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Old 16th November 2010
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Olympus has revealed an enhanced version of the Pen E-PL1 that will ship initially in Japan only from early next month. Most significant is news tha the E-PL1s has a new and much-improved Mark 2 14-42mm kit zoom lens.

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Re: Revised Olympus Pen E-PL1 and kit zoom announced for Japan

I wonder if the new lens will be better optically?
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I wonder if the new lens will be better optically?
There wasn't much wrong with the original one if you ask me

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Re: Revised Olympus Pen E-PL1 and kit zoom announced for Japan

I don't see much wrong with the original lens, in fact I was very suprised how good it is.
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Re: Revised Olympus Pen E-PL1 and kit zoom announced for Japan

I find it a little soft (on the E-P2). But then, I don't use this lens a right lot!
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Re: Revised Olympus Pen E-PL1 and kit zoom announced for Japan

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I don't see much wrong with the original lens, in fact I was very suprised how good it is.
me too - also surprised
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Re: Revised Olympus Pen E-PL1 and kit zoom announced for Japan

ISO 6400, presumably just lifted the software block that stopped that being selected in the menus. Can't say that as a change it really excites me.

Much more useful would be lifting the software block on shutter speed (1/2000) to the same speed (1/4000) as the other PENs and making that available to existing owners by a firmware upgrade. The E-PL1 struggles with bright light and shallow dof (say on the om 50 1.8).

Bit of a strange move by Olympus, presumably trying to wring out a few more sales in the absence of a new camera for Christmas.

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Re: Revised Olympus Pen E-PL1 and kit zoom announced for Japan

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There wasn't much wrong with the original one if you ask me
Slow to focus, hunts a lot, rotating front element.
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