile experience
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by E-P1 fan (Post 101103)
Dan welcome to the quality club. In my opinion the E-P1 makes all other Pens look bland. I've had mine for about 8 months and I never pick it up without noticing what a beautifully designed and finished camera it is. Nothing else in the price range remotely has a build quality to match it.

Do get the MMF adapter to use 4/3 on the E-P1's MFT body. The 35mm macro in particular looks wonderful on the E-P1 and has a great balance. Medium telephotos look good too.

Um, the E-P2 is basically the same as an E-P1 in exterior design apart from where the VF-2 finder plugs in... the E-PL2 is a very different style design, whie the E-PL2 actually has a strong E-P1/2 family feel to it and it feels very solidly constructed especially compared to the E-PL1.

Ian

pr1uk 9th February 2011 02:10 PM

Re: Build Quality and the tactile experience
 
Oh yes the E-P1 is indeed built like a tank a wonderful finish and feel and the weight sits lovely in the hand.


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